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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.

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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 LEAF Cold WX Wool

Friday, August 25th, 2017

I wore Arc’teryx LEAF’s Cold WX Wool baselayers throughout last winter. They are very comfortable. The engineered core spun wool combines the natural anti-odour properties of Merino wool with increased durability perfect for multiple day wear. For this winter, you might want to check out the LS Shirt AR and Bottom AR.

LS Shirt AR

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Bottom AR

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Features:
• Wool retains warmth when damp, transfers moisture away from core
• Low profile seams improve next-to-skin comfort
• Articulated fit allows full range of movement

Offered in Black and Crocodile, sizes XS – XXL.

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TACWRX Shows Us Uni’corns Come In Packs

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

We have some further hints on the upcoming TACWRk „unicorn“ raffle for you: It‘s not just one „unicorn“ but a unicorn TRINITY!

From the pictures we can tell, it appears to be the extremely rare ARC‘TERYX LEAF Echo pack in three different colorways: Woodland, 3-color Desert, Black.

According to our sources, next week all details should be revealed. We‘ll keep you posted!

TACWRK Proves Unicorns Are Real

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

We’ve received the first clues that Berlin-based TACWRK will soon be raffling some „unicorns“, until recently thought to be extinct.

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This picture and some corroborating information indicates, that it seems to be an extremely rare ARC‘TERYX LEAF Backpack in Woodland Camo!

We will keep you posted, as soon as more details are revealed!

Arc’teryx LEAF – Berry Compliant Clothing New Available For Order

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

IMG_2536Arc’teryx LEAF has committed to manufacturing in the United States in accordance with the Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a) in order to better support US military units who want to outfit themselves with LEAF garments. These US made garments are the same quality you expect from Arc’teryx. Naturally, these are going to be a bit more expensive than their other offerings. However, if you’re a commercial customer, you can still purchase Arc’teryx LEAF clothing made in foreign factories.  

Berry Compliant uniform products include the Assault Shirt AR and Assault Pant AR both now available for order through LEAF dealers. Dealers interested in carrying Berry compliant LEAF products, contact Hugh Rickenbacker.

Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault Shirt & Pant LT

Monday, April 24th, 2017

While many would look at the Assault LT series and call it a “Jungle” uniform, it’s not specifically designed for use in jungle, or arid environs for that matter, but rather as a more generic Hot Weather Combat Uniform. The Katana fabric from WL Gore & Associates incorporates ePTFE fibers and is lightweight, breathable, fast drying and no melt/no drip. The Katana is combined with 520E Tweave and Cyberknit mesh.

Assault Shirt LT

Features:
-PPE compatible allowing the shirt to be functionally worn with body armour
-Low profile zip neck allowing collar to be worn either open or as a neck protector
-Arm cuff velcro closures allowing for fully enclosed sleeves
-Upper arm zip pockets allowing for convenient pocket accessibility when wearing PPE
-Upper arm IFF Velcro® 4×4.5” (w/V-Lite™ retention ring) enhancing the retention of electronic IFF devices
-Daisy chain hard points (in upper arm pockets) allowing for the tying off of mission essential equipment
-Mesh pocket bag liners (upper arm pocketing) allowing for enhanced ventilation and reducing overall apparel weight when the shirt is wet

Assault Pant LT

Features:
-Adjustable waist (c.2”) allowing for waist sizing flexibility
-Enhanced belt loops allowing for the use of the LEAF Rigger’s system
-Retention loops (sewn into waistline) allowing for the tying off of personal items
-Reinforced knees & gusseted crotch allowing for increased durability and enhancing end-user mobility
-Hand pockets (w/internal folding knife pocket) allowing for the secure carriage of a standard folding knife
-Seat pockets allowing for optional/extra storage
-Expandable cargo button pockets capable of providing dump pocket capability
-Draw cord ankle cuff closure (w/vertical retention tunnel for adjustment end) allowing for pants to be worn tightly with boots
-Mesh pocket bag/knee pad insert liners allowing for enhanced ventilation and reducing overall apparel weight when the pant is wet
-Soft knee pad insert capable allowing the end-user an option to insert soft knee pads

Recce Shirt LT

Although the subject of today’s article is the Assault Shirt and Pant, there is a third, complimentary piece, the Recce Shirt LT. The Recce Shirt LT is made from the same Katana fabric as the other items and features a user removable zipper closure down the front and mesh breathability panels inside the dual chest pockets.

Development

As far as Arc’teryx LEAF products go, development of the Assault LT items was fast tracked. The initial T&E was conducted in the Summer of 2014 and they were announced publicly at SHOT Show, 2017. However, the plan to go to market came just last year, in February. Uniforms were evaluated by Coalition SOF during operational deployments so feedback was quickly incorporated into design refinements. For example, the Pants didn’t originally incorporate kneepads or rear pockets. The user trials indicated they were needed. Additionally, Arc’teryx introduced a Tweave 520E gusset into the crotch to deal with pilling. Finally, the Velcro panels on the sleeves of the shirts is now 4.5″ tall to accommodate attachment of the V-Lite from S&S Precision.

Service Life

Considering its use, Arc’teryx designed this uniform as a consumable product. Interestingly, this gave several potential customers pause, so Arc’teryx collected data during their user evaluation and it turns out that they will easily handle six months of operational use.

Colors and Sizes

As this is such a specialized item, they are currently sticking with the MultiCam print and have no plans to offer additional colors. Sizes offered are from XS-XXL.

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Arc’teryx LEAF – ‘Less Is Better’ With New Assault Packs

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Arc’teryx LEAF released their Assault Packs as part of the 2017 line.

Essentially, they are updates to the Khard line with minor improvements. These improvements include the name. No one really knew what a “Khard” was when it was first released, but everyone understands what the new naming convention denotes; “Assault Pack” is pretty straight forward.

Like I mentioned, the changes are minor.

The padded shoulder straps and removable waist belt are now common between both the 30 and 45 liter sizes. The suspension is also more PPE friendly.

They’ve also eliminated the zippered pocket inside the pack’s lid due to redundancy, while the zippered pocket on the outside of the lid is no longer as deep, so you won’t lose track of your gear. It also now has a flap. The plus side of this is that it is more water resistant, but I’ve noticed I find myself regularly checking to ensure I’ve zipped it closed, since I can’t just glance at the zipper.

Interestingly, the Khard 60 will remain as-is in both name and configuration, as a specialist item.

The Assault Pack is available in 30 and 45 liter sizes in Crocodile, Wolf Grey, MultiCam and now Black.

See the whole line of LEAF load carriage, including the DryBag series at leaf.arcteryx.com.