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Hide/Dry from Arc’teryx LEAF – Debuting at SHOT Show

Arc’teryx LEAF is the first to offer a technical outerwear line designed for military and law enforcement in GORE-TEX® fabric with Multicam® print, uniting the best available windproof waterproof/breathable technologies with the most versatile and adaptable pattern.

Durable GORE-TEX® fabric maximizes protection and comfort during prolonged exposure to harsh environments. The MultiCam® print is designed to reflect the surrounding environment. Disguising shape and volume by taking on the background tone, its non-blocked pattern also balances scale and contrast, even at close distances. Both of these properties work with a third optical principle, the brain’s tendency to blur a design into its background, to offer protection across a broad range of light, elevation, seasons and environments.

In the Hide/Dry series, exceptionally durable, weatherproof, GORE-TEX® MultiCam® is taped and laminated into high performance garments, making it a one kit solution to secure exposure in harsh, wet and varied environments.

Hide/Dry LEAF products for 2012 are the Alpha Jacket and Pant, Alpha Parka and Gryphon Halfshell™ and Pant. Hybrid garments combine GORE-TEX® fabric in MultiCam® print with breathable, armour-compatible Tweave® Durastretch® for comfort and temperature regulation under kit.

Hide/Dry enables operatives to do exactly that: hide and stay dry in severe environments.

See the new Hide/Dry line at SHOT Show in booth #10526 and at OR in booth #3018.

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4 Responses to “Hide/Dry from Arc’teryx LEAF – Debuting at SHOT Show”

  1. Marmatt says:

    Beautiful, but two nitpicks nonetheless: 1) Why is the main zip storm-flapped as opposed to a urethane coated YKK Vislon like on their recreational line of SV Pro Shells? The main zipper on my 8 year old Theta AR is at least a reversed/coated coil style zipper. And 2) why are the pocket zips black and not Tan 499 or similar?

    I’m assuming there’s a good reason for the main zipper not being waterproof, even if it is the perception that a zipper without an external storm flap couldn’t possibly (sarcasm) be waterproof.

    • SSD says:

      As this is a sample and not the production model, I suspect we will see color matched zippers just like on their current models in Crocodile.

      Additionally, the main zipper flap is an artifact from the LEAF Alpha from which this jacket derives its design. One of the main advantages of a flap on a working jacket like this is that it helps protect the zipper from abrasion encountered when climbing or wearing PPE.

      On the other hand, the Alpha LT forgoes with the flap altogether.

  2. JF from LEAF says:

    Correct, production will have matte Crocodile zippers. The front flap primarily reduces shine.