Price US $299

Arc'Teryx Sawatch 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Arc’Teryx Sawatch is a mid-weight soft-shell pant. Soft-shells are great for those who need a little extra breathability for high activity backcountry or resort skiers.

Arc’Teryx Sawatch Pant Review

Tester: Matt

Pant Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Arc’Teryx Sawatch soft-shell pant is designed for high output activities. It is constructed with a highly breathable Trusaro material. The only downside to soft-shells is that they don’t provide a high amount of waterproofing. The Sawatch pant has a DWR coating for water resistance, but nothing substantial for water proof protection. The Sawatch is designed for those skiers that need a high amount of breathability, but won’t be skiing in wet weather.

Fit: The Arc’Teryx Sawatch has an articulated fit with Arc’Teryx e3D patterning. This gives the pant articulation in the knees and extra room in specific areas for layering underneath. I like the e3D fit as it seems to be the truest to size while still offering a good amount of mobility.

Warmth: The Arc’Teryx Sawatch isn’t a very warm pant. It’s a 3-layer soft-shell without insulation. It is designed for highly active skiers that are going to be working hard to find the perfect run. If you’re a resort skier that takes the lift and always run cold, the Sawatch isn’t your pant.

Features: The Arc’Teryx Sawatch is a pretty standard soft-shell. It has a good deal of breathability, and a comfortable soft-shell construction. The Sawatch has several okay pockets, waterproof zippers, waist line adjustability, and suspenders.

Bottom Line: The Arc’Teryx Sawatch is a pretty standard soft-shell pant. It’s good for those high activity skiers who need extra breathability, but aren’t going to see a whole lot of wet weather. The Sawatch is a comfortable, and functional for the right skier.

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Type

Soft Shell

Treatment Type

DWR

Insert Type

Other

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

None

Meshed Vents

No

Layer Count

3 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Company Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Normal

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Excellent

Warmth

Poor