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Crye Precision Announces New Cold Weather System

Brooklyn, NY – October 18, 2021 – Crye Precision®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has announced the release of their new ATO – Alpine Terrain Operations ™ line of outerwear, with the first two products, the ATO Mid Loft Jacket™ and the ATO Mid Loft Pant ™.

Each item in the ATO Mid Loft™ line is designed to provide warmth and wind protection while avoiding overheating. Constructed with a durable wind resistant nylon fabric that is lightweight and packable, combined with the Polartec® Alpha® Direct insulation, which does not require a lining layer, reduces the overall bulk but maintains a high Clo value. The insulation is also highly breathable which allows for optimal ventilation during high activity in cold temperatures.

The ATO™ Mid Loft Jacket is designed to fit over the Crye Precision G3/G4 Uniform and Aclima® baselayer tops, and under the Compact Alpine Overwhites and High Loft Jacket. It can be worn as a concealment outer layer in warmer temperatures and an insulation layer in the cold.

The ATO™ Mid Loft Pant features an adjustable waist, glove compatible zippers, and pass-through hand pockets to access under layers. Full side leg zips for easy donning/doffing over boots. ¾ Length to allow a better fit when worn with ski boots and provide warmth at crucial areas of leg. It can be worn over the Crye Precision G3/G4 Uniform and Aclima® baselayer pants, and under the High Loft Pant.

The Crye Precision® design team met extensively with those serving in extreme climates, to better understand their needs.  Each in-depth interview consisted of understanding operational demands, reviewing currently issued uniforms, and climate difficulties. Based on the end-user feedback, the new ATO line provides mobility and functionality for optimal operations. 

In addition to the ATO line, Crye Precision has officially partnered with Norwegian wool specialists, Aclima® to bring an innovative and military-tested base layering system. Aclima® is family-owned and has been developing cold weather solutions since 1939. They specialize in Merino wool base layers for all climates, activity levels, and professions. Wool has the unique ability to insulate as well as wick moisture from the body. It also has a natural anti-microbial trait that reduces odor. Both the WoolNet and HotWool layers integrate with our G3 and G4 uniforms. They can be worn underneath in cold environments to add scalable layers of insulation. These unique features and Aclima’s creative design made them the logical choice to pair with the ATO cold weather line.

The ATO Uniforms and Aclima® baselayers are available now, through the Crye Precision® website, www.cryeprecision.com. As always, contact Crye Precision® for any customizations to orders.

8 Responses to “Crye Precision Announces New Cold Weather System”

  1. Iggy says:

    Good to see the mesh baselayers amongst this. Maybe now a Gucci brand is pushing them those who should be using them get beyond the initial looks. Hard to make the other layers work when the base layer is crap.

    • AbnMedOps says:

      Yes, I’ve been curiously in pursuit of the mesh/”fishnet” long john concept since reading Victor Suvorov’s “Inside Spetnaz” (IIRC) years ago. It certainly made sense, in reading anyway. The closest I ever found was a nylon mesh version sold by Wiggy’s. I just might give these a test run this winter.

      • Iggy says:

        Brynje is the company you want, also Norwegian. Been doing their own stuff and used by others for years. Several versions of which the polypro works best.

      • GoBlin says:

        AbnMedOps, funny to mention Suworow/Rezun in this context, because he was inspired with oldschool Norwegian and/or Dutch mesh underwear. Really misunderstood the thickness of mesh, but wae so fanboy about it. Currently in Russia some sort of heritage mesh underwear is produced, and even used with decent effectiveness. Had not tried it myself, though.

      • AbnMedOps says:

        Thanks guys! Good information. There is so much hidden knowledge here.

  2. Tatu Leppänen says:

    Nordic Combat Uniform project results, by looks of it.

  3. Vic Toree says:

    Are the Aclima base layers US Made / Berry Compliant or are they made in Norway (or elsewhere)? Crye’s site indicates the ATO mid loft is US made but I didn’t see it on the base layers.

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