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Arc’teryx LEAF 2016 Line Available For Order

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

For over 25 years, Arc’teryx has specialized in clothing and equipment for cold weather and mountain pursuits.  These world-renowned designs are worn by elite athletes in some of the most demanding environments.

Almost 15 years ago, elite military forces began to adopt Arc’teryx equipment to combat challenging weather and terrain.

Based on these successes, Arc’teryx LEAF was formed. Eventually, dedicated designs were created for the unique requirements of military and law enforcement customers.

While the 2016 line is the most extensive yet, the core remains focused on cold weather performance.  This is the CW Jacket LT, the epitome of Arc’teryx LEAF design.


To learn more, watch this video.

Check out or LEAF retailers to order yours.

2016 Arc’teryx LEAF Leaks

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

We weren’t going to be able to show you the 2016 Arc’teryx LEAF product line until SHOT Show but two things happened.

Right before Christmas an international distributor leaked the 2016 LEAF catalog. Then, at the New Year, Arc’teryx itself loaded the 2016 line unto their PRO website.

Cold weather and Mountain is what Arc’teryx does best and you won’t be disappointed as they introduce several new products with some great features.

All-in-all, the new stuff is in the standard LEAF color palette of Crocodile, Wolf Grey, Black and MultiCam. But, you’ll see Ranger Green pop up on a few additional items like the Naga Hoody and Atom LT.

LEAF CW Features 2016

For 2016, you’ll see a Cold WX Jacket LT, Cold WX Hoody LT and Pant versions with Coreloft insulation and Gore Windstopper shell.

LEAF Cold WX Jacket LT

There’s also a heavier Cold WX Jacket SV with Climashield Thematek insulation and Gore Windstopper shell.

LEAF Cold WX Jacket SV

The Jacket is paired with the Cold WX Pant SV.

LEAF Cold WX Pant SV

There are also several new glove models and a heavy variant of the popular Balaclava from last year, except that it’s not FR but rather strictly for cold weather use. Featuring Gore Windstopper, this is the Cold WX Balaclava SV.

Cold WX Balaclava SV

On a different note, the Assault Coverall AR was designed for European customers but may be of interest to US users as well, as there is also an FR variant.

LEAF Assault Coverall AR

This is my favorite piece from the new line. Arc’teryx LEAF has finally introduced a range pant. With it, Arc’teryx also introduces two nonstandard colors to LEAF; Greenstone and Terra. They are offered in waist sizes 30-38 waist in regular length (32″) and tall (35″).

Xfunctional Pant AR features

The Xfunctional has a great set of features and is made from a durable 50% Nylon 50% Cotton blend.

Xfunctional Pant AR

Finally, to wrap it all up, they are introducing a 40l version of the Drypack.

LEAF 40L Dry Pack

Many will like the more compact size and new PALS compatible grid for pouches.

Drypack 40

Look for additional details during our SHOT Show coverage.

Arc’teryx LEAF for 2016

Friday, December 18th, 2015

According to a blast sent out by the brand today, it sounds like cold weather clothing will be launched at SHOT Show.


 Arc’teryx LEAF was built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. For 2016, we emphasize on bringing unprecedented warmth to the most unforgiving environments with new cold weather systems.

TSSI To Offer Last Run Of Arc’teryx LEAF Sphinx Pants Exclusively

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Due to the popularity of the Arc’teryx LEAF Sphinx pant with SOF units, they announced a limited production run of 500 pair over the summer. This is the last run of the pants. As a Special Operations Equipment Tailored Logistics System Vendor, TSSI has purchased the entire run and will offer them not only for unit and agency purchase but also to individual customers.

Manufactured from four-way stretch Tweave 520e, the Sphinx pant is both wind resistant and durable. Available in MultiCam, the pants feature Two slash front pockets, Two calf pockets with flaps, Two tool pockets with Cordura reinforcement, Two rear pockets with angled access and Two cargo pockets with flaps.

Look for ordering information soon.

Arc’teryx LEAF Assault Balaclava FR

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

What can you say? It’s a balaclava. If you need one, this one is very nicely put together and I’ve liked it since I saw it at SHOT Show. The Assault Balaclava FR is made from TenCate Defender 5.5oz mesh which has a nice hand and won’t make you sweat like a pig in hot weather. It can be worn in either an “eyes exposed only” mode or “full face exposed” manner. You control your ventilation so you won’t overheat or fog your goggles up. Plus, it’s FR.


Available now in Crocodile and Wolf (shown) from Arc’teryx LEAF as well as tactical outfitters such as Tactical Distributors and US Elite.  

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.

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

Back By Popular Demand: Arc’teryx LEAF Sphinx Pant

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Amswering the call from a Government customer, Arc’teryx has produced a limited run of the ever propular MultiCam Sphinx Pants to tide them over until a replacement is unveiled.


This run will be limited to 500 pairs, and will be available just in time for end-of-year purchasing. This run of Sphinx pants will be produced to the same specs as the originals, made of the same fabrics and including the original feature set.