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Arc'teryx Ceres SV Parka Review

When I heard Arc'teryx was starting to make big down jackets and parkas I knew I had to get my hands on one. As an engineering student, I don't get much time off except for summer  and winter break and its hard to test such warm jackets in the middle of summer.  Luckily, I live fairly close to Mt. Rainier which is a perfect mountain to test the Arc'teryx Ceres.

I have the original Ceres Jacket before it was revised as the Ceres SV Parka. The main change besides the name is the hood area which instead of using the standard cord locks on the hood is now a Cohaesive™ hood adjustment which is easier to use with gloves and mittens. 15 more grams of down were also added to the jacket (approx. 5% additional down). Overall the Ceres Jacket and the Ceres SV parka are almost identical, so my experiences in the Ceres Jacket are almost identical to that of the Ceres SV Parka.

The Ceres SV Parka uses 40 denier plain weave GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric on the ou…

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