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  • EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest

    Ideal for cold-weather outings, this ultralight vest 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
    • 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 Women's Icarus Down Vest

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Packability Highly compact
    Insulation Type Down
    Removable Liner No
    Back Length 26 in.
    Fit Regular
    Hood No
    Insulation 800-fill goose down, 2.5 oz.
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation N/A
    Waterproof Material N/A
    Weight 8 oz.
    Waterproof No
    Hood Type Yes, fixed
    Activity/BreathabilityLev N/A
    Construction N/A
    Fleece Weight N/A
    Insulation Rating Warmest

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Women's Icarus Down Vest
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Warm (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9), Yes (3)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Warm, light, good value - weird sizing

      By exist alive

      from Boston, MA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Style
      • value

      Cons

      • Sizing

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

        I have worn this vest every time I possibly could since I got it. It's very warm, lightweight and looks good both in the Whites and on the streets in Boston. Other down jackets I've had in the best have shed considerably more at this point, so I'm very impressed that I've had it a little over a month and have not yet lost any down. I have recommended this to everyone and am considering purchasing a jacket as well.

        Warning - you should probably try this on in stores before buying, the sizing is a little odd. I'm 5'10" with an athletic build. I found the medium had a lot of extra room around my torso (and in the coats I tried on, roomy and long sleeves as well). I found the small fit my width and sleeves better, but was about at inch shorter, which was too short for me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor Fit and Shiny Finish

        By Al S

        from Little Compton, RI

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

        Bought as a Christmas Gift for my wife. Didn't fit well and she didn't like the very "shiny" finish of the material, she said "it looks like a garbage bag".(I ordered black) It seems well made and I'd guess it's warm, but no go on style and fit.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not Quite

        By Horsey

        from NH

        Pros

        • good color
        • Lightweight
        • Longer in back
        • Not too puffy

        Cons

        • Collar Rubs Chin
        • Poor Fit
        • Zipper Flap Gets Caught

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

        The fit is such that it buckles up like a spine along the zipper. Also there is a big fold that develops around the tummy. Although I like how it goes down longer in the back, the whole thing is a little too long so that when sitting it tends to pop up around the shoulders and chaff at the chin.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        I love my vest

        By Fancy Mom

        from Portland, Maine

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Light
        • Well fit

        Cons

        • None yet

        Best Uses

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

          I wear this vest quite often, very comfortable, fits well.
          Nothing bad to say about it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fantastic vest

          By MsMoLu

          from Helena, MT

          Pros

          • Ultrlight And Very Warm

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Cuts The Chill And Wind

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

          Wear it as an outer garment over a hoodie.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great vest

          By Hikerfit

          from Saugerties, NY

          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL WELL MADE
          • Fits Well
          • Layers well
          • Not bulky
          • very warm
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Around town
            • Outdoor sports

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

            I love this vest. I also have the jacket. They are both well made and just what I was looking for for hiking and snowshoeing, warmth without bulk. However I do find the jacket to warm when doing a lot of elevation and therefore I purchased the vest also. They are a perfect combo and I highly recommend them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Functional and Flattering

            By Larix71

            from Park Falls, WI

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fits Well
            • Lightweight
            • quality
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

                I have layered this vest under a outer shell jacket, worn it with jeans and a cute top to work, and out and about running errands. It's so lightweight and not "poofy" like some downvests. I hardly notice I am wearing it. The color is beautiful and I have received many compliments. I like the versatility of this vest and will be able to wear it 3 seasons of the year!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great down Vest for a great Price!!!!

                By Mike D

                from Orlando, FL

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great price
                • Lightweight
                • Packs Down Nice And Small
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • day hiking
                  • Hanging Out Around Fire

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

                  I use this item for hiking when its too warm for my long sleeve down jacket

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  love this vest!

                  By Val

                  from Hamden, CT

                  Pros

                  • Chic
                  • Lightweight
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                  • Inner Zipper

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

                    This was my first down purchase, and I was not disappointed! From day one, when my boyfriend told me it looked AMAZING, to several months later (now), when I've been wearing it almost every day on top of a baselayer and under a jacket, it has held up great and keeps me warm. I love the comfortable active fit and how easy it is to layer. I usually wear it for around town, but I also have worn it for running on colder days, and it's held up well.

                    The only thing that isn't 100% is the zipper on the inner pocket, which is the packable pocket. It often catches on the lining, which is extremely thin, which is annoying.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Lovely

                    By Natalie in MN

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Cute
                    • Practical
                    • Warm

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Icarus Down Vest:

                        Could not be more satisfied. It was -10F air temperature yesterday with a wind chill of -35F on my 20 minute walk to the bus stop in Minnesota. This vest kept my core so warm that I was nearly too hot. Not to mention, it looks cute! It's a bit long which I like as I sometimes wear it with leggings. I got this for 50% off but wouldn't hesitate to pay full price.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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