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Win an Arc’teryx LEAF Alpha Gen 2 Set

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Arc’teryx LEAF just introduced the new Alpha Gen 2 line consisting of Jacket, Pant and Pant Bib which integrate new improved features. Now, they want to give you a set.


For Alpha Gen 2 Line Arc’teryx has completely redesigned all three garments with the Jacket dropping some weight through fewer seams and narrower seam tape, glued-in zippers and lighter Gore-tex fabric in the hood of the Alpha Jacket. The Pant and Bib both feature glued pockets and waterproof side zips that route aft of the knee allowing movement with the zips open.

Sizes Small – XXLarge, offered in Black, Crocodile, Wolf and MultiCam.

The Contest
Arc’teryx LEAF and SSD want to hear your LEAF Alpha Gen 1 stories and experiences. Specifically, we’d like to know how it performed for you or helped you do your job better. Obviously, there’s no need to disclose anything sensitive, we just want you to share your cool stories. It’s ok to be generic about operational details. Pictures help. Post it somewhere online and put the link in your submission post. Don’t tell us which SSD story you like. We want to hear about how you have used the Arc’teryx LEAF Alpha. The best story will earn the writer an award consisting of an Alpha set: Alpha jacket and Alpha pant or Bib pant in either Solid or MultiCam.

How to Enter
1. In the comments section of THIS article on SSD share your story. Only entries here on SSD (not Facebook) are eligible to win. You can tell the story anywhere you want to but it won’t count unless you post it HERE.

2. Comments are open from now until 2359 Zulu on 28 February, 2014. Ready – Set – Go!

3. Use any alias you want to post but be sure to use a valid email address since that’s how we’ll contact the winners.

4. Once the contest closes, representatives from Arc’teryx LEAF and SSD will review the entries and select a winner.

5. One entry per email address. We will delete entries that violate this policy.

6. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited.

Arc’teryx LEAF – Alpha Gen 2 Program

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Unveiled at SHOT Show, the newly redesigned Alpha Gen 2 line from Arc’teryx LEAF is a bit of all right.

Consisting of three items, the Alpha Gen 2 line includes the Jacket, Pant and Pant Bib. All offer new features and new fabrics. Arc’teryx talks about No Compromises when they discuss these new products and I agree. They are more elegant than their predecessors and you can see the innovation and craftsmanship that went into the redesign.

Alpha Jacket Gen 2

Take for example the Alpha Jacket Gen 2. For one thing, they’ve shed weight and done with through an entirely new design approach which includes fewer seams and narrower seam tape, glued-in zippers and lighter fabric in the hood of the Alpha Jacket. You may notice that the Alpha Parka is no longer in the line but some of that longer length has been incorporated into the design of the Gen 2 model. Additionally, the new streamlined neck combines with a StowHood™ that uses the more compact MN40p-X GORE-TEX®3L fabric to fit neatly inside the collar and sit against the neck without bulk. Internally, vertically routed hem drawcords minimize interference with the duty belt and media ports allow for internal routing of communications cables. Offered in Black, Crocodile, Wolf and MultiCam.

Alpha Pant Gen 2Alpha Bib Pant Gen 2

The Pant and Bib both feature glued pockets and waterproof side zips that route aft of the knee allowing movement with the zips open.

For some insight into what goes into developing Arc’teryx products, check out this video.

Arc’teryx LEAF: From Conception to Realization. from ARC'TERYX on Vimeo.

Arc’teryx LEAF Khard 30 Nominated for Carryology Award – Vote Now

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014


If you love the Arc’teryx LEAF Khard as much as we do, go make your vote count!

SHOT Show – Arc’teryx LEAF

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Arc’teryx LEAF has 5 (count them 5) new stories for SHOT show. It’s design, materials and innovation.

First and foremost, the Alpha Jacket has been reinvigorated. The Alpha Parka has been dropped from the line but the Alpha Gen 2 Jacket, bib and Pant (suite) offer multiple enhancements. For example, the jacket has slimmed about a quarter pound. The hood is completely redesigned with a lower profile material. The pockets are glued in and there are fewer seams overall. Additionally, the internal pockets feature cable routing. Also, the hem draw cords are internal.


Both the pants and bib feature glued pockets as well as this cool, full length side zip that routes slightly rear of the knee so that you can move with the zips open.


The Alpha LT has new pockets and is manufactured from WL Gore’s Light and Fast (MultiCam) or Pro in solid colors. It’s all about the breathability and mobility. Additionally, the internal pockets feature cable routing. The hem cords are internal. Additionally, only the MultiCam model has Velcro panels on the sleeve.


The Atom Line includes both the LT and its beefier SV brother but the features have been updated on both. In addition to face fabric upgrades it integrates a new hood stowage system as well as the internal pocket cable routing.


The Reintrodcuced Gen 2 Combat Pant features a streamlined 10 pocket design. It’s so awesome that the pockets have pockets but you’d never know it by looking at it. It comes in Wolf and Crocodile.


The final piece is the waterproof comms pack,the Dry Pack 70 we showed you last summer. Arc’teryx worked with a couple of customer groups to get it just right. It’s a great example of what they will do to satisfy the customer. Their attention to detail is unparalleled in the tactical space.


For those if you attending SHOT Show, you can see the entire line at Booth #10526.

A Look Inside The Arc’teryx LEAF Design Process

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Arc’teryx LEAF: From Conception to Realization. from ARC'TERYX on Vimeo.

Arc’teryx gives us an inside look at their design process. You get a few glimpses of the new Gen 2 Alpha Jacket debuting this week at SHOT Show.

Arc’teryx LEAF Updates Website With New Products For 2014

Saturday, January 11th, 2014


For those if you attending SHOT Show, you can see the entire line at Booth #10526.

TD Exclusive Arc’teryx LEAF BAC in Wolf Grey Now Shipping

Friday, October 4th, 2013


The popular Arc’teryx LEAF Baller Ass Cap is now available in Wolf Grey. Despite assertions to the contrary, these are available exclusively through Tactical Distributors. These fitted caps are available in Small/Medium and Large/XLarge and are shipping now.

Arc’teryx LEAF BAC in Wolf Available for Pre-Order at Tactical Distributors

Friday, September 20th, 2013


The much anticipated BAC in Urban Wolf Grey is available for Pre-Order exclusively from Tactical Distributors. Look for delivery in early October.

US Elite Gear – Arc’teryx Fall Pre-Season Sale

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


US Elite Gear is holding a 20% off sale on all Arc’teryx LEAF products. All LEAF products also qualify for free shipping & free returns. The sale runs now through August 28th.

Arc’teryx LEAF’s Tony Richardson Profiled by Gripped Magazine

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Mayhem TR

Tony Richardson cut his teeth climbing. After design school he ended up as an intern at Arc’teryx LEAF. That’s where we met him. Tony’s a great guy and we don’t want to steal any of climbing magazine’s thunder by telling you any more. Especially considering they profiled him in their recent story about Arc’teryx. He’s way down at the bottom of the article but don’t skip everything else to get there. Take the time to read the whole article. Arc’teryx is filled with talented people like Tony.