The Best Arcteryx Ski Jackets Outlet of 2021

Best Overall: Arc’teryx Sabre AR & Sentinel AR

arc’teryx sabre ar and sentinel ar ski jackets

Arc’teryx delivers these tough, flexible shell jackets for tackling big mountain ski and snowboard lines at the resort or in the backcountry: the Arc’teryx Sabre AR for men and the Arc’teryx Sentinel AR Jacket for women (both $675).

Both designs feature a durable yet buttery 70-denier nylon face fabric, so we don’t need to worry about exploring the glades or playing fetch with an excited pooch at the base. From blustery conditions to blower powder, the three-layer GORE-TEX fabric is waterproof/breathable and blocks wind well.

And the seams are fully sealed to bar moisture. If you build heat on deep-snow laps, the underarm vents are a lifesaver, and the powder skirt helps keep base layers dry.

A soft flannel backer provides a bit of warmth for cooler days on the chair lift. The hood fits over a helmet. Both jackets feature two external hand pockets, one small sleeve pocket, an internal mesh pocket, and one internal pocket with a zip closure.

If you’re looking for a comfortable shell that stands season after season and manages variable conditions from spring sunshine to storms, this is a great choice.

Specs:
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Insulation: Flannel backer
  • Shell: 3-layer
  • Waterproof rating (mm): 28,000
  • Breathability (g): 20,000
  • Weight: 590 g (women’s size S); 700 g (men’s size M)
Pros:
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Enough room to layer up a fleece or micro puff jacket beneath the shell
  • Extremely durable and well-made
  • Slightly longer fabric in the back for extra protection
Cons:
  • Women’s sizing is not ideal for petite skiers and snowboarders
  • The color selection could use more bright options for backcountry visibility
  • Expensive