Review: Arc'teryx SABRE AR JACKET (ad)

By meteomorris on 14 January 2020 · 3

Arc'teryx has a reputation to uphold. The quality of Arc'teryx is beyond question, and for good reason hundreds of mountain and ski guides worldwide rely on the Arc'teryx gear. The SABER AR JACKET is new in the Arc'teryx collection. It is a true freeride jacket made for the deepest days and the best splitboard and ski tours.

Allround jacket

The SABER AR is the most all-round jacket in the line-up. Thanks to the years of knowledge and experience that the brand has, they know what it's all about. This jacket is not made for an afternoon of 'shop till you drop'. Not because it couldn't be done wearing one, but because a jacket like this wants to have an active life. The jacket is made in such a way that freedom of movement, optimal breathability and protection against weather and wind go hand in hand.

Very nice cut

Made of 3L GORE-TEX, the jacket can handle any weather. The cut is good. Not too big and not too small. Just as it should be. If you want to wear your jacket extremely baggy, a size bigger is advisable, but for the rest of the world the standard size structure simply applies. To give you an idea: I wear a Medium size and the person you see in the pictures below as well.

If you go for the SABER jacket, it is a great idea to order the SABER pants as well. With the help of the Slide’n Loc ™ attachments you can easily attach your pants to your jacket and keep the snow out even better. The lusts but not the burdens of a single suit - one piece in short.


  • Windproof 3-layer N80p-X GORE-TEX can handle any weather
  • Water-resistant pit zips provide ventilation when needed
  • Helmet-compatible StormHood ™
  • Waterproof VISLON® zipper
  • Integrated powder skirt with stretch panel and gripper elastic
  • Die-cut laminated cuff tabs help seal in warmth
  • Slide 'n Loc ™ attachment fits compatible Arc'teryx pants

A lot of money, not expensive

The SABER AR JACKET is not cheap in absolute terms, but certainly not expensive. You don't buy an Arc'teryx jacket for a week of skiing, but because of your passion for the sport and the outdoors. It's a jacket that will last for years. Here you can read all about the SABRE AR JACKET.

Available in five colors, of which I think the Renegade is the best. What's your favorite color??


  • -Patrick-
    -Patrick- op 14 February 2020 · 09:36
    Arjen & Morris, you are indecent to the bone, simply put: Two selfabsorbed fools. One day you'll pay the price (Karma) for making profit by cheating on others. You know you both owe me big time for how I helped you build wepowder to what it was (before you crushed all the platform's potential with poor management decisions). It's too late to make up for it now. Farewell.

    I supported wepowder for 3 seasons translating the forecast into german, creating regular video-content live from the Alps, avalanche-awareness-blogs, and many more features for the freeride community together with two amazing editors and reliable/trustworthy freeriders and now friends Willi & TobyMcGreen. We never recieved any proper compensation from Arjen & Morris for the work we did. We mostly recieved empty promises, but I guess you all know that from what you can read in the forecast. (i.e. cold smoke blower pow falling at 100 km/h of wind...)

    Don't be fooled!
    Share the Stoke and leave no harm, Together we watch out for our Home.
  • TobyMcGreen
    TobyMcGreen op 14 February 2020 · 10:40
    You are completely right Patrick! I myself put so much effort in my articles (like driving for 12h to confirm Morris' report) and they didn't even manage to send me some wepowder merch. The payment was a joke (not even compensating the costs, not even close). So in the end I payed to work for these guys and now they continue to make profit out of our hard work without a single word to us. We could've had great success all together but you guys were just focused on your own profits and destroyed this once amazing community. Shame on you guys!
    Champagne Powder, quite possibly the closest thing to the use of illegal drugs!
  • willalright
    willalright op 14 February 2020 · 11:04
    I have to say I was ver honored at first to write for wepowder and to hunt for the powderalerts to create live reports of the snow conditions for 2 years. The payment was very very basic, but I agreed to it in hope it would get better with time. In the third year I started a cooperation with wepowder to merge their festival with mine. Unfortunately all oral agreements of taking over a large part of the costs were blown in the wind when it came to concrete deals. Instead they claimed a large part of the profits on top although all the work was on me and they just had to send me the video material... I had to stop the complete festival, find a new location and do it all by myself...
    But worse is what they did to Patrick. Three years of dedicated hard work for very very little wage. I understand that the business is difficult and doesn't have a lot of money in it, but the promises just kept going on for a better future, but in never came. Also it seems that Arjen and Morris live pretty well from it... Something doesn't fit...
    The powder forecasts are great (most of the time). You just have to divide the snow amounts by 2 and you're good 😉 And I want to thank you for having created wepowder. The last two snow reports were "a bit" off... But maybe also the winter is "a bit off".

    But I really don't appreciate you taking advantage of the deal Patrick made with Arc'teryx without reimbursing him or even asking him. And then when asked by him "what's going on" blocking him without any comment... That is just weak.

    I don't understand how you could go from 3 really motivated and willing ski enthusiasts to 3 people being really disappointed in you...


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