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Super warm yet exceptionally lightweight, we tested the versatile Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody in a variety of mountain environments and found it to be a truly first class insulating piece.

arc teryx cerium lt hoody
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Warm, lightweight, fit for purpose, stylish and utterly professional - the Cerium LT Hoody is a first class product in every way.
The Cerium LT comes with an eye-watering £300 price tag but if you want the best, you have to invest.


Arc'teryx have a global reputation for quality that has only been further enhanced by having the 305g Cerium LT Hoody in the company's product line-up. Exceptionally well designed, the slick-looking Cerium LT Hoody offers the perfect warmth-to-weight ratio if you're looking for an insulating layer for super cold mountain days.


Combined with a high performance weatherproof mountain-specific shell, the premium hi-loft 850 power down of the Cerium LT Hoody provides all the warmth you'll ever need when skiing on a stormy January day in the Alps, Japan, or Scotland. The streamlined fit means it goes on easily under a shell without feeling - or looking - like you're the Michelin man and the articulated construction allows you to move so naturally you'll barely notice you're wearing it. The insulated StormHood is easily popped up over your helmet when things get really wild out there and really helps to keep you warm on those truly epic mountain days.


The fact that the Cerium LT Hoody is not made of hydrophobic down means it really comes into it's own as a mid-layer. Whilst Arct'eryx have integrated Coreloft synthetic insulation into moisture-prone areas such as the cuffs, the Canadians have not opted to make the Cerium LT totally weatherproof meaning that it would get wet quickly if you wore it on it's own as an outer layer on a high precipitation day. Wear it under a shell as intended however and you'll be as toasty as a toasty thing on toast day in toast town.


If the weather improves and you need to drop the core temps a bit, the Cerium LT Hoody packs down easily into an integrated stuff sack that can be chucked into your backpack.


They say good things come in small packages - we think the Cerium LT Hoody is one of the best all-round insulating packages we've ever seen.







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