Review: Arc'teryx SABRE AR JACKET (ad)

By meteomorris on 14 January 2020 · 0

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??


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