Posts Tagged ‘Arc’teryx’

US Elite – Arc’teryx Sale

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The dead bird is rising at U.S. Elite! Head over to the #1 Arc’teryx LEAF retailer and get 20% off through May 30. Arc’teryx LEAF is one of the highest quality tactical apparel companies in the world, worn by the most credible end-users and sold by the most credible retailers. So go get your Deadbird on at U.S. Elite before it’s too late!


Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault FR Shirt and Pant

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Arc’teryx LEAF offers an FR version of their Assault Shirt and Pant in Tencate Defender-M fabric printed in MultiCam. These incorprate the same features as their NYCO counterparts.

Assault Shirt FR

-Low profile hybrid collar with button and Velcro® closure shields neck or can be worn open
-Mesh vents under arms allow air flow under personal protective equipment
-Removable, articulated, soft elbow pads fit into integrated pockets
-Cuff button closures allow for rolled up sleeves in warm conditions
-Two secure upper arm pockets with daisy chain hard points
-4×4.5 Velcro® upper arm identification patches with V-Lite™ retention ring

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Assault Pant FR

-Adjustable waist adds sizing flexibility of 2.5”/6cm
-Belt loops fit H-150 Rigger’s Belt or E-220 Rigger’s Harness
-Internal knee cap sleeve fits removable soft knee pads or LEAF knee caps
-Two hand pockets with internal knife pocket; two seat pockets; two thigh dump cargo pockets with daisy chain hard points
-Velcro® ankle cuff closure seals over boots

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

The entire Arc’teryx LEAF line will be on display during SOFIC in the Campbell Private Room at the Embassy Suites, across from the convention center (above the Starbucks).

Did You Know Arc’teryx Offers Giftcards?

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

I’m not really sure what else there is to say. You get what gift cards are, and Arc’teryx offers them (hint, hint!)


Jon Hoerauf Announced As General Manager At Arc’teryx

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Jon Hoerauf, who joined Arc’teryx in 2012, will become General Manager of Arc’teryx, reporting directly to Heikki Takala, CEO of AMER Sports and replacing Vncent Wauters, who has resigned after four years as President and General Manager.

The 41-year-old Hoerauf came to Ar’teryx after 13 years at The North Face. Since moving the Arc’teryx, they’ve launched footwear and avalanche safety products as well as down garments and a major update to the venerable Alpha SV. To make these things happen, Horeauf oversaw improvements at the headquarters and manufacturing facility in North Vancouver, BC as well as brand retail shops.


Arc’teryx Presents : WKND (The Best 64 Hour Of The Week)

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

What are you plans for the weekend?

OR – Arc’teryx

Friday, January 8th, 2016

There are three big technology stories for 2016 Winter Market from Arc’teryx.

First up is the Procline SV Boot which is a combination climbing/ski boot. We mentioned this new design when it was first unveiled last month.


Next is the Voltair Avalanche AirBag. This thing is amazing. They’ve introduced a couple of new technologies to make it happen. First off, unlike other Avalanche bags, there’s no one time use CO2 cartridges. They’ve developed a centrifugal blower system run by a battery that rams air into the 150 liter bag for rapid inflation allowing the wearer to float atop the avalanche. Additionally, the battery is optimized for cold weather use. It offers 10 inflations at -10 deg C and at least once at -30 deg C. This means you can train with the system prior to every needing it. Finally, the bag itself is very nice and made from the Arc’teryx AC2 fabric.


The final new item is an update to the Alpha SV jacket. First introduced in 1998, this jacket has received multiple material and construction updates over the years yet kept its core looks.


First off is a move to a new, lighter 8 oz N100p-X GORE-TEX fabric. You’ll also notice that there are no more zipper garages. This is thanks to the new WaterTight zipper and RS zipper slider which self seals at the top of the zipper.


They’ve also swapped one of the welded internal chest pockets for a mesh pocket fit for a water bottle.


This change is really cool. The hood and hem adjustments have changed from barrel locks to the new Cohaesive cord adjustments which can be adjusted by a squeeze of the thumb and forefinger.



Sneak Peek – Arc’teryx Procline Ski Alpinism Boots

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in August I heard rumors of an upcoming Ski March Boot from the commercial side of Arc’teryx. The result is the new Procline unveiled this week in Vancouver to members of the ski press.


It may be of some interest to military customers simply due to the Bird’s reputation. The boot is intended for use not only skiing but also walking on rock and ice. For instance, the toe is designed specifically for use with crampons.  Additionally, you can “unlock” the cuff , allowing for walking.

Offered in European sizing in several models for both Men and Women:
Procline Carbon Lite – 1190 gr, size 27.5
Procline Carbon Support – 1260 gr, size 27.5 (Exact same shell, liner with more ski performance)
Procline Men’s Lite – 1190 gr, size 27.5 (Carbon infused cuff plastic, no carbonfiber cuff)
Procline Men’s Support – 1260 gr, size 27.5 (Infused cuff, liner with more ski performance)

Procline Women Lite – 1060 gr, size 25.5 (Carbon infused cuff plastic, no fiber, sizes from 23 to 27.5, exact same shell as “Men’s” with a liner shaped for differences in women’s leg shapes)
Procline Women Support – 1120 gr size 25.5 (Same as above with ski support liner)

Look for additional imformation during Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in just a few weeks.

Arc’teryx- London

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Earlier this month, Arc’teryx opened its first European brand store in the heart of London. I was fortunate enough to visit the store yesterday and several friends asked me to take photos.


I’ve visited the brand stores in Seattle as well as Washington, DC and this is the largest of the three, with two floors.


Shoppers are greeted with a daily update of weather conditions at several mountain destinations.


Upstairs is Women’s Wear.


In addition to multiple mannequin displays of the clothing and gear, Arc’teryx wants its customers to participate and there are several ways to do that.


I am most impressed by Arc’teryx’s effort to incorporate the brand story into the store. First and foremost is pride in their relationship with W.L. Gore & Co.


This includes interactive displays on the materials they use.


Arc’teryx takes pride in their color offerings and there are some hands on displays to help you see what they are all about.





The store is well staffed and they are both friendly and knowledgeable.


You walk down a large, open staircase to reach the lower level. This massive, floor-to-ceiling display is at the foot of the stairs and showcases some amazing artifacts.


Having visited the factory in Vancouver several years ago I can tell you that in the past, several of these custom jigs and molds were trade secrets, closely held by the company. They give you a real behind-the-scenes look at the ingenuity of their designers.











The basement floor is well stocked with Men’s wear and broken up into different types of clothing.





There is even a Veilance section as well as footwear (not pictured).


All-in-all, the London Arc’teryx store is a great experience and I highly recommend you visit, if you’re in town.