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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

Haku – The New SSE Rope Bag from Arc’teryx

Monday, March 18th, 2013


The guys from Arc’teryx LEAF showed me the new Haku Rope Bag at OR Winter Market. When John Faherty demonstrated it, the Haku certainly lived up to its name, the Hawaiian word for ‘invention.’ Sure, it made for ropes, but once you see the demonstration in this video, you’re going to come up with loads of other uses, including SSE. Just lay it out, the bright yellow color offering excellent contracts from the ground, and throw everything you find onto the bag’s tarp. Then grab the four corners of the tarp, gibe it a shake and everything slides right into the bag. Brilliant! What’s more, there is a simple strap for hasty carry or you can take an extra few seconds and compress the load.

How Much Will Fit in an Arc’teryx Covert Case C/O? MRE Shows Us

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

About 9 months ago, SSD showed you the first images of a new family of travel luggage from Arc’teryx. Now, they are available for sale and the folks at Mission Ready Equipment decided to do an experiment with the carry on compatible Covert Case (that’s what the C/O stands for). They wanted to see how much they could fit in the bag. Considering the bag measures only 20″ x 12″ x 9″, it’s a lot.

Arc'teryx LEAF Covert Case C-O

They were also kind enough to share a trick with us. They added SOB Combat Bands to the zipper pulls. Not so sure about traveling on a plane with the .45 in the outer pocket though. Guess it depends on who you are. But for standard car travel that might be just the ticket.


The Covert Case C/O is available in Carbon Copy or Utility Green from