Arc’teryx Cerium LT VS The North Face Thermoball Hoodie

Credit author Marie-Christine Lessard

Arc’teryx, The North Face. Arc’teryx Cerium LT VS The North Face Thermoball Hoodie

The North Face’s Thermoball Hoodie


 
For those who aren’t familiar with the Thermoball technology, the concept is fairly simple. It is an insulation developed by The North Face, in collaboration with Primaloft. It imitates down insulation’s capacity of expanding and compressing. However – contrarily to down, Thermoball will keep you warm, even if it gets wet or humid. This could be very interesting for winter climate.

Elastic cuffs and hood will keep the heat inside the jacket, while the 100% nylon shell will keep it dry.
 
the_north_face_thermoball_4the_north_face_thermoball_5
This ultra-light and ultra-compressible coat is also very warm. Bonus: you can store it in its own pocket, making it super practical for traveling and walking around.

An excellent option for various occasions: everyday life, outdoor activities, or winter hiking.

Buy Now      

Cerium LT by Arc’teryx


 
Just like the Thermoball Hoodie, the Cerium LT is also ultra-light. Its goose down isolation with 850 expansion factor gives it an amazing capacity to compress.

Arc’teryx uses the Coreloft technology, mixing natural and synthetic insulation in the same jacket, positioning the synthetic fabrics in strategic places – where humidity normally settles: the hood, shoulders and under the arms.

arcteryx_4arcteryx_1
 
Its two lateral pockets, its elastic cuffs and its hood will give you comfort and an optimal protection against the wind and the snow.

Buy Now      

Even though these two jackets are pretty similar, our model likes the Cerium LT better: it is warmer and more comfortable than the Thermoball Hoodie. However, they both represent a great choice for an everyday life coat or a mid layer, when it gets colder.
 
packed_arcteryx_the_north_face
 
The Cerium LT also fits in its own pocket, making it very practical. (left: Thermoball Hoodie, right: Cerium LT)

Comments Tagline One Comment 1 Comments Tagline Two Comments Comments Tagline Three Comment “Arc’teryx Cerium LT VS The North Face Thermoball Hoodie”.

  1. Thank you for the insight. My instincts are correct that the Cerium is a better jacket. I will be purchasing one for my husband for his Birthday!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *