Redesigned for your snow-slaying pleasure.
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.
- 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
- 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
- Flannel backing on the inside boosts your warmth up a notch
- 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
- The underarm zips allow you to vent out when things start to warm up
- 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
- The fixed StormHood is designed to fit over a helmet so you can protect your noggin and keep it warm too
- Large cuffs fit easily over gloves and can tighten up to seal out the snow
- Comes with a RECCO reflector in case you wander a bit too far from the beaten path
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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
I'm 6'0 and weigh 175 lbs, fairly slim. Like my jacket/pants fairly loose as I ski in the rockies and usually have a down underlayer/fleece pants underneath. What would be the most appropriate size in the Arc'teryx saber jacket and pants?
I can't help with the pants, but I'm pretty close to your height/weight and the large sounds like just what you want. These jackets are more of a fitted cut, and if you want to wear a down underlayer, you'll definitely want the extra room a large will give. It also won't be too large if you don't have a down or fleece under it. Hopefully someone else will chime in on the pants.
Te sabre is actually cut quite generous and has a long length (medium has a 31" front zipper) and a decent drop in the rear. AT 5'10" 165lbs a medium is huge on me (even with a medium Gamma MX hoody underneath), I can really go with a size small. My medium sabre is wider in the torso than my Medium Alpha SV and Stingray. I would vote for the medium for your height and weight.
As for pants it will depend on your waist measurements and inseam
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.
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.
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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
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.
I'm 6'3 tall and I weigh 210 pounds, what is the right size for me with the relaxing fit?
I'm 6'4 about 225 and I ordered the xl. it was huge on me. I had a stingray in xxl and it fit smaller than the sabre in xl. If i were you i'd order a L.
Tank you Jamie, I suspected it.