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    Laugh in the face of sub-zero temperatures.

    When others are huddled under the comforting warmth of puffy blankets indoors, you're wearing the Arc'teryx Men's Ceres Down Parka through bone-chilling temperatures in balmy comfort. As the warmest jacket in Arc'teryx's Essentials collection, the Ceres Down Parka sports 850-fill European Grey Goose Down insulation for exceptional warmth in the most extreme environments on earth. Down Composite Mapping places synthetic insulation along zones prone to condensation from active use, such as the underarm areas. This strategic mapping prevents the down insulation from succumbing to perspiration when you're camping in sub-zero temperatures or exploring wind-swept corners of the globe.

    The WindStopper membrane prevents oncoming snow showers from seeping inside and compromising the down's warmth-trapping loft. Better yet, it's completely windproof, so you're never shivering uncontrollably when whipping winds threaten to rob your body of precious heat. Sealing in warmth over your head, the StormHood features Cohaesive adjustments that cinch down over your helmet or hat. And to ensure plenty of room for layering, the Expedition fit offers a generous cut for wearing baselayers without compromising movement.

    • Fiery-warm down jacket for frigid conditions
    • 850-fill European Grey Goose down insulation for exceptional warmth
    • WindStopper membrane is windproof, water-resistant, and breathable
    • Down Composite Mapping combats condensation with synthetic fibers
    • Helmet-compatible StormHood seals out blustery conditions
    • Arc'teryx fuses legendary quality with uncompromising protection
    • Item #ARC00IE

    Tech Specs

    [membrane] N40p WindStopper (2-layer), [lining] Arato 30 (100% nylon)
    850-fill European grey goose down
    Fill Weight
    [size medium] 8.6 oz
    Baffle Construction
    box wall
    Expedition e3D (room to layer)
    upper thigh with drop-tail
    Center Back Length
    34 in
    yes, insulated StormHood (helmet-compatible)
    [external] 2 insulated hand, 1 zippered chest, [internal] 1 chest, 2 dump
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 14 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, winter camping
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    Almost perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: XXL
    • Height: 6'6"
    • Weight: 255lbs

    Bought this for brutally cold MN winters. I don't wear it for outdoor sports and I'm not a mountaineer. Instead I am just tired of being cold around town and while walking dog.

    This is a super jacket. It's crazy warm. I was just out at -20 F with simple base layers and was toasty. Really. The hood is also exceptionally warn. The jacket is also light and high quality, as I expect for the price and the dead-bird company.

    The only flaw is the main zipper. It's one of those double zippers that lets on zip UP from the bottom. This complicates things and doesn't make it easy to zip normally. I need to fidget with the zipper each time. Stupid.

    Finally, for what it's worth, the XXL fits me perfectly. I'm an athletic 6'6

    Better than most!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I bought the Arc'teryx Ceres as an outermost/emergency layer for Colorado 14ers and Rainier, with the possibility of Denali (acknowledging I would need another insulation later in addition).

    Long story short, I am blown away by the quality and warmth of this jacket. I recently bought a First Ascent Peak XV, the parka RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering uses for their summit jacket on Denali/Everest, and it was both poor quality in comparison and less loft than the Arc'teryx Ceres.

    The 850 down fill in the Ceres is evenly distributed and does not shift, unlike other parkas I have encountered (Peak XV). It is well fitting and its features are just enough - not too much.

    Hey Jared, your review piqued my interest because I planned to use this parka on Denali (with lots of layers underneath) and I was wondering what you would put over this beast? Like seriously, what would fit over this much loft?

    Yo Jared - Just saw your question regarding using this as a layer on Denali... honestly, having used this piece more over the last year, I don't think layering anything on top of this would be necessary or advisable on that kind of adventure! With its Windstopper outer layer, it should handle anything you would encounter. I would focus more on your layering system underneath the Ceres and ensuring it fits over all those layers. Good luck!

    Saved my face. Needs bigger pull-tabs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I can't give this jacket enough praise. Super durable outer fabric + windstopper is key for keeping warmth and protecting the down from the wet and abrasion. Super light for the warmth. Amazing amazing hood. Best I've ever used. Love the cut. Athletic enough to trap the heat, but enough room to put over your hardshell. Would absolutely love to give this jacket 5 stars, but the zipper doesn't slide smoothly 100% of the time, and can be hard to engage and disengage. Also the pulltabs for the hood are F'ing microscopic! Arc'teryx you need to put monster pull tabs on your severe weather stuff! I don't want to dick around and spend 5 minutes trying to find the adjustments for the hood and take my gloves off when I'm trying to get my ass of the mountain!

    Remarkable Parka

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    This jacket is incredibly warm yet so much lighter than the other "Everest" jackets. I never have to layer even when -30 and I get compliments on it all the time.

    Best and last jacket I expect to purchase. Expensive but really a steal for the quality you've bought.

    Highly recommended.

    Great heavy duty winter jacket

      I have had the jacket for 2 months. So far so good. I wouldn't wear it unless its 5F or less, even then you only need a base layer and you will be good. I am 6'1 175lbs, medium fits good with plenty of room to layer. I have tried to layer together with RHO LTW as base and cerium SV as mid layer. In terms of length, it's thigh length. Ceres in medium is slightly longer than Theta SVX in the same size.

      This jacket is light for the amount of insulation it provides and is very comfortable to wear. It can be use as a daily jacket if you live in the place with constant cold weather.

      I have not tried the extreme parkas from other brands but Ceres is definitely the warmest piece in Arcteryx line up. If you feel the 225g of Down in Ceres is not enough you can always double up by wearing Cerium SV (185g of Down) as a mid layer.

      As a down jacket, Ceres is best use in Dry condition however general wet condition won't be an issue due to its Windstopper outer fabric.

      Ceres is for sure a long term investment and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for a heavy duty winter jacket.

      It's worth it.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I've only had this jacket for a couple months, but it has proven its value.

      I'm 6' and about 150#; medium fit me perfectly.

      The coreloft in the hood and shoulders keep you warm even when you're out in the cold rain...though I haven't found any conditions that the goretex cannot handle. I've had this in some seriously wet, crappy conditions. It is just plain waterproof. The down in this coat makes it the warmest jacket I've ever had. Remember when we had to wear those bulky zip-in liners in super thick ski jackets to be warm? Or wear a giant puffy that makes you look like the Michelin man?

      Those days are gone. Enter the Ceres.

      I can't explain how something that fits so nicely can be so warm. I just can't explain it. It isn't huge, it isn't unduly puffy, but it is SO WARM. Windproof, waterproof, warm.

      The cut is athletic, and allows great flexibility and movement. This is one of those jackets that you buy and use for a long, long time. It's an awesome jacket.

      Like wearing your favorite sleeping bag!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      The Ceres has quickly become my favorite jacket for a wide range of cold-weather adventures and activities. 225grams of goose down and a Gore WindStopper face fabric offer an amazing amount of warmth and weather protection. Cold spots are a non-issue with box wall construction and insulated wind flap.

      I was fortunate enough to have my Ceres for the Ouray Ice Climbing festival last season. The insulated, helmet compatible storm hood and two-way zip with bottom snap make for a perfect for cold-weather belaying fortress.

      I was wondering how abrasion resistant the N40p material is? I have several shells with thicker face fabrics and they have held up well, but nothing this thin!
      I wonder if this could handle winter camping (with branches and rocks etc)? Are most people using it for city use (less abrasion scenarios)? Finally, anyone with the Magma (red) tell me how that color has held up (staining, fading...)? Cheers!