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OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER 2013: Acteryx Cerium LT and AR down jacket PREVIEW
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Babak Sakaki
(persianpunisher) - F
OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER 2013: Acteryx Cerium LT and AR down jacket PREVIEW on 02/08/2013 15:59:20 MST Print View

I tore some cartilage in my wrists after falling on the ice during the first day of OR Winter 2013, and needless to say, I was only able to get one video interview.

IMO, this year was not as impressive as the year prior- as EVERYONE was just touting their iteration of "dry down"- with the notable exception of Patagonia…..

In the meantime, I spoke with an old friend, Brandon Carlile, about Arcteryx's new line of down jackets: the Cerium LT and AR.

Having tried on these jackets (and owning several down puffys)- these are worth the hype.

- Composite construction uses Coreloft (synthetic) in areas that are most exposed to moisture (face, shoulders, forearms- and on the AR, the entire hood)
- SUPER light, while still very durable and functional
- Pack into themselves with an "removable" built-in stuff sack
- Articulated arms are legit

Cerium LT jacket ($299)- 240 grams
Cerium LT hoody ($350)- 278 grams
Cerium AR jacket ($265)- 345 grams
Cerium AR Hoody ($285)- 380 grams



Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Thoughts? on 02/08/2013 19:57:11 MST Print View

The hoods look nice.

I'm not really buying the composite (down + synthetic) design though.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Deep Frreze
Re: Thoughts? on 02/08/2013 21:15:50 MST Print View

Me neither on the mixing of down and synthetics, the coreloft will be long dead before the down will be.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
Re: Re: Thoughts? on 02/08/2013 22:53:06 MST Print View

if you can afford dead birdies ... youll just buy the latest and greatest $$$$ toy once that happens ;)

69 smackaroos, PL1, 800 fill down, 350g ... MEC

just saying =P

Michael Gillenwater
(mwgillenwater) - M

Locale: Seattle area
Re: Re: Re: Thoughts? on 02/09/2013 11:31:33 MST Print View

$285 for a 650 fill down jacket?

The LT does look cool. but, why bother with the synthetic. just put patches of a more water resistant or proof type fabric (eg., Event) on those more moisture exposed areas instead, if you are looking to make a super premium jacket? Cuffs, shoulders, forearms, and top half of hood. as long as most of the jacket is regular nylon, it would still breath fine I would think.

take care of that wrist.