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TacJobs – Arc’teryx Seeks LEAF Designer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

For many SSD readers, this may very well be your dream job. Arc’teryx is seeking a full time designer for their LEAF line. The design center in Vancouver is amazing and the team is a fantastic group, packed with talent.


Department: Design

Reports to: Design Manager

Job purpose: You design and develop comprehensive product collections for our Law Enforcement and Armed Forces (LEAF) product line that are in line with Arc’teryx design philosophies and LEAF customer needs, and you collaborate with all branches of Research and Development to bring these products to market.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
• You execute assigned projects within seasonal time lines
• You create patterns, mock ups, and prototypes to explore, resolve, or prove new concepts or construction techniques
• You provide detailed product initiations to Product Development, including spec drawings, pattern and fit direction, and fabric information
• You work with the development team to resolve fit, style and construction challenges and ensure a fully commercialised product
• You maintain up to date product illustrations throughout the development process
• You develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the materials and manufacturing techniques that Arc’teryx works with
• You coordinate with the Materials team to identify the needs for new materials and evaluate fitness for use in specific products
• You work closely with other Designers to bring new and better toolbox solutions that benefit the brand (such as new technologies, construction techniques, features, etc.)
• You present work at internal reviews and annual sales meetings
• You stay up to date with industry trends and work with other industry representatives to help ensure we’re meeting our customers evolving needs
• You assist with current product design changes where necessary in order to address in-line production issues
• You assist Design Manager and Product Line Manager to generate a comprehensive multi-year line plan
• You attend tradeshows and company events as required

Additional experience, education and/or skills required:
• You have a Degree in Design (Apparel or Industrial), or Textile Engineering
• You have 5+ years hands-on experience designing products, preferably textile based
• You have hands-on experience coming up with tools and methods to assist in solving construction issues
• You have technical and creative skills to pattern and prototype
• You are entrepreneurial and innovative
• You have excellent communication skills, including written and spoken English
• You have excellent time management skills
• You have strong planning and organizational skills
• You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
• You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
• You are able to balance autonomy and collaboration
• You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement
• You seek the best (but sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering commitment to do what is right
• Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it

For additional information, and to apply, visit www.arcteryx.com/Careers.

Arc’teryx LEAF 2018 – Courier Bag 15

Monday, December 11th, 2017

This article offers the first peek at the 2018 Arc’teryx LEAF line with the new Courier Bag 15. It’s a 15 liter capacity messenger style bag for use at administrative as well as operational tasks.

Inside, there’s a removable Velcro-faced internal divider, which can cradle a sub gun or a 13″ – 15″ laptop. It will also accept after-market Velcro pouches from a variety of manufacturers. I saw the Courier Bag 15 earlier this year and I understand prototypes have been under evaluation at SIG Academy for some time as it will accept the SIG MCX Rattler. The design is nondescript and you don’t notice the access zipper at the side. I also really like the fully adjustable three-point shoulder strap, which makes the load quite stable.

Constructed from a plain weave, high tenacity nylon, the Courier Bag 15 is durable, weather resistant and most importantly, discreet.

Available after the new year, contact your favorite Arc’teryx LEAF dealer for details, or visit leaf.arcteryx.com.

Arc’teryx Releases Advisory Notice for Both 20L and 30L Voltair Avalanche Airbags

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

We just received this note from Arc’teryx.

Today, Arc’teryx is announcing an advisory notice for both 20L and 30L Voltair Avalanche Airbags.

Our quality control team has recently discovered an issue with our battery which affects its proper deployment at extremely cold temperatures due to an unanticipated change during battery production. This change impacts the proper deployment of the airbag when the battery is exposed to temperatures below -20°C (-4°F). Due to this change, we are revising the minimum operating temperature limit for Voltair Airbags from -30°C (-22°F) to -20°C (-4°F). No other parts of the Voltair Airbag have been affected by this change.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. With the newly stated temperature limit of -20°C (-4°F), we are confident the airbag is still a great solution for your backcountry adventures.

You have two options:

Option 1 – Keep my pack.
If you wish to continue using your Voltair Airbag, understanding the revised minimum operating temperature of -20°C (-4°F), we request that you submit an online warranty form, sign a release form and receive instructions to relabel your pack. To compensate you, we will send you an arcteryx.com Gift Card for $250CAD ($200USD/22,240JPY) good for two years upon receipt.

Option 2 – Return my pack.
If you are not satis ed with the revised minimum operating temperature of -20°C (-4°F), Arc’teryx will offer you a full refund. To compensate you, we will send you an arcteryx.com Gift Card for $250CAD ($200USD/22,240JPY) good for two years upon receipt.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact our customer service team at 1-866-458-2473.

Arc’teryx Selects Grand Tetons For Location Of New Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Academy in 2018

Friday, October 27th, 2017

North Vancouver, BC (October 25, 2017) – ARCTERYX expands mountain skills academies to include new Backcountry Ski + Snowboard Academy in the Grand Tetons in February 2018.


ARC’TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to announce it has expanded its collection of educational mountain-skills symposiums to include the new ARC’TERYX Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Academy, scheduled to be held February 9- 11, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Created to support mountain skills development, experience and self-sufficiency in the mountains, ARC’TERYX Academies aim to create a space where beginners and experts alike can gain valuable knowledge through professionally-guided clinics, educational seminars, and shared experiences in the ultimate alpine environment.

Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming with Exum Mountain Guides. Photo by David Stubbs

Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming with Exum Mountain Guides.
Photo by David Stubbs

Hosted with the support of Exum Mountain Guides, the oldest guide service in North America, the upcoming ARC’TERYX Backcountry Academy will provide a weekend-long curriculum with specific focus on technical ski alpinism, efficient winter mobility, crevasse rescue/rope work, critical mountain skills and important backcountry safety for skiers and splitboarders.

“We’re really excited to add a new backcountry component to the growing ARC’TERYX Academy franchise. Backcountry skiing and snowboarding runs deep in our DNA and our commitment to it has played a large role in our design heritage.” said Justin Sweeny, North American Sports Marketing Manager. “We chose Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton Mountain Range for its steep technical terrain, deep snow, and its elevated skiing and snowboarding environment. Add to that our new partnership with Exum Mountain Guides and the choice became obvious to offer a weekend of backcountry clinics that will continue to drive our community as a collective group of skiers and riders to advance our mountain skills.”

The event expects to draw hundreds of backcountry skiers and splitboarders from across the globe to climb and ride legendary routes in Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, while also providing attendees with extra-curricular activities to compliment the weekend.

“We’re thrilled to feature an incredibly strong lineup of backcountry ski and splitboard clinics, keynote speakers, live music, movie nights, photo contests, and even a mini trade fair for the inaugural ARC’TERYX Backcountry Academy,” Sweeny said. “Taking everything we’ve learned from producing the ARC’TERYX Alpine and Climbing Academies over the past decade, this is going to be an incredible experience with a great weekend of camaraderie, education and adventure in the Tetons.”

For more information on ARC’TERYX Backcountry Academy clinics, schedules and the entire event please visit – jacksonhole.arcteryxacademy.com.

Sneak Peek – Velocity Systems Arc’teryx Assault Pack Medical Inserts

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Although the set of inserts for the Arc’teryx LEAF Assault Pack won’t be released until SHOT Show 2018, they made a soft debut last night at the Arc’teryx LEAF event in Washington DC.

Look for Assault 30 & 45 variants with grab and go features to take full advantage of the Assault Pack’s design.  


Arc’teryx LEAF Reception in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Visitors to the Arc’teryx brand store at 11th and H ran into this sign on the door yesterday.


That’s because Arc’teryx took advantage of the international participation in AUSA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition by hosting a LEAF reception at the Washington DC store last night.


In addition to some great food, it was an excellent opportunity to get members of the user community together with Arc’teryx personnel and representatives of the supply chain.

A few door prizes were given away by the store and a fundraiser was also held on behalf of the Special Operations Care Fund with Raffle prizes donated by Arc’teryx and Velocity Systems.


I’d like to thank the Arc’teryx LEAF team for hosting, as well as the Washington, DC Arc’teryx store staff for their hard work.

On a final note, one person was missed at last night’s event and that’s the lady who put it all together. Thanks Jo Salamon! Hopefully, this will become an annual event and Jo will be there with the rest of us.

TACWRK’s Uni’Corn Raffle Ends Soon

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Berlin-based TACWRK is holding a Raffle with three Arc’teryx Uni’corn, seen below, as the prizes.


You’ve still got until the 13th of September to participate in this Raffle and donate to this worthy cause which will benefit several charities, including GDK, Bundespolizei-Stiftung, Bundeswehr Sozialwerk, Kampfschwimmer Association, SOC-F.

To enter, visit www.tacwrk.com/en/brands/unicorn.


Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

TACWRK raffles the Arc’teryx Echo Pack, in 3 colorways: Woodland, Desert, Black.

Not only do you have the chance to win a great and exclusive prize, but to also do something for a good cause! The limited UNI’CORN TICKET patches are your entry ticket to the raffle. The entire sales benefits from these patches and all UNI’CORN merchandise will be donated to selected charity organizations!

All in all, the Arc’teryx Echo Pack is a backpackers dream becoming true! Until 13th of September you have the chance to participate in the exclusive competition and support with your donation!

So if you still believe that unicorns are corny, glitter farting ponies with cotton candy tails you´ve probably never seen a real uncompromising roughneck unicorn on an all dominating HAHO mission. UNI´CORNS ARE REAL!

More information can be found on TACWRK’s website www.tacwrk.com/en/brands/unicorn