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.
Source: Crye Precision news release