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Arc'teryx Sentinel Jacket - Women's

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    Put your puffy underneath this storm-proof beast and let the good times ride.

    All winter long, you're on high alert for the next big storm, the next refresher, or the next snow-stealing powder hound who crosses through the fall line. In the Arc'teryx Women's Sentinel Jacket, your tours of duty through storms are warm and dry events. Guaranteed waterproof and breathable three-layer GoreTex Pro technology ensures your ski-hungry bod stays dry when the skies are spewing snow and you're hiking to the lookout. A relaxed cut lets you put your puffy underneath when temps nosedive. 

    Being the first in line when ski patrol opens the world's best bowl matters to you. Traveling the traverse and side-stepping with speed gets your sweat going. Open the underarm vents to dump excess heat without losing your primo position in line. As you wait for the sign to change from Closed to Open, snap the powder skirt together to keep the snow spray from sneaking up your back. The hood holds your helmet so you don't have to choose between casing your cranium and a dry dome. When it's dumping and your enjoying fresh tracks every time, the laminated brim diverts a bit of the weather away from your face. 

    • Ski shell optimized for powder days and backcountry tours
    • Gore-Tex Pro enhances waterproof, breathable protection
    • Thin, three-layer construction is light and packable
    • Women-specific, athletic fit designed for layering and mobility
    • Underarm ventilation amplifies airflow
    • Powder skirt keeps waist-high pow out of your jacket
    • Adjustments at hood, hem, and cuffs keep snow out
    • Item #ARC3593

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), [face fabric] 70D nylon plain weave
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    relaxed
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes, helmet compatible, adjustable
    Pockets
    [external] 2 hand, 1 sleeve, [internal] 1 mesh, 1 zippered chest
    Venting
    underarm zips
    Powder Skirt
    yes
    RECCO
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    (medium) 1 lb 4 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Haven't used yet

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

    Picked this up in preparation for a trip in March / April, hoping it works as well as it looks!

    Black Sapphire = Navy Blue

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    I thought this was going to be black, but its navy. Other than that I absolutely love it. It had everything I wanted in a shell: powder skirt, arm pocket for a pass, interior pockets for a phone, pit zips, and cuffs that would easily fit over my mittens, and a hood that would easily fit over a helmet. And most importantly look good. This jacket is all of that. It's not too long like may other shells I've been trying on. I'm 5-5, 130 lbs and wearing this over a Flylow Betty down jacket. I purchased the medium and it easily layers, and best of all I don't look like a stuffed sausage. I was very hesitant about the price, but I have a feeling this will last for years.

    Hey Liz - Sorry about the color issue! I agree - I wish companies stopped trying to be so creative in their color descriptions and just spelled it out in crayola terms ;)
    Glad to hear the coat has everything you need though and that you're super happy with it!
    And yes, it will absolutely last for many years to come - plus Arc'teryx has a lifetime warranty on their products so should something happen, you know you're going to be well taken care of :)

    Your Gearhead,
    Brittni

    Best Shell

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I LOVE this jacket. It's my go-to jacket for the winter or when I'm not in the mood to deal with rain or wind as it will keep you super dry! I pair this with the Atom Lt for when the temps dip and it keeps me nice and happy when I'm snowboarding.

    Great Quality and Fitting Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    This Arc'Teryx jacket is exactly what you would expect from them. It is the top tier of quality and features. Water and wind have no chance against it. My girlfriend uses this anywhere from hikes to back country days and is always her go to outer layer. Taped seams, a big hood and pockets are all well designed and easy to use. Cannot go wrong with this jacket for MANY seasons of use.

    Imitation Pro

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    This jacket is awesome! Not only is it wind proof, comfortable, and layer-able for the coldest of days, but I got so many compliments on the jacket: "you look like a pro skier!" It might be my professional skiing abilities, but I'm blaming it on the jacket ;)

    Practically Perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"

    I bought this for a friend who had the following to share:

    "This was the first time I purchased a technical shell and I am extremely happy with my choice. The Sentinel is lightweight, wind and weather-resistant and made with ventilation in mind. It is not intended for insulation, so I purchased it along with an Arc'teryx Atom LT, and together with a minimal base layer, this combination keeps me comfortable in cold temperatures. The hood fits easily over my helmet, should weather require extra protection. This jacket also integrates with the Sentinel pants, and includes a powder skirt. Finally, let's talk color: I purchased the Sentinel in the new Cerulean color and it is GORGEOUS! The pictures on-line do not do this color justice. It is much more vibrant in person. Perhaps, the only downside is the pocket-design. I was hopeful the jacket would have various pocket sizes to accommodate more ski gear. I do appreciate a laminated pocket to protect my phone and other items that may require added protection from moisture. Overall, I could not be more pleased with this jacket and highly recommend it."

    Great Adventure jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. There are a few reasons why I chose it. Obviously I wanted this jacket to be breathable yet very waterproof. So far the Gor-Tex Pro 3 layer has not let me down! The length is great! I like my shells to be a bit longer then what is usually offered in hard shell jackets. Also, I didn't want this jacket to be too heavy but I did want just a small amount of lining for extra warmth. The inside lining in this jacket is very soft. It provides just the right amount of extra warmth and comfort in case I need it. It is a very flattering fit yet still provides enough room for my synthetic or down mid-layer. To me this is a pretty big investment, so I wanted to get a color that I knew I would like for a few years. I went with the Marianas. It’s a very deep, dark purple that goes well with the rest of my ski gear. I wanted to invest in a jacket that would last for a while, and I found it! I'm super excited for all of my future adventures in this jacket!

    Update: After using this jacket for a couple of months I do have to update one thing.... I still love this jacket and am incredibly happy with it however I do believe I can now only give it a 4 because of the powder skirt. The powder skirt will only attach to Arc'teryx pants, and only pants with the Slide 'n Loc™ snap closure attachment. Don't get me wrong, if you have/plan on buying the pants then this feature is fantastic! This only started being a problem for me with all of the incredible powder days we had in January. If you do not plan on buying Arc'teryx pants then you may want to make sure that the powder skirt will stay down when you're really moving out there on the slopes/in the backcountry. Or you could just purchase a pair of bibs like I did!

    total disappointment

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xs
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 105lbs

    -a hard fabric that is not comfortable and is quite noisy
    -given the price point, would expect the interior compartment to be more thoughtful
    -as a shell, the cut is not comfortable for layering inside
    -bought a lot of items at backcountry.com and have to unfortunately say this one is the worst

    I do not find it noisy or stiff. It is a soft shell type material with hard shell characteristics. I am 5'5' and 112 lbs and I ordered the XS. It fits well with a mid weight layering puffy underneath. The XS is quite short. It integrates with (snaps into) the sentinel pant and the system seems to work well. Without the integrated pants, it would be too short! The small is quite a bit longer but voluminous otherwise on me.

    happy skiier!

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

    I purchased the 2014-2015 sentinel jacket with some colorblocking on the shoulders. It's just a shell with no interior insulation layer, but I knew that when I purchased it, and purchased an arcteryx atom lt jacket to wear underneath. I'm pretty hourglass/pear shaped, so I went up a size so that it would fit without pulling across my hips. I was pleased that it's perfectly waterproof and that I wasnt even damp after skiing in heavy lake-effect snow and grauplel. The front zipper comes up HIGH and covers my entire neck gaitor, although I do still wear a neck gaitor for the fleecy comfort, as this has just a minimal zipper cover. The hood fits over my big round helmet (smith gage) and has a stiff visor on the top. The pit zips are long and easy to wrangle- I just hold the cuff with my arm up in the air to hold the fabric taut when pulling the zips. The pocket situation is sparse- I usually put my phone in my atom pocket and then kept my credit card and id in the tiny inner chest pocket in this jacket. I do like the left arm pocket here for an rfid resort pass. I skied a lot of days that started at 15 degrees and warmed up to 28 or 32, and was pretty happy in a base tshirt or tank, atom lt, and this jacket, opening up the zips later in the day. It's long enough to cover most of my butt, and pretty loose/boxy. If you want girly or cute, get it in a cute color- I'd usually prefer warm and dry over fashionable.

    Solid shell for spring skiing.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I needed a spring shell for snowboarding and this has been a satisfying purchase so far.

    I'm usually between sizes thanks to a long torso, smaller waist/bust, broad shoulders and wide hips , so nothing ever fits perfect but I'm happy with my choice to go up a size for this purchase.

    The extra room allows me to layer for those days with mixed conditions. The length of the torso is great, hits right at mid-butt level (with my long torso). Arms are long enough I can reach overhead without them coming past my wrists. The upper arm area seems to have a lot of extra fabric. While aesthetically it annoys me a little when I'm only wearing the shell, if I ever needed to wear a super heavy puffy for insulation with this jacket there would be plenty of space to do so.

    The pocket situation is lacking, With the micropocket as the only inside pocket, I have to keep my wallet and mobile in an outside pocket. That's the biggest downside to this jacket for me. Other than that, it's great lightweight shell that has kept me comfortable and dry in a range of temps (mid-20s to mid-40 F) without any other insulation.

    Almost a 5, BUT

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

    Bought this jacket last week for downhill skiing and have been very pleased. Very lightweight, but warm - wind proof and breathable, good fit with room for a variety of layers for varying conditions, hood works great over my ski helmet...all good, EXCEPT - really could use more pockets!!!! One tiny inside pocket that even a cell phone won't fit in - no goggles pocket where there could be one. Outside pockets could definitely use improvement and another could be added. Maybe next year...

    Exceeded My Expectations

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small and Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 128lbs

    I have extremely high standards for ski jackets. And by high standards, I mean that I?m willing to pay for something super technical because am constantly cold/find myself getting wet easily. I want the fit to be long enough so that it doesn?t ride up, and simultaneously want to still look like I have a waist. (Priorities, I know).
    In the past I have usually gone for insulated jackets that have an excessive amount of features like wrist gators with thumb holes, magnetic snaps to keep the hood back, etc., but found that while they worked well for colder days on the resort, they were not versatile for anything else. I needed something that would provide warmth on colder days when paired with a micro down, could act as a lighter jacket for backcountry, or back bowl days that required hiking, and spring skiing.
    While I was skeptical about moving to a technical shell, I couldn?t be more pleased. And I am pleasantly surprised at how I don?t miss all the extra features too. The pit zips are deep which is a huge plus for longer hikes. The scuba hood is helmet compatible for sub-zero windblown days, and the small fit me perfectly even layered over a mid-weight down jacket (I?m 5?5? and 128 lbs). I have skied resort to backcountry from dry Colorado powder to long days in wet heavy British Columbia snow and stayed dry and warm. I have even enjoyed having it for mountain biking on cooler wet days in the spring/fall because it breaths so well and give you slightly more coverage than rain jacket.

    I also purchased this jacket in a medium which seems to work better with the heavier down jackets and gives you a little extra length without adding too much bulk. If you think you are between sizes or like a looser/longer fit size up.

    Exceeded My Expectations

    Love this jacket!

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

    There are not so many skiing jackets without insulation I could use for mountain tripping as well. And there it was! I found perfect shell jacket for most of my outdoor activities! It's 100% waterproof, super breatheable and very light. I've used it for mountain tripping in the Rockies and Himalayas and I skied slovakian mountains in it. This jacket rocked everywhere! :)

    Additionally it's very cute and fits perfectly! The only thing I don't appreciate is that it gets dirty easily and it's hard to get rid of it...My nepali friend spent one whole afternoon cleaning the black smudges and dust from our 30 days Himalaya trek :D

    Love this jacket!

    Absolutely fantastic!

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

    I bought this for my mom, but I took it out a couple of times over winter just to try it out, and I want one in a men's version. This jacket is waterproof and extremely breathable. There are pockets and vents right where you want them, and this women's version gave me some chest space for extra beers. My mom loves it too. It fits her perfectly.

    Great outer layer!

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

    I purchased the Sentinel to serve as my outermost shell when skiing and it has not disappointed. Functionally it is perfect as a windbreaker and protection from precip. I am 5'6 / 130 lbs and purchased a small which fits perfectly in the torso both layered and by itself. Aesthetically I wish the arms fit a little closer but I would rather them be loose than too tight!! Also am obsessed with pockets when I'm skiing and the Sentinel has four - more than other Arcteryx shells. Definitely recommend.

    solidly waterproof

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large

    I was very pleased when I wore this through this weekend's wet Cascades snowstorm and found that I was still dry under my jacket. I do wish it had wrist gaiters, but otherwise am glad that I'll be able to take this light and waterproof jacket to the backcountry.



    Fit: The hip area and powder skirt are pretty snug, and I have small hips. But the waist/stomach area is huge and baggy. I am typically between a M and L and sized up to a L. It's pretty big, but with layers on it's just the right size. The arms/shoulders are roomy and don't restrict movement.

    Almost right...

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

    This jacket is awesome in terms of the level of comfort it provides, its ability to shed the rain and prevent the wind from making it through and overall mobility. It's light and easy to pack and is something I throw into my backpack when we head into any split adventure.



    I've worn it up to the hill as my every day jacket once. The temps were cool (lower 20's) for the Northwest and I'll admit it would have been a bit nicer with a puffy vest or additional insulation underneath.



    I do agree with the poster below me in regards to the size an that is the only negative thing I have to say about this jacket. I was in between the L and XL and opted for the L. While the shoulders and arms fit well (and I'd say even have a little extra room), the waist is smaller than I would expect. Still today I find myself wondering if I should have opted for the XL but always end up reminding myself that while the extra room in the hips would be great, the extra room in the arms would be a total bummer.



    All-in-all, this is a great jacket for the price (especially since you can get it for a steal right now), but make sure you try it on first.

    I was thinking of taking this jacket on a...

    I was thinking of taking this jacket on a trip known to have constant rain downpours, will this jacket keep me as dry as a rain jacket would?