Arc'teryx wins another OutdoorGearLab Editors Choice, this time for a skiing (and snowboarding) shell jacket. The Sabre is the best ski resort men's shell jacket we have ever used. If you are looking to assemble the best riding layering system, start with the Arc'teryx Sabre. It is expensive but will serve you for a decade or more, the entire time protecting in quiet comfort. For two-thirds the price and three-quarters the performance, the Best Buy Outdoor Research White Room should also be on your radar. At a price more similar to the Sabre's, with comparative pros and cons that we reveal below, you should also be considering the Norrona Lofoten jacket. For an all-in-one insulated shell jacket, Arc'teryx also won an Editors Choice award for their seriously awesome, insulated Macai jacket.
We've confirmed with Arc'teryx that the only changes to this Editors' Choice winner since our testing period is a new group of hues to choose from. One option is shown in the photo above.