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EMS Down Under 25 Sleeping Bags Review

EMS Down Under 25


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Review Date
February 4, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
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Reviewed by: sjs345 ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I've had this sleeping bag for about 15 years and it has never failed to disappoint. i haven't done any super strenuous hiking but a few overnights in 20 degree weather and with a few extra layers this keeps me snug as a bug. It's compact and easy to travel with and can smash down to pretty small which is awesome for backpacking. I definitely recommend this bag!


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Review Date
October 18, 2010

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Reviewed by: Adam ,  Backpacker

Summary:
This is a great bag. I am an Eagle Scout and have used this bag in all seasons and weather conditions. It's not the warmest sleeping bag in the world but with some under armour and maybe a sweatshirt you can squeak out a 20 degree night. I use it primarily for its compactness. I have a compression sack for it that will take it down to less than the size of a soccer ball with little to no effort. This makes it ideal for backpacking trips.


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Review Date
August 28, 2001

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Reviewed by: Steve ,  Backpacker , from OR

Summary:
I agree with the previous review. This bag is not good for backpacking.

Customer Service:
Again, I agree with the previous post

Similar Products Used:
None


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Review Date
August 27, 2001

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Reviewed by: Gary ,  Backpacker , from NH

Summary:
Purchased this bag a few months ago because my old 30deg REI bag was looking pretty ragged after 10 years of use. Well I am now back to using my old REI bag because it is warmer than this new one from EMS! I am a pretty average sleeper and I was really cold in this bag when the temperature dropped into the low 30's. I had to wear all my clothes to stay warm. And that's not the only thing I didn't like about the bag. The the zipper constantly snagged, the stitching didn't look like it would last my first trip let alone many years, and the down was coming out at the seams. This is not the first EMS product to fail for me over the years.

Overall, I would not recommend this bag (or anything with EMS on it) to anyone!

Customer Service:
When I returned this bag they would only give me store credit after I argued with them for about a half hour. I kept my composure but it sure was tough, they were so rude! My past returns were also difficult. The sales help was no help at all. They were mostly inexperinced high school kids with no product training.

I live in NH and I remember when EMS was locally owned and they were a fine company to deal with. However, several years ago they were bought by a rich family in Europe and the level service plumeted. Now I gladly drive 2 hours to the REI in MA for all my gear.

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I've had and tried many bags over my 30 years of backpacking.


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Review Date
August 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jerry G ,  Paddler , from Dekalb, IL

Summary:
What a great sleeping bag for the $. Compresses to the size of a
loaf of bread. I use this bag primarily as a 3 season bag. I agree
with the other reviewers that its probably best for above freezing
temps. The bag has proved sturdy and simple in design. Wish the
zipper was full length. This is a great deal for a down bag that in
my view beats synthetics.

Customer Service:
EMS people have always been quite helpful.

Similar Products Used:
Sierra designs, REI, coleman, slumberjack.


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