EMS Reviews

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EMS Thunderhead Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Thunderhead Jacket is a lightweight, waterproof, and windproof jacket suitable for use in all seasons. The rollaway hood is easily accessible…
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EMS Impulse Hydration Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect companion for hiking, trekking, climbing, bicycling, skiing, mountaineering. I bought it a year ago and since then it became my partner…
EMS Impulse Hydration Pack
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EMS North Star Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent - long life. My backpacking experience is limited to Mid-Atlantic USA (PA, NY, NJ, DE, WV), but I have camped year round and this…
EMS North Star Tent
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EMS Star 3 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars We all know that a choice in tents is a very personal experience. We all have prefferences that differ as much as our personalities. This is…
EMS Star 3 Tent
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EMS Liner Hat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This liner hat can be used as a warm layer on its own down to chilly temps, and really works well when coupled with a heavier wind-blocking…
EMS Liner Hat
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EMS Mountaineer Poles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I wanted to love these, but I just don't have the trust in them that I need. These poles do everything I want. They telescope down to a very…
EMS Mountaineer Poles
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EMS Atlas Fleece Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I don't know if this is the warmest or best value, all I know is that I live in this in everything but the coldest winter. Two years ago my…
EMS Atlas Fleece Jacket
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EMS Boreal 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. Good workhorse bag. This was one of my first serious pieces of real camping…
EMS Boreal 20
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EMS Trail 30

rated 4 of 5 stars This backpack is great for outdoor climbing, camping, hiking...it has a wire in the back of it that helps your back support the weight. My brother's…
EMS Trail 30
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EMS Pampero

rated 5 of 5 stars It's a Bomber 4-season big vestibule tent! One other tent comes to mind when it comes to bigger vestibule, Quest Praying Mantis 4-S 4-season…
 
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EMS Profile Zip-off Pants

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A solid convertible pant. These are your straightforward convertible pants made from nylon and will take a beating and keep on kicking. I like…
EMS Profile Zip-off Pants
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EMS Atlas Fleece Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid fleece vest for those in-between times. I have owned this vest or a version thereof for decades and it has stood up to everything I…
EMS Atlas Fleece Vest
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EMS Deluge Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent jacket. Pit zips, waist cinch, helmet cinch and waterproof. Size large is 12.5 oz. Looks nice and can be custom layered with other…
EMS Deluge Jacket
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EMS Scout 4

rated 4 of 5 stars The EMS Scout 4 has been a great tent and very waterproof. We have used ours for a number of years and it has served us well. Our only complaint…
 
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EMS Velocity 1 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars At first I was skeptical of the room on this tent, but after two nights out spent in this tent, my doubts have been laid to rest. The way the…
EMS Velocity 1 Tent
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EMS Mountain Light 20

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm a warm sleeper but this bag should not be overlooked by those needing some extra insulation. It packs up nicely and regains its fluff quickly…
EMS Mountain Light 20
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EMS Arctic Insulated Mitt

rated 3 of 5 stars Great warmth -- except the thumbs :( My hands feel cozy and warm, except for my thumbs. I end up pulling my thumbs into the main hand area,…
EMS Arctic Insulated Mitt
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EMS Summit GTX Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars I've owned two pairs of these for a few years now, a large for mountaineering boots and a medium for hiking boots. The quality, in my opinion,…
EMS Summit GTX Gaiters
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EMS North Star Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 10+ years now. Backpacking, kayak camping, car camping, 3 month tour of Europe.....this tent has yet to fail me. From…
EMS North Star Tent
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EMS Sentinel Down Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars This is definitely the warmest and softest jacket I have ever owned. The inside is so soft and comfortable and will keep you warm in almost…
EMS Sentinel Down Parka
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EMS Tristar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have owned a Tristar for over 5 years and for the money it is a excellent tent. I also own a Mnt. Hardwear Skyledge 2.1  and Hammerhead 2…
 
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EMS Boreal 0

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm male, 5'10 180#, very very poor circulation thus a very very cold sleeper yet with aspirations of winter camping. Bought this bag new on…
EMS Boreal 0
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EMS North Star Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This hand-me-down from my brother is a gem. Yes, it's a bit on the heavier side (hence -.5), but serves me right for carrying a two-man for…
EMS North Star Tent
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EMS Nova 4 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a professional archaeologist and often live in a tent for 2 to 3 months, while on a project . The Nova 4 has proved to be one of the best,…
 
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EMS Glacier Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great value, but this isn't the best option for a down jacket in this warmth region. One it is 600 fill down so it's not as lofty as the high…
EMS Glacier Down Jacket
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EMS Packable Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Have you ever been backpacking and needed a smaller, stowable pack for exploring the area or bagging a nearby peak? Or travelling and just needed…
EMS Packable Pack
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EMS Boreal 20

rated 5 of 5 stars A very warm sleeping bag, very packable. Filled with Primaloft Infinity, which is very packable and waterproof (actually waterproof when rain…
EMS Boreal 20
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EMS Trail 30

rated 5 of 5 stars This backpack is excellent. The EQ mirage suspension system is awesome. It keeps it off your back.
EMS Trail 30
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EMS Sugar Shack 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We took the Sugar Shack 2 camping in the desert (Nampa Valley, ID). During the night, there was a wind, rain, and dust storm the likes of which…
EMS Sugar Shack 2
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EMS North Star Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This is THE best tent ever. I think I've had mine for 10 years, and it's still in almost perfect condition through all kinds of camping conditions,…
EMS North Star Tent
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EMS Alpin 2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I bought this tent about two years ago from EMS in Arlington, VA. I've always used The North Face (plus a few "off" brands I've thrown away)…
EMS Alpin 2
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EMS Escape 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is great for my purposes. I primarily use this tent for weekend car camping but it is pretty light and plan to use it on more backpacking…
EMS Escape 2
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EMS Summit GTX II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love these boots. Very comfortable, durable, sturdy and an all around good boot. Not to take away from the rating but I found the sizing a…
 
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EMS Waterslide

rated 2 of 5 stars I used the pack about 10 times last winter. This year, at the top of the Alps in France I got a nasty surprise. The hydration pack leaked all…
 
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EMS Ascent Sector Down Sweater

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Designed to be part of an insulation/shell combination system from EMS called "Ascent", the EMS Ascent Down Sweater holds its own in some very…
EMS Ascent Sector Down Sweater
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EMS Windpro Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars Thin but very wind resistant, not terribly warm. They are thin enough to be useful as a liner for a shell mitten in frigid temperatures. They…
EMS Windpro Glove
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EMS Star 3 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome tent - I have used it on hot summer canoe trips and frigid winter mountain trips. The fly is bomber against wind and water, and the…
EMS Star 3 Tent
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EMS Divergence Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I absolutely love my Divergence, for both hiking in the mountains and around town. At 5'10" and ~200 lbs I wear a medium. It moves well with…
EMS Divergence Jacket
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EMS Circa Windshear Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The EMS Circa Windshear jacket is light, yet very warm and comfy. The fabric is soft and quiet. Perfect for early morning walks/trail runs.
 
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EMS Glacier Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars i bought this jacket as the warm, sitting-still layer for winter mountaineering. as a basic warm garment, the price is tremendous. is it the…
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EMS Boreal 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When deciding on a new bag my main criterion were temp rating based on actual reviews, compressed size, and weight. The Primaloft Infinity allows…
EMS Boreal 20
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EMS Mountain Light -20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Haven't used in winter yet but thought I would say that I don't like the way the zipper gets stuck on the material when you zipper it up or…
EMS Mountain Light -20
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EMS Heater SYNC Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Let me start out by saying that my philosophy to gear buying is that good gear is expensive, but spending the extra amount up front saves money…
EMS Heater SYNC Jacket
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EMS Super Nova 6 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars As backpackers and kayakers, I never thought we'd buy this type of tent! But when my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he still wanted…
 
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EMS ENDOTherm Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The jacket is very nice look, if very basic. I got a black one for use as an everyday fall jacket that looked nice enough to go for dinner.
EMS ENDOTherm Jacket
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EMS Eclipse Tent w/DAC Poles

rated 4 of 5 stars I realize they don't make this tent anymore, but i've seen them for sale on ebay and such, and I have never come across any reviews of this…
 
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EMS Velocity Cap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This hat is nice to have in the wilderness. It is light, packable, breathable, drys quickly, wicks moisture away from your head, low profile…
EMS Velocity Cap
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EMS V Stake

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These stake do the job. They don't pull out, bend or crack & split. They have a recess about half way up the stake for tent straps or large…
 
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EMS Isolation 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Great bag, You can fit your entire life and more in it. The strong construction of the outer shell is great for back country due to its unbeatable…
EMS Isolation 80
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EMS 2500

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best quality backpacks I have ever owned. I have owned this backpack almost 10 years. The only thing that broke was the zipper…
 
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EMS Starlight II Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchased this tent for solo backpacking on the AT. At around 4 pounds it's good for backpacking. Being over 6 foot tall, this tent is a perfect…
 
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EMS Boreal -20

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great bag if ur just starting to cold weather camp. It is very big and it doesn't fit in my pack compressed. I have a big pack, EMS…
 
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EMS Boreal 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bag for the price. I hiked all day through an unseasonably cold and rainy September day in the Adirondacks. The inside of my tent got…
EMS Boreal 25
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EMS Down Under 25

rated 4 of 5 stars I have had this sleeping bag for about 3 years now and it has served many purposes but saying it's a 0-32 degree bag is a stretch. Wearing thick…
 
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EMS Moon Shadow Tent

rated 1.5 of 5 stars carried the three pounds with footprint 1900 miles on the appalachian trail. would not recommend. ventilation poor. susceptible to leakage.
 
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EMS Ascent 3200

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It gets the job done. If you're just getting into the hobby, then this is a great way to start. Even if you do not use it ever again, it's a…
 
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EMS Glacier Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this vest at the end of last season on sale for $19.99. The vest usually retails for $79.99. I used it as an extra insulation layer…
EMS Glacier Vest
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EMS Tundra Dome Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's awesome. Really light and strong and of course waterproof. I strongly recommend it!
EMS Tundra Dome Tent
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EMS Ascent WB400 Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The gladiator of the EMS line. This is the big brother to the Ascent Dryskin Jacket. WB400 fabric makes it totally bomber in any condition.
 
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EMS All-Mountain Sweater

rated 5 of 5 stars I wear this sweater all winter long cross country skiing. It is loose enough not to be too hot during vigorous activity, but warm enough to…
 
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EMS Alpin 2

rated 4 of 5 stars I have used the Alpin 2 in a variety of conditions ranging from -20 deg snowy nights in the Adirondacks to a rare warm 80 deg in April and I…
EMS Alpin 2
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EMS Mountain Light 20

rated 5 of 5 stars Like sleeping within a cloud. I was faithful to my old bag for way too long (a 30 degree synthetic). I am a warm sleeper, but allow me to say…
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EMS Ascent 4700

rated 3 of 5 stars I have a small torso and this pack really leaves my shoulders and hips sore, but I have to say that it is very durable and heavy when empty.
 
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EMS Ascent 4700

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome bag! The good: Lots of space (4700 but expands to 5100), GREAT VALUE, DURABLE, separate sleeping bag compartment, good size front pocket…
 
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EMS Peakbagger 40

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome pack. Had it on a trip in the Adirondacks first week in January. Went down to -16 degrees F and none of the clips or straps broke on…
 
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 3-season bag. I decided to buy it mainly because of the small size and weight; it barely takes up any space on the trail. It…
EMS Velocity 35
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EMS Summit 5500

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great pack. Some of the frills are missing but this pack has great trail integrity and has all of the good needed features. I have…
 
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EMS Ascent Dryskin Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I have nothing to say, but great things about EMS. I have several reviews for their products and the Ascent is the new model that takes the…
 
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EMS Star 2+ Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This tent has a few good thing about it but unfortunately you can easily get all of those things and more with a different design. To start…
 
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EMS Star 3 Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a well built tent that can probably take quite a beating and stand up to lots of rain, however it's kind of an awkward design. It's…
EMS Star 3 Tent
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EMS Eclipse Tent

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This tent is great if you wanna be an ounce shaver and need to keep to a budget. For the price I'd give this tent more like a 4 but you can…
 
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EMS Peakbagger 25

rated 3 of 5 stars I have been happy with the Peakbagger. It rides well, and I can get everything I need into it for day hikes up along the continental divide.
 
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EMS Mountain Light 0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When EMS was closing Michigan stores I bought this bag on final clearance. Glad I did. Strengths - Pertex shell - The shell is light weight,…
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EMS North Star Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars I own this tent. I want another. Can anyone help me find this tent?
EMS North Star Tent
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EMS North Star Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars North Star has performed brilliantly for me the last 6 yrs through avid backcountry camping; the superior ventilation has kept condensation…
EMS North Star Tent
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EMS Trucker Hat

rated 1 of 5 stars This hat might be a big hit at a truck stop, but what's it doing at EMS? Outdoors gone truckin'? Do truckers know who EMS is? 10-4 big buddy,…
EMS Trucker Hat
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EMS Expedition WindStopper Hat

rated 5 of 5 stars Hat styles come and go. But, this hat is a keeper with plenty of imitators (Mtn Hdwre, Marmot, etc.). It's warm and dry with great ear flaps…
 
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EMS Aluminum Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars The Candle Lantern is still the best lantern around. I've tried butane and propane backpacking lanterns and they are all to heavy and too cumbersome.
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EMS Mountain Light 20

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great bag at a reasonable price. I've used it in weather down to 5 degrees F and been toasty. It packs small and puffs up quickly.
EMS Mountain Light 20
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EMS Star 2+ Tent

rated 3 of 5 stars This tent is a roomy 2-person freestanding tent. The pole setup provides real headroom for both tenters. The doors in the rainfly (new since…
 
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EMS Super Nova 6 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars There are fair weather 6-person tents and then there are 6-person bomber tents. The EMS Super Nova 6 is a bomber tent! This tent is designed…
 
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EMS S3 Switch Shelter System

rated 1 of 5 stars This structure tries to be too much to too many and falls short to all. It is the most complicated tent/hammock/hammock tent to set up. Because…
EMS S3 Switch Shelter System
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EMS Climbing Suit

rated 5 of 5 stars This piece is from back when EMS made hard-driving performance clothing for the outdoors. It's a great mountaineering suit, waterproof, super…
 
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EMS Heater SYNC Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A great insulating piece. The Prima-loft one is ideal. It's just like down but without the faults. This one you can get wet and be kept warm,…
EMS Heater SYNC Jacket
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EMS Myth Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the greatest layering pieces ever. Just the right amount of insulation for active outdoor sports. Bring it back!
 
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EMS Expedition Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Bring back this jacket!
 
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EMS Core Fleece SYNC Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Cons: No stretch, no breath, no style and SYNCH. Not impressed with this fleece.
EMS Core Fleece SYNC Jacket
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EMS Thunderhead SYNC Rain Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars This seems to be a city jacket made by an outdoor company. Its features are not too good in the outdoors; core vents let in water in moderate…
EMS Thunderhead SYNC Rain Jacket
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EMS Mountaineer Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I have some knee problems (patellar tendinitis and a touch of degenerative arthritis) and picked these up to help. They are marketed by EMS,…
EMS Mountaineer Poles
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EMS Arete 4000

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall, this is a great winter pack for 1 - 2 days of climbing with enough room to handle much more gear/days for hiking. My only observation…
 
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EMS Dry Hiker GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars For the price of $2 they are some of the best boots I've ever had. They are a bit heavy but they are rugged, waterproof gore-tex and flexible.
 
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EMS Long Trail 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice tent, although poles bend super easy.
 
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EMS Summit GTX II

rated 4 of 5 stars Great boots right out of the box. A little heavy/clunky for trail/path walking/hiking. Def. better suited for rougher terrain with a pack etc.
 
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EMS Boreal 0

rated 5 of 5 stars The first night I slept in this bag the temp dipped to 6 degrees and I woke up hot at 1:00 AM. I sleep hot but the temp rating has got to be…
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EMS Mountain Light -40

rated 5 of 5 stars I used this bag on a winter mountaineering trip in February 2006. The weather was -10 degrees Farenheight, 60 MPH wind gusts, and blowing snow.
EMS Mountain Light -40
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EMS Summit TL

rated 4 of 5 stars This is the first pack I have ever owned. I got it based on some positive reviews I read and could not be happier. I used this pack for a 5…
 
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EMS Eclipse Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought this test on clearance because I wanted something easier to set up, and because where I live, heat is a lot bigger problem than rain.
 
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EMS Trail Crash Pad

rated 3 of 5 stars Pros: Comfortable, fairly thick, cheap Cons: Heavy, cheap I had kind of a fun time ruining this thing. I was setting up camp, and took my pad…
EMS Trail Crash Pad
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EMS Long Trail II

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased this pack in a package that included a sleeping bag and trail pad (for a total of under $200 if my memory serves me well). It was…
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EMS Terra Mid Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An excellent choice for a three-season mid layer or shell. The DWR lets water roll off the fabric, but don't mistake it for a rain shell. It…
EMS Terra Mid Jacket
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