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Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket - Men's

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    Unsheathe your light Sabre when the snow falls.

    Fresh fallen powder, clean lines, and big backcountry rides call for the Arcteryx Men's Sabre Jacket. Gore-Tex gives this light-and-thin three-layer shell reliable waterproof breathable protection, and fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing a single snowflake from seeping through. Arcteryx lined this jacket with flannel for lightweight insulation.

    The Sabre has a relaxed fit that includes gusseted underarms and articulated elbows that help you move down the mountain with ease. Long zippers under each arm provide plenty of ventilated airflow, and the StormHood features adjustments, helmet-compatibility, and a visor that keeps snow off your goggles. There are more adjustments at the hem and cuffs and pockets designed for ski passes and electronics.

    • Gore-Tex three-layer shell
    • Fully taped seams
    • Flannel backer
    • Underarm vents
    • Powder skirt
    • StormHood
    • Adjustable cuffs and hem
    • Zippered sleeve, hand, and internal pockets
    • Item #ARC00BD

    Tech Specs

    Material
    N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer, lo-soft soft shell), [backer] flannel
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    relaxed, articulated
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes, StormHood
    Pockets
    [external] 1 zippered sleeve, 2 zippered hand, [internal] 1 zippered chest
    Venting
    underarm
    Powder Skirt
    yes, snap closure
    RECCO
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    1 oz 8.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, backcountry
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great quality shell

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

    Gift recipient says, "I’ve been skiing and snowboarding for the last 25 years and always used a heavily insulated jacket. I found for the majority of the time that I was always too hot and had to continually unzip at the bottom of the run. So this year I decided to go for more of a shell and go with the layering method. After a lot of research, I came to the Arcteryx Saber. I took it out in a bunch of different conditions in temperatures ranging from -11 degrees F to 28 degrees F and it exceeded my expectations. When on windy peaks, it kept the wind off my body and kept me dry when it was snowing. On the cold days (-10 to 20 F) I layered with a thermal and a Patagonia nano puff jacket and it was perfect and I wasn’t looking for anything more. On the warmer days (I consider mid 20s to the mid 30s warmer) I layered with a thermal and smart wool sweater, and again it was perfect. A few times when it got warmer and I was working hard I would just unzip the pit vents and it was all good. The pit vents are a feature that I actually really liked because they’re not just a small opening with mesh. When unzipped they’re wide open and actually vent really well and quickly. The hood fit perfect over my Bern helmet when it was snowing. So far it seems incredibly durable. I wore it on a backcountry day with a lot of tree skiing. I definitely caught myself on a few wayward branches but the Saber held up perfectly. When looking for the jacket I was really concerned about fit. I didn’t want a big baggy jacket, but I also wanted to be able to layer underneath and fit a nano puff jacket for the cold days. I’m 6’1”, 185 Ibs and athletic build. Typically, all clothes (shirts, jackets, sweaters) that I wear are Large, but the Medium was just the right fit to have room to layer underneath while still feeling like it was a streamlined jacket. Not baggy at all, but still big enough to fully move my arms in any direction. I was a little gun shy on the price, but everything I had read said that the make and the quality of Arcteryx jackets was second to none. I usually hold onto my gear for about 7-10 years, so I went for it. When I received it I realized what everyone was talking about. You could see that time and care was put into making the jacket. I’ll be holding onto this jacket and using it for the next ten years."

    Step Dad xmas gift

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

    I gave it as a gift but this is what he reported back to me,

    I love this jacket, beacuse it delivers exactly what it promises to deliver. I would like to use this review to explain this, and to address two big issues I have with a lot of these seemingly confused reviews going around. Nothing about this jacket should surprise anyone. Here's why:
    First: It's a Paclite jacket. Obviously it's not as durable and/or breathable as Pro or Active. But it's cheaper and its lighter, and it delivers exactly the same wind- and rain protection. If anyone says a Pro is more rainproof, they're wrong. Pro is more durable (construction mainly) and breathable, and Active is more breathable and (perhaps) slightly more durable (construction). However, this jacket does sport a 40 denier face fabric (although not the super-tough N40p-x, like the Alpha FL), and as such, it is a pretty burly Paclite jacket. For the same reason, it's not the lightest on the market. But for a 40 denier face fabric jacket, it probably is.
    Second: It might not have pit zips, and it only has one pocket, but this should be very clear just by looking at it. If you know you want pit zips or more pockets, buy a jacket, that has those features. Just know that it will be heavier, and it will cost more. Because, you know, pit zips and pockets weigh more than just fabric, and putting them in takes time and therefore costs money. Complaining that a jacket, you bought, has no pit zips, is like bying a sportscar and complain that you can't fit your entire family in the backseat. Obviously, the car is not therefore flawed, you purchased the wrong car.
    Like I said, I love this jacket. It is easily light enough to earn its place in my pack on every outdoor occasion, and I have no worries pulling it on for rough use. If you want a lighter jacket, look elsewhere, but be prepared for something like 10-15 denier and much less durability. If you want more versatility (read: durability and breathability), go for the Alpha FL, which weighs only 20 grams more. It does cost 50% more, but I think it's a bargain. I don't feel like I need more durability, but I also don't want a lot less, so for me, this is a great choice. I'm sure I would love the FL too.
    And for the five stars: It's quite simply beautifully made, for what it is, and Arc'teryx are very up-front about what it is. There should be no surprises with this one, only expected satisfaction.

    Amazing hardshell

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

    I love this jacket, soft supple feel but still very durable. My favorite feature is the hood that will go over my helmet. I would highly suggest this piece

    Awesome Protection

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

    Anything Arc'teryx is well thought out and damn near bulletproof... this shell fits that description. Great roomy fit and minimal well placed options. Go to shell for the decent and keeps me warm on super cold resort days.

    Bombproof weather protection

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

    I'm going into my second season with the Arcteryx Sabre jacket. I'm somewhat fickle with my purchases, and tend to buy lots of different things and return/resell/gift stuff I'm not particularly impressed with. Initially, I was concerned, because the size large was HUGE. I'm 6'1, 195 pounds, and tend to like a less baggy fit when going through trees. The length on the medium is perfect, the powder skirt snaps at the right spot on the hips and keeps the pow out. The torso is a little leaner on me in medium, but there is still plenty of room for layering.

    Having used this in varying conditions from negative degree days in waist-deep powder to skiing in mixed/freezing rain conditions, it's kept me dry every time. Even when all of my friends are soaked and want to go to the lodge or car, I'm always dry enough and warm enough to keep going.

    It's also quite durable. Tight tree lines have a particular magnetism to me and sometimes my affinity for them is punishing. In one particular instance, I nailed my shoulder on a stubby limb hard enough to spin me and cause one ski to eject. The point of impact was right on the shoulder seam - a little debris smear was left right on the seam. The weld was good inside and out, and aside from wiping off the bark smear, no damage was done, although I was left with a pretty healthy bruise underneath. I feel like the construction and materials are as bomber live up to the high expectations set by the brand. The investment is worth it if you want to purchase an item once and have it work perfectly for a long time.

    Best Touring Jacket!

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

    The Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket is incredible! As a splitboarder, I like my jackets to have a bit of a looser/longer fit. The cut on this jacket is perfect! The length of the pit zips allow for maximum ventilation, which definitely comes in handy for me because I run pretty hot while ascending. If you like a bit of a longer fit, but still want a super technical shell, this is a the one for you.

    Arc'teryx Quality

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

    Totally functional, great quality and the fit I expected.

    I have several Arc'teryx products, they never disapoint.

    Arc'teryx Quality

    Arcteryx Sabre Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    Love this shell. Fits me perfectly, size large 6"0 210. Very comfortable and stylish. Will use this walking the dog and skiing. Not as loud and crinkly as previous arcteryx jackets.