Archive for the ‘Arc’teryx’ Category

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

This time it’s at the Arc’teryx LEAF pop-up store in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Thanks JY! 

Arc’teryx Reminds You To Care For Your Gore-Tex Outerwear

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

If you’ve got an Arc’teryx jacket or pants made from Gore-Tex, they’d like to remind you to give it a little TLC.

At the end of each season it’s a great idea to do a visual inspection of your gear so, if needed, you can have it repaired and ready for next season!

-Open and close each zipper and inspect teeth for damage.
-Verify that all internal elastic drawcords (i.e. hood and hem) are in good shape.
-Inspect the outside of the garment

In the event of a problem, warranty info is available at

Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoe

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Arc’teryx is expanding their footwear line with the introduction of a trail running shoe, the Norvan VT (North Vancouver, Vertical Terrain).

Available with or without GORE-TEX lining, it incorprates their 360º Support System made of internal and external components such as to toe lacing which helps  position the shoe for a mid foot strike.  The Norvan VT has a 9mm drop and weighs 11 ounces.

Coming for both men and women, Spring 17 from

And The Winner Of The Arc’teryx SOC-F Fundraiser Auction Is…

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Congratulations Brannon!

You need to visit in order to make your donation and claim your prize. They will arrange shipment of your pack once you’ve made payment. 

For the rest of you, the 25 liter waterproof pack will be available after SHOT Show when a whole new line of products will be announced.

Thanks to Arc’teryx for the donation of this unique product to raise funds for SOC- F.

Charity Auction for Special Operations Care – Fund of 2017 Arc’teryx LEAF Drypack 25

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Arc’teryx is notorious for being tight lipped about new products until their traditional launch at SHOT Show each year. However, this one time they are making an exception in order to help the Special Operations Care – Fund raise money. Those two organizations have asked us to help them out by hosting this auction of a 2017 25l Waterpoof Pack called the Drypack 25, in MultiCam. These won’t even be announced until late January 2017, so you’re not only getting a rare sneak peek but also a chance to own one. While earlier Drypack models were very mission specific, this one is great for a variety of uses, including many recreational pursuits.

This is the one everyone has been waiting for. The Drypack 25 incorporates an oral inflation tube as well as laser cut PALS compatible slits which offer a lower snag hazard than externally sewn-on webbing. As you can probably tell, it’s a laminate construction with a 725D Cordura face fabric, but it also has an internal urethane coating. This is in a light color which aids with identification of gear when digging through the pack in low light. Another feature you aren’t going to see from the photos is the laminated frame suspension.

There is a waterproof TIZIP with T handle retention loop, which facilitates a wide opening in order to access your gear.

It also has padded dual density shoulder straps as well as a sternum strap.

The waist belt is removable and stowable.

Internally, there is a zippered pocket in the main compartment for smaller items as well as a Velcro Loop Panel for use of the Velocity Systems Inserts developed for LEAF’s Khard series of packs.

Made in Canada.

Thanks to Richard King Photography for the photos!


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I will start the bidding at $100. You guys can take it from there. Good luck. I definitely envy the winner.

Norwegian Police Adopt Arc’teryx Jacket System

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Recently I started hearing about major interest in Arc’teryx clothing by Law Enforcement in Norway. Earlier today, made an announcement about the purchase of a three jacket system for Norway’s Police. Police Director Odd Reidar Humlegård signed the agreement just after the noon hour.

I’d say “congratulations!” to Arc’teryx but the real winners for the Norwegians. These new jackets will replace the old model which is leather and has been in service since 1994. This selection is the culmination of almost three years and the participation of nine different suppliers with 135 officers testing the garments. It also puts all Norwegian Police, Corrections and Customs in a common uniform.

Although the deal is more expensive than other options (50-60 million Kroner), the General Police Services chose the system the Police liked best. Specifically, Norwegian Police will receive the Alpha Jacket, Drac and Atom LT and fielding will begin in 2017.

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SSD To Host Charity Auction of Unobtanium Arc’teryx Gear for Special Operations Care – Fund

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Starting tomorrow (Thursday, 9 June 2016) at 1600Z, SSD will post a charity auction, on this site, to raise funds for the Special Operations Care – Fund, a group which we support and has done immeasurable good for America’s Special Operators.

Bidding will only last for 24 hours but the prize will be something special, something no one has, and something they won’t have for some time. It’s a new Arc’teryx LEAF product that hasn’t even been acknowledged publicly yet. So check your credit card balance and be prepared to bid your ass off.

LEAF Opens Pop Up Shop In Arc’teryx Castle Rock Location

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Vancouver, BC (May 31, 2016) – ARC’TERYX LEAF today announces that a broad assortment of its military and law enforcement equipment will be available at the company’s brand store in Castle Rock, Colorado.

The first store of its kind, the ARC’TERYX LEAF pop up shop will operate from June 6th through July 24th, 2016. For a limited time only, the most popular LEAF equipment will be available at 30%-50% off retail pricing. Customers with a Military ID will qualify for an additional 15% discount.

The Arc’teryx LEAF pop up shop is located at 5050 Factory Outlets Boulevard in Castle Rock, Colorado.

The store hours are:

10am-8pm Monday-Saturday

11am-6pm Sunday

For more information, call (303) 586-5567.