The Ceres SV Parka by the Canadian high-end outfitter Arcteryx is an absolutely outstanding product!
Premium material, well thought out details and a quality design come together in this warm, longer length jacket Both the cut and the function are of a very high standard!
Where to begin? The outer fabric is a Windstopper material which is simultaneously wear-resistant and also breathable, and guarantees reliable protection from icy wind and falling snow. A highly flexible nylon lining is used inside, which has an impressively soft feel. In between is the finest European goose down with an astounding 240 gram weight (filling-weight in size M) which ensures a naturally warm climate and high durability. For comparison: 250 gram down filling is used in some three-season sleeping bags!
High-wear areas are further insulated with the in-house synthetic filling Coreloft, a polyester fleece, in which every single thread is siliconised. So the shoulders, joints and sleeve seams are better protected from dampness when you are carrying a backpack or busy in the snow.
The cut of the parka is so long that even the upper legs are protected, but without compromising good freedom of movement. The zip can be opened from the bottom, to further free up the legs when needed. You can also open the zips slightly, while keeping the hem closed with popper-buttons. You can even put the belay loop of a climbing harness through this gap, for extra security when you are using the jacket as an extra layer during mixed or ice climbing.
Needless to say, the warm hood is of course helmet-compatible and fully adjustable. It is also compatible with lined gloves thanks to the its innovative integrated cord-stopper system.
The Ceres SV Parka has been designed to make it as easy as possible for you to simply throw it on when you need reliable cold protection in a hurry. The cut is spacious and the cuffs have elastic edging, so that it slips on easily over a hardshell.
The parka can be adjusted easily at the waist and the sleeves, and when the hood is not attached, there is a warm, protective collar, which insulates against cold just like a scarf. Its features include two hand warmer pockets, a large breast pocket und three inside pockets. All external pockets are fitted with robust and easy to handle zippers. One of the inside pockets is equipped with a zip and is positioned higher up to make it more easily accessible. Both of the side mesh pockets are elastic and very large, so that you can keep thermoses, gloves or a beanie safe and warm inside. The jacket can even be packed away in the stuff sack, which is included.
The Arcteryx Ceres SV Parka is the ideal winter jacket for use as a Belay jacket on mountains, winter trips in northern climes or as a very warm and light parka for every day use. The simple design and sporty features form a jacket which is as good-looking as it is functional, even for the most demanding exploits!