Science and Design


Full spectrum combat operations, under adverse and extreme wet weather conditions, require a Wet Weather Protective (WWP) solution that keeps the end-user dry and comfortable, enabling them to perform effectively and efficiently. GORE-TEX fabrics are engineered to meet the highest level of protection, comfort, and durability.

They are rigorously tested to maintain performance in a range of scenarios. Lab and environmental chamber testing are validated through lengthy in-field testing with our target market end-users. Working alongside GORE we can validate reliability and consistent performance over time.


There is a natural alignment between SITKA Gear and the SOF community. The brand’s approach of purpose-built design and efficiency of movement through the environment has drawn military users to its unique WWP solutions, notably the Cloudburst and Dewpoint Jackets. Their technical designs and advanced construction methods provide exceptional performance and a long lifespan in outdoor environments.

Arrowhead Equipment applies these engineered designs exclusively with GORE-TEX Fabric Technology to create a WWP ensemble that can be trusted to withstand and perform in the harshest elements and environments.


The team has selected GTX 3L 40d Nylon Ripstop with DWR, for the Wet Weather Protective Jacket and Pant. A highly durable, lightweight, tear resistant fabric that consistently out-performs all other waterproof breathable fabrics on the durability and protection scale.

Resistant to contaminates including petroleum, oils and lubricants make it a best-in-class solution for the Special Operations Forces end-user.


From a fabrics, insulation and trims perspective, Arrowhead Equipment is focused on sourcing and developing best-in-class materials within the USA. The team selected the GTX 3L 40d Nylon Ripstop with DWR fabric as our Made-in-USA (Berry Compliant) GTX laminate for our introductory and flagship WWP ensemble.

The long game will also see Arrowhead Equipment committed to investing and up-levelling domestic manufacturing. Developing new levels of competency, capability, and competitiveness that result in the production of premium technical apparel solutions for the USSOCOM consumer.