The Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody

Streamlined, lightweight down hoody filled with 850 white goose down. This backcountry specialist hoody is intended primarily as a mid layer in cool, dry conditions. Down Series: Down insulated garments | LT: Lightweight.

Arc’teryx’s cool and commensurately pricey the Cerium LT is a mountain ready jacket with a great warmth-to-weight ratio. Combining 850 fill down with 80g/m CoreLoft synthetic insulation in the lower forearms, bottom hem, and collar, the Cerium LT is designed to keep you warm and keep your precious down dry. While it is warmer than the Editors’ Choice winning Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer, it is definitely not a full feature jacket or comparable in warmth to the Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody. The versatility of the Cerium LT is limited by a lack of adjustability, a very athletic cut that makes it difficult to layer under, and a lack of warmth relative to jackets of its size.

 

Pros

Great fit, great hood, unique down and synthetic insulation combo Incredibly light, compact, warm for its size and weight, packs into its own pocket Lightweight, durable, adjustable cuffs, good features, great overall value

Cons

Expensive No hood cinch, some slightly heavier jackets are much warmer Doesn’t stuff into own pocket