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DSEi – Arc’teryx LEAF

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

We’ve pretty much covered all of Arc’teryx LEAF’s current offerings but one thing caught my eye.

The Khard series of packs were designed from the outset to accept organizers and inserts. But so far, I’ve never seen anything like this. Outside of Vancouver, there is only one place that is allowed to repair Arc’teryx items and that is Urs Maretz of Outdoor Repair in Uster, Switzerland. Urs doesn’t do many LEAF repairs but he does make modifications to gear for European customers. This is one of his projects.


Urs produced this prototype Kydeyx pack board insert. In its current form it’s come a bit of a way from this initial model but it still incorporates slots for tied downs. In this case they are using ski ties. The insert connects around the internal daisy chains via a bolt system so this thing isn’t going anywhere. You may also notice a Kydex 40mm insert that accepts 6 rounds.

I think this concept is going to spur a new wave of inserts for the Khard pack.

Arc’teryx LEAF products are available in the UK from Edgar Brothers.

Arc’teryx Opens First U.S. Brand Store In Seattle

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Vancouver BC (September 6, 2013) – Canadian based outerwear manufacturer and retailer Arc’teryx will officially open a new 2,300 square-foot store in downtown Seattle, WA. Situated at the base of the Seaboard Building at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street the new store will open September 7th, 2013. This will be the first Arc’teryx brand store in the U.S.

Arc’teryx is built upon the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. Manufacturing high performance outdoor clothing, accessories and climbing equipment to the highest possible standards, their products include GORE-TEX outerwear, down and synthetic insulated jackets, gloves and backpacks.
The new store will open premiering the brand’s full collection for Fall/ Winter 2013 and will offer customers an opportunity to learn firsthand about the company’s innovative and forward thinking design process via special engagement areas inside the store.

“There’s a growing, loyal following for the brand and this store is a way for us to showcase the newest and fullest assortment of Arc’teryx products to our consumers, while also allowing them to discover what the brand stands for,” said Adam Ketcheson, VP Senior Director of Marketing & B2C. “Customers will be able to learn more about our research and design processes through hands on technology engagement areas within the store as well as from trained store staff.”


All Arc’teryx product design, research and development is done in-house at their head office in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

“In our own facility, we are able to dedicate time and resources to explore unorthodox design concepts and we have complete control over the development of new products,” said Carl Moriarty, Design Manager for Arc’teryx apparel. “Arc’teryx has a philosophy of design that centers on a product’s intended use. The aim is to create something that increases the user’s enjoyment of the activity. By being functionally invisible, what people experience is the activity and their equipment simply does what it’s supposed to do.”

The new Seattle store will officially open its doors on Saturday, September 7th at 10am. There will be GORE-TEX Science & Technology presentations along with a special rain room available where consumers can test out the products and learn firsthand how GORE-TEX works.

Designers from the company’s head office will also be on hand over the day to talk with customers and answer questions.

The Seaboard Building is an 11-story landmark building at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street that was developed and is managed by the Pine Street Group L.L.C.

Seattle store hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 12pm-6pm

Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The owners of athletic clothing brand LuLulemon Chip and Shannon Wilson have combined $8 million of their own wealth with a $4 grant from LuLulemon to establish a New School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, British Columbia. According to a press release on the Arc’teryx website, “The provincial government is matching the $12-million total donation, with Kwantlen putting up the remainder of what is estimated to be $36 million in total going toward the design school.”

Interestingly, many of the staff at Vancouver-based outdoor clothing manufacturer Arc’teryx are graduates from Kwantlen. So obviously, as a company they are very excited by this development. Both school and business will benefit from their close proximity as students interact with industry on internships.

Win This Arc’Teryx Dopp Kit

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

At OR we found out that Arc’teryx will be introducing a full line of organizer accessories for the Covert line of luggage called the Index Packing System. They had a few of these sample Dopp Kit pouches at OR Summer Market and we snagged one as a giveaway here on SSD.

Index Dopp Kit

Here’s your chance to get your hands on one early.

To enter:

1. In the comments section of THIS article on SSD tell us your favorite outdoor activity. Only entries here are eligible to win.

2. Comments are open from now until 1600 Zulu on 7 August 2013.

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. 1 winner will be selected randomly from the comments we receive.

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

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

Outdoor Retailer – Arc’teryx

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

There is no new LEAF news that we can share but we thought we’d show you guys a few items for Spring 14.


The Index Packing System offers organizers for the Covert series of travel bags launched earlier this year.


-Laurice Graves
Laurice is a Navy Veteran who serves as Den Mother to the SSD crew and provides trade show coverage.

Fall 2013 Line Now Available from Arc’teryx

Thursday, July 25th, 2013


Arc’teryx has has released the commercial Fall 2013 lineup for sale on their site.

Go check it out.

Save 30% on Arc’teryx from Grey Group Training This Week

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

From 0900 Eastern 13 June thru 0900 Eastern 20 June, GGT is offering the best Meat Eater outer wear on the planet to you at 30% off in appreciation of Flag Day (that’s 14 June for those of you who ask, “What’s Flag Day?”).


A lot of readers are interested in Arc’teryx but feel that price is a bar to entry. 30% off is a very significant sale so I’d recommend take advantage of this if you’ve had your eye on something.

Pimp Your Khard – LBX Pouch Loadout Inserts Available Through TD

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013


From its inception, the Arc’teryx LEAF Khard pack was designed to accept internal pouches to help organize the load. But this was something that Arc’teryx left to industry to develop so that there would be several options available. LBX Tactical initially came up with 37 pockets that were unveiled at SHOT Show. Now, many of them are available through Tactical Distributors.

Arc’teryx, Salomon and Suunto Vendor Day at T3 Gear on Coronado

Friday, April 12th, 2013

T3-Vendor Day

Khyber Packs from Arc’teryx LEAF – Load Carriage Equipment for Special Reconaissance

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Released at SHOT Show, the Khyber packs from Arc’teryx LEAF are offered in 50l and 80l sizes. These lightweight packs are designed for use as recce packs. Tactical Fanboy is using a Khyber 80 during next week’s Mountain Problem Solver Course by Haley Strategic Partners. We are looking forward to his report.

Khyber 80

• Clean streamlined design and full integrated features
• Constructed with extremely durable 500D Cordura fabric
• Lightweight: 1.8kg / 63oz for Khyber 50 and 2.2kg / 78oz for Khyber
• Available in standard LEAF colors of Crocodile and Urban Wolf Grey as well as MultiCam