TR10 Gear Up Guides

Posted: Dec. 7, 2015
Updated: Jul. 11, 2016
Beginning on December 7, Gear Up Guides for fans (and especially cosplayers) were released each Monday on Tomb Raider's Official Tumblr blog and made available for high resolution download on the official Tomb Raider Flickr page.

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Week 1 - Dec. 7, 2015 - Expedition Outfit - "Lara prepares for her perilous journey knowing she will have to brave extreme weather situations. The water resistant, goose down, box wall construction expedition jacket provides warmth and maneuverability for the long road ahead, and features a black and white circular patch on the left arm. The red color provides a color contrast to an otherwise cool landscape. She completes the look with boot covers (gaiters), crampons, a climbing harness, ice screws, a climbing leash, a grey beanie, snow goggles, and her twin ice axes." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 2 - Dec. 14, 2015 - Desert Tank Top - "As a key part of her layering, Lara wears this ribbed grey tank top with built in support and slim fit to keep her agile and comfortable in warmer climates. The dark material balances well with her lighter value pants and the leather strap of her holster, a drop leg design that sits on her hips and keeps the tank comfortably in place." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 3 - Dec. 21, 2015 - Leather Jacket - "Lara's leather jacket is a balance of style and warmth. The short cut and rugged leather keeps her protected from elements and acts as an outer shell with lighter layers underneath. Leather has a great material contrast to the dark denim, and the grey cotton hoodie provides a bit of anonymity when needed." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 4 - Dec. 28, 2015 - Gray Henley - "The three-button ribbed Henley is a perfect layering option for the cold weather scenarios that Lara faces. It is light but long-sleeved for extra warmth, paired with her tan pants and leather holster worn at the hips. Her Desert Tank Top is worn underneath the Henley, and various jackets can be easily layered on top." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 5 - Jan. 4, 2016 - Huntress - "Lara's huntress outfit uses the surrounding ecosystem to protect against the cold weather, and enable her to blend into the valley forest. Layers of Red Deer hide are hand-stitched together to create a tunic that drapes into organic cuts below her holster straps. Her boots use the longer, thicker fur from the tail of the Red Deer, fashioned into moccasins for deep snow traversal. Bone toggles keep the asymmetrical tunic flap fastened, and a patterned sash provides a base for the leather belt to rest on. A dark forest green variation of her cargo pants and leather fingerless gloves polish off the outfit." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 6 - Jan. 11, 2016 - Apex Predator - "The Apex Predator outfit salvages elements from the native bears Lara encounters in the harsh Siberian landscape. Dark fur contrasts with red accents in the waist sash and leg band, reflecting the violent altercations between Lara and predatory wildlife. The claws of the bear dangle around her neck as both a sign of victory and a warning to any who oppose her. She ritualistically displays the blood of the hunt on her face to intimidate enemies. A two-buckle heeled boot is wrapped with leathers, topped with fur for extra warmth. Apex Predator represents Lara at her most savage." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 7 - Jan. 18, 2016 - Sparrowhawk - "Comprised of furs from animals indigenous to the Siberian wilderness, Lara's Sparrowhawk outfit aims to blend in rather than stand out. The tunic is stitched by hand from sun-bleached red deer hide, falling in organic cuts below her holster straps. The blue accents complement the cream and brown garments, replicating the tones of a cold and forested environment. The rabbit fur hat with ear flaps provides extra insulation, layered over a scarf circling both her head and neck. A two-buckled heeled boot is wrapped with leathers and rabbit fur, worn on top of a dark brown variation of Lara's cargo pants." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 8 - Jan. 25, 2016 - Pioneer - "Inspired by Sir Edmund Hilary and the men who braved the treacherous terrain to summit K2, Lara is equipped with vintage climbing gear from the golden age of mountaineering. Specially designed for Rise of the Tomb Raider's Endurance Mode, she's outfitted with a quilted down high-altitude jacket in yellow to contrast with bleak mountain landscapes. Wool insulated pants and cloth boot wraps conserve warmth, as do the scarf, leather climbing cap, and gloves. Vintage crampons keep Lara on her feet, and the oxygen mask, climbing goggles, shoulder harness, and mountaineering rope work in tandem to prepare her for any expedition." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 9 - Feb. 1, 2016 - Spirit Weaver - "Sun-bleached deer hide is stitched together for this look, layered over the top of a deep red, long-sleeve tunic. The gold accents and intricate bracer are inspired by traditional Byzantine designs, also mirrored on the ornate trim on the hem of her shirt. Weathered leather straps circle Lara's midsection to keep chain mail in place, and are also used to secure a simple hide holster on her hip. Leather pants and boot covers finish off the outfit, with rabbit fur accents added for extra warmth." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 10 - Feb. 8, 2016 - Infiltrator - "A tactical ensemble crafted from Trinity gear, the Infiltrator outfit is well suited for forest environments, with camouflage pants and a long sleeve quilted crewneck shirt with cargo pocket. A bulletproof Kevlar vest and knee pads provide extra protection, topped off with fingerless gloves and a black and white tasseled scarf. Black leather tactical boots help Lara keep her footing on tough terrain, and the climbing rope and carabineers aid her in rock traversal. A ballistic nylon gun holster and extra ammo pouches complete the look, ensuring Lara’s prepared for a variety of combat scenarios." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Feb. 9, 2016 - Game Informer Gear Guide Front

Feb. 9, 2016 - Game Informer Gear Guide Back

Week 11 - Feb. 16, 2016 - Shadowrunner - "Ideal for situations requiring stealth, the Shadowrunner outfit utilizes dark tone tactical equipment to help Lara blend into her environments. For quick traversal through enemy territory, a rope rig and simple climbing carabineers attach at the waist. When low to the ground Lara relies on high density double loop knee pads and black leather boots to keep her steady and agile. To provide extra protection and storage, she dons a tactical collared polyester mesh constructed vest with ammo pouches. For easy access during unavoidable combat, a pistol can be safely secured in the thermoplastic molded, double strap leg holster. A black knit hat and reinforced leather combat gloves finish the look, providing extra warmth for when stakeouts drag on during the harsh Siberian winters." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 12 - Feb. 22, 2016 - Commando - "The Commando outfit offers Lara a flexible and lightweight approach to combat in the Siberian Wilderness. Snow camo patterned cargo pants are paired with a custom ballistic vest and ammo pouches, all layered on top a dark gray tank. Nylon injected molded knee pads offer added protection when scrambling along the forest floor, and the durable double strap tactical leg holster keeps her pistol handy at a moment’s notice. Reinforced fingerless gloves give extra grip for traversal, and the hardened knuckles pack a punch in combat." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 13 - Feb. 29, 2016 - Nightshade - "Hand-stitched leather bleached in the sun makes up the bulk of the Nightshade outfit, with a wolf-fur stole draped over the shoulders for extra warmth. Orange accents – such as the gloves, scarf, and sash around the waist – are a color shift from similar wilderness ensembles, making it the best choice for blending into an autumn environment. Leather and fur wrapped boots ensure pelt scraps are put to good use, layered over the top of gray trousers. Rounding out the look, Lara’s iconic red climbing axes are swapped for ancient Byzantine blades in this ensemble." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 14 - Mar. 7, 2016 - Siberian Ranger - "The Siberian Ranger outfit offers Lara the ability to store surplus special ammunition. Ballistic nylon gun pouches attach to her bulletproof Kevlar vest, which provides protection in combat scenarios. Leather gloves, boots and black knee pads provide extra durability when trekking through rough terrain, whether on solid ground, high up in the trees, or along the cliffs of the Siberian Wilderness. To stay warm in cold climates, Lara wears a knit long sleeve shirt underneath to retain body heat. When assembled together, this gear creates a combination fit for only the most strategic Tomb Raiding experience." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 15 - Mar. 14, 2016 - Battle Worn - "The Battle Worn outfit is a twist on Lara's Remnant ensemble. Her black cargo pants, boots, and scarf compliment the light grey camouflage jacket, allowing her to blend in with a cold forest environment. The jacket includes a hood to help break the strong Siberian winds. A matching black holster drops from one hip, with black leather cording wrapped around Lara’s waist and arms to cinch in the over-sized jacket." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 16 - Mar. 21, 2016 - Sacra Umbra - "A fan favorite, the Sacra Umbra outfit is an ancient Byzantine suit of armor forged from dark steel. A green patina has appeared over time, contrasting Remnant symbols etched in gold. Worn leather straps hold the gun holster in place, secured with ornate gold buckles. Panels of tattered chainmail are layered over a thick padded underskirt, both providing extra protection in close-range combat. Brown leather pants made of deer hide, brown leather boots, and wolf fur accents complete the look." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 17 - Mar. 28, 2016 - Immortal Guardian - "The Immortal Guardian outfit reduces Lara's damage from Greek fire utilizing a combination of torn chainmail and ancient Byzantine armor for protection. Remnant symbols are etched onto the armor and adorn the thick fabric underskirt and buttons. As a base layer, Lara wears a red knitted fabric long-sleeve shirt and boot wraps. Salvaged bear pelts are repurposed into a fur tunic, skirt and boot accents to keep warm. Combined with brown leather pants and boots, and gloves made of deer hide, this ensemble prepares adventurers for traversing through rough terrain. Worn leather straps and a gun holster with gold Byzantine buckles finish the look by providing easy access to gear." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 18 - Apr. 4, 2016 - Ancient Vanguard - "With ornate Byzantine accents etched throughout, the Ancient Vanguard outfit projects a sense of traditional Remnant attire. Layered atop a knitted fabric long-sleeve shirt, Lara dons a torn chainmail suit with stitched leather panels. For added protection, a thick padded fabric underskirt adorned with gold Remnant symbols and buttons is worn underneath. Gold leaf gauntlets made of forged steel with etched Remnant symbols guard her wrists, along with worn leather straps and a gun holster with gold buckles which hold gear in place. To keep warm, hunted bear pelts are joined together to craft a fur skirt and boot accents. Leather pants bleached in the sun, deer hide gloves and brown leather boots complete the look." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 19 - Apr. 11, 2016 - Valiant Explorer - "Inspired by renowned aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, the Valiant Explorer outfit combines style elements prevalent during the Golden Age of Flight. As a base layer, Lara wears a grey linen long-sleeve undershirt paired with tan cargo pants. For added warmth at high altitudes and in snowy tundra, a 1930's leather aviator jacket with a wool lining cinches at the waist for added insulation. A red silk scarf adds a pop of color while a brown leather holster, gloves and 1920's knee high boots round out the look." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 20 - May 2, 2016 - Jonah Maiava - "Jonah accompanies Lara on her trek through the icy wilds of Siberia in Rise of the Tomb Raider. To prepare for this journey he dresses for arctic conditions with a blue high altitude weatherproof climbing jacket and fleece insert, paired with a grey linen long-sleeve turtleneck. Black and grey high altitude climbing pants and waterproof boot covers give him extra insulation for snowy conditions. To help with ascending up mountainous terrain, his kit includes a black climbing harness, steel carabineers, various colors of climbing rope, extra crampons, two pick axes, collapsible ski poles, foam bed roll attachments, and a grey backpack. Black and grey high altitude climbing boots with yellow crampons give him extra leverage on the icy terrain, and black protective gloves offer extra dexterity. To carry a little bit of home with him, Jonah wears a traditional Polynesian lei made of Kukui nuts." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 21 - May 9, 2016 - Hope's Bastion - "The Hope's Bastion outfit boosts Lara's charged bow shots and comes with the "Wreckoner" Battle Axe. Made up of multiple furs and hides, this outfit includes a wolf fur tunic and boot accents, bear fur skirt and brown deer hide pants and gloves. For added protection, a torn chainmail suit with stitched leather patches layers atop a blue knit long sleeve shirt. Ancient Byzantine silver leaf gauntlets made of forged steel with etched Remnant symbols provide extra shielding. To guard against close range attacks, Lara wears a thick padded fabric underskirt with stitched Remnant symbols and buttons. Worn leather straps and a gun holster with gold Byzantine buckles add gear storage and brown leather boots round out the look. The Wreckoner Battle Axe is made of Byzantine steel with embossed detailing on the blade. A bronze accent reinforces and secures the axe head to the worn wooden handle, which is wrapped in leather for better grip." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 22 - May 16, 2016 - Konstantin - "Konstantin leads Trinity forces in Rise of the Tomb Raider and conveys a militant presence through his ruthless demeanor and rigid apparel. On his upper body he wears a black weatherproof tactical jacket and kevlar bulletproof vest. Attachments for a radio, grenade, and neck guard stick to his vest adding protection and allowing for quick gear access. Grey tactical pants and black leather boots are paired with black leather gloves. Tactical pads are cross-strapped to the knees for shock resistance in ground combat. A dual black kevlar gun holster doubles as a belt and attaches at the waist, with a v-ring style buckle at the center and side release buckles on the left." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 23 - May 23, 2016 - Ushanka - "The Ushanka outfit reduces Lara's damage from melee attacks and, with the Voidhammer shotgun, poses a deadly combination in Cold Darkness Awakened. Lara dons a Russian Spetsnaz camouflage coat with a patch emblazoned on the left arm. The jacket is worn asymmetrically so the right side wraps over left for added warmth. A fur collar and lining on the jacket and a red linen scarf provide extra insulation. Black military heavy cotton cargo pants, leather winter gloves, and Russian army combat boots are worn on her lower half. Slung across her hips, a black leather ammo belt, holster, and pouch store survival gear. Her hair tucks into a Russian mink fur Ushanka, with ear flaps tied up to help her listen for oncoming threats. The Voidhammer is a modified break-action shotgun customized with a shortened muzzle break and wood stock for added damage, aiming and stability. Worn brown leather wraps around for improved grip, while a brass plate gives added detail on the trigger and hammer mechanisms." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 24 - May 31, 2016 - Sofia - "A skilled archer who grew up in the Remnant Valley, Sofia confronts Lara head-on when they first meet in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Dressed in regal Remnant attire, Sofia wears a green long sleeve linen undershirt with stitched leather sleeves made of deer hide and gold Byzantine embroidery on the collar. Her hair bands, buckles, and bracer are made of gold and etched with Byzantine symbols. Brown leather straps and belts rest along her waist, above a sleeveless deer leather armor and chain mail skirt. For extra protection and warmth, she adds a brown bear hide underskirt, paired with leather pants, boots, wraps and gloves. Tan linen straps wrap around her left arm and leg, and act as tourniquets for wounds sustained in battle." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 25 - June 6, 2016 - Jacob - "Jacob meets Lara during her search for the Divine Source in Rise of the Tomb Raider. As the spiritual leader and healer of the Remnant, his wardrobe reflects his largely ascetic lifestyle with simple garb and neutral tones. He wears a double button, brown ribbed sweater beneath a tattered single breasted long blue wool coat. A cream cotton scarf circles his neck for warmth. Wool quilted, drawstring pants tuck into leather leg wraps bound with matching leather cord. Brown heeled boots cover his feet, allowing for easy traversal between Remnant outposts." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 26 - June 20, 2016 - Wraithskin - "The Wraithskin outfit comes paired with the Dreamstinger Bow and is available after Lara ventures through the Wicked Vale in Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch. Featuring a headpiece made from modified bear skull and sheep horns, the outfit strikes terror into the hearts of enemies and increases the duration of poison arrow clouds. Atop the skull is a piece of bear fur that drapes over the back of Lara's neck. A two tone, sleeveless stitch patchwork leather tunic with hood matches asymmetrical leather arm gauntlets and bear claw finger extensions. Layered skirting stays in place with a leather waist wrap threaded through hanging human skulls sawed off at the lower rear section of the cranium. Bound bear fur moccasins cover her feet. The Dreamstinger Bow is crafted out of smooth Manzanita wood, a leather grip with feather cluster accents and a bone vertebrae bow arm reinforcement. At the ends, the lower jaw of the bear splits into matching covers, with metal grommets to provide strength and stability reinforcement." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director

Week 27 - July 11, 2016 - Ana - "An old friend of the Croft family, Ana expresses concerns for Lara upon witnessing her obsessive pursuit for answers in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Ana wears a long grey linen peacoat fitted with enlarged button closures to insulate heat in the brisk winters. A black knit scarf layers around her neck for added warmth. Black jeans are worn below paired with heeled calf high leather boots." - Brenoch Adams, Art Director