Seeing as I have already reviewed the Sabre SV Jacket, I won't go in to much detail regarding the Stingray seeing as they are almost identical (with some key differences). This jacket is great, integrating technical design with a minimalist approach. It is extremely light compared to most Skiing/Snowboarding jackets out there. The fit, unlike the Sabre, is Athletic, which is perfect for someone like me, at 5'9" 130lb. The other thing I prefer over the Sabre SV, is the collar. At first I was skeptical of the collar, because most Arc'teryx layering pieces with collars run extremely short. The Stingray's collar is perfect; its really tall, but not too much to get in the way. It keeps the wind out, and prevents snow from falling down your neck if any snow accumulates in your hood.
All in all, I like this jacket more than the Sabre, not only for looks, but for its fit mostly. The ONLY reason I prefer the Sabre this year, is because of the color selection in the Stingray. I bought the Sulphur color, and immediately I thought to myself, Highlighter Yellow. It's almost the same as buying a completely White jacket. It WILL get dirty immediately if you're not careful. I like the color, seeing as I've always liked the color Lichen, but I can't get behind this color. The Sabre SV comes in the color Greenlight, which is too good to pass up. I would prefer this jacket much more over the Sabre if only the Stingray had a good color selection.