The Arc'teryx Sabre ski pants are an expensive, carefully crafted piece of clothing. They don't stand out in our test in any one category but bring solid performance across the board. A few little things temper our enthusiasm for the product, but overall we recommend this article of clothing. With iterative improvements over the past few years, Arc'teryx has taken a product that once scored in our testing as somewhat mediocre, to the top of our scale. An OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice needs to be nearly perfect. The Sabre is that.
For a more insulating product, check our Top Pick winner, the Spyder Dare. For a less expensive option, the Best Buy The North Face Freedom Pants deserves a look. Finally, the Norrona Lofoten Gore Tex Pro Pants, when combined with a matching Norrona Lofoten Gore Tex Shell, is the most weather protecting suit we have ever tested. If you are looking for all-around, exceptionally durable pants with the impeccable Arc'teryx fit and finish, consider this Sabre model.
Arc'teryx dropped the lime green colorway of the pants we tested and released some new color options in its place. The pants themselves remain unchanged outside of their fresh look as of Fall 2018.