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The Winter 2015 Arc’teryx Look Book

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Finally, a look book, you can use…these aren’t just fancy pictures but they’ve also laid the gear put for you and even told you what it is.

  

www.arcteryx.com

Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault Glove FR

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Winter’s coming. I’ve had a pair of these new FR Assault Gloves for a couple of months now. While they aren’t a full on winter glove, they are great for weapon handling and other tasks that require dexterity. I’ve long been a fan of the Bird’s ergonomic glove patterning. One feature I really like is the touch screen friendly fingertips because I hate having to take gloves off and put them back on, over amd over again, each time I need to use a mobile device.

  

Made from Tencate’s 10 oz Defender-M interlock fabric along with goat leather for FR. The gloves also incorporate utility loops for stowage and a cut off option for the index finger.

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Arc’teryx Expands Footwear Line in 2016

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Arc’teryx debuted a groundbreaking footwear line in summer 2014 and just released it for sale a few months ago but a major focus of this summer’s OR booth is the expansion of their offerings for Spring 16.

Acrux AR

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This is Arc’teryx Footwear Product Line Manager Federico Sbrissa with the Acrux AR, the boot that started the whole process several years ago. Although this double mountaineering boot concept actually came first, Arc’teryx introduced low-cut approach shoes (Alpha2 FL) and mid-cut Hiking and Light Trekking boots (Bora Mid) first, while the more challenging design matured. It’s ready now and will be available not long after the new year.

As you can see, the new Acrux AR is fully crampon compatible. Although similar in construction to the Bora, in that the liner booty is removable, the Acrux AR incorporates an integral gaiter design with a waterproof T Zip which makes uo the outer portion of the boot. 

  
This double boot also has a PE preformed inner shell which laces tightly over the removable Gore-Tex booty and offers adaptive fit. The Vibram mountaineering outsole is part of a six component sole system which also includes carbon fiber, EVA midsole and TPU heel and toe cups.

One product that consumers have been clamoring for is a leather version of the Bora Mid and as you can see, Arc’teryx did not disappoint.

Leather Bora Mid

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In addition to expanded color options for the existing Alpha2 FL and Bora Mid, Arc’teryx announced the Acrux SL and Arakys shoe models, in both men’s and women’s versions. The Acrux SL’s approach shoe design won’t incorporate Gore-Tex and is very light at 300 grams per shoe.

Arakys

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The Arakys has an interesting aesthetic and is billed as an ultralight bouldering and single pitch shoe. The heel of the upper is collapsible so that you can shove your foot right into it for causal use and the closure system can be used one-handed. Finally, it has a leather footbed for barefoot comfort.  

Men’s

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Women’s

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OR – Arc’teryx Atom SL

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Atom jacket has long been one of Arc’s most popular designs but it just too warm for late spring through early fall. Arc’teryx has answered this with the new Atom SL, coming Spring 16.

 

The Atom SL retains all of the styling of the heavier variants but uses less Coreloft insulation in order to work for those chilly summer nights in the desert or on a mountain. Additionally, it features a low profile uninsulated stormhood, low profile Torrent fleece side panels and the new No-Slip Zip which incorporates a “speed bump” every 14th tooth so that the zipper won’t open all the way to your chest with a simple tug.

The Atom SL will be offered in several colors but remeber, this isn’t a LEAF piece. The Grey seen here will work pretty well for most folks who want to use this on the job.

www.arcteryx.com

Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault Glove FR

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Announced during SHOT Show, the new Assault Glove FR follows the new LEAF policy of naming products after what they are intended to be used for. This name is pretty straight forward, letting you know it’s a glove, intended to be used for assaulting aka shooting and other combat related tasks and that it’s Flame Resistant.

  

They are made from TenCate Defender-M 10 oz interlock fabric combined with washable goat leather knuckles and Touch Sensor Tsunami leather on the palms and fingertips. This makes them not only FR but also compatible with touch sensor screens. Additionally, the gloves incorporate utility loops for stowage and a cut off option for the index finger.

Available in Crocodile, sizes Small – XXLarge. The Assault Glove FR is in stock at many tactical stores. for further information, visit leaf.arcteryx.com

US Elite Presents the Arc’teryx Cash Back Promo

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

  

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Arc’teryx LEAF Announces Assault FR Uniforms

Friday, June 5th, 2015

When Arc’teryx Launched their 2015 LEAF line during SHOT Show they held something back. For years, customers have been asking Arc’teryx for FR Versions of their combat clothing. They listened and the results are variants of the new Enhanced Combat Uniform Assault Pant and Shirt in FR Defender-M fabric from TenCate.


FIRE PROTECTION IN ACTION WITH NEW ASSAULT FR ECU

  

Full-Featured Flame Resistant Combat Uniform Offers Comfortable Lightweight Protection

Vancouver BC (June 2015) – For when mission critical doesn’t always include comfort, ARC’TERYX LEAF presents its new Assault Shirt FR and Assault Pant FR – specifically designed to deliver the ultimate in fire protection, durability and lightweight comfort for a range of military and law enforcement activities.

Applying its technical expertise to create functional designs that are the hardest wearing in the field, ARC’TERYX LEAF delivers its most protective and purposeful combat uniform to date with these two new designs that emphasize movement and function, while also focusing on safety with TenCate Defender M with Coolderm™ Technology. Lightweight and breathable, TenCate Defender M with Coolderm™ Technology wicks moisture and perspiration away from the skin, minimizing discomfort in high-heat environments. Created to give troops an extra margin of protection, this everyday textile also utilizes Lenzing FR® fiber, a cellulosic fiber that helps to provide additional heat and flame resistance for improved protection.

Technical, fully featured, and suitable for a variety of combat applications, the Assault Shirt FR is an all-round combat shirt that is designed to fit while wearing body armor or a chest rig. As part of a layering system, the shirt is patterned to allow room for a full range of unrestricted motion and move easily over a next-to-skin layer without binding. Constructed with flame resistant and no melt/no drip textiles, the Assault Shirt FR includes air permeable underarm mesh for breathability and the clean efficient design and meticulous craftsmanship ensure long-term performance.

Designed to work in conjunction with the Assault Shirt FR, the Assault Pant FR is a fully featured flame resistant technical pant appropriate for assault assignments. The reinforced seat, knees and gusseted crotch of the Assault Pant FR provides significant durability and allow enhanced user mobility. The spacious fit allows for seasonal layering, while articulation in the knees and seat allows a full range of unrestricted motion. Integrated pockets in the knees fit removable soft kneepads and/or LEAF Knee Caps. Six pockets are thoughtfully placed for operational function and are equipment compatible.

Emphasizing fire protection, enhanced movement and specific function, the new Assault FR combat uniform delivers unmatched capabilities.

leaf.arcteryx.com

They’re Here! Arc’teryx Footwear Now Available for Order

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Last June, SSD flew to Chamonix, France to cover the unveiling of the Arc’teryx footwear line. Unlike anything we’ve seen before, the line consists of two basic types (Acrux = Low cut and Bora = Mid cut) made into eight shoe models with five for men and three for women. Now, they are available for order.

The key to the technology is ‘Arc’teryx Adaptive Fit’ (pronounced A squared): the combination of a stretchable liner and single-piece, seamless laminated outer shell that are manufactured separately but worn together for improved comfort, climate management and durability. In several models, these liners are removable. The upper is no slouch either. The construction contains no leather and is made up of a laminate consisting of:
• a non-woven DWR-treated microfiber for smooth internal surface
• a textile woven with PU coated Nylon yarn for air flow and abrasion resistance
• 0,2 mm TPU film build integral upper support
• 0,35 mm high abrasion TPU film reinforcement on more exposed areas

Arc footwear components

Once again, I want to remind everyone that these are not a LEAF product but rather a commercial Arc’teryx offering. Having said that, many LEAF customers are going to want these, particularly as they are available in generally subdued colors. However, these are NOT garrison boots and are very much boots meant for the trail and field.

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Initially, the low top Acrux models were referred to as Alpha, so if you read my earlier stories, keep that in mind. The Mid height Bora continues to retain the same name. The Bora² Mid GTX Hiking Boot is available in Black with removable Cajun-colored stretch GORE-TEX liner although the insulated liner isn’t out yet. In addition to the removable boot liner, it also incorporates a Vibram sole made from the new Megagrip compound. Working in concert with the outsole, three-dimensional rubber components (individually shaped for every size available) protect heel and toe area from rock contact. Finally, an Ortholite-insole rounds up the outer shoe construction.

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I’ve been wearing a pair of Acrux FL for several months. My pair is the unlined model, mesh and I find them quite comfortable, with the feeling of an approach shoe, meaning the sole is somewhat stiff. I’ve hiked quite a bit in them with no issues. As you can see, I even wore them without socks. With any show built on a European last, I recommend that you up up 1/2 size. That’s what I did and I have a good fit. Also, when you order these, if you are in the US, they will show you a US size on the product page but when you get into the shopping cart, they will revert back to UK sizing which is 1/2 size smaller than US sizes. Don’t be alarmed.

Arc Alpha Approach Shoe

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Arc’teryx LEAF – Enhanced Combat Uniform

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

New from Arc’teryx LEAF for 2015 is the Enhanced Combat Uniform.

Arcteryx LEAF ECU

Consisting of an Assault Shirt, Assault Pant and Recce Shirt, Arc’teryx has started from scratch, completely revamping their combat uniform offering. With Arc’teryx I expect to see a synthesis of material and design and this uniform is just that. Combining wearability and utility, the clothing moves with the body and features pockets that are patterned to lie flat, contain contents comfortably and not interfere with each other or other equipment.

Manufactured from No Melt/No Drip materials, sizes XS – XXL and offered in Black, Crocodile, Wolf and MultiCam.

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Mayflower Inserts for Arc’teryx LEAF Khard Packs Now Available

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Mayflower has released a slew of inserts for the Khard family of packs offered by Arc’teryx LEAF.  There’s a little bit of everything from the very specialized 40mm/Flash Bang pouch and AN/PRC-117G carriers to the more generic with multiple sizes of admin and laptop pouches available.  

Available in Black and Wolf Grey and as always, Made in USA!

www.mayflower-rc.org