Arc'teryx's armour-compatible clothing is designed to work as part of a synergistic system that integrates body armour within the layering system. By creating a series of products that are designed to work in conjunction with your gear, we are able to increase comfort, performance and versatility across a wide range of activities and environments.
Our new Armour Compatible Halfshells utilize hybrid textile combinations to facilitate increased comfort and mobility. Breathable, stretch fabrics (3) are used in areas that are covered by body armour (torso), and durable, waterproof or windproof fabrics are used in high-exposure areas (shoulders, sleeves, hood).
Our Roll-and-Stow sleeve system (2) enables the wearer to modify the sleeve configuration from long to short during high-output activity, and the Stow hood (1) can be rolled-up and tucked away quickly and easily, both systems functioning effortlessly whilst critical body armour stays in place.
LEAF products are designed to work in conjunction with one another and your field gear. Hybrid, armour-compatible halfshells are designed with longer torsos that can be tucked into pants, and low profile hems, flatlocked seams and soft, breathable fabrics create a more comfortable user experience by increasing breathability when layered below armour, eliminating bulk in vulnerable chafe areas, and reducing pressure points under thigh rigs or backpack hipbelts.
Knee caps (4) with integrated 'through-access' strap configurations and easily adjustable buckles—combined with reinforced external webbing panels—fit into specially-designed knee cap pockets in our Sphinx and Gryphon pants keeping the knee cap in place close to the knee.
Collar zippers stop short of chest armour, and pockets are placed strategically to increase accessibility while kitted up. Pants with integrated scree cuffs (5) interface with boots to seal against dirt and debris.
Every design detail has been chosen to enhance the performance properties of each layer within the integrated system, resulting in the highest-performing and most comfortable combat-ready outerwear available.
Our new Armour Compatible Halfshells utilize hybrid textile combinations to facilitate increased comfort and mobility. Breathable, stretch fabrics are used in areas that are covered by body armour (torso), and durable, waterproof or windproof fabrics are used in high-exposure areas (shoulders, sleeves, hood).
Integrated Stow Hood fits over a helmet, and can easily be rolled up and tucked away without first having to remove the jacket or armour.
Roll-and-Stow Sleeve System
Roll-and-Stow sleeves roll up and stow easily to create a short sleeve jacket, as temperatures rise, or output increases, without having to remove body armour.
Integrated Knee Cap Pockets
Integrated Knee Cap pockets place hard cap kneepads behind a layer of webbing and fabric, eliminating the sound of plastic caps on hard surfaces and reducing the amount of material that can bunch up between the knee cap and knee. Elastic straps exit the pocket through special openings to remain externally adjustable while the Knee Cap itself remains concealed.