Arc'teryx Sabre Pant - Men's

Slice through sleet, snow, and wind.

The Arc'teryx Men's Sabre Pants have got you covered whether you're breaking trail in knee-deep powder or riding high, windy lifts at your home resort. Their burly three-layer Gore-Tex shell and breathable softshell face are great for skiing in the resort or out in the backcountry thanks to a good balance between stormproof protection and breathability. Fully taped seams and a DWR finish add to the Sabre's weather protection, while two outer thigh vents work to dump heat when the sun decides peak through the clouds. The Sabre is cut for freeriders with a relaxed fit that has plenty of room for extra layers. Articulated knees, seat, and a gusseted crotch make kick-turns and side-stepping a whole lot easier, and their integrated belt can be quickly adjusted throughout the day.

Everything you need to stay warm and dry can be found on the Sabre. Water tight zippers offer a water-resistant closure to the two cargo pockets, and with internal stretch cuff gaiters with a gripper elastic, you don't have to worry about snow working its way into your boots and socks. The cuffs are reinforced with Keprotec and Cordura nylon to protect against buckles, edges, and crampons. A soft, brushed backer offers a bit of insulation for when you are skiing in the resort, or taking a break before your drop into that backcountry line you hiked hard to earn. The Sabre is equipped with Sliden'Loc attachments, so you can go ahead and attach them to your compatible Sidewinder SV jacket for head-to-toe weatherproof protection.

  • Gore-Tex lo-loft softshell (three-layer)
  • Fully taped seams
  • Brushed backer
  • Relaxed fit
  • Outer thigh vents
  • Integrated webbing belt
  • Internal gaiters
  • Keprotec kick patches
  • Articulated knees and seat with gusseted crotch
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great fit

    I love the fit of the pants, very soft material that is still holding up to the abuse I've been throwing at them this season. I would highly recommend this pant

    What size did you go with?

    Perfect for resort and touring

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

    I've used these pants both in, and out of bounds, as a do everything pant. I love them! I really like the relaxed, baggy fit. It gives me plenty of room to layer underneath. With layers, this pant is extremely warm and I've never been cold. These pants are true to size. I am 5" 10' with a 32 waist and a medium fits me extremely well. They are a bit long for me, but that is nothing new for me. I am on the short side.
    If you have more questions, hit me up!
    -nijohnson@backcountry.com

    Unanswered Question

    Sizing on these? I tried these on in both Small and Medium. I'm 6'1" tall and weigh 170#. My waist is about a 32". The Medium was quite loose in the waist. The Small was a better fit (see pic below). BUT, I was trying on without any base layer (besides my boxers. Thoughts? Too snug in Small?

    Backcountry ruins my ski time!

      I ordered this SEP 14, and find out today at ski resort that the Backcountry sent me a gamma pants of the same color!! With no waterproof at all!

      Hey Haoran, I'll give a call to right our wrong pronto! I'd love to make sure you get the Sabre pants that you did order. Best, Connor

      Very protective

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

      I really like these pants! I've wore them in 15 degree weather with 20mph winds and with a minimal base layer. They kept me very warm! I really like the multiple pockets! There big enough to carry whatever it is you need comfortably! They are true to size and the fit looks really good and stylish! They're baggy, but not too baggy! I think there an excellent fit for skiers and snowboarders alike! When hiking in deep snow, the gator does let in a little snow, so without a big boot, you might want an outside gator! The one gripe I do have is that there could be a gator zip to access boots! Other than that these pants are phenomenal!

      Very protective
      Unanswered Question

      good morning,

      was wondering if you could give me a sense between the Sabre and Stingray Arcteryx pants, in regards to fit, protection, warmth, etc? ski mostly in Minnesota w/ a few trips out east/west every year.

      thanks

      Sabre + Sabre

        I've got a Sabre jacket that I love and I decided to pair it with a matching pair of pants for skiing. Their 3L Gore-Tex and outer vents were important factors for me. The range of colors to choose from was also a plus.

        Highly Recommended

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

        Great construction as you'd expect from Arcteryx. Has kept me warm and dry throughout the ski season this year. Love the numerous and deep pockets. Baggy in the right places without feeling like you are swimming in them, which gives you the flexibility you need on the slopes and makes it easy to get in/out of them when needed. I expect to use these for several years to come.

        Steeeezzyyyyy

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

        I have a single gripe with these pants; the lack of any fastener on the gaiter. They still work great on your ski/snowboard boots, but you'll need legit gaiters if you plan to use these for wading through the white stuff.

        Size is true, but a little longer and baggier than typical for Arcteryx, trying to please us boarders I guess. Not enough of a variation to matter for most, but if you're on the fence about going up a size.. don't. Plenty of wiggle room for you to do your thing.

        Now it's time for the praise, and honestly, I can't say enough. I absolutely love these pants and I could talk all day about the awesome functionality, the flat seams, and the deep pockets that don't impinge your movement no matter how full you stuff them. I could wow you with anecdotes about staying completely dry after SITTING in a running mountain stream to take pictures of my four-legged hiking partner, or laying down on Quandary Peak in 70+ MPH February winds and being toasty enough to take a nap. But these pants are made by Arcteryx, so you already expect them to be downright bomb-proof.

        What you may not expect is how flattering (read: straight steeezyyyy) the clean lines and flat seams look day in and day out, on the hill or chilling by the fire pit.

        It's a snow day, and the dress code is fly.

        Steeeezzyyyyy

        Deep pockets and deep powder

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

        I love these 3 layer GoreTex pants. They keep you dry when Mother Nature is delivering the white gold from the sky. When sure decides you need some Vitamin D in your life, they keep you comfortable and breathable. If you are too warm, they have massive leg vents if you really want to feel the cool breeze on your tree trunks. The two front leg pockets are massive, which is nice if you like to carry a bunch of stuff with you. Also, the Sliden'Loc attachments with my Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV jacket is a nice touch. Keeps the snow out of the back of your pants on the really deep days. Do yourself a favor and add these pants to your winter wardrobe.

        Well Fitting and Bomber

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

        Got these for the winter shred. These are very durable, breathable and true to size. I love the deep pockets in the front as well as the zippered vents on the side. Bought the color Biome and complements all my jackets well.

        are they long enough for you? what is your inseam? thanks.