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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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I looking to buy this jacket but I have serious doubt in regards to which size should get. I have read that sizing down should be considered when it comes to this jacket, so I need your help.

I am 6’8” and I have 250 LBS.

My main question is whether should I stick to the official size chart or should I size down.

If I should considered only measures of the chest, I am definitely XL, but when it comes to waist I am somewhere in between XL and XXL ((closer to XL – my waist is 103 cm (measured on narrowest part)). My hips measures are closer to XXL.


5 5

Great Shell/Outerlayer

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

This is a great jacket to layer underneath on the colder days or to wear on its on the wetter, warmer days. On colder days though it definitely needs help with the warmth factor and a thinner puffy jacket fits underneath it great! Very happy with the versatility, look and fit overall.

2 5

Functional Fabric that lacks durability

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Like most Arc Teryx, the form, fit, and function of the garment is great. However, the durability is not the same as pro shell. The seams started puckering after 30 days of lift serviced riding. Once the seams started puckering, than dirt started to be ground into the raised seams. This jacket looks 3 seasons old, already.

I contacted Arc Teryx customer service. They were condescending and very unhelpful. They offered such gems as "wash more" and "if it's not leaking, then it's not a defect." They then suggested that I contact Gore. Way to back up your product, Arc Teryx.

Bottom line, the function is great. However, expect this jacket to look very worn way ahead of its time. My expectations is that $1,000 in jacket/pants should look pretty good after 30 days on the hill. Don't buy this jacket if you have the same expectations.

5 5

Arc'teryx quality

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I must say that this jacket is top quality. Arc'teryx is known for their great attention to detail and this jacket doesn't disappoint. The only negative about this jacket is the fitment/cut. It has a more relaxed fit that I would prefer but it still fits well. I am 6'3" 200lbs and a large fits true to size but just relaxed. That being said this jacket is labeled as a more relaxed fit that other Arc'teryx jackets so it still gets a 5 star for me. In regards to warmth, with just two layers underneath I was perfectly content in 20 degree temps skiing for 8 hours on multiple occasions.

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Arcteryx Sabre jacket and pants in blizzard snow and wind.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

As you know Arc'teryx makes some of the best outerwear on the market. I can say from experience that you will be hard pressed to wear a jacket out in a few years of hard use. I have a Sidewinder that is now 14 years old and still looks new. If quality is what you are after then look no further.

This jacket has the relaxed fit which is the loosest fit Arc'teryx makes. This cut offers plenty of room to layer and comes with a longer looser fit than other models from Arc'teryx. The looser fit is perfect for resort riding or if you simply like a looser fitting jacket. I own this in a medium and I am 5' 10" and 165lbs, the medium fits perfectly.

One thing I love about the N80p-x is how quite it is. The shell material is still a hard shell but feels more like a soft shell. This makes it more supple to the touch and helps to reduce the swish swish noise that hard shell materials make. Another plus is the nylon flannel inside the jacket. This makes the inside of the jacket soft to the touch and helps to add the slightest amount of insulation.

Good venting, pocket layout, and the hood fits over a helmet. Pair this jacket with the Sabre pant and you have the best performing and arguably best looking kit on the hill!

4 5

great technical jacket

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

Arc'teryx jackets are a little 'square', but they are super technical. This seems to be the most progressive fit of any arcteryx jacket I've tried. 5'8'' 175 and a large worked for me.

5 5

2nd Best Weapon in my Quiver

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

The first best weapon is my Arcteryx Rush.

I love this jacket. I have been wearing it all season, and its been perfect for the warm temps. I have just been wearing a short sleeve under it. The breathability is amazing, and the wind protection is top notch. I have always worn a medium jacket but for Arcteryx I need a small everytime.

Hi there

I'm 6'2" and 170 pounds.

Is anyone able to give me guidance on sizing for the Sabre jacket?


Hey Hamish,

Height and weight are greatly effected by the lower half of your body and since your legs have nothing to do with how a jacket fits its best to decide size based on your chest measurement and sleeve length.

If you can get those specs it would be a lot easier to help you to decide between sizes. Or if you would like you could compare your information against the size chart.

5 5

Kick-ass shell

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

The sabre has everything you really need in a snowsport shell. It is cut quite long in the torso and has longer sleeves for us with ape like arms. 2 large volume hand pockets. 1 large zippered internal pocket and the always quite useless arm pocket (tends to be my ski key holder). Soft inner fleece lines the inside making it soft and comfy (plus a touch of insulation). Front zipper is the newer Vislon (aquaguard) which is more windproof and watertight than the previous vislon versions. 1 piece storm hood fits perfect over my helet and has enough adjustments to fit with or without a helmet. it also alows me to wear a hooded midlayer underneath (bonus!).
Overall great jacket and a decent dollar point.
For reference I am 5'10" and 165lbs with a 39" chest and wear the small. I can fit a gamma MX or atom LT hoody under without being restrictive at all. The medium felt like a sail on me.

5 5

Great piece

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I got this jacket last season to use as my all-arounder. Something that I could shred the resort in and also something that's tough enough for backcountry. It does both of these well and even a long skin is manageable due to the massive under-arm zips. After a season of shooting, climbing trees, skinning, and riding the lifts, it still looks brand new.

Keep in mind that this jacket is a relaxed fit jacket and is intended to be. Pay attention to the sizing chart on the Arc'teryx website when deciding on a size. I'm 5'8" / 155 lbs and went with a medium because I tend to layer and I like a bigger fit for mobility while setting up photoshoots. For me, the medium was a perfect choice.

A few things that could be improved would be allowing the snow skirt to be removed and having large dump pockets on the inside of the jacket.

Other than those two things, I couldn't be happier.

How warm is this jacket? This season in...

How warm is this jacket? This season in North East has been pretty darn cold. -10 to -20F with -30 &-40 wind chills. I have never felt the cold until this season. I usually only wear base layer, mid layer (thick Columbia fleece) and Ski Jacket and have been fine until this Polar Vortex came along....

How warm is this jacket? This season in...
Best Answer

Hey Adnan,
I would say the biggest benefit that this jacket will give you is protection from strong winds. The powder skirt and the shell of the jacket do a great job keeping you from getting to cold from harsh winds. The one problem you will have with this jacket is that it may not have all the insulation you need at that temperature. Given how cold it is at your location I think you may need to upgrade your mid layer fleece to make sure you are toasty warm. With this jacket and a better mid layer I think you will be able to take on that polar vortex. For the mid layer I would recommend the Marmot Quasar Down jacket or the Mountain Hardwear Ghostwhisperer jacket. If we can help you with anymore questions please feel free to call us at 1-800-409-4502 or chat in on our website.

Awesome. Thank you ... I will look into better mid layers and will most likely get this jacket as well...

Hey Adnan,
Glad to help! If you still feel cold I'd suggest a fourth layer, maybe your fleece. Though based on what you wear now it sounds like you may not need it.

im 5'9, 190 pds - what size shoudl i get...

im 5'9, 190 pds - what size shoudl i get please?

Hi Richard, it depends on how much layering you like to do, but I think a medium should fit you well with a fleece underneath. If you like to go with a ton of layers and like a baggy fit, I'd maybe go with a large.

Keep in mind you could just order both sizes and try them on. Backcountry makes returns super easy.

Medium would be a good athletic fit, if you want to layer under it with anything like a heavy fleece or a puffy then a large might be a better choice, though a large may be a bit long at the hem/sleeves for you. If you can, get to a local store and try on a couple arc'teryx pieces (even if they don't carry this jacket, it will help you figure out how you fit into arc'teryx stuff) that will give you the best idea of what to buy.

Hey Richard I'm actually 5'8" and 185lbs with a 41" chest 32" waist. I own this years Sabre jacket and have layered it already so many ways. I can say the only time it's a little restrictive is when I have 2 midlayers and one is a down sweater. I ski the northeast and unfortunately have to layer that much on occasion but when I don't a hi loft fleece moves nicely underneath. So to the other reviewers I can attest they're pretty spot on. How much you layer will depend on your sizing. You won't be disappointed it's a great piece.

5 5

fit and functionality

  • Gender: Male

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

5 5

Jacket true to size as intended

  • Gender: Male
  • Fit: True to size

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.

I bought a xl stingray and I really like...

I bought a xl stingray and I really like it but I'm considering returning and getting the sabre. I have room for a an atom lt but it isnt as comfortable as im used to. I'm 6.0 ft 215 and I'm concerned the sabre in xl will be to big.

Hey Taylor,
For this jacket I think the XL would be too big, but the Large would be perfect for you. I am 6'3" 190 and wear a Large. Depending on what you are wearing it for, the Large will still give you ample room to layer for skiing/boarding to keep you nice and toasty.

4 5

What size do i get

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


Most likely the medium will be your proper size. They fit long and are the largest fitting jacket in the arcteryx line. Im 5'10" and 165 and I take a small. the medium is like a sail on me. If you wear a lot of layers you could go for a large but once you remove some layers it may be quite baggy.

I'd go with Medium. Large if you like to layer a lot.