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Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

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    Don't break down when it's cold outside.

    Cerium is the most abundant rare earth metal. It decomposes slowly in cold water and rapidly in hot water. The Arc'teryx Mens' Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket is not quite as prevalent as its namesake, but it does slow your decomposition in cold weather. The combination of 850-fill goose down and strategically placed Coreloft insulation keeps you warm during bone-chilling days in the backcountry. While Coreloft insulation does resist moisture better than down, and an ominous drizzle won't leave you a cold, soaking mess, it's best to pair this with a waterproof shell if you know wet weather is coming. This superlight hooded jacket comes with its own stuff sack so you can easily bring it along on your next ski tour.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • A light, durable jacket to accompany you on frigid alpine adventures
    • 850-fill goose down is light and compressible
    • Coreloft insulation for areas prone to overheating
    • Lightweight Arato shell with DWR treatment repels moisture
    • Adjustable, insulated StormHood protects head from wind and cold
    • Jacket stuffs into pocket for easy packing
    • Slim fit makes it easy to throw on under a shell
    • Item #ARC00P6

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Arato 10 (100% nylon)
    Insulation
    850-fill European white goose down, Coreloft 100, Coreloft 80
    Fill Weight
    3.4oz
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    28in
    Hood
    adjustable, StormHood
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand
    Claimed Weight
    [medium] 10.4oz
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain riding, all-mountain skiing, backcountry riding, backcountry skiing, hiking, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great Warmth, questionable durability

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I purchased this puffy for it's full features and light weight. I'm not terribly tough on clothes, but this one took a beating on it's first outing. After 4 days in the backcountry, there was a dime sized hole in the fabric on the left chest, and another on the right sleeve. Both required patching, (no company makes matching patches for the dark blue). My previous patagonia ultralight down jacket has been on many trips, and has yet to show a blemish. I like the warmth, the way the cuffs are stitched, and the feel of the fabric. But, it's the opposite of bomber.

    Worth it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I got this for my husband when it was on sale and he loves it. He said sometimes Arcteryx items can be way too tight in the arm pit or chest, but this jacket fits him well. He wears it for all our backpacking and camping adventures. Works really well for him down to the 50's with a shirt underneath. After that he adds a few layers and is still comfy. He has a 40in chest and wanted to be able to layer underneath it. The large works well.

    Cerium LT Hoodie

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    All the good things people say about this piece are true. The one place I would caution interested buyers is its size.

    For reference, at 6 foot, 175 pounds with an athletic build and broader shoulders I wear a medium in the Beta SV, Atom, Squamish jacket, and Covert fleece, but went with a large here because I'd wanted the ability to comfortably throw it on top of other stuff during a stop in cold weather or at a summit, but also be able to use it as a stand alone piece and/or mid layer depending on conditions.

    The short of it is that at this sticker price I sized up to increase the versatility of the jacket. --If I'd gone with my standard medium it'd be too snug even for casual use. Putting it over my medium Pat' Nano Air the front of the Nano is visible by about an inch (tolerably comfortable if I were stopping for a bit during cold weather aerobic activity or something where the Nano were my main layer). Even on its own over a T it fits similarly to my medium Atom. I will also say that I own the Word On End Hoodie in a Large which I sized up for chill'n factor - the large hoodie is also longer and looser than the Large Cerium. This is mainly a sizing report because we all know how hard it is to get the fit right shopping online and paying the return shipping is a bummer so I hope it helps! My stoke level is very high on this exquisite gear and I can't wait to put it to use!

    Ultimate Warm and Light

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 6'4"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Packs down to nearly nothing, it's 10oz profile means you'll always throw it in your bag. The loft of this jacket is where it really shines, I can't imagine something being lighter than this while maintaining it's loft. If anything, throw a wind jacket / shell over top and you'll have a full winter jacket that packs to grapefruit size.

    Average product + Review manipulation

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    This is a review for the older model of the Cerium Lt without drawstrings.



    My initial impressions were that it was an aesthetically pleasing garment, which felt soft and light in the hand.



    Upon putting it on a few things were immediately obvious -

    1. The cuffs on the sleeves were not fitting snugly even with two layers on, leaving a yawning gap at the cuffs which let in cold air.

    2. Lack of drawstrings at the hem prevented a tight seal at the hips, enabling cold air to be sucked in when walking outdoors - defeats the purpose of wearing it!

    3. The lightweight main zipper used may save weight (few grams?), but, it is not nearly as smooth and easy to use as the molded zippers like YKK Vislon.



    Having said that, there were a few features worthy of appreciation - The jacket is incredibly light and comfortable to wear, with a well fitting hood.



    Overall, the two big design flaws (I see that the newer version has addressed the absence of a drawstring at the hem) makes the asking price of the jacket unjustifiable. I ended up returning the jacket after a month of use.



    I own several other pieces of Arc'teyx gear (Alpha SV Jacket, Gamma AR Pants, Epsilon LT Hoody, Palisade Shorts, Elaho SS Shirt, Phase Crew, Carrier duffle) and have generally been greatly satisfied with their design, functionality, and durability.



    However, the Cerium LT Hoody was the first piece of imperfectly designed Arc'teryx gear that I have ever used, LACKING the usual Arc'teryx edge in terms of innovative materials and superior construction. It was simply NOT a cut above its competitors, especially at its asking price!



    Finally, I would like to elaborate a little about the moderation of reviews by Arc'teryx:



    I had initially submitted an honest 3-star review of the product (99% identical to the above review) only to hear nothing about it for a couple of weeks.



    By the way, my 5-star review for the Gamma AR pants was accepted within days of its submission (it is entitled "Tough as nails pants!" and submitted under my nickname "Sampy" from Czech Republic).



    Notwithstanding, I resubmitted the review just to be sure. Every time I submitted the review, I got an email confirmation of the same and a request to verify my email address via the sent link. I verified it every time.



    After 10 days, I still heard nothing from them. Consequently, I wrote to the customer service regarding it, only to to hear that "You have to take it up with the Canadian counterparts, as they handle the reviews."



    Henceforth, I wrote to the Canadian branch - no response whatsoever!



    Just to be sure, I reread the guidelines to check for any possible violations of it. None were obvious. Still, I decided to remove the reference to YKK zippers and the other Arc'teryx products I had mentioned, and resubmitted it using a different email ID.



    Finally, I did get a response - resubmit the review!



    By now, I was both confused and annoyed.



    The only thing that could have prevented it from being accepted was possibly the use of discriminatory language - totally subjective and open to interpretation.



    Hence, I removed the last few lines of the review (where I state that it is not a cut above the rest and that it is the first imperfectly designed Arc'teryx product I have used) and resubmitted it - yet again!



    The response - resubmit the review!



    The worst part was, in each "resubmit" reply, they never mention the exact sentence or phrase that is in violation of the guidelines.



    Finally, after a few more attempts and edits, my review was finally accepted, several weeks after the initial submission!, only to be deleted after a few days without giving explanations.



    In essence, Arc'teryx seems to be a) oversensitive when it comes to its interpretation of "Discriminatory language" and b) extremely arrogant when it comes to dealing with reviews they don't like.



    How can the overall ratings of Arc'teryx's products be trusted if they selectively delete lower ratings without giving any explanations?!

    Average product + Review manipulation

    Amazing warmth to weight ration

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I wore this jacket on several training hikes that were in the teens and twenties and also light snow. It held up with no issues and dried quickly from the snow once I hung it. I wore it all the way to camp 2 on Aconcagua without issue. The most amazing part of the jacket in my opinion is the hood. Super warm and hugs the face nicely which was especially useful on the high winds of Aconcagua. A few feathers have sprung out here and there and it initially concerned me greatly, but it doesn't seem to have affected performance in the slightest.

    Great Fit + Super Warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I've been a long time fan of the Atom LT and had little need for another insulated jacket until I move from Seattle to Utah. Winters here are much colder here, so I decided to try out the Cerium LT. Turns out, it is a great jacket for when the temps dip into the single digits or lower. I'm really impressed by how light the Cerium LT is, and how well it blocks the wind. Great fit, nice color options. I can easily throw a shell over it. I would recommend this jacket to friends and family.

    Best down layer I own!!

    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    The quality of the product is amazing and the down stays properly inside the jacket the Lt is the model for me also not the lightest but the face fabric is exactly the right thickness so I don't rip it super easily.

    WARM, LIGHT and PACKABLE

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: X-LARGE
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    Love this jacket!!...was going to get a large after reading some reviews, but ended up talking to the Tech help and they recommended the X-Large,
    it is a perfect fit.
    Live in cold Wisconsin and just wear a shirt under and am warm.

    Twice the puffy, half the stuffy!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 194lbs

    This mid layer is phenomenal! Extremely pack-able for hiking or climbing, and it is considerably more durable than I had originally thought it would be. I was pleasantly surprised as well when I discovered how warm it was in opposition to other puffy jackets I've had. Some of which were considerably larger and did not pack quite as well. 10/10 would wear along side Nicholas Cage in the opening scene of National Treasure. (Now you're going to Google "Opening Scene of National Treasure").

    All around performer!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 148lbs

    Love this jacket. I own many jackets and coats, but wanted something that was light, warm, and weatherproof for my weekends. Having two little ones, I always have to carry a lot of stuff when we are walking around in the city and wanted something to accommodate it.

    I have a hard time not grabbing it this whole winter. It’s been keeping me warm in NYC winter, blocks wind, light, and also fits great! I purchased the dark blue one and it works for going out to restaurants and bars.

    I usually have issues with sleeve lengths in many jackets and this fits perfect too! My Patagonia and Marmot jackets always have an inch too long. Not this jacket!

    Warm and Light, best combo I know of!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I have owned both the updated and the older version of this jacket and cannot recommend it highly enough. I have used it on the ski slopes as a standalone piece when its 10 degrees F to under my Alpha SV when I am needing more warmth or when its freezing rain or sleeting. I personally sized up from a medium (which fit pretty well) to a large in order to be able to fit a bit thicker of a base layer or fleece under it if I needed to. I have found it to be very durable even when falling over rocks, branches or gates while skiing or slipping while shoveling the driveway and rubbing it on the pavement. I also bought the nocturne color that is a wonderful dark blue color.
    Seriously cannot say how much I love this jacket! I know its pricey but you will not be disappointed when you buy it and it will last you for years and years.

    Its what you need - warm and lightweight

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I own the Fission SV for the real brutal weather where you need a more protective shell. However, for those days that are just down right cold - but not wet - this is my go-to jacket. It is warm and fits great! I will wear it with just a short sleeve shirt when the temperature is in the teens - with a breeze. If the price is not an obstacle, I would highly recommend giving consideration to this jacket. It is more of a slim/athletic cut.

    Warm & Light

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Impressed with how light this jacket is. Also very warm; I wear this when its to cold for my atom lt. Usually lows 20 and below. A great piece for wearing around town or as a mid layer skiing and snowboarding. I find it to warm for winter hiking! A great jacket with a slightly tighter fit then the atom line.

    Unanswered Question

    Arcteryx Cerium LT hoody has an old version and a revised version which fixes issue(s) on the old version.
    Is this item (ARC00P6) the revised version?
    I am planning to buy a M size black or Pompeii/Matador.