Arctic Gear

Richard and Josée Auclair have been developing polar equipment and food for almost twenty years. Most outdoor equipment available on the market is developed by mountaineers for mountain conditions. The polar regions are a completely different environment and therefore require different equipment, clothing and food. The gear you choose for these environments is crucial.

Weber Arctic gear has been developed and designed by Richard Weber, Josee Auclair and their team. Some of this equipment has taken years to develop. For example, we made our first tent in 1991, first ski bindings in 1990, first boots in 1992. They have worked on ski bindings with the Canadian military before developing their own. Clothing and food development started with the Polar Bridge Expedition in 1988. Over the years, they have developed a range of products for polar travel, including tents, sleeping bags, ski bindings, clothing, boots, and several specialty food items.

Our gear is designed by polar explorers for polar conditions only.

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Weber Arctic can provide cold and cool weather product testing in a variety of places and conditions, from the North Pole in winter conditions, to Arctic Watch Lodge in summer. Richard has a degree in mechanical engineering.

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  • North Pole Dos and Don’t

    My friend David Pierce Jones with whom I shared a tent for 41 days while trekking to the Pole exactly two years ago compiled a great list of dos and don’ts for the North Pole traveller. There are many great tips many of which may seem obvious but so many people ignore them. The list makes me smile! Here are  [...]

  • Polar Expedition Gear

    During a long expedition such as a trek to the South Pole and back, there are always a number of items of equipment that really stand out, some good, some not so good. Here are my personal comments on some of our gear. The Great Gear Fischer Skis I have been a fan of Fischer skis for many years. Once  [...]

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Arctic Watch is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A world-class beluga whale observation site, Arctic Watch offers access to hiking, kayaking and more. You don’t have to be an experienced explorer to go on this Arctic adventure – Find out for yourself and book now for the trip of a lifetime.

Arctic Adventures

Set against the vast and incredibly beautiful Arctic tundra, your Arctic Watch adventure offers an unexpected range of activities. You can participate in as much or as little as you wish- It’s your adventure.

Whale Watching

The congregation of beluga whales at Cunningham Inlet is a unique natural phenomena. Nowhere in the world do so many whales, gather so consistently, every year, where they can be observed, so easily by humans. It is a unique whale watching experience!

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