Arc’teryx LEAF 2020 & Combat SV Shirt and Pant

You’ll note that Arc’teryx LEAF has updated their website for 2020 and you’ll be able to check out the full line of new products for 2020, like Cold WX LT Gen 2. But today, we’re going to concentrate to the biggest news of the year, the Combat SV.

The ensemble consists of Combat Shirt and Pants.

Assault Shirt


• PPE Compatible – allowing the shirt to be functionally worn with body armour

• Low Pro Zip Neck Collar – allowing collar to be worn either open or as a neck protector

• Arm Cuff Velcro Closures – allowing for fully enclosed sleeves

• Upper Arm Zip Pockets – allowing for convenient pocket accessibility when worn with PPE

• Daisy Chain Hard Points (in upper arm pockets) – allowing for the tying off of mission essential items

• Upper Arm IFF Velcro (4”x4.5” w/V-Lite™ retention ring) – allowing for the application of IFF markings/devices

Assault Pants

The first thing you’ll notice about the Combat SV is a new pocket configuration. This is the way forward for Arc’teryx LEAF and any new Combat clothing or updates to existing models will incorporates this layout.


• Adjustable Waist (c.2”) – allowing for waist sizing exibility

• Enhanced Belt Loops – allowing for the use of the LEAF Rigger’s Harness system

• Retention Loops (sewn into the waistline) – allowing for the tying off of mission essential items

• Reinforced Knees & Gusseted Crotch – allowing for increased durability and enhancing end-user mobility

• Hand Pockets (w/internal folding knife pocket) – allowing for the secure carriage of a standard folding knife

• Seat Pockets – allowing for optional/extra elongated item storage

• Thigh Pockets – allowing for convenient pocket accessibility when worn with PPE and/or mounted in vehicle platforms

• Expandable Cargo Button Pockets – allowing for dump pocket capability

• Daisy Chain Hard Points (in cargo pockets) – allowing for the tying off of mission essential equipment

• Draw Cord Ankle Cuff Closure (w/vertical retention tunnel for adjustment end) – allowing for pants to be worn tightly with boots (retention tunnel mitigates snags and hang ups)

• Internal Knee Cap Pockets – allowing for the integration of inclusive removable soft knee pads or fully compatible (separately purchased) LEAF Combat Knee Caps (MPN 24873)

Materials and sizing

Manufactured from TWEAVE Durastretch 520E, these are durable but not stifling. They are going to put up with a lot of abuse. However, you won’t be comfortable wearing them in the heat of summer, particularly if it’s humid.

Only available in MultiCam.

These are made in El Salvador meaning they are TAA compliant.

Shirt sizes Small – XXLarge and Pants Small – XXLarge and Tall in Medium-XXLarge.

22 Responses to “Arc’teryx LEAF 2020 & Combat SV Shirt and Pant”

  1. Mike says:

    Great additions to the line. Nice to see Tweave Durastretch getting used, especially with the Combat Gen 2s now gone.

  2. William says:

    Gotta love the production quality of Arcteryx LEAF videos!

  3. Will says:

    Made in El Salvador? So they charge premium prices, and manufacture in some third world hell hole? Why do people cream their pants over this stuff? I’ve used some of their stuff, and it’s fine, but I can’t justify the huge price premium for a product made in a sweat shop.

    For the record, I would rather pay a premium price, for a good product, made in a first world country, where the employees enjoy a quality standard of living.

    • Jimbo says:

      This also baffles me to no end, but then again I do believe that they are trying to aim to be like apple. Premium prices for a product that comes out of sweat shops and costs not even half to produce, justified with “R&D” and whatnot.

      • SSD says:

        The factories they use hold a very high standard. They don’t use “sweat shops”. If you have actual evidence otherwise, I’d like to see it. Otherwise, you can kindly admit that you don’t actually know what you’re talking about.

        You also need to accept a truth. Arc’teryx LEAF doesn’t create products for the retail market. They are made for the professional user and the company anticipates that they’ll sell to governments. That means their price structure isn’t set to attract the retail customer. If you understand pricing structures, you’ll get this. If not, you’ll complain about price.

        • Sasquatch says:

          Someone the product isn’t geared towards, complaining about price?!? On this site? Never!

        • Until_Elysium says:

          So very well expressed SSD.
          Well done.

        • Loopy says:

          Exactly, their price structures are intended to rip off governments, not retail customers.

          • Nick says:

            Considering any sales to DOD (Or DHS for that matter) would have to be Berry compliant, who do you really think these are going to? Gov will be a small percentage of their sales with the vast majority going to gear fanboys like 90% of this market. Again, 3rd world products with 1st world pricing.

            • SSD says:

              You don’t seem to understand Berry. First off, DHS does not have to purchase Berry compliant goods. Second, there is a threshold at which Berry applies. A small unit purchase is well below that point. And finally, the US isn’t the only place they sell LEAF.

              • Nick says:

                A Small unit purchase would be under the Micro-purchase threshold for FAR/DFAR . Want to guess how many pairs that buys?

                Since 2009, DHS also has a similar mandate to Berry. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), passed by both houses of Congress on February 13, 2009, included legislation offered by Congressman Larry Kissell (D-NC) mandating that any textile and apparel products contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) be manufactured in the United States with 100 percent U.S. inputs. The “Kissell Amendment” was modeled on and picks up, with little or no modification, many of the specific provisions of the Berry Amendment.

                Either way its a premium priced product made in a place that barely has indoor plumbing to pad profit margins.

                Hard pass and piss poor value for federal funds.

                • SSD says:

                  No…you really don’t know what you’re talking about. The reality is that the legislation you referenced hasn’t been followed because it was poorly written. The Homeland Production Security Act would have corrected this.

                  It’s a thorn in the side of US industry. Even so, the current Berry threshold of $250,000 is more than enough to equip small units.

                • SSD says:

                  I went back in your history of comments and found where you had accused me of malfeasance.

                  I think it’s time you and I met in person.

                • Sasquatch says:

                  Damn. Someone should tell DHS to stop buying 5.11 and Vertx shit constantly then.

                • I’m Calling Bullshit says:

                  You’ve never seen federal funds in your life.

    • Rolling eyes says:

      I wish I could make my eyes roll harder.

    • Lasse says:

      Here is a often ignored aspect of production in cheaper countries:
      It gives the people and their communities valuable growth. How do you expect some third world hell hole to turn into a developed country if you’ll never give them your business?

      Looking at photos of Pro Dept and Young One (the 2 publicly used Arc partners in El Salvador), none of them are sweatshops. They are high end garment factories. I bet that the Young One owned factory in the US (which you’ve read about here on SSD) is pretty damned identical to their El Salvador one. I’d even guess that %-wise of GDP they pay the same.

      • Nick says:

        Great Idea! We should send your job to El Salvador because they need it more than you or your family do. Same with all your coworkers. Lets send hundreds of jobs down to a country that we already send billions in taxpayer money to each year because they are incapable of being self sufficient. Then when you and all your formerly employed coworkers go on welfare, section 8 housing and food stamps, the tax payer gets to foot that bill. Or we can look at the dozens of suppliers and vendors who formerly supported your business but now are in the same boat. So in the end, Americans lose jobs, lose qualify of life, creates a higher burden on the taxpayer all so some 3rd world savages can have a better qualify of life. What a deal!

        • SSD says:

          You do realize Arc’teryx is a Canadian company?

          • Lasse says:

            Don’t try to ruin his point with stupid facts!!!! Oh man…

            Nick, do you know why the company I work for outsourced it’s production in the 90s? Because of a lack of a skilled workforce. It wasn’t even possible to find enough people for a single production line. And it’s the same today in my not-the-US country. So that ship has sailed, but it’s a result of higher standards of living and education…

            SSD, never looked into El Salvador wages, but I assume it’s as bad as the rest of the world. But since you remember this, then you also know why I think it’s low pay and won’t rehash it.

        • Blaq says:

          “3rd world savages”…
          Wow. I guess you dont travel much, Nick.

          Also, no one is “sending” jobs anywhere in the high-end garment business. 90% of the time, when kit like this is getting produced in places like China, El Salvador, Chile, etc. it has little to do with production cost and everything to do with production capability. There arent many shops in the world that have the machines and personnel to make what is asked for. America spoke up, loud and clear – they dont want these jobs.

      • SSD says:

        Are you going to tell us they aren’t paying enough?