About Us


The Arktis brand has been going since the 80’s and was founded by two ex Royal Marines. Their goal was simple, supply superior clothing and equipment to the British standard issue gear. Today, Arktis manufacture all types of specialist gear for special forces, tough military units, police forces, security personnel, and outdoor enthusiasts all over the world. These customers depend on our quality to get their job done. 

The prestigious customers we serve form a special roll of honour, and we are more than grateful to supply them and to be a small part of their history.

Back in the 80s, we developed a unique fabric aimed to be reliable and long-serving, and we developed a dropliner system to support our ripstop fabric. Every now and then, garments made this way come back for reproofing and repairs, and we’ll get them back into the field. Some of these jackets have their own stories to tell – of conflicts long over; of feats of the Endurance which is part of our Quality and Endurance motto; of things seen only by those people who wore them in distant places; of, indeed, forgotten fields.

The ethics of master craft is to build hands-on, and examine the things you make. Our technology aims at being tough, long lasting, discreet, intelligently dry, and as light as it can be.

The Arktis Outdoor store was created in response to the increasing online demand. In January 2015 we opened the web-store offering our basic range of clothing. This was the first time we had openly offered our clothing to the general public. Your response and support was overwhelming. The web-store opened up opportunities for us to develop new product lines (including new women’s and mens civilian ranges). Since then we have been ever growing, offering more variety, and improving the usability of the store.

As ever, we thank our customers for sticking with us. After all, it’s only been thirty years.

Please be aware of fake/ knockoff Arktis products on the market. Our garments are branded as either 'Arktis' or 'ArkAir'. Any brands/ clothing with similar names are likely to be fake and is not associated with us. We usually put year of manufacture labels in our garments, if you are unsure please contact us.