The basic premise of insulation material for clothing is to create an air space between the skin and the cold allowing moisture to wick or evaporate while keeping the warm air close to the body. Humans figured out long ago that there was no point in letting all those fluffy down feathers go to waste after the goose dinner. They started stuffing them into things to keep warm, and we still do to this day. Puffy insulated women’s down jackets and vests are a wonderful and extremely warm alternative to synthetics, providing lightweight natural protection from the cold and the wind. Check out Arcteryx’s Cerium LT Jacket and Cerium Vest, both ideal for adventure travel, skiing, and other cold activities. We may not be able to grow feathers, but this is as close as we can get! If you have questions about any of our women’s apparel, please call us at 1-877-725-2925 (9-5 pacific).
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Designed specifically for women, the Arc’teryx Women’s Arenite Hoody is patterned to fit close to the body with a flattering look while leaving room for layers. The Cobblecomb fleece is warm, moisture wicking and provides freedom of movement, especially with the articulated patterning and gusseted underarms. The warmth and durability of the Arenite Hoody make this a great cold weather midlayer or standalone jacket for cold, dry days. The low profile hood adds warmth and weather protection and is helmet compatible if worn as a midlayer.
The Women’s Atom LT Hoody takes one of Arc’teryx’ most popular products and gives it a women’s specific fit for increased functionality. Designed as an active use insulation layer for cooler conditions, the wind and moisture resistant exterior give this jacket plenty of stand alone capability, making this the most versatile jacket in your wardrobe. Additionally, the Atom is lightweight and highly compressible, fitting perfectly into a day pack for unexpected cold snaps. The Atom features Coreloft™ insulation in the midsection, sleeves and hood for generous warmth to weight, making it the perfect piece for running errands in cold drizzly weather, shredding your local ski hill or traveling around the world.
The Cerium LT Hoody is the classic puffy you are missing from your collection. The hip length, trim fit of this jacket makes it the perfect mid layer in cool, dry conditions but makes it stylish enough to wear as a standalone piece on a clear, crisp day. The three part sleeve of this jacket moves freely and keeps a low profile and the insulated StormHood makes sure the drafts stay outside. The combination of 850-fill down, Coreloft synthetic insulation, and Airetica ripstop nylon will keep you warm, light and fast.
Streamlined and lightweight, the Cerium LT Vest is the perfect choice for your next hike, climb, or stroll around town. This hip length, trim fit vest is great on its own in cool, dry conditions or as a nice mid layer piece when heading into more of the elements. With the classic Cerium LT combination of 850-fill down and Coreloft synthetic insulation, this vest packs a high warmth-to-weight ratio.
Good things come in small packages, as is the case with the Cerium SV Hoody. This lightweight, compressible jacket comprised of both 850-fill down and Coreloft synthetic insulation has a great warmth-to-weight ratio and packs into its very own stuff sack. Its moisture-resistant Airetica outer fabric along with its insulated StormHood, elastic cuffs, and adjustable hem and hood drawcords will keep you safe from the squall when the weather takes a turn. The hip length, trim fit of the Cerium SV makes this a great standalone piece or a warm mid-layer if it starts dumping.
The perfect piece for those crisp, cool fall days is here. The Arc’teryx Women’s Narin Vest is made with a combination of 750 fill goose down and Coreloft synthetic insulation to provide maximum warmth with minimal bulk. The simple lines of the Narin Vest create a contemporary look, while the quilting, fleece side panels and light elastic at the hood and armholes add to the shape and seal in the warmth. The low profile hood also provides weather protection and warmth. This stylish, lightweight vest will quickly become a key piece in your wardrobe.
Arc’teryx has decided to let you have your cake and eat it too with the Thorium SV Hoody’s combination of 750-fill down and Coreloft synthetic insulation. The core and sleeves of this jacket are lined with down where warmth is most needed, while the hood, cuffs and underarms are lined with Coreloft to retain warmth even if they get a little wet. With its insulated StormHood, elastic cuffs and adjustable hem drawcord, this jacket makes a very warm mid-layer or can stand on its own in cold, dry conditions. The Thorium SV Hoody is a great addition to any hike, climb, or cruise around town.
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