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Ultimate insulation with ultimate versatility

North Vancouver, BC June 20, 2017

From mountain peaks to desert towers to coastal cliffs, spring and summer weather conditions in wild places are constantly shifting with changes in elevations, exposures and ecosystems. Choosing the perfect insulation piece is as challenging as predicting the weather.

Staying comfortable during the seasons most notorious for surprising temperature swings and microbursts prompted Arc’teryx to reinvigorate its new assortment of spring weight insulation pieces for Spring 2018.

Created for a variety of spring and summer activities that require different performance traits, Arc’teryx reveals a comprehensive assortment of minimalist insulation layers using specialized materials and constructions. Each piece is built to perform efficiently in cool evening conditions, early morning alpine starts or for comfortably sitting atop the summit.


Incredibly light, warm, and highly compressible, the new Cerium SL Hoody (SL = Superlight) is the lightest weight down hoody in the Arc'teryx Essentials collection and is the ideal insulation for drier conditions where weight savings and packability are a priority.

Built with a super lightweight 100% nylon face fabric with a DWR finish, the Cerium SL Hoody features high warmth-to-weight 850-fill European grey goose down with Down Composite Mapping™ that strategically places down and Coreloft synthetic insulation in areas where moisture may build up. The trim, hip-length fit keeps bulk to a minimum while encouraging freedom of movement. The adjustable, low profile, down insulated StormHood™ provides a great alternative to a beanie while a hem drawcord and elasticized cuffs seal out cold. Two zippered hand pockets with an integrated 1.5 Liter stuff sack complete the perfect packable spring layer.

The go-to layer for mountaineering, fastpacking or any summer activity where weight is a factor, the Cerium SL Hoody is complimented by the Cerium SL Vest as the newest down insulation solutions that deliver super lightweight, compressible warmth.


Ideal for most of active summer pursuits – from climbing to trekking - the new Atom SL Vest features the lightest weight Coreloft Compact synthetic insulation with its quilted 40gsm construction. Designed to dry quickly and retain warmth in humid and wet conditions, the Atom SL Vest’s hybrid construction features a wind-resistant and DWR treated main body with air-permeable fleece side panels for ventilation.

With unprecedented attention to detail and thoughtful, simplified features, the trim fitting Atom SL Vest weighs only 140 grams and compresses down into its own pocket to fit easily into a small waist pack or running vest. Two zippered hand pockets help for additional hand warmth while also keeping small items secure. The patented No-Slip-Zip™ front zip keeps the zipper from slipping open when you only want to “crack” the collar for a bit of excess air flow and heat release.

Perfect for chilly summer mornings and evenings, the extremely versatile Atom SL Vest performs well as an insulating mid layer while also providing ample protection for active use as a standalone outer layer.

Weight - Atom SL Vest - M’s - 160g / 5.6oz / W’s - 140g / 4.9oz

Weight - Cerium SL Hoody- M’s 215g / 7.5oz / W’s - 200g / 7oz

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Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers breakthrough experiences. The company’s industry-leading design and unique in-house manufacturing center creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in moments of extreme need. Arc’teryx distributes its products through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including 21 branded stores globally. www.arcteryx.com Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight. Evolution in Action.