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.
For 2016, you’ll see a Cold WX Jacket LT, Cold WX Hoody LT and Pant versions with Coreloft insulation and Gore Windstopper shell.
There’s also a heavier Cold WX Jacket SV with Climashield Thematek insulation and Gore Windstopper shell.
The Jacket is paired with the 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.
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.
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″).
The Xfunctional has a great set of features and is made from a durable 50% Nylon 50% Cotton blend.
Finally, to wrap it all up, they are introducing a 40l version of the Drypack.
Many will like the more compact size and new PALS compatible grid for pouches.
Look for additional details during our SHOT Show coverage.