Vintage EMS Easter Mountain Sports Ripstop Nylon Tarp

Ripstop Nylon Tarp by EMS. This  8.5 x 10 three-piece ripstop tarp has been has five 1″ wide nylon loops per side. Not sure if the loops are original to the tarp or a later addition for making a specific shelter.

The blue label was the original used by EMS in the late 60s when the company started, I’d estimate this tarp is from right around 1970. Also seen here are a smaller EMS stuff sack as well as the Alpine stuff sack.

Eastern Mountian Sports Down Jacket

Great old EMS expedition weight down jacket. This size large jacket consists of a poly/cotton blend shell, fully lined with in nylon. Single way heavy gauge YKK zipper and snap front closure. Two top and side entry front hip pockets and one large internal top entry pocket.

The snap on down hood has an extra set of middle snaps to allow the hood to sit lower from the neckline if need be. This is the first time I’ve seen such an option on a removable hood. Wrist closure has two sets of snaps allowing for three cuff opening sizes. Also has an internal waist nylon draw cord and

Conditionally this coat is in good shape, especially for its age. Some darkening around the inside of the neckline, while the rest of the fabric is probably not as bright as it used to be 40 years ago. It is however free of any obvious stains, rips, holes or snags.  The inside nylon is in great shape too. A few little holes around the wrist leak a feather from time to time but aren’t much bigger than the stitch it would take to fix them.  Still has plenty of well-distributed down and has been washed and is ready to wear.

This is the original logo from when the company was formed in 1967. I’m not sure when the logo changed to the updated version which goes on to spell out Eastern Mountain Sports, but its a good bet this jacket is pre-1972 or better. This jacket is available so shoot me an email if interested.

Sized Large, but please see measurement.

33″ top of zip to hem
26.5″ pit to pit
23.5 pit to cuff
33.5 nick seam to cuff

EMS Day Pack Backpack – Eastern Mountain Sports

Vintage EMS Daypack

Nice simple older EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports) low profile day pack. This pack consists of one main compartment and one slim front pocket. Shoulder straps are nylon seat belt type straps with no padding adding to the bags stealthy appearance. Folds up small to fit nicely in your overnight pack or luggage.

16 inches tall
10.5 inches across
4 inches deep