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Arc’teryx LEAF Partners With NFM On Khard Pack Inner Systems

Saturday, March 8th, 2014


(VANCOUVER BC) ARC’TERYX LEAF and NFM bring new capabilities to Khard Pack systems for European Military & Law Enforcement end users through a partnership with Scandinavian based NFM. Sharing Arc’teryx design values and experience, NFM is renowned for functional, minimalist products with sharply focused applications. To support the design intention of the Khard as a streamlined communications specialist, medic or breacher’s bag, NFM has developed a modular inner system with infinite configuration capabilities.

Developed to work smoothly under challenging conditions, the NFM system has lightweight, durable components with proven operational relevance. LEAF users can now configure their Khard pack to their exact specifications with full trust in the integrity of the inner system.

Arc’teryx LEAF and NFM, a partnership of innovation and support.

Arc’teryx LEAF – Honing The Sharp Edge Of Excellence in 2014

Thursday, December 19th, 2013


See the 2014 line from Arc’teryx LEAF at SHOT Show booth # 10526, Jan 14-17, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advanced Armament Corp Naga Hoody

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


Advanced Armament Corp has taken the classic Arc’teryx Naga hoodie in Wolf Grey and embroidered the AAC ‘Xguns’ logo on the right shoulder and Blackout logo on the right chest. If you’ve been looking for a reason to own a Naga, AAC’s offering may just be that reason.

O P Tactical’s Arc’teryx Sale

Friday, December 13th, 2013


O P Tactical is holding an Arc’teryx sale, 20%-off ALL Arc’teryx LEAF items. Sale starts now and will end on Tuesday, 17 December, at 12pm EST.

Arc’teryx LEAF Softshells

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Arc’teryx LEAF offers several softshell jacket options. There’s the Combat Jacket, Minotaur, Drac and the old classic, the Bravo Jacket. Each is different in order to suit different needs.

Combat Jacket

Tweave® Durastretch® fabric
Features a heavy softshell and can be used as an alternative to a Level 5 jacket
Two zippered hand pockets, Two chest pockets with laminated zippers and Two sleeve pockets with Velcro® patches on sleeves as well as Pit Zips
Available in Crocodile and MultiCam

Minotaur Jacket

Features sightly insulated WINDSTOPPER® fabric
Incorporates Two high-volume hand pockets with zips, Two sleeve pockets with Velcro® patches on sleeves and Pit Zips
Available in Crocodile and Wolf Grey

Drac Jacket

Features Burly™ Double Weave
Two zippered hand pockets and Two sleeve pockets with Velcro® patches on sleeves as well as Pit Zips
Larger waist for layering
Available in Crocodile and Wolf Grey

Bravo Jacket

This the original LEAF softshell, it features a clean look
Featuring Fortius 3.0™ stretch softshell
Internal chest pocket and Two high-volume hand pockets with zips
Available in Black, Crocodile and Wolf Grey

National Molding – Wolf Grey Duraflex Plastic Hardware

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Duraflex Wolf Grey

National Molding is now offering Wolf Grey hardware under the Duraflex line. They partnered up with “…a certain Canadian company to make certain it was the real deal.” This comes in addition to the selection of military colors already available for the full line of Duraflex plastic hardware.

Pre-order Now – TD Exclusive Arc’teryx LEAF Naga Hoodie in Wolf/Black

Friday, November 8th, 2013


I’ve been drooling over the sample in the Tactical Distributors office every time I go in for a visit so I am super stoked to see that they are finally available for pre-order. Featuring a Wolf Grey torso, the sleeves are Black. Each one is numbered in the collar from 001-300. With only 300 made, these special two-tone Naga Hoodies will go quick.

Remember, these are athletic cut when ordering, sizes Small – XXLarge.

Arc’teryx And Whistler Blackcomb Announce New Partnership

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

North Vancouver BC, October 23, 2013 – Today Arc’teryx and Whistler Blackcomb are proud to announce the two companies enter into an exciting three-year corporate partnership. Beginning this winter season, the agreement will see all Whistler Blackcomb Ski School staff in Arc’teryx uniform, and establishes Arc’teryx as the presenting sponsor of the backcountry experience accessible via Whistler Blackcomb.


We are thrilled to bring Arc’teryx on board and into our corporate partnership family,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “The Arc’teryx brand has extensive backcountry roots and values that align perfectly with Whistler Blackcomb.”


Known for their expertise in extreme alpine environments, Arc’teryx brings this experience to all of its products through a design process that focuses on intended use and conditions. A collaborative effort between the design team and Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski Patrol resulted in custom staff uniforms for the mountain. The new agreement builds on this existing relationship.

Bartosz Barczynski, General Manager of the Adult Snow School Program at Whistler Blackcomb said the Arc’teryx partnership was “a perfect fit”. “With an average snowfall of roughly 12-metres or 40 feet per year, finding a uniform to keep our staff warm and dry was a priority,” says Barczynski. “Our staff works outdoors in all types of conditions on a daily basis so we look for a quality product that can stand up to the elements.”

Arc’teryx remains as the title sponsor of the prestigious Whistler-based Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge, presented by GORE-TEX. An elite professional photography competition, Deep Winter challenges six photographers to capture a slideshow story in three days that is worthy of title of “King of Storms” and a $5,000 prize.

Adam Ketcheson, VP of Marketing & B2C at Arc’teryx, says, “Partnering with Whistler Blackcomb is really exciting because it is one of North America’s most iconic big mountain resorts. The expansive backcountry terrain that can be accessed from the high alpine lifts aligns with the Arc’teryx brand. Arc’teryx and Whistler Blackcomb are both driven by quality and performance with roots in the Canadian Coast Mountains.”

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