Arc’teryx Sabre LT Review [2019 Review]: Should You Buy This Jacket?

Last Updated on by Valeria Salamanca

Are you looking for a big, mountain jacket that is tough enough to withstand whatever winter throws at it? Then you need to pick up the men’s Arc’teryx Sabre LT Jacket. For windy and wet days, the versatile performance of the Sabre LT Jacket will keep you safe from the elements.

Since the launch of Arc’teryx in 1989 by Jeremy Guard and Dave Lane, the brand has gone on to become one of the most prominent creators of state-of-the-art accessories and multi-functional collections for men and women. Arc’teryx is a specialist and go-to brand for innovative and premium outerwear of unrelenting style and impeccable quality. Men’s jacket from Arc’teryx range from cool and stylish ski jackets to boldly-colored down bombers fitted out with quilted finishes.

The Sabre LT Jacket is one of the leading products from the stable of Arc’teryx and was designed for skiers. This great skiing – and snowboarding – shell jacket is a must-have for both newbies and professional skiers who love braving the elements at all times. Therefore, whenever you’re planning to assemble your riding layering system, you should remember to add the Arc’teryx Sabre LT Jacket to your arsenal. The price tag may be on the high side, but the Sabre LT Jacket is durable enough to serve you for more than a lifetime.

The Sabre LT Jacket is a durable outerwear that allows you to cut through dry snow effortlessly. It features a highly flexible but strong N80p 3L GORE-TEX fabric that makes this longer cut ski coat 100% snow- and windproof. This means that you can quietly and comfortably move through winter and wet weather without worrying about getting soaked. This advanced N80p 3L GORE-TEX fabric – with GORE C-KNIT backer technology – makes the Sabre LT Jacket highly breathable and conducive for skiers and snowboarders in the harshest terrains.

This big mountain jacket has a progressive design that makes it compatible with freeride touring. It is also equipped with helmet compatible StormHooD and RS zipper sliders on the chest and hand pockets. The Sabre LT Jacket also features pack compatible WaterTight pit zippers – for venting – an RFID pocket along with an integrated powder skirt – with Slide ‘n Loc attachments designed for compatible pants.

The integrated powder skirt – with Gripper Elastic and a Stretch Panel – prevents snow from finding its way into your Arc’teryx ski jacket.Sabre LT Jacket has internal pockets – that come with laminated zip – as well as an internal mesh dump pocket. The left-hand sleeve pocket is designed to secure your RFID ski pass. The hidden Recco® reflector enhances visibility in poor weather, and the longer length of the Sabre LT Jacket gives you additional protection from the elements, especially on stormy days.

The Sabre LT Jacket is equipped with micro-seam allowance – up to 1.6mm – which helps to reduce weight and bulk. In case you are wearing a pack, its angled WaterTight pit zips grants easy access for ventilation when you need it. The glove-friendly hood adjusters of this big mountain jacket work exceptionally well with the helmet compatible StormHood with laminated brim. You can pull up the hood easily to keep your head and ears protected from the cold.
If you are afraid that the Sabre LT Jacket will tear or catch, let us put your mind to rest, thanks to its laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters which also contribute to reducing bulk. The large cuff of this shell jacket fits over gloves easily so you can set off down the mountain slope without stress.
Although the WaterTight zippers are water resistant, they are not entirely waterproof. Therefore, it is not advisable for you to keep valuable documents or items – that can easily be damaged by moisture – in your pockets.

At times, you may end up getting caught in the rain. I’ve been out plenty of times and gotten caught in a slushy storm while snowboarding and skiing. Luckily, the Sabre LT Jacket is fitted with Rain Shield zipper sliders that help to protect the Arc’teryx ski jacket’s WaterTight chest and hand pockets. This additional protection helps to protect stored items from getting wet.

Final Zip: Worth the Money?

Without any doubt, the Arc’teryx Sabre LT ski jacket is one of the most durable outerwear any serious snowboarder or skier can add to his or her arsenal. This state-of-the-art ski jacket comes with a hefty price tag which may turn you off, but if you want the best of the best, Arc’teryx delivers.

If you consider all the innovative features that are packed into this groundbreaking ski jacket from Arc’teryx and the fact that this sturdy mountain jacket can serve you for a lifetime, it is easy to see that the price is worth it.

Bottom Line: I personally love this jacket. When it comes to an outer shell ski jacket, it simply doesn’t get better. I’ve never owned anything that comes close to competing with the Sabre, and I have plenty of high-quality hard shells from reputable brands. The quality and versatility of this jacket are unmatched and the Sabre is a perfect example of the quality that Arc’teryx continues to deliver. Go buy it here!

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