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EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket

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  • EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket

    Ideal for cold-weather outings, this ultralight jacket is insulated with 800-fill water-resistant down.

    Features/Benefits:

    • 800-fill DownTek-treated goose down keeps you warm even in wet conditions
    • DWR shell finish sheds light rain and snow
    • Packs into its own internal chest pocket
    • Can be worn alone or as part of a layering system
    • Zippered front pockets; zippered chest pocket
    • Internal chest pocket with zippered access
    • Elastic cuffs
    • Draft flap behind front zipper with zipper garage
    • Brushed chin guard for soft comfort
    • Drop-tail hem for added coverage and warmth
    • Hem cinch cords to seal in warmth

    Fiber Content: Shell: 100% nylon ripstop, Lining: 100% nylon taffeta
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Packability Highly compact
    Insulation Type Down
    Removable Liner No
    Hood No
    Insulation 800-fill goose down, 4.5 oz.
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation N/A
    Waterproof Material N/A
    Weight 12.8 oz.
    Waterproof No
    Activity/BreathabilityLev N/A
    Construction N/A
    Fleece Weight N/A
    Insulation Rating Warmest
    Hood Type No

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent buy

      By Larry

      from Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore, MI

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight warmth
      • Many good features
      • Value To Cost

      Cons

      • Fit-sleeve Length 32

      Best Uses

      • When It's Chilly Outdoors

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

      I have worn this jacket in 25-55 degrees outdoors and have been very comfortable. I have found with down filling that occasionally a feather may come out. Checked other brands: Arc'teryx, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean and North Face. Bean and Bauer were the closest to compare. Bean's Ultralight Jacket and Sweater have a slightly higher loft rating; 850 to 800, both Downtek treated. But check the down fill weight: EMS-4.5 oz, Bean jacket-3.45 oz, Bean sweater-2.6 oz. In overall weight EMS fell in between at 12.8 oz compared to Bean jacket-14 oz and Bean sweater-10 oz. The discounted price I paid compared to the price of the Bean jacket with 20% off was still 25% less! I am happy with my purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice jacket

      By Pete

      from Skaneateles, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Looks good
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Not Getting Cold
        • Staying Toasty Warm

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

        I bought this for a lightweight and warm layer in my winter backpack. I am very impressed with how warm it is and how little it weighs. Out performs whatever else I had in my pack like fleece, wool, etc. Put it under Goretex and I'm not sure what could ever go wrong. Well made, zipper pockets are great. I like it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet Jacket!

        By mountain boy

        from High Falls, NY

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Looks good
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cool To Coldish Temps
          • Midlayer

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

          great product especially for the price.
          Ideal as a mid layer, this jacket is warm, light, and attractive.
          well constructed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice down jacket for the everyday

          By Drew

          from New Hampshire

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fits Well
          • Good price
          • High quality material

          Cons

          • A bit bulky

          Best Uses

          • CASUAL WEAR

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

          I got this jacket at the same time as ordering a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer. I ended up keeping both jackets. The Ghost Whisperer is my hiking jacket, as it packs down to a really small size, and this jacket I wear for everyday trips outside and to work. The jacket is nice, but even when it is crunched up it is fairly bulky compared to some other down jackets.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love the fit

          By Matt

          from Kaiserslautern, Germany

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Color
          • Fit
          • Warmth
          • Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking
            • Snowboarding

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

            I've been wearing this jacket for work for about a week (I'm a reporter) and on a couple light hikes. Fall temps have been pretty moderate overall, but the jacket performs well just standing around or exerting moderate effort. I really like the color - Blue Smoke - haven't seen anything else out there like it. I've had trouble with zippers on LL Bean jackets, but so far the zipper on this works great, just like it's supposed to. The jacket is also lightweight and easily packable, not taking up much room in my daypack when I need to take it off. The only minor drawback so far comes from the down - yesterday a small feather poked through the outer wall. Not a big deal, but I'm hoping this isn't a regular thing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            EMS Men's Icarus Down Jacket

            By Matt

            from CT

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compressible
            • Light Weight
            • Stylish
            • Warm
            • Water Resistant

            Cons

            • Not water proof

            Best Uses

            • Camping
            • Extreme cold
            • Hiking

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

            The only equivalent jacket that I found which had a higher fill rate was L.L. Bean's version (850 as opposed to 800). That one cost more, especially considering I bought mine on sale from EMS. The EMS Icarus is a quality down jacket for a very reasonable price.

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            4.0

            quality jacket at reasonable price

            By Sam

            from Nevada

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Light and warm

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Lightweight, Warm

                  By C.Flanagan

                  from Cincinnati

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Great price
                  • Lightweight
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Great coat for price

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Very good product, but ......

                      By Trihiker

                      from Mon Valley PA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Well Made Rip Stop Nylon

                      Cons

                      • Shoulders A Little Snug
                      • sleeves too tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Cold Cool Weather

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

                      Very good, however, the shoulders and sleeves were too tight, otherwise, i would have bought it .....

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      A bit too warm

                      By mrdesigner

                      from NJ

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I bought this for my walk to the commuter train in the morning. I find it is much too warm in temperatures above the 20s (Fahrenheit). Plus, I feel like my arms have a static charge the entire time I'm wearing the jacket. This is definitely not an everyday jacket. The main use should be used for below 0 days. I may give it to charity or stash in my car for an emergency.

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