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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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Velocity Systems Introduces Accessories for Arc’teryx LEAF Khard Series of Packs

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Velocity Systems has created the next generation of accessory inserts for the Arc’teryx LEAF Khard series of packs, including the new Khard 60, capable of carrying configured carbines. The size and configuration of the Khard 60 offer some new options.

Khard Accessories 1

You can see there are some new accessories that haven’t been offered before including a PALS panel.

Khard Accessories 2

This is just the first phase. Phases 2 and 3 offer even more options.

Khard Accessories 3

Below you can see photos of two sample loadouts (Khard 30 and 60) to give you an idea of the possible. Naturally, the pack/accessory combination is modular, so how you use them is up to you.

Khard 30 Loadout

Khard 30 Loadout

Khard 60 Loadout

Khard 60 Loadout

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.

Win This Hat!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Arc’teryx LEAF has produced a new, limited edition, giveaway-only, hat made from MultiCam Tweave. The first batch went to the Special Operations Care-Fund‘s luncheon last week to raise money to pay for hyperbaric treatments for wounded Veterans. I attended the function and purchased one of the hats in order to give it away on SSD.

hat 2

O P Tactical – Arc’Teryx Sale

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

arc sale

O P Tactical is running an Arc’Teryx Sale from 23 – 26 October.

25% off all Arc’Teryx items. No coupon code needed, items are already marked down.

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.

Atom LT Hoody from Arc’teryx LEAF

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

I was walking around an REI yesterday during a visit to Phoenix, AZ and couldn’t believe how many winter jackets were on the floor and then I realized we’re halfway through September and Winter will be here soon for many SSD readers.


Serendipity or not, Arc’teryx LEAF just released a video of the revised Atom LT hoody that they unveiled during January’s SHOT Show. The video gives you a great look a the features of this jacket.

I’ve owned an Atom LT for years. It’s remained my go to Insulation layer and I can wear it alone without a shell most of the time in my home area of the Tidewater of Virginia. It gets cold, wet and windy but the Atom LT keeps me very comfortable. I’ve long said that the Atom LT remains the best value for the Arc’teryx LEAF customer and if you can only afford one piece, this is the one to buy.


The Atom LT consists of three main materials. The 60g Coreloft insulation that keeps you toasty, Gossamera™ fabric softshell that is both comfortable and quiet and the Polartec® Power Stretch® underarm side panels that offer stretch and breathability while on the move. These components all work together to offer a jacket that’s not only comfortable but also looks great.


To sum up the updates to the Atom LT from earlier models:
-Two large hand pockets with media ports to allow for internal routing of communications cables; one internal chest pocket
-Vertically routed hem drawcord minimizes interference with duty belt

I prefer the hoody model but LEAF also offers a standard jacket version without a hood as well as the heavier SV model which incorporates 100g weight Coreloft for additional insulation.

Available in Black, Crocodile and Wolf sizes Small – XXLarge. Sizing is generous enough to layer.