The season we've all been waiting for.... the first line of Arc'teryx down jackets. I didn't think it was possible, but I'm looking forward to the Arc'teryx clinic more than ever before. The Arcteryx Men's Cerium LT Hoody utilizes a mixture of strategically mapped 850 fill down and Coreloft™ synthetic insulation. The synthetic insulation is placed in areas that are prone to moisture (hem, collar, sleeves and underarms), and the down is stuffed everywhere else to keep your core warm while allowing the Cerium LT to be light and compressible. If you need a little extra warmth or protection just put on the hood to keep that noggin of yours warm. With this insulating mid-layer, it's like you're wearing years and years of research and progress.
The Arc'teryx Cerium/Thorium line enters the down jacket domain with an explosion—a streamlined-yet-puffy explosion. The Men's Cerium LT Down Jacket is the lightest in the family at under a half pound, but it still packs a wallop of warmth. And actually, it's a hybrid in the family since Arc'teryx placed 850-fill goose down where it matters most (your torso and arms), and then used synthetic Coreloft insulation in locations that are likely to suffer exposure to moisture, like the shoulders, collar, and along the hem.The dynamic duo of high-tenacity Airetica face fabric and high warmth-to-weight down insulation fights cold on cloudless, bitter days. Wear this hybrid jacket over a thermal-weight baselayer when you're hiking to find the perfect Christmas tree in the freak December cold snap, and wear it under a waterproof hardshell if you're skiing through a snowstorm. Whatever your pleasure, the Cerium jacket keeps you warm without being a burden, either on your back or in your pack.
The trim silhouette means you can layer over the Cerium and still put your arms down comfortably by your sides. Underarm articulation gives you upper-body mobility so you can plant a pole or chuck a snowball without tearing seams or exposing flank flesh.
Arc'teryx designers made a name for themselves with their attention to detail, and the Cerium jacket illustrates their expertise. Light elastic cuffs won't pinch your wrists but will rebuke cold air attempting to slither up your arm. A chin guard on the collar prevents unattractive zipper rash caused when cold metal chafes against your chin. The included stuff sack makes it easy to pack this jacket when you're taking off for a week in the Winds and you need something warm for nighttime when the sun sets and crumbs from dinner have disappeared into the last gasps of embers.
The Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody is a streamlined, lightweight down hoody filled with 850 white goose down. This backcountry specialist hoody is intended as a mid layer or standalone piece in cool, dry conditions.
The lightweight Arc'teryx Cerium LT down hoody jacket uses strategically placed synthetic fill in areas prone to moisture, keeping you warm with minimal weight and bulk.
|Back length (in.):||Unavailable|
|Clothing Fit:||Trim Fit|
|Fabric:||Nylon / nylon blend|
|Fit:||Trim, hip length|
|Insulation:||850-fill down/Coreloft polyester fibers|
|Insulation Material:||850 Fill Down|
|Material:||Airetica (100% Nylon, 850 Fill European Goose Down, Coreloft 80 Insulation)|
|Pockets:||Two Zippered Hand Pockets|
|Shell lining fabric:||Nylon|
|Sleeve Length:||33 in|
|Weight:||9.7 oz / 275 g|
|Arc'teryx Cerium LT Jacket||$209.99 - $299.00|
|Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket||$349.95|
|Arc'teryx Cerium AR Jacket||$265.00|
I was looking for a down mid-layer to wear between my shell and base layers (hence the term mid-layer)for the super cold days. I originally ordered the Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater. When it arrived, I was worried about the warmth it would provide. I went ahead and ordered the Arc'teryx Cerium LT to compare.
When the Arc'teryx jacket arrived, I could instantly tell that it would be warmer because of the amount of down packed in.
The Arc'teryx definitely fit me better than the Patagonia as well. The Patagonia was a bit boxier around the shoulders and overall not as trim of a fit as the Arc'teryx. The Arc'teryx will fit under shells a bit better than the Patagonia.
As far as fitting under the shell goes, I am quite happy with this jacket. It is short enough that it does not get bunched up by the powder skirt. The shoulders and sleeves fit close to the body and do not inhibit any functionality of the shell. I can wear a layer or two under the down mid-layer and still comfortable flex my elbows without the feeling of too much material inside the elbows. It is also amazingly light that you do not notice you are wearing it (except for the added warmth!).
I usually need to open some vents of my shell when wearing the mid-layer because it is just that warm. The cold days give me a new appreciation for this jacket. I have been completely comfortable in this jacket on days where I would have otherwise gone in early or not even gone in at all. I was shocked about how easily I outlasted my skiing buddies in the cold with this jacket on.
As far as casual wear goes, I do not wear my mid-layer around nearly as much as everybody else in the Backcountry.com office does. I am a little paranoid about snagging the fabric and having the down come out.
It is also a bit smaller than how I wear my casual clothes. My shirts usually go down below my belt line but this jacket stops about there, so the layers beneath almost always peek through the bottom.
I bought the non hooded version of this jacket mainly for skiing. I do not like skiing with many hoods stacked on top of one another so i chose this one. I got to try this jacket on a few of the coldest days Snowbird has seen this season including one when it was -14 in the morning and it was great. All i wore was this jacket, and a lightweight fleece underneath and I was completely warm. This jacket just traps in heat. The jacket is super lightweight and packable, it compresses into an included stuff sack and is about the size of a nalgene when stuffed. I was really amazed by how packable this jacket is considering it has a bit more loft than other jackets that pack down to the same size. I've heard complaints about this jacket because it doesn't pack into its own pocket, but i think its better because there doesn't have to be an odd sized pocket. This is a great down jacket that i would recommend to anyone.
My husband is an avid skier and generally outdoorsy kind of guy. You wouldn't think this jacket is warm at all when you pull it out of the package, it's a light as a feather! We live in WA, so our weather options are many. You can easily wear this under another waterproof jacket for extra warmth, but it's stylish enough to wear on it's own, too. The fit is athletic, so it's not too boxy, once again, making it stylish and easy to use as a layer. My husband is 5'8" and weights 180 with a 32" waist and the large fits him perfectly. He normally wears a medium jacket, so keep this in mind when determining your fit.
It's a terrific jacket. Love most everything about it so far. The color is really nice (we bought the green) it's so packable and light, and uber warm.
I bought this to use as a mid-layer under my Arc'Teryx Sabre. Both are large and they layer perfectly together. I'm 6'2" 215lbs and it fits snug. If you are looking for a baggier fit, go with an XL. Its VERY warm. Once you get inside from a run on the slope you are roasting, but while you are out there its not too hot. I was in temps down to 7 degrees, with a base layer (Kombi midweight), midlayer (Cerium) and outer layer (Saber) and was very warm. Also, it comes with a bag stitched inside the left pocket, which when scrunched into it, its the size of a pint glass. Super light. Great quality.
I have owned other light weight down jackets before, and I expected the Arc'Teryx Cerium would feel and function pretty much like everything else. However, I was blown away by how warm this jacket is relative to its weight. It fits well, looks great, and keeps me toasty even in biting cold. I bought this jacket with the intent of layering it under/over other items, but now I am not sure I will need to. The fabric looks delicate online and in person, but so far it has been much more durable than expected as well.
I own several Arcteryx shells and wanted to give their down a try. Arcteryx delivers another home run with this jacket. Very light and very warm. I've been outside comfortably to the mid 20's with nothing but a dry fit undershirt on.
As for fit. I am 6'5 225 lbs and fit perfectly in the XL. This jacket has an athletic cut and ordered the XL to account for that.
Great product. Packs down to the size of a 1000ml Nalgene.