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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
    Fit Regular
    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
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (17)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Light weight (5)
  • Packable (5)
  • Fit (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

    Reviewed by 40 customers

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    (11 of 11 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

    (4 of 4 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

      (3 of 3 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

      (3 of 4 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 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

        (2 of 3 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 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          4.5 Jacket!

          By Norse Adventurer

          from New Jersey

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • price
          • Warmth

          Cons

          • Down Pokes Out
          • Not An Athletic Fit

          Best Uses

          • Clothing Layering
          • Cold weather

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

          Overall for the price you cannot beat this jacket. I would not suggest wearing this jacket as an outer layer, the shell fabric feels like it will rip very easily on a rock or tree limb.

          I have noticed that pieces of down have poked through the fabric but it's not due to a rip or tear. So far I'm pleased with the performance and warmth of the jacket.

          I wore it under a hardshell, icarus, fleece and base layer out in windy, rainy and cold conditions ~30deg F. The cold didn't touch my body. Skal to the designers for creating an affordable and reliable down jacket! might suggest a more athletic fitting jacket.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Icarus Down Jacket - Thumbs up

          By Mark

          from CT

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fairly Wind-proof
          • Light
          • Many Pockets
          • packable
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Lame colors
          • Sleves are a bit long

          Best Uses

          • Cold weather layer

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

          I've used this jacket as a cold weather layer (<30 degrees), its very warm. If you're active, you probably don't need it until <20 degrees or so.
          For the weight, its a great layer to pack depending on how the weather unfolds.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Warm jacket

          By DPG

          from Upstate NY

          Pros

          • Packs small
          • Super Light
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Everything

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

          L was bulky, M was too tight around shoulders.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great build, Great deal

          By RJ the guy.

          from Fairfax, VA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Color
          • Good pocket design
          • Lightweight
          • packable
          • value
          • Warm
          • Water Shedding

          Cons

          • Cuff Seems Vunerable
          • Fit Description

          Best Uses

          • Around town
          • Layering
          • Super Cold Days

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

          Great jacket that keeps me warm under a shell on sub zero days on the slopes. Warm enough for summit climbs and light enough to pack away. More of a moderate slim fit than athletic in my opinion as there is no noticeable waist taper. I am 5'10" and 165 and ended up with a medium. This works well to preserve coverage while bending and moving and is a small compromise.

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          • No

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