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Arc'teryx Cerium LT Down Vest - Men's


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    8 Reviews


    Lightweight warmth for the backcountry.

    The Arc'teryx Men's Cerium LT Vest keeps you toasty and comfortable during chilly dawn patrols and cold winter hikes. This insulated vest features Down Composite Mapping with strategically placed 850-fill European white goose down for maximum warmth, and Coreloft 100 insulation for a perfect blend of warmth and moisture management. The Airetica (nylon) face fabric features a water-resistant DWR finish that resists light flurries when you're skinning up your favorite tree stash, and the vest's zippered hand pockets include a stuff sack for easy storage.

    • Airetica (nylon) face fabric
    • DWR finish
    • 850-fill European white goose down
    • Coreloft 100 insulation
    • Zippered hand pockets include a stuff sack
    • Elasticized rear hem
    • Trim fit
    • Item #ARC003Y

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] Airetica (nylon), DWR finish
    850-fill European white goose down (40g-M), Coreloft 100 insulation (100g/m²)
    Waterproof Rating
    water resistant
    hip length
    2 zippered hand
    Recommended Use
    backcountry skiing, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Awesome lite but warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I like the athletic fit. Trim fit is awesome and does not have extra baggy space in belly and waist area that lets the cold air in like most other vests and jackets. It is surprisingly warm for how lite it is, because it is an extremely lite weight item.

    Fine vest, runs small

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is an excellent vest, with just the right amount of fill and superb construction. If you aren't allergic to the incredibly high price, this is the vest for you. As for sizing, I am a pretty true medium, but the medium fit like a sausage casing. The large is just right.

    "Kept Me Warm in a Midwest Winter"

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I gave this vest as a gift to my dear dear friend, who sadly for all involved, lives quite far away in the scenic and polar climate of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The DWR coating has held up well so far, allowing snow, sleet, and the pesky-ever-present-'wintry mix' to bead right off the vest.

    He was looking for a lightweight, well-fitting, down vest to wear beneath his parka on walks and rides to and from work. He's rather trim, tall, and found Patagonia to fit too loosely in the waist for his liking.

    The Cerium LT Vest has suited him perfectly. The fit is true to size* (*to Arc'teryx sizing, which can be slimmer than TNF or Patagonia). He's been wearing this pretty much every day through the Polar Vortexes and mild (false alarm spring) days of Milwaukee's winter.

    Best Vest

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

    Quality of this vest is outstanding! I rarely need more than a sweater and this down vest to get me through chilly evenings. I tend to get stuffy in full down jackets, so I consider vests the "perfect jacket". I've tried several and this is my favorite. I like that fact that it stuffs into an internal sac (included) instead of a pocket as pocket stuffing can get a little unnecessarily tight.
    Get it, you won't be dissatisfied.

    Great review -- I was searching for a way of saying exactly what Paul H. said here; the full down jacket versions are "stuffy" for me also. Consequently the temp range is narrow and the number of activities I can utilize them for is also pretty low. The vest version of the Cerium LT solves these issues. I can utilize the vest in all sorts of conditions. I will say full retail price is pretty steep for ANY vest, regardless of how awesome it is.

    Arcteryx and Ben R @ BC to the rescue

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Needed a new vest so went with a Patagonia Down Sweater vest in Large, which ended up being too big, exchanged for a Medium, which was just too tight in the chest. I just happen to be right in between on Patagonia sizing on that vest. Ben @ BC was super patient with me on this crazy back and forth. I finally decided to go with the Cerium LT since I have a Gamma MX and Arcteryx tends to have a trimmer fit. The Large in the Cerium ended up being a perfect fit for me at 6'/180lbs/41" chest. Super warm and comfortable. Looking forward to putting it through the paces over the CO winter.

    Great Vest from Great Company

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

    I have few vests from other companies and this is my 2nd from Arcteryx. First one, fleece vest, my younger son took and loves it. So I am back at this one. Very light, very easy to pack, great for all kind of activities. I had waited for Arcteryx to get this one made and it was well worth the wait. I get constant compliments on it.

    Worth about $150

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    Over the years I became accustomed to a distinct level of quality and 'feel' from Arcteryx gear. Even if I returned an item because it didn't quite fit my needs, I usually wanted to keep it. And the ones I kept felt special and ready for anything. It seems those days have passed along with the sight of "Made In Canada" on the Arcteryx tag. The last two Arc pieces I've bought have been thoroughly average in just about every regard. This vest, specifically, runs small, offers decent warmth and feels "ok". The color I bought was "Golden Palm". It looks great in the images but in person is a watered down yellowish mustard. There is nothing "Golden" about it. It appears Arc needs to study Edward Deming or Joe Juran to learn how to make money AND produce high quality goods. If you're going to produce it in China you should charge the China price, which in this case would mean about $150. But I honestly don't know if I would pay that much for it when compared to the $150 vest options.

    The Cerium LT Vest is designed as a lightweight layering piece. Hence the trim fit, as noted in the product description above.

    As vests do not have arms, this will not offer as much warmth as a jacket.

    Arc'teryx is one of the only brands in the outdoor industry with dedicated production lines in a Chinese factory. Quality of apparel from the factory in China is equal to that of apparel from the factory in North Vancouver.

    The Chinese factory bit is not true. I have a "Made in Canada" Gamma SV jacket from 2003 (yes, that old!) and it is a quality piece of apparel that has lasted. I bought a Gamma SV Hoody in 2011 and it's Chinese-level junk. Fabric weight, fit, zippers, stitching, etc. are all night-and-day different. Sorry for correcting :/

    I have one in the "golden palm" color and I like it fine. Regarding the craftsmanship: the entire Cerium line (short of the SVs) skimps on the "bells & whistles" (e.g. non-coil zippers, hem adjustment, additional pockets) but the trade-off is in weight savings & simplicity. I have no issue with the quality of my vest for the intended purpose -- I use it as a layering piece or just to warm up around a chilly house during Wisconsin winters. All that said ... I got mine for $155. I would agree that this vest is not worth full retail price unless ca$h is of very little concern to the buyer. One can buy a darn nice down jacket (with the sleeves & everything!) for the price of this vest. Very nice down vest alternatives of similar warmth can be had for $100 or slightly more. Even by Arc'Teryx standards I do not understand the price point of the entire Cerium line. Very nice pieces -- just not near full retail price.

    What is the material on the shoulders? I am looking for a vest that would hold up under the strain created by backpack shoulder straps and skis.

    I have a Thorium AR jacket XL and it fits right, is this about the same ? or narrower on the waist?

    Let me Know i want to order one thx


    This is going to fit just about the same as the jacket. It does have a slightly more trim fit in the waist. If you have any other questions on sizing, or would like to get an order set up for that with a free return label in case it doesn't quite fit, contact me at the information below.

    Dan Gates

    Expert Gearhead