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Arc’teryx LEAF 2020 & Combat SV Shirt and Pant

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

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.

Kitanica – Overshirt

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Made from 6.5 Oz ripstop NYCO fabric, the Overshirt features a banded collar, double layer shoulders and elbows, and button down front and cuffs. It also incorporates two pleated chest pockets with Velcro closures as well as zippered bicep pockets with pen tubes (left) and Velcro patch (right).

Offered in Khaki, Ranger Green and Wolf Grey, sizes Small – XXLarge.


The 3rd Alternative Team Just Announced Revolutionary Service in Tactical Apparel & Gear Sector

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

“DESIGN YOUR OWN” service has arrived!

Visit www.3rda.eu and make your dreams come true.

It all started in 1997 when Igors Sitvjenkins joined the Army. He started with designing an innovative layering system for his fellow soldiers. After 15 years as an officer, having worked with NATO groups and cooperated with top military brands from soldier systems sector, he decided to start his own business and look into the design in a more scientific way.

The mix of scientific thinking, military experience and passion resulted in a book called BOOS – “Book of operational sculpturing”, where Igors team established system requirements for all the products they developed. The book became the base for identification and understanding of customer requirements – a unique and innovative approach towards satisfying the customer with most adequate product choices. BOOS also includes details behind the creation of the new multiterrain camouflage pattern called TripleX and has become the base for all products designed and sold by Igors and his partners’ new brand, 3rd Alternative www.3rda.eu.

This year The 3rd Alternative Team announced revolutionary service in tactical apparel & gear sector – “DESIGN YOUR OWN” .Visit www.3rda.eu and make your dreams come true.

From now on with 3rd Alternative team all Your design wishes, features, elements can be implemented into Your tactical wear/ gear. Free Yourself! You have the alternative and basis to design what You want!

You will design Your product having strong technical background of 3rd Alternative Team and best fabrics available in tactical sector – Cordura® and Polartec®. The team of designer and constructor will make sure Your input stream through the process of creation with the result in product of YOUR DREAMS!

Helikon-Tex at SHOT Show 2020

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Helikon-Tex will have a booth (BOOTH 7605 at Level 1) at SHOT Show 2020. It’ll be even bigger than last year (taking up 18 square meters) and full of brand new tactical and outdoor gear most of which will be presented to public for the very first time.

Brand new products show for the first time at SHOT Show 2020:

Helikon-Tex Covert M-65 Jacket

The M-65 jacket is an instantly recognizable and iconic garment. Born in the Vietnam War era, it soon became a cult classic. Helikon-Tex has reinvented this great garment – creating a superb urban jacket. Made of durable DuraCanvas® fabric, it protects against light rain and wind – keeping you warm on those colder days.  

Helikon-Tex Competition MultiGun Rig®

Competition shooting is getting more and more popular. During any match, success is based on multiple factors, as not only is your fitness important, but also your weapon and most importantly –   your gear. This is why Helikon-Tex have created a Competition Multigun Rig for shooters. To make it as versatile as possible Helikon-Tex based it on the gun belt with an additional modular belt sleeve and micro chest rig. All are fully scalable and configurable, allowing you to create the exact platform that you need.

Helikon-Tex MCDU Combat Shirt® – NyCo Ripstop

MCDU is Helikon-Tex’s approach to combat uniforms for more dynamic operations. The torso of this shirt is made of highly breathable, lightweight TopCool fabric, while the sleeves and stand-up collar are made of a durable NYCO mix. Bicep zippered pockets will hold most small essentials like a target photo or a GPS.

Helikon-Tex Pilgrim Anorak Jacket® – DuraCanvas®

Helikon-Tex have designed the Pilgrim Anorak Jacket® for demanding outdoor activities in dynamically changing weather conditions. Based on zipped “kangaroo” construction, which has proven itself for decades – it has been clearly refined to meet the expectations of modern travelers, while still hitting the aesthetics of the “old guard”.

Helikon-Tex Ambassadors at SHOT Show 2020

You will be able to discuss all new gear with Helikon-Tex Ambassadors e.g. Dave Canterbury (Bushcraft & Survival expert), Maciej Stebel (Deputy Sheriff) who will be present at Helikon-Tex booth 7605 each day of the SHOT show at 10:00-11:30 AM and 2:00-3:30 PM.

Find oud more about the Ambassadors at: ambassadors.helikon-tex.com/en

All new products are (or will soon be) available at: www.helikon-tex.com

RE Factor x MMI Textiles x SSD Limited Edition MultiCam Hoody Raises Funds For Support A Soldier

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

We have teamed up with RE Factor Tactical and MMI Textiles to offer a limited edition Fleece Hoody in MultiCam to raise funds for Support a Soldier, non-profit, 501c3, that uses generous donations of American patriots to purchase equipment needed by troops deployed to combat theaters. RE Factor Tactical is donating 100% of the net proceeds of this limited run item to support this great cause.

Each hoodie features an embroidered logo of both of SSD and Support A Soldier on either lower sleeve.

These athletic cut hoodies are Made in the USA from premium fleece by Rhonda Valles.

Available for preorder at www.refactortactical.com/products/support-a-soldier-x-ssd-x-reft-collab-charity-hoodie.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM MID 400 – Squadron Smock

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Today is another edition of the FirstSpear American Wool Series where we take a look at an item that FS builds with their USA Merino packages.

Check out the Squadron Smock, an exceptionally popular garment from FS which has maintained its classic design matched with modern high performance materials. The dual layer MID 400 merino package is used throughout the hood, back and shoulders as well as two zippered hand pockets. With over 18 total pockets this smock serves a load bearing vest style capability many outer garments could not support. An oversized hood works great over the top of a bump lid or helmet.

FirstSpear has also used a low profile padding through the elbow and forearm finished with extra large adjustable cuffs. Webbing attachment points on the back and hood can be used to secure a pack like the ECP or even add foliage for concealment. Like most FirstSpear products the Squadron Smock is 100% American made and Berry Compliant.

In Stock and shipping now in Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Multicam, and Manatee Grey.


Limited Edition Atom SL Hoody in Wolf Grey from Arc’teryx LEAF

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Arc’teryx LEAF took the Atom SL Hoody from the Outdoor line and made a limited run in Wolf Grey. It’s a great option for three-season wear. It just depends on which three seasons you’re looking at, based on where you’re at. I’ve had one since they were launched years ago and worn it in the summer in the mountains and in the winter in the Everglades.

It features Coreloft insulation with air permeable side panels. It is lightweight, compresses well, and dries quickly. It is DWR treated and features two zippered side pockets and an uninsulated hood.

This limited run is available exclusively from the following dealers. Once they are gone, they are gone.

911 Supply

Tactical Distributors

Alpine Fox GmbH

Edgar Brothers


Brigantes and Outdoor Research Tactical Cold Weather Project

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Outdoor Research has long been a top tier outdoor brand with strong credentials in the military world. Starting in 2020, Brigantes and Outdoor Research will join forces and begin development of a new cold weather clothing system, to be introduced throughout the UK and EU.


Building on the core elements of the existing clothing range and using key technical fabrics such as GORE-TEX and Primaloft®, the range of products is designed to target the needs of the European militaries within Norway and Northern Europe.

The Colossus Parka and Tradecraft products have already seen use in the very far north of Norway where the exceptional insulation provided by Primaloft®, enabled operating at much lower temperatures with a far lower pack volume.  This far exceeded the performance experienced with alternative items and with the evolution of Primaloft® insulation, products in the Tactical Cold Weather Project are expected to get lighter and warmer.


The cold weather system will cover all layers including mid, insulation and shell. This clothing system will be a significant addition to the excellent gloves and mitts already used by many units and will enable a complete solution built from the combined expertise of both North American and European operators.

For more information contact warrior@brigantes.com

For international enquiries: international@brigantes.com