The Canadian brand Arc’teryx LEAF, which is a specialized military-tactical division of the well-known Canadian company Arc’teryx, opened 2019 with the announcement of the imminent release of the second generation of Atom LT series insulated clothing, the last update of which took place back in 2014. The line, which is positioned by the manufacturer as a light thermal insulating intermediate layer, includes four products, namely the Atom LT Hoody G2 jacket, the Atom LT Jacket G2 jacket, the Atom LT Vest G2 sleeveless jacket and the Atom LT Pant insulated trousers.
The key update concerned the directly used materials. To create the lining fabric, rip-stop material from the Taiwanese manufacturer Li Peng Enterprise is now used, which is made using the technologies of the Japanese company Toray. This material, complete with Climashield CFI (Combat Fiberfill Insulation) synthetic insulation, provides a higher level of vapor permeability. The outer layer, as before, is made of lightweight Toray rip-stop material, but to create elastic side panels, instead of Polartec Power Stretch, a fleece fabric from the Italian manufacturer Pontetorto with a declared density of 212 g / m2 is used.
In addition to adding the introduction of a sleeveless form factor, the Atom LT G2 series has become more low-profile, and received some changes in appearance and functionality, including the addition of a waist strap, as well as a chest pocket, instead of an internal one. The insulated novelties will be available in four colors to choose from (Black, Crocodile, Wolf Grey, Ranger Green), retail prices start at $180.