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US Elite Gear Is Giving Away an Arc’teryx LEAF Atom LT

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Arc'teryxLEAF AtomLT

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Arc’teryx Rarity – Mossy Oak Camo

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


This garment is real and was produced about a decade ago in small numbers for a US customer.

Correction – The pattern is Mossy Oak but commonly referred to as RealTree by the customer.

The Arc’teryx LEAF Khard 60 – New for 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Arc’teryx launched the Khard 30 & 45 two years ago during SHOT Show 2013, but as soon as they were released customers wanted more carrying capacity, particularly something that would maintain the pack’s simple, low profile exterior, along with the ability to conceal an assembled carbine. After some trial and error in accommodating different weapons, the Khard 60 was born.

The numbers associated with each Khard version denotes the number of liters. The Khard 60 is now large enough that they refer to it as a hybrid Assault/Patrol Pack. These two photos will give you good idea of how large the pack is and how it will ride.


On the outside, the Khard 60 looks like any other mountaineering style pack. There’s no PALS webbing or even external pockets; just some daisy chain, a few zippers and a simple, yet effective suspension system consisting of padded shoulder straps and a waist belt that can be stored out of the way by looping back through the daisy chain.

The real magic is on the inside. The ‘U’-shaped zipper with two slides allows you to access the contents from top or side as well as the ability to open it up completely for full access to the contents.


Thanks to the drop down barrel extension, the Khard 60 will accommodate carbines with longer barrels. The pack was designed primarily for use with assembled, issue weapons. That means with some guns, you can have it all ready to go in the bag. Others, you may have to detach the upper and lower. Trial and error is obviously going to be at play here until every single configuration out there is tried, but I’d suggest you contact Arc’teryx LEAF direct to see if yours will fit.


This video gives you a great rundown of the Khard 60′s features.

Available in Crocodile, Urban Wolf Grey and MultiCam.

Be sure to stop by booth #10526 to check out the entire LEAF line.

2015 Arc’teryx LEAF Catalog

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Here it is, in all its splendor.

LEAF catalog

(Click to view .pdf)

Arc’teryx LEAF Launches 2015 Products

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Arcteryx LEAF 2015

Arc’teryx LEAF has updated their LEAF site with the entire 2015 line. It’s not a large amount of new items but there are some major product launches here including dipping their toe in FR.

Look for:
Khard 60
Combat Uniform consisting of Assault Shirt AR, Assault Pant AR and Recce Shirt AR
Naga Hoody Gen 2
Recce Hat (not loaded yet)
Assault Glove FR
Assault Balaclava FR

You Never Know Where They Are Going To Show Up

Sunday, December 28th, 2014


How about Kidal, Mali?


Thanks Bill!

Check Out The Arc’teryx LEAF 2015 Line At SHOT Show

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


Believe it or not, many of the new 2015 LEAF products are in this photo. I’ve seen them first hand and I’m impressed. If you’ll be at SHOT, be sure to check them out in booth #10526. If not, keep an eye out for our live coverage from the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 19-23, 2015.

Sneak Peek – Washington, DC Arc’teryx Store

Friday, December 12th, 2014


The grand opening for the new Washington, DC Arc’teryx store at 1099 H St NW in the District Town Center is this Saturday at 10:00 AM. SSD was invited for a sneak peek earlier today and we wanted to share it with you.


The outside of the building is striking. You’re definitely not going to miss it.


Once inside the new store you’ll find a top notch sales team, ready to give you a hand in selecting the right Arc’teryx products for your needs.


(L-R Tim A, John C, Katie D, Lindsey S, Autumn J, and Greg R)

As you can see, the shop is very well stocked with Men’s and Women’s clothing as well as Packs and select Veilance pieces.








Although there won’t be any LEAF in the store, the Arc’teryx LEAF team was also on hand to provide a pre-launch briefing on LEAF 2015 to select government and military clients in the NCR. Sorry, we cant’t show you any of it, but this new season is going to knock your socks off.


Make sure you stop by the store and check it out.

Limited Edition Arc’teryx LEAF Tweave Caps to be Auctioned at Next Month’s SOC-F Patriot’s Luncheon

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014


Arc’teryx has generously donated the first run of 25 of these LEAF Bird Caps in MultiCam Tweave to be auctioned off, amongst other pieces from the LEAF line, at the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) Patriot’s Luncheon. These hats will not be in the line. Right now, this is the only way you are going to score one of these limited edition caps. The date of the event is Nov 14th.

Visit for tickets.

Arc’teryx Demonstrates How to Care for Your Gore-Tex Gear

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Arc’teryx produced this excellent video demonstrating how to care for your Gore-Tex garments. It’s great advice for all of your waterproof breathable outer garments, regardless of material.