Paul C.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Cerium LT Down Jacket - Men's on December 26, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I’m a big Arcteryx fan. Mostly for the design and fit.
I have several of their hard shells which are awesome.
(Alpha FL and Beta LT) .
If I could, I’d give this jacket a 3.5 star rating.
The fabric on this piece (and the hooded version I also have) is only ok. Kind of course to the touch.
Not smooth like my MH Ghost Wisperer, or the Pertex Quantum fabric in some other down jackets I wear such as the llbean 850 Ultralight jacket. In fact, other than the fit (too baggy) the llbean jacket might be superior- equal quality down (but treated for moisture) and nicer feeling fabric and $100 cheaper. Not as light though. Count me as a skeptic with the “mapping” use of synthetics. If I wanted synthetic insulation, I’d buy a jacket with it. In my opinion it’s just a way to use less down and save manufacturing costs.
No complaint on the zipper-most all super lightweight pieces have these small zippers to save weight. Nearly impossible to work without taking off your gloves.
If you can buy it on sale, I’d recommend.
It’s certainly not worth $350 in my opinion. But, there is the cache of wearing the Arcteryx brand.