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  • EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket

    Lightweight and compressible, the toasty Icarus is stuffed with 850 fill goose down that features DownTek technology for warmth in wet or dry conditions.

    Features/Benefits:

    • The Icarus can be worn as a mid or exterior layer
    • Unlike traditional down, DownTek goose down is highly water resistant
    • DownTek treatment negates the drawbacks of down’s susceptibility to moisture by applying a micro-thin nano polymer to create a water-repellent insulation that actually floats on water
    • DownTek treatment does not affect the fill power or feel of the down
    • Very compressible; packs into its own interior zippered pocket
    • Soft Pertex Quantum nylon 20D shell is ultralight, water resistant, and down proof (won’t leak feathers)
    • Adjustable hood with fleece lined collar for comfort against the skin
    • Two hand pockets with zippered closures
    • Semi-fitted styling

    Fiber Content: Shell: 100% nylon, Lining: 100% nylon, Insulation: 850-fill goose down
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Packability Highly compact
    Insulation Type Down
    Removable Liner No
    Back Length 27.5 in.
    Insulation 850-fill goose down
    Snow Skirt No
    3-in-1 No
    Ventilation N/A
    Waterproof Material N/A
    Weight 12.8 oz.
    Waterproof No
    Hood Type Yes, fixed
    Insulation Rating Warmer

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good quality, but fails terribly

      By JMI the mountain guy

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Material

      Cons

      • Colors
      • limited colors
      • Missing Key Features
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Alpine Climnbing
      • Cold hiking
      • Mountaineering

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

      While this was a good attempt by EMS to put out a light, feature filled, warm non-puffy looking puffy, it failed in a very important aspect. The cut was OK with the rear longer which is appreciated when wearing a climbing harness and the material is good with the downtek fill, but what it was direly missing was a system to tighten the wrists. They are extrememly loose and pour out heat. So much so, that you can feel drafts coming in and the heat actually leaving your core. There isn't even elastic on the cuffs to tighten around your wrists and this was in a small size which was bought for an "athletic" fit. If the cuffs were able to tighten around your wrists, this would be a good competitor to the big name technical puffys out there. Until then, the search continues.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love This Jacket!

      By John K.

      from Fair Hill, MD

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfy
      • Great Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Nice attention to detail
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • None found yet

      Best Uses

      • Go to jacket

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

      I was poised to purchase a Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket. But when I was in the EMS store, I saw the Icarus jacket. I tried it on and it fit perfectly.

      This jacket has more features than the Ghost Whisperer including 2 deep zippered chest pockets inside and out with the interior pocket that allows the jacket to be packed down to nothing.
      Fleece at the neck and cinches at waist and hood and 1/2 the $ of the MH jacket, I feel this is a better jacket and a better value.

      I'm 5'8", 160 lbs with broad shoulders and the medium fits like a glove. At the waist, too.

      I've been wearing this jacket for over a month now and it's become the first jacket I grab when heading out.
      In fact it's snowing right now and I will be wearing this jacket in just a few minutes to check on the chickens.

      I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to with this excellent jacket. I am very pleased with this purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Laugh at bone chilling temperatures

      By Safety Cone (jacket color reference)

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compactable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Color

      Best Uses

      • Great for backpacking

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

      I love this coat. It's so lightweight, I hesitate to call it a coat. It's more effective than any heavy parka, I've ever owned, for keeping the cold and wind out. Perfect for hiking and backpacking, especially when you're changing elevations and hiking in and out of windy conditions. I've gotten caught in a few heavy snow squalls, and the coat looks soaking wet on the outside, but I was bone dry on the inside. It dried out on the outside amazingly quickly too. The color does invite a lot of wisecracks from my friends and family, but I love it, especially when they're whining and complaining about the cold, and then it's my turn to do the wisecracking! :)

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome For the Price!

      By Bhiggins

      from Amherst, MA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Hood
      • Light
      • packable
      • very warm

      Cons

      • Zippers

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Climbing
      • Hiking

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

      This is an all around awesome jacket, it is very light for the amount of warmth it provides. I was surprised that I could wear a tee shirt and this jacket and be warm in 15˚F weather. It has a built in stuff sack and it compresses to a very small size, perfect for backpacking. This jacket is less wind resistant than I hoped, but adding a shell is an easy fix. The hood is also great, it is as warm as a winter hat, and the elastic tight fit hood keeps it on even in windy conditions. The high zipper under the chin locks in heat as well.
      I only have 2 complaints, both about the zippers. The first issue is that the zippers open by zipping down, meaning over time movement and gravity can cause them to come open (They should zip up to open).
      The second is that the front zipper is not insulated. I haven't noticed it feeling any cooler at the zipper, but others may find it to be slightly leaky.

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      • No
       
      1.0

      Looks Good but functions poorly

      By Bob

      from Portsmouth, NH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

            This jacket looks great and is probably warm if used as a layering piece under a shell. I only used the jacket once and found that cold air was penetrating through the seams, which was not what I expected. I compared the stitching to North Face and Marmot down jackets that I own. When you look at the stitching on the seams you can see light at each of the thread holes in the EMS jacket. The NF and Marmont use better thread and fabric consequently no light, which means no wind or cold penetrating.

            I wore the jacket on a day that was 20-30 degrees with a light wind and froze.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great jacket, but not enough available

            By jon

            from titusville, nj

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Everything About Jacket

            Cons

            • Not in stores

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

              I really liked this jacket, but I had to spend days calling around to all the ems stores in the Northeast to locate the color and size I wanted.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Awesome

              By Mike

              from Littleton, MA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • looks cool
              • Packs small
              • Warm

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

                This thing is awesome. Got it on sale and it was a total steal. Very warm, it has been in the mid to high 20's lately and I have just been wearing a t-shirt under it when I am out running errands and what not and it keeps me warm. Didn't give it 5 stars because this is my first down jacket so I have nothing to compare it to. Was going to wear under ski shell but not I think it may be too warm unless it is VERY cold. Bottom line, sick jacket and the bright color is cool looking.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Cozy, comfortable and wearable

                By Hipster Hiker

                from Montclair, NJ

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cozy
                • Featherweight
                • Fits Well Wwout Sweater
                • Great hood
                • Wearable For Active Use

                Cons

                • No Underarm Vent

                Best Uses

                • Hiking
                • Walking

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

                Featherweight comfort and great fit for all types of active wear. It would be nice to have an underarm zippered vent for more vigorous activities.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                I Like this item

                By don

                from ct

                Pros

                • Light Weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

                    I wanted a light weight, hooded for warmth, wind/water resistant "puffy" for when a heavier parka is too much. This seems to be it. I found the large size not roomy enough for my size 42 body so changed to XL. The XL is a bit long in sleeve for my size 33 arms but that works well to pull hands up into if fingers get cold. So overall it worked well for me. Just spent today in 13-20 dg F hiking and was more than warm enough in the wind. Of course i will use a warmer parka for some conditions.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great jacket, especially for value

                    By nothanks

                    from Burlington Vt.

                    Pros

                    • Great Color
                    • Great hood
                    • Packablerackable
                    • value
                    • very warm

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everything

                      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket:

                      So far I've worn this coat just around town and biking. It is very warm and the water proof down has been doing wonders in unexpected rains while biking.
                      Size up if you are planning on wearing this over a shell as a belay coat.

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