The Drac Jacket from Arc’teryx’s LEAF division is a soft shell jacket available in their newest colourway – Urban Wolf. Urban Wolf is a medium-grey tone intended for modern urban/industrial environments.
The Talos Halfshell Patterned in Crye MultiCam is the matching lightweight combat shirt to the Talos Pant Patterned, from the LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) division of Arc’teryx. It’s part of LEAF’s Armour Compatible Layering system. It’s a no-melt, no-drip lightweight long-sleeved shirt that uses two different materials in its construction to provide hot weather comfort and durability. The Talos Halfshell also incorporates Arc’teryx’s ‘Roll-and-Stow’ sleeve system that enables the user to convert the sleeve configuration from long to short during periods of intense physical activity.
The Sphinx Halfshell is another new offering from the LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) division of Arc’teryx, and is part of LEAF’s new Armour Compatible Layering system. Also named after a legendary hybrid creature, the Sphinx is a 1/4-zip, non-insulated pullover hybrid combat shirt/jacket designed for use under armour in inclement weather. It uses two different weights of soft shell material in its construction to provide both freedom of movement and protection against the elements. The Sphinx also incorporates Arc’teryx’s ‘Roll-and-Stow’ sleeve system that enables the user to convert the sleeve configuration on the go from long to short during periods of intense physical activity.
Another new jacket from the LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) division of Arc’Teryx is the Atom AF (Armed Forces) Jacket. At first glance, the Atom AF looks like just a puffier, oversized version of the Atom LT, but there’s more to it than that. It’s intended for use as a breathable, super-warm mid layer under a shell on frigid days, or as a stand-alone jacket. Also, instead of the trim fit of the Atom LT, the AF is cut roomy enough in the torso to wear over light body armour or a compact rig. This allows it to provide warmth and some protection from the elements when wearing gear, yet enables it to be removed without taking your gear off.
The Alpha Bib from Arc’Teryx LEAF is the bib version of the Alpha Pant reviewed previously. Built for harsh winter conditions or wet weather, the Alpha Bib provides maximum moisture protection with enhanced mobility and breathability. Extending to just below the chest, the low-cut Alpha Bib shields against blowing snow or rain, and keeps the kidneys warm. It features articulated shaping for unrestricted movement, watertight cargo pockets, and full length side zippers for venting and ease of donning.