Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket


The Cerium LT Hoody comes with a stuff sack that can be kept in one of the pockets. With the Cerium stowed away, the cylinder shaped sack measures about 9 inches long and about 4.5 inches wide. This is a great feature of the Cerium LT Hoody that I’ve used often, especially while touring. In the stuff sack the hoody fits easily into my pack without taking up much room, and quickly puffs up again when removed.

Stella Selden reviews the Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody, Blister Gear Review
Stuff sack of the Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody.


The Cerium LT Hoody has two roomy hand pockets with zippers that are easily to use, even with gloves on. I have a full size wallet and a large phone that both fit well in the Cerium, where I can barely fit my wallet in the pockets on my North Face down jacket. I will say I do miss the inner chest pocket of the Atom LT Hoody though, which is great for keeping smaller items in.


When I first got the Cerium LT Hoody, I was constantly losing feathers left and right from 7 or 8 areas of the jacket. But after the first couple weeks I stopped losing feathers and haven’t lost any since. Once I did carelessly get a little too close to a metal railing, and scraped the material on the right arm enough to cause a very small, 1cm tear. This resulted in some lost feathers for a couple days, but I haven’t noticed any more in the past three months.

There are no loose seams on the Cerium and the material is intact and smooth. Another really nice thing about this smooth material, especially in a darker colorway, is that it hides dirt and spills very well, and more substantial spills and scuffs rub off easily.

Stella Selden reviews the Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody, Blister Gear Review
Stella Selden in the Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody. (photo by Tom Bear)

Bottom Line

The Atom LT Hoody and Cerium LT Hoody fill two different niches. The breathability of the all-synthetic-fill Atom LT Hoody makes it amazing for strenuous exercise and provides a medium amount of warmth, where the 850-fill down and synthetic Coreloft Cerium LT Hoody is great for colder temperatures when warmth is your priority.

I am always cold, and for that reason the Cerium LT Hoody has been an incredible addition to my mid layer collection. I highly recommend it to women looking for a comfortable puffy jacket for casual, daily use or to wear as a warm mid layer in the mountains.

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