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Arc’teryx Rarity – Mossy Oak Camo

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


This garment is real and was produced about a decade ago in small numbers for a US customer.

Correction – The pattern is Mossy Oak but commonly referred to as RealTree by the customer.

The Arc’teryx LEAF Khard 60 – New for 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Arc’teryx launched the Khard 30 & 45 two years ago during SHOT Show 2013, but as soon as they were released customers wanted more carrying capacity, particularly something that would maintain the pack’s simple, low profile exterior, along with the ability to conceal an assembled carbine. After some trial and error in accommodating different weapons, the Khard 60 was born.

The numbers associated with each Khard version denotes the number of liters. The Khard 60 is now large enough that they refer to it as a hybrid Assault/Patrol Pack. These two photos will give you good idea of how large the pack is and how it will ride.


On the outside, the Khard 60 looks like any other mountaineering style pack. There’s no PALS webbing or even external pockets; just some daisy chain, a few zippers and a simple, yet effective suspension system consisting of padded shoulder straps and a waist belt that can be stored out of the way by looping back through the daisy chain.

The real magic is on the inside. The ‘U’-shaped zipper with two slides allows you to access the contents from top or side as well as the ability to open it up completely for full access to the contents.


Thanks to the drop down barrel extension, the Khard 60 will accommodate carbines with longer barrels. The pack was designed primarily for use with assembled, issue weapons. That means with some guns, you can have it all ready to go in the bag. Others, you may have to detach the upper and lower. Trial and error is obviously going to be at play here until every single configuration out there is tried, but I’d suggest you contact Arc’teryx LEAF direct to see if yours will fit.


This video gives you a great rundown of the Khard 60’s features.

Available in Crocodile, Urban Wolf Grey and MultiCam.

Be sure to stop by booth #10526 to check out the entire LEAF line.

Arc’teryx LEAF Launches 2015 Products

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Arcteryx LEAF 2015

Arc’teryx LEAF has updated their LEAF site with the entire 2015 line. It’s not a large amount of new items but there are some major product launches here including dipping their toe in FR.

Look for:
Khard 60
Combat Uniform consisting of Assault Shirt AR, Assault Pant AR and Recce Shirt AR
Naga Hoody Gen 2
Recce Hat (not loaded yet)
Assault Glove FR
Assault Balaclava FR

Check Out The Arc’teryx LEAF 2015 Line At SHOT Show

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


Believe it or not, many of the new 2015 LEAF products are in this photo. I’ve seen them first hand and I’m impressed. If you’ll be at SHOT, be sure to check them out in booth #10526. If not, keep an eye out for our live coverage from the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 19-23, 2015.

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.

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.

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