The Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody is a lightweight sewn-through down jacket that uses the finest 850 fill power European white goose down, ensuring super lightweight warmth for those on the move. The Cerium LT offers superb mobility and and can be used as either a warm mid layer or as an outer layer in cooler conditions. This is the perfect choice for the ski tourer or alpine climber requiring warmth, and packability at a minimal weight.
Down Composite mapping (DCM) is utilized in the Cerium LT Hoody. DCM is where Coreloft synthetic insulation is used instead of down in areas prone to moisture - the collar, chin, underarms and cuffs. These areas are also prone to down migration so the use of Coreloft eliminates this problem as it remains static within the jacket. Down is then used throughout the core and arms, where warmth is required the most. The outer fabric of Arato 10 is durable yet is still incredibly lightweight and also benefits from being DWR finished.
The jacket is a trim fit and also features a low profile and down insulated StormHood ensuring maximum protection in the coldest weather. To keep drafts out the cuffs are elastic and it has an adjustable hem drawcord. It features two zipped hand pockets and an internal security pocket. The jacket comes with its own stuff sack for easy rucksack transportation.
Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody Features
- 850 fill power European down
- Coreloft 80 and 100 synthetic insulation
- Arato 10 outer fabric with a DWR finish
- Down Composite Mapping
- Adjustable low profile and down insulated StormHood
- Front zip with chin guard and wind flap
- Elastic cuffs
- 2 zipped hand pockets
- 1 internal zipped security pocket
- Stuff Sack
- Elastic cuffs
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- Trim, hip length.
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Customer Reviews of Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody
I have 2 of these now, my first was the earlier version. The improved jacket has for me is better with the addition of an inside pocket and longer length. It still fits well under my Gamma MX and is a hugging fit allowing full movement. This jacket keeps me warm yet doesn't overheat, it seems to know what temperature I want to be.. Odd I know, but it's true.
Last year I purchased an Arcteryx down jacket (Thorium) as a mid layer for the worst weather days. I am an adaptive ski instructor at an outdoor artificial slope in the north of England, with rain, wind and cold being the norm!
It was so good I bought the Cerium LT Hoody for a bit more protection and warmth, not disappointed. Working well with Arcteryx bad layers it keeps me warm and dry. As most uniforms now tend to be shells, rather than insulated jackets, it's brilliant to add the right warmth without the weight. Strangely I rairly get too hot, can't explain why, it just works. Also used it instructing in Switzerland and Italy when it was indispensable on the cold days. The other brilliant thing is that at the end of the season when the mornings can start cold and the days warm up, it's so easy to pack up in it's bag and stow away in the outer layer pocket. Truly versatile.
For - fantastic quality, design and detailing; efficiency; versatility.
Against - not much, price but you generally get what you pay for; it should last and last.
Very warm for a lightweight jacket. It fits like a glove on the body. Brilliant color combination. It fits anywhere.
This Arcteryx jacket is simply awesome! It's expensive - no doubt about that - but the fill power, loft, construction, material quality etc makes it worth it. As usual, FW sent it swiftly, very well packaged & with a good delivery service.
The quoted weight of 275g is accurate, although mine (in small) was a smidge under this & I'm 5 foot 8 with a medium build, 73kg if that gives any idea. I tend to wear this on drier days because I don't want to challenge the DWR finish or clump the down, although I have worn it with a lightweight breathable rain jacket over the top - making a very practical, lightweight ensemble. Not really suited for the heaviest or most prolonged rain, but then that's not what it's designed to be for.
For me - it's great with just a base layer underneath (or 2 thinnish layers) - I've not bought it to wear as a normal coat. It's seriously warm for its weight - you can feel it as soon as you put it.What this means is that it's very useful to take just in case things turn cooler, or you get injured & need to go slower/stop etc. The superior loft means that the pockets act as little hand-warmers as they sort of heat up from your torso (no down insulation on the pocket interiors).
It packs into a small, draw-string sack which makes a small sausage shape (the same colour as the jacket) which issecured inside one of the pockets. This is a bit weird for me because other jackets of this nature tend to pack into the pocket themselves & use a double-sided zip, but this isn't an issue.
The use of the synthetic insulation (collar, cuffs etc) is not noticeable - in so far as I've not felt cooler in these areas or detected it to be bulkier or something. However, to be fair though, I've not yet got wet here so couldn't say whether this aspect of not having down, makes practical sense in use.
Hood or no hood? I chose to have one, because the weight increase is negligible & I figured that if I'm cold enough to justify wanting to put this on, it would make sense to limit heat loss through my crown (although if you're more covered in the hair department, you may have a different viewpoint)!
To keep the weight down, the waistband is not adjustable whilst the hood only has a simple elastic at the back of the head, but I've not really noticed the lack of anything more - I just adore the fact that it's so warm & unbelievably light.
Finally, the chin guard is very welcome so stop chilly air from entering & for me, to stop my whiskers from getting caught in the zip.
Thank you FaceWest!!