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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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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?


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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 Responded on

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.

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

F13 platinum sabre

F13 platinum sabre

Similar to tungsten

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Paul - How does the platinum color compare to the tungsten? Are they the same shade of gray?

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The Platinum has a bluer hue to it and is lighter in overall color

4 5

What size do i get

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

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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.

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

4 5

extreme alpine touring Verbier SWZ

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

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Yeah, I totally hear you on the lack of a mesh interior pocket. If I'm going to buy this jacket for skiing, alpine, etc, it's got to have one. Arcteryx always espouses minimalism yet when you move up to the more expensive jackets such as the Theta SVX, there's a mesh pocket. People rave about how great Arcteryx jackets are, and I own two--Beta AR, Venta SV, but costs of manufacturing/design influences the lack of features on many of their jackets, IMO.

I'm 6'0 and weigh 175 lbs, fairly slim....

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?

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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.

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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

2 5

Keep to the sizing chart

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.

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D-Wip 420, here's some info on the different fits from the Arc'teryx website:
"Relaxed fit garments rely on higher volume patterns and a reduced amount of articulation to offer roomy mobility."
If the Relaxed fit doesn't give you enough room to layer underneath you should check out the XPD fit:
"Cut roomier than our Athletic fit and suitable for winter/extreme conditions, Expedition (XPD) fit garments are cut larger to accommodate multiple layers without binding or restricting movement."

The Rush jacket features the XPD fit and might be a great alternative for you. It will give you enough room to stuff a down sweater or other high volume mid layers underneath.

I wear a size Medium in the Sabre and haven't had any issues wearing an Atom LT as a mid layer underneath. However things do get a little tight with anything higher in volume.

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Just got the same jacket in Small, I am 5"8 and whey 175lbs fairly muscular and the jacket fits great with enough room for a base layer and a fleece.

5 5

Near perfect.

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.

Near perfect.
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Hey Phil what pants are you wearing in this pic?

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They're the Flylow Magnum BC pant- great pants but had a few durability issues after a season- the seam tape started peeling, so I sent back and they're currently repairing the pants.

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Interesting enough I too had an issue with FlyLow Seam tape on my chemical pants. Just sent them back and they are repairing. No cost so that is cool.

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Yeah I don't think they'll be charging me either. I haven't seen the repair yet but hopefully it will be good quality.

3 5

Sabre vs. Crossbow vs. Stingray

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.