Since our founding in 1985, Arktis has been a watchword for Quality Endurance. Operating per ISO 9001 & 14001 standards, we are dedicated to ensuring we work to the highest standards in quality management, customer satisfaction, and environmental legislation through rigorous audit processes. Whether you need 100 or 100,000 garments, Arktis has production & warehouse facilities all over the globe to meet those needs.

Bespoke Design Service

We’ve always been your local shop, that you can call in to when you need a special or bespoke piece of equipment or kit. That’s a service we want to keep alive, even though it is very niche, it’s the heart and soul of what we do. Its only through designing, and redesigning, that we can better our products. In turn bettering our offer to the brave men and women who take to the front line every day to protect and defend us. We will always strive for excellence, because when lives are on the line, you want nothing less.

Contact our head office with a clear idea of the equipment. Our sales & design team are ready to help with any requirement or variation to the main product line that you may have. We have a vast list of past projects and the majority of the time we will have something very similar to your request.

Fabric Technology

Arktis leverages the latest technology into our products to guarantee durability and peerless functionality.

Inherent FR means that the fabrics used in our garments are created with their fire-retardant properties built-in or ‘inherent’ to the fabric itself. That differs from fabric treated with FR products after the fact because, unlike FR-treated fabrics, inherent FR never degrades.

Night vision uses the infrared spectral range of 700-1200 nm to identify subjects in low light conditions. Fabrics with IRR, or INFRARED REMISSION, work by masking the fabric’s reflective coefficient within the 10 -80% range to blend them in with terrain and foliage and break up the shape and contours of the wearer.

Durable water resistance, DWR treatments use hydrophobing agents to make water-resistant fabrics. Arktis uses the industry standard C6 Perfluorinated compounds in its DWR treatments. 

Permethrin is a chemical treatment that works to repel insects and is currently the only insect repellent chemical that can be used to factory treat clothing. 


Beyond the DWR-treated outer layer, Arktis uses drop lining to help ensure the operator remains dry even if the out layer is compromised. Our latest generation of drop liners achieves a performance of 20,000 mm Hydro Static Head & 20,000 g/m breathability. 

Three-layer laminate

Three layer laminates, as the name suggests, consist of three separate layers working together to provide superior waterproofing, comfort, and durability.

The outer layer is a hydrophobic fabric that provides waterproofing. The second, or inner layer, is a breathable membrane that extracts the moisture generated by the wearer and pushes it to the outer layer. The third polyurethane (PU) layer protects the inner layer from skin oils and dirt that can clog the breathable membrane, considerably increasing the effective lifecycle of the product.

As part of our environmental policies, Arktis is committed to using recycled Polyester in our garments.  

Also known as rPET, recycled Polyester is produced by melting down plastics and respinning them into Polyester fibre. Our D010 hoodie, for example, is made up of 15% rPET, the equivalent of about five plastic bottles.