Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket

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Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket - Redesigned to include a powder skirt with Slide 'n Loc™ snaps, the men's Sabre Jacket from Arc'teryx also features new N80p-X GORE-TEX® which is highly durable and supple. The Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket offers light insulation with a flannel backer and a relaxed fit leaves room for winter layers. The new styling of the men's Sabre Jacket provides a sleek, clean appearance and is still packed with additional features. The Storm Hood™ fits over a helmet and the cuffs are large enough to fit over gloves. Pit zippers allow for easy ventilation and pockets allow for plenty of room to store your items. The Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket features the Slide 'n Loc™ snaps to allow it to snap into pants for a complete seal when skiing/riding in deep powder.


  • Waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex with lightly insulated backer

Weather and Wind:

  • Waterproof breathable N80p-X Gore-Tex 3L blocks the nastiest winter storms while remaining breathable so the inside of your jacket doesn't become a sauna
  • Snow-shedding
  • Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
  • Windproof
  • Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
  • Tiny GORE seam tape (13 mm)


  • Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab
  • Molded zipper garages
  • WaterTight Vislon front zip


  • Neckline Configuration

Lining and Layers:

  • The Sabre’s relaxed fit, articulated sleeves, and hip-length cut allow you to move with ease and layer for all the conditions that may befall you on your next snow campaign
  • Soft, brushed lining adds light insulation
  • Larger neck opening increases layering comfort


  • Large cuffs fit easily over gloves and can tighten up to seal out the snow
  • The fixed StormHood is designed to fit over a helmet so you can protect your noggin and keep it warm too
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort


  • GORE-TEX three-layer construction
  • Soft shell construction
  • DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
  • N80p-x Gore-Tex fabric with 3L lo-loft
  • Laminated hem
  • The very densely woven face fabric offers exceptional long-term water repellency that won't 'wet out', and it is still super soft to the touch


  • Helmet compatible Storm Hood
  • Glove-friendly hood adjusters


  • Pit zippers for easy venting
  • The underarm zips allow you to vent out when things start to warm up


  • Hand pockets, internal mesh dump pocket, sleeve pocket


  • Powder skirt is equipped with a stretch panel and new Slide’ n Loc snaps so you can keep your torso warm and dry and put the powder in its place
  • Articulated elbows
  • Lift pass loop
  • One-hand adjustable drawcords
  • Adjustable elastic waist drawcord
  • Laminated die-cut Velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
  • Laminated brim
  • Laminated chin guard
  • Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
  • No-lift gusseted underarms
  • Flannel backing on the inside boosts your warmth up a notch
  • Gender specific patterning
  • Comes with a RECCO reflector in case you wander a bit too far from the beaten path
  • Laminated high-strength hanger loop
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Arcteryx Sabre Jacket - Men's:  The Sabre pant is designed for use on mountain terrain and on-piste adventures.  This fully waterproof jacket is constructed using N80p-X GORE-TEX textile that is highly durable with a soft face and a flannel backer, providing a light insulation. A relaxed fit leaves room for winter layers and the new styling has a sleek, clean appearance.  The Sabre Jacket provides the right combination for keeping you going all day on the steep and deep.

Technical Features.
Lightly insulated.
Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight.
DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface.
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness.
GORE-TEX® three-layer construction.
Laminated high-strength hanger loop.
Tiny GORE® seam tape (13 mm)
Soft, brushed lining adds light insulation.
One-hand adjustable drawcords.
Generous cut for easy layering.
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort.
Gender specific patterning.
Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility.
Articulated elbows.
No-lift gusseted underarms.
Hood Configuration.
Laminated brim.
Glove-friendly hood adjusters.
Helmet compatible Storm Hood™
Stealth hood adjusters.
Collar Configuration.
Laminated chin guard.
Neckline Configuration.
Larger neck opening increases layering comfort.
Zippers & Fly Configuration.
WaterTight™ external zippers.
Molded zipper garages.
Pit zippers for easy venting.
Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab.
WaterTight™ full length front zip.
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration.
Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off.
Large cuffs to fit over gloves.
Waist & Belt Configuration.
Adjustable elastic waist drawcord.
Hem Configuration.
Adjustable hem drawcord.
Laminated hem.
Pocket Configuration.
Internal chest pocket with laminated zip.
Sleeve pocket with WaterTight™ zip.
Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers.
Note: Our WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture.
Snowsport Features.
Powder skirt with gripper elastic and snap closure.
Lift pass loop.
Hidden Recco® reflector.
Logos & Label Configuration.
Non-chafing label.
Heat transfer logo.
The Arcteryx Sabre ski jacket is so tough and dependable, it is like having a best friend at your side through all your mountain adventures. And updated this year with N80p-X Gore-Tex fabric, it is tougher than ever.
The three layer construction acts as an effective barrier against snow and moisture, while allowing perspiration to escape through its breathable membrane. Inside, the flannel lining is soft and warm against the skin without that tendency to overheat. Other performance features include lengthy pit zippers for quick ventilation, a Storm Hood that fits easily over a helmet, large cuffs that fit easily over a helmet and a special reflector that makes finding you a whole lot easier in case of an avalanche or other emergency.
The Sabre has a simple, clean cut appearance and a fit that allows room for other layers underneath.
Whether you are planning a big backcountry tour or just want something stylish you can flash at the park, the Sabre jacket from Arcteryx is an outstanding choice. You will not want to leave home without it.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Sabre Jacket.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Sabre Jacket.

The Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket is designed for skiing and snowboarding and is made from durable and lightweight N80p-X GORE-TEX® fabric with a light flannel backer for additional warmth. This jacket employs a wide range of technology to help keep the warmth in and the moisture out, such as WaterTight™ zippers throughout and a full protection StormHood™ that comfortably fits over your helmet without restricting your range of mobility. When the weather gets frisky and going in isn't an option, make sure your jacket is up to the challenge with the Arc'teryx Sabre.
The Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket for Men is a very durable piece of clothing.
Waterproof and Snow-shedding.
Windproof and Breathable.
Lightly insulated and Durable.
Ergonomic pocket design is ideal for water bottles, snacks, or climbing skins.
This jacket has a relaxed fit for extra breathability or winter layers.

The Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket is perfect for mountain terrain and going on piste adventures. The New N80p-X GORE-TEX face fabric that the jacket features is highly durable and will withstand exposure on route finding to normal daily use. A flannel back lends light insulation while the relaxed fit leaves enough room for winter layers. Sleek and clean, this jacket will be great for freeride and deep powder skiing.

Don your Arc’teryx Sabre Jacket, mount your trusty steeds, and lead the charge through chest-deep ranks of powder infantry. With a new soft yet highly durable face fabric and the waterproof breathable Gore-Tex shell you've come to depend on, the Sabre is the type of sleek winter weapon that refuses to bow down, even when old man winter commands it.

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Clothing Fit:Relaxed Fit
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration:Laminated die-cut Velcro cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
Fabrics/Materials:N80p-X GORE-TEX® Fabric with 3L lo-loft soft shell construction
Hood:Helmet compatible Storm Hood with Laminated Brim
Insulation:Lightly Insulated
Material:N80p-X GORE-TEX Fabric with 3L LoLoft Soft Shell Construciton
Material Technology:GORE-TEX
Pit Zips:Yes
Pockets:Sleeve pocket with WaterTight™ zip/ Internal chest pocket with laminated zip/ Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers
Seam Sealed:Fully seam sealed with 13mm GORE-SEAM Tape
Seam Taped:Yes
Softshell Weight:Heavyweight
Type of Waterproofing:DWR- Durable Water Repellent
Weight:1 lb, 6.1 oz (626 grams)
Zipper:WaterTight™ external zippers, Molded zipper garages, Pit zippers for easy venting, Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab
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Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Last ski season I ran across the Sabre SV in the greenlight color. It fit and I should have purchased it then but I didn't. Flash forward to this year and I finally bit the bullet and ordered the jacket in Tungsten. I'm a large in virtually everything Arcteryx but this was just huge. Overall the construction was nice and professionally done. The hood easily envelopes a ski helmet. The powder skirt always being there is annoying to me, but that's more of a personal issue I think. The fleecy inside is a nice touch as well.
The jacked looked cool but the fit did not work for me. I'm a large in virtually everything Arcteryx but this was just huge. It was too baggy in the torso and the sleeves were too long. I understand it's cut for layering and a relaxed look but coupled with the powder skirt being permanently attached and the fleece backer that limits this jacket to snow activities and nothing more I decided to return it. I did opt for the Theta SV, which is cut large but doesn't have a powder skirt and can be used in all seasons.

Stephen M. Bennett at on 01/31/2013

I have the previous year's sabre sv in squid ink. This jacket sees year round use, even though it has a snow skirt (which i found helps in the wind) The micro fleece backed goretex is nice on the skin, except for i have one seam which seems to be a little itchy sometimes in the armpit area. The softshell is soft and supple, not as noisy as a regular proshell or paclite. The jacket is very loose fitting, a size XL expedition cut jacket fits me perfect with a light mid layer, but this relaxed fit is a bit larger, would accomodate for more layers if you wanted. The length is good for me, i prefer my jackets to be a little longer to prevent riding up and keep the cold out. The waterproof zippers are true to name, ive worn this jacket through rain storms with no water getting in. The squid ink color is more bluish in person. Overall, i highly recommend this jacket if you plan on using it for snow sports, or anything really.

nicp128324 at on 11/17/2012

I'm 5'6" and 150lbs and tried the Sabre in both size Small and Medium. Judging from the majority of the reviews saying how large the jacket fits, the Small would've been the best bet. However, for my needs (snowboarding), I kept the Medium. Here's why.
1. The Medium has more versatility when layering due to greater volume.
2. The Medium is long enough that it covers my butt and doesn't even extend past mid-thigh. Snowboarding requires sitting down a lot and this helps prevent a wet ass.
3. Shoulder mobility feels less restrictive. Yes the sleeves are long and covers my hands but cinch them up over your gloves and it's not noticeable.
Great jacket overall as it's designed as intended (which is for in-bounds snowboarding with a relaxed style and fit). Also has a nice clean style to it. Not sure how people over 6" taller and 20lbs heavier than myself feel like a Medium is too large....maybe unless they're using it for backcountry or skiing.

miltk99100031460 at on 10/24/2013

I love this jacket. I've tried a ton of different jackets on many ski trips and settled on this one. Personally, the small fits me perfect. I'm 5'8" and 165lbs. It has just the right amount of bagginess and length for me. One thing I also really like about it over the other hardshells Arcteryx makes is the soft shell that's slightly lined with microfleece on the inside. It's not a huge amount, but I've found that it really gives that extra tad of warmth and softness that is really great to have on a long day riding cold lifts. It's a perfect winter shell, but I wouldn't use it in the summer or warmer months for this same reason.
Giant pockets fit anything in there, zippers are fantastic, material is bomber enough to scrape trees, and color is great. Love it.

Phil M at on 02/25/2013

unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to really put this jacket to the test, but my initial impressions are that this thing is awesome! I am 6' 2" and 170 lbs and ended up buying the large. It fits with just the right length and with plenty of room for layering to fight against the elements. i would say a base layer and a mid layer for me is just perfect and the jacket still feels very functional. overall it was a solid investment! also i got the blue python color thinking it would be like it is pictured, but it is a bit darker and more of a blue/turquoise color. i was not disappointed in the color by any means, but it was different than expected

Tanner Huffman at on 11/01/2013

First, I am 6'0", 185lbs and a medium fits very well. Not too big but certainly large enough to layer adequately with down or fleece. The sleeve length is also spot on for me (I wear about a 34in sleeve). Construction detail is flawless and I love the feel of the new soft shell material. The interior "flannel" lining is very thin, not sure how much insulation it really provides but it definitely feels good to wear, not clammy at all. The hood is very large to accomodate a helmet but lays down fairly well when not in use. Overall, this seems like it will be a great coat for both skiing and three season East coast foul weather wear.

Chad Thompson at on 11/06/2012

I'm 6'2" / 185 lbs. and my medium Sabre is perfect. I've always had an issue finding jackets that fit well. Ski / snowboard shells are either the right length but too large through the middle, or too short and just right through the middle. The Sabre is just right all around.
- A technical jacket that doesn't feel technical
- Roomy hood for a my helmet
- Great mobility
- Soft / supple material
- Great breathability
CONS: Can honestly say I have none
All of the other ski / snowboard shells I considered before deciding on the Sabre were in the same $$ range, shared similar features - but were nowhere near as comfortable.

Derek P. at on 11/29/2012

wore for ten straight days in freezing mist,snow wind; everyingthing from all out exertion to huddled subzero on frozen peak; most breathable jacket I'ver ever had c/w (Northface,Marmot,MtHardware) Absolutely best shell performance I've had in 30 yrs of heavy outdoor recreation; bad news...Hood is great w/ helmet a little clunky to adjust w/o a helmet;badly,badly needs an inside gear pocket strange and irritating oversight; I'm looking for a custom guy to put a mesh pocket inside

ps5p450432 at on 04/14/2013

So far, so good. I have worn this jacket 20-25 times this winter in various conditions at Alyeska. From rain to 15 below with no complaints. I have jacket in Tungsten and the sabre bibs in orange. The combo looks great.
I ordered the coat in L and XL. Ended up keeping the L and sending the XL back even though I usually wear XL in Arcteryx.

AK PNB at on 02/05/2013

If I am 6'2" and 175 pounds, what size should i get?

Luke at on 06/21/2013

Negative Reviews:

The size chart is exactly what you're going to get. Forget any extra inches to layer. I believed other review comments and fell into a deep dark hole when the jacket arrived. No room to layer, what a waste of time.
Material is too stiff for me, sleeves extra long but prob OK for a 6 footer.
Expected more product for that they charge and sad to see it's made outside the USA.

dwlp420788 at on 03/15/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Had all 3 Arcteryx jackets to try on and went with the Sabre in the end.
Fit: I'm 5'6", 165 lbs, 40 inch chest. Athletic frame, but not slim. The Sabre small worked best with me. Even though it's a relaxed fit, I sized down to get a bit more athletic fit while still having enough room for a mid layer. The Crossbow small fit similarly. The Stingray small ended up a bit tight around the hips (and the medium was too much room). All jackets seemed to have somewhat long sleeve lengths (which other reviews note), so I deduct a star here for not having short versions. I most likely will have the sleeves altered. I found the range of motion with all to be great (gusseted arms).
Material: The Stingray and Crossbow's material felt similarly soft, and a notch softer than the Sabre. I did notice that the Sabre's more rigid material left a less wrinkled look, so it ended up more appealing to the eye. I figured the increased durability of the Goretex Pro shell isn't a bad thing either. The Sabre also has a really thick and nice feeling front zipper, really gave me confidence of the solidity of the jacket.
Value: They're all expensive (deduct another star), but they all feel high quality and like they'd last a long time.
Overall, it came down to the Crossbow and Sabre, and I picked the Sabre because it simply looked better. It was down to the Crossbow in blue ray and Sabre in tobiko (two tone orange). I would have liked the softer fabric of the Crossbow, but I get more durability with the Sabre, so hard to complain.
I'm waiting for next season to use this on the snow, but around town, I've found it totally windproof / waterproof while still never leaving me feel even close to too warm. I'm very pleased with this purchase and have bought other Arcteryx pieces as a result. Delighted with the simple / conservative design and high quality.

lanp360651 at on 02/24/2013

I bought this in Carbon copy as a rain jacket to wear around town. The fabric is soft and nice, the lenght and hood is nice. What I don't like is the baggy shape. I find Norr�na jackets to have a much better fit than the Sabre SV. I have not used it for skiing, but the powder skirt does not seem to be as good as Peak Performance or Norr�na. I also find it to lack pockets, but the under arm vents are good.

Dag E M at on 12/23/2012