Arc’teryx Cerium SL Down Jacket – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Arc’teryx Cerium SL Down Jacket – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 85 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.8 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 65

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Multiple reports of being a good cut and flattering.
  • Warm and lightweight.
  • Packs away easily for quick and light transport.
  • Easy to pack for an extra layer due to compressing ability.
  • Good warmth-to-weight ratio.
  • Able to wear as a casual layer due to the styling.

Expert Reviews

  • Mixes Coreloft synthetic insulation into areas where the jacket is prone to getting wet.
  • Lightest down jacket that Arc’teryx makes.
  • Great insulator for the extreme light weight.
  • Stuffs easily into own storage sack for efficient transport.
  • Keeps you dry for at least a short period of light precipitation.
  • DWR aids in protecting against light precipitation.
  • Two hand pockets for easy access storage.
  • The waist hem has drawcords for easy adjustability to keep warmth in.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not extremely durable.
  • Some sizing issues with the fit being way too big or too small, depending on body type.
  • Some reports of down coming through the jacket.

Expert Reviews

  • Not designed for high-intensity activities due to limited breathability.
  • Extended precipitation will get the jacket wet and eventually cause it to lose insulating capabilities.
  • Less durable due to the thin-denier nylon used.


The Arc’teryx Cerium SL Down Jacket for men is a very lightweight, packable, and stylish jacket that is equally at home in the backcountry as around town. Used as a mid-layer, this jacket can provide an impressive amount of warmth for its weight. However, it is an ultra-light jacket so the warmth provided is not unlimited.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3.