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  • EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket

    Providing warmth without bulk, the PrimaLoft-insulated Prometheus works great on its own or under a waterproof shell.

    Features/Benefits:

    • PrimaLoft One insulation is lightweight, compressible, and keeps you warm in wet conditions (133 g body; 100 g sleeves)
    • Pit zip vents allow you to regulate temperature
    • Ultralight ripstop polyester shell fabric
    • Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets
    • Zippered chest pocket
    • Interior zippered security pocket for small essentials
    • Hem cinch cord helps keep out wind and snow
    • Classic fit accommodates mid layers

    Fiber Content: Shell: 100% polyester ripstop, Lining: 100% nylon, Insulation: PrimaLoft One
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket

    Activity/BreathabilityLev High
    Packability Highly compact
    EMS_Sale Yes
    Insulation Type Synthetic
    Back Length 27.25 in.
    Insulation PrimaLoft One; 133 g body, 100 g sleeves
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material N/A
    Weight 1 lb. 3.2 oz.
    Hood Type No

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Prometheus Jacket
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      great jacket but...

      By Foon12

      from VT

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great second layer
      • Pit zips
      • Very lite
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Cut Tight In Arms

      Best Uses

      • Hiking
      • Skiing

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

      Bought this on sale and have been looking for lite weight second layer. Jacket is very warm and has great ventilation for winter activities. Only complaint is that the shoulders are cut a little tight and bind a little for me. I'm not a big guy 5'11" and 200lbs. Overall a great jacket and it has been my goto jacket lately.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Prometheus Review

      By Mr. Pett

      from Quincy, MA

      Pros

      • High Collar
      • layers nicely
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hikingsnowshoeing
        • Insulation Layer W Shell
        • Walking

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

        I've only worn this walking in high 20s low 30s. Under a shell it works as expected. I love how it cinches at the waist and zips up snug to my chin. I wish the cuffs had more give, to more easily pull over my gloves. The 133 g insulation was the thickest I could find in comparable style jackets. I can't wait to see how it feels standing in the cold, watching a football game, walking behind a snow thrower and hiking/snowshoeing in the cold. I'm confident It will perform.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great value. Very low loft!

        By Brian C

        from Trenton, NJ

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • High Collar
        • Light
        • Lots of pockets
        • Non-bulky
        • Pit vents

        Cons

        • no hood
        • Pit Vents Hard To Close

        Best Uses

        • Layering
        • Outer In Moderate Weather

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

        I'm a climber, so I'm always between climbing and belaying. This means I put layers on and take them off a lot. For low-weight warmth, while belaying, I have a selection of jackets: a synthetic fill hooded C9 jacket and a EMS Vector. The C9 is very bulky. The Vector is kind of a pain to get over sleeved shirts (I wear a lot of long compression shirts for wicking and to replace sunscreen). The Prometheus is great in that it is easier to put on than the vector, but lower bulk that the C9. It's also got pit vents that make it so much easier to keep on instead of pulling on and off. A hood would be great, but the high collar works fairly well. One comment is that the fit is relatively generous (I normally wear a medium). It still seals well at the hip, neck and sleeves and allows for more layering. The only side effect is that the pit vents are difficult to close: the zippers don't line up easily, due to the looseness of the extra fit. That's one trade-off I can live with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great little jacket

        By Louie D

        from NYC, USA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

              Since I already own a big waterproof 750 goose down jacket I was looking for something a bit more lightweight and sporty. With thermals and an additional top fleece or wool layer the jack is comfortable to about the mid 20 degree mark. The jacket has two fleece lined side pockets, large outside breast and inside breast pockets. Recently during a rain/sleet storm when layering under a Gore-Tex rain jacket, opening the front and sit arm pit vents kept me warm but not overheated. This light, compressible jacket is easy to pack and has become one of our favorite "go to" jackets this rough winter. And I have no doubt it will come in handy for other activities such as cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Great Jacket for the price.

              By bert

              from Lake Nockamixon, PA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Light
              • Snazzy
              • Warm

              Cons

              • No Cape

              Best Uses

              • Keeping warm

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

              It's a great jacket for the price. I use it to keep warm on cold days. Used it in Yellowstone on 0 degree day and it worked great. Armpit vents are nice when a physical activity occurs, like running from bears.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Great insulation, poor shell

              By Mykl

              from LI

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Warm Light Not Bulky

              Cons

              • Nylon Shell Frayed

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

                Wore the jacket shoveling snow on Long Island in single digits. The next two days, skied/rode and taught skiing in VT in 10 degrees weather, and the next day, warm sunny high 30's weather. It was great in all conditions. The pit zips were perfect for the warm sunny high 30's.
                Unfortunately the nylon shell frayed in two places (exterior collar and interior below the right pit zip). Given the extreme deterioration of the shell, I'll have to return a jacket I otherwise like.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Perfect mid weight jacket

                By Past prime

                from Killingworth, CT

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Light
                • Warm

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Go Mid-weight
                • Everyday Mid-weight

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

                It is the jacket I seem to pull out of the closet for all around use when the temperature is in the 50 to 20 degree range.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                serves the purpose

                By galloping gal

                from near Boston, MA

                Pros

                • Good Fit
                • Nice sleeve length

                Cons

                • Could be longer in back

                Best Uses

                • Winter Hiking And Walking

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

                I bought for my husband who is very picky about sleeve and trunk length, I purchased him a very large size and that was a good decision.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                2.0

                Disappointed

                By Sal Manuno

                from Washington, DC

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Compactable
                • Light Weight
                • Warm

                Cons

                • Pisses Primaloft
                • Tears easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

                  I purchased this jacket for myself a few months ago to deal with the on and off cool weather in DC as well as for regular trips to Boston. The jacket fits well, is light, and is easily packable due to its size.

                  After about two or three days of wearing the jacket I noticed that Primaloft fibers were leaking out of the seams in the jackets arms. I've owned down jackets in the past and am used to stuffing coming out here and there but this was different. I brought the jacket back to the store where I was told that it was normal to see this type of leakage in areas like the sleeves. After the issue persisted in the sleeves and started to happen on every seem on the jacket I brough it back to the store hoping that maybe I had just got a bad run of the jacket. They were more than happy to give me a new one and about a week into wearing it the same thing happened. The jacket is still warm and very comfortable, however at the rate at which the seams are pissing Primaloft I'm not sure how many seasons it will last. Additionally, the fabric is not as tough as other insulated jackets I'm owned in the past and rips rather easily.

                  EMS needs to consider a double stitched seem in the future to avoid such heavy leakage. I have two friends with Primaloft jackets from other companies and they have not experienced any of the same issues. Bottom line, this is a nice jacket for the price but don't expect it to last too long.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Light and very warm

                  By Seenu

                  from Boston, ma

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • On Its Own Or
                      • Under a shell

                      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Prometheus Jacket:

                      I was looking for a warm and light jacket that was not as bulky as down
                      This jacket fits the bill
                      I find it as warm as my older North Face Nuptse 700 fill down,
                      I live in New England and this jacket is perfect
                      I can always throw a shell if needed

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