Stoic Bombshell Insulated Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $179
Good jacket for long periods in snow living if you have layers. Be careful of possible zipper issues.
- Good fit and hood size
- Lots of handy pockets
- Water shedding
- Zipper issue, but could be situational or prior season coat
- Wrist gaitors hurt after a while
After living in this coat (last seasons) for over three weeks in snow and rain, I am impressed overall with the jacket.
I did have an issue with the zipper bending outwards and eventually breaking to where it didn't zip up at all. I returned and got this season's coat; I have yet to have any issues with that since, but haven't used it has much as prior.
I like the new colors, but don't like the white Recco tag on the sleeve as it looks like you still have that metal detector thing from the store still on it. They also took away the small forearm pocket, which I really liked; this is not a big deal though.
Insulation not super thick, but worked well with layers. Hand gaiters are nice, but after a while get uncomfortable as they dig into webbing of your hand. Good fit, big hood, removable powder skirt and extended back for sitting. I'm 5'10'' and 145# and got a medium.
Good jacket. I would recommend.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
To a skier, the word "Bombshell" generally conjures two distinct images: a Lange girl (early '70s, of course), or the thunderous echo of a howitzer pumping rounds into bowls of creamy powder. There's a newcomer to the the bombshell party, though, and it's threatening to relegate Lange girls and artillery to second-fiddle status: that's right, the Stoic Bombshell Men's Insulated Jacket is grabbing all the headlines and intruding on the old-fashioned dreams of ski models and avalanche control. It's not really a surprise, when you get down to it. Models might be able to keep you warm, but they can't compete with the Bombshell's synthetic Cirrus insulation, nor do they offer 3-layer, mechanical-stretch fabric that stands up to serious abuse without feeling as heavy as a suit of armor. Equally, while howitzers may give you a warm, fuzzy feeling, they don't have the 20K waterproof rating or fully-taped seams of the Bombshell, and, accordingly, will not keep you very dry, unless you hide underneath one all day, which will definitely interfere with your skiing. Unlike big guns and babes, the Bombshell also has essential features to make in-bounds powder stashes, sidecountry cliff hucks, and burly storms tremble in fear. The wrist gaiters and removable powder skirt seals out snow no matter how big your bombholes are, and mesh underarm vents work with the Bombshell's 15K breathability to keep circulation maxed out when you're seriously shredding or hiking to lines, so you're completely prepared to rip the bejeezus out of them when you get to the top. And, at the end of the day, all the ladies will be impressed, which is why you're up there in the first place, right'
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The bombproof Stoic Bombshell Insulated Jacket fixes the lines, handles all the pre-dawn avie control, and makes breakfast before you're out of your tent. Heading for the harshest environments? The Stoic Bombshell stands guard. 100-Grams of lightweight, synthetic Cirrus insulation fights off the pre-dawn chills, while the slightly stretchy Bombshell fabric shuns external moisture and wind. Fully-welded seams increase the Bombshell's breathability over standard taped-seam shells and the 3-D ergonomic fit offers un-inhibited mobility. Thumb-holed wrist gaiters and a fully adjustable hood seal you off from the elements, while mesh-backed underarm zips vent heat when you're stomping a skin track. Stash your MP3 player in the Bombshell Insulated's interior chest pocket and give your day a soundtrack. Stoic's 3-D ergonomic fit offers un-inhibited mobility without drowning you in excess fabric-if you tend to like a roomier fit, size up.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version