The jacket you want when things get nasty.
Your winter gear needs to be up to the task when the wind is whipping past your tent and your breath is falling back on your face in tiny little icicles, but you can rest easy knowing you have the Arc'teryx Women's Cerium SV Hooded Down Jacket to cozy up in.
The 850-fill down and Coreloft insulation combine the light and compressible nature of down with the water-resistant properties of synthetic insulation in key areas to keep you as warm while you move through the mountains. The DWR finish helps shed light precipitation, so although it might not be the best standalone layer in soggy Pacific Northwest conditions, the Cerium SV really shines during frigid days in the Rockies. Plus, if the weather does get wet, the trim fit means you can layer a waterproof hardshell over this jacket. Use the zippered hand pockets to store some essentials like your map, compass, and candy.
- A warm, insulated puffy for severe winter conditions
- 850-fill down is lightweight and packable
- Coreloft synthetic insulation in areas prone to moisture
- Women-specific design articulated for maximum mobility
- Insulated StormHood holds in extra heat
- Adjustable hem drawcord seals out deep pow
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 130lbs
This is the best jacket I've owned in my life. It's so incredibly warm, the material is soft and while it has a high loft it's not to the point where you feel like you're the marshmallow man wearing it. They didn't cheap out in insulation in the pockets or in the hood which is nice. The DWR treatment is pretty good, but not as impressive as some of the treatments on other arc'teryx items I own....but that's not a huge deal to me.
I've been wearing this for several weeks now in weather that hasn't been too cold, but I recently tested this out on a weekend out in Ouray ice climbing. It did the trick and kept me nice and toasty while belaying and when the temps dipped at night. If anything this jacket is too warm. Zero complaints here! I usually size up in Arc'teryx tops and I did that with this one too and I'm happy with the fit.
One of my most prized possessions
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love this jacket. It's so warm and amazing. It's surprisingly thin but honestly too warm for a lot of my days. It's a slim fit so it definitely runs tight but the slim fit also makes it look more stylish. I 've had this coat for a few years and I reserve it for skiing, or for colder evenings where I want to look more presentable and not wear a giant puffy coat. I've worn this a bunch without a shell skiing but it also is a great layering piece.
Nice jacket with excellent fit !
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 137lbs
This is a great jacket for very cold days, very warm and flattered fit. The fit is probably one of the best in its category, compared with Marmot, Rap, Patagonia jackets. I have not tried the jacket in a snowy day and I am not sure how this material will handle the snow. Hopefully it won't disappoint me.