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Bombshell: Ullr won't know what hit him.

As other storm jackets crumble amidst the onslaught of a bitterly cold and wet storm day, Stoic's cream-of-the-crop Bombshell Insulated Jacket stifles a yawn and charges forth. Between the three-layer, 20K-rated waterproof fabric and the cold-crushing Cirrus synthetic insulation, you'll be hard pressed to challenge the prowess of the Bombshell. Mechanical stretch fabric construction, fully welded seams, and an array of luxurious features like Recco and mesh-lined core vents ensure that your last summit lap will go just as smoothly as your first. 30-inch resort days? No problem. Sidecountry cliff missions? A blip on the radar. Mountains of abuse? Ultimately, the Bombshell couldn't care less.
  • 3-D ergonomic fit offers uninhibited mobility without drowning you in excess fabric—if you tend to like a roomier fit, feel free to size up
  • 100-Gram lightweight, synthetic Cirrus insulation fights off the pre-dawn chills without unnecessary weight or bulk
  • Mechanical-stretch Bombshell fabric shuns external moisture, foul weather, and wind thanks to its 20K-rated waterproofing and 15K-rated breathability
  • Welded seams offer superior durability, breathability, and weatherproofing over traditional sewn seams
  • Built-in reflector increases your odds of being recovered from a slide by rescue teams equipped with Recco-compatible search-and-rescue equipment
  • Thumb-holed wrist gaiters and a fully adjustable hood seal you off from the elements, while mesh-backed underarm zips vent heat on the skin track
  • Backcountry.com is the exclusive US distributor for Stoic products

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4 5

Yep!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This was a great jacket for my first winter in Crested Butte, CO. It had served me very well shredding on the Mountain. Kept me warm, and dry that is for sure. I hit a couple (alright a few) trees with the jacket pretty much taking the brute of the impact, I had to deduct a star due to the fact it did rip in two different spots, easily fixed with some masking tape on the inside and you can't even notice really. For the most part put up good to an abusive winter. I would recommend this to a friend.

5 5

The Bomb!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I ordered this jacket earlier in the season & I have been very happy with it. I'm wearing it for cross country skiing & fat tire biking and I only need to wear a light base layer under the jacket to stay warm. Even in a driving snow storm, this jacket has done it's job of keeping me warm. Fit wise, I'm 5'9, with about 34" arms, & a large fits me great. I love all the Stoic gear I've ordered to this point.

How is the torso length? I am 6'3'' 195...

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How is the torso length? I am 6'3'' 195 and have a longer than usual torso. Most L jackets fit well but are too short and most XL jackets are the right length, but very baggy.

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I am also 6'3" (about 190)and the Large in this jacket fits me great. I wouldn't say that I have a longer than usual torso length though. The XL in this will be pretty baggy though. You could always try it out and return the jacket if the length isn't what you are looking for.

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My 6? 3 frame is usually an issue for jacket/coat length being that derriere/waist coverage is typically minimal at best. I am, however, very impressed with the more than adequate torso length of this Bombshell, size XXL. This is truly the Bomb!

My son is 5'8'' 160lbs I was thinking size...

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My son is 5'8'' 160lbs I was thinking size M but i'm worried about the length, any thoughts?
Thx
Dan

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He could probably fit in either a Small or Medium. If you think he would prefer a more fitted jacket then Small might be a better bet. What size does he wear in other jackets or fleeces? The Bombshell jackets fit pretty typically compared to other jackets in my opinion.

Would the hood be big enough to fit over...

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Would the hood be big enough to fit over a ski helmet?

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Yes it will fit over a helmet. The lower bulk your helmet the more articulation you will have.

4 5

Warm and comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket has been great for colder weather and the lightweight material keeps it from feeling too bulky.
I am 6'3" and the Large fits me just right- a little bit on the loose side which is great for me, and I think the Medium would be a bit too restricting of a fit. The Large isn't baggy by any means, but will still allow layering if needed.
The removable powder skirt is awesome, and convenient when you are wearing this around town and not plowing through powder.
The one negative I have about this jacket is how large the hood is. It is convenient if you are wearing your hood over a helmet, but for most situations the hood is overkill and gets in the way if you try turning your head.
Nice jacket though, and I have really enjoyed mine!

4 5

Another Win for Stoic

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I had been looking for an insulated jacket for the resort on Cold days and had heard good things about the bombshell stuff. Plus backcountry stands behind it so I thought I would try. I did and I am impressed. 4 stars cause I still don't know if it will be truly bomber. I used it last season and it held up perfectly (I am tough on gear) but the fabric is a bit light weight. No issues but I still wonder.
Still the jacket is awesome. The bombshell stuff really has all the bells and whistles, cuff gaiters, inside pockets, media spots, everything. And it is waterproof. It seems breathable but honestly when I am wearing this thing, it is cold so I am counting on staying warm and dry. And that is what this does. I have literally been out all day in this, snow wind and still dry and warm. I don't know that I would take it in the BC cause I just get too warm to be wearing an insulated coat out there, but I am sure it would work, esp if you run cold.
Also, on this, oddly enough for Stoic, the sizing seems right on to me.

When does the 2014 model get released?

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When does the 2014 model get released?

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Stoic has been discontinued as a brand and is slowly being replaced by similar items labeled under the Backcountry.com Brand Name.

I have not yet seen a Backcountry.com branded Bombshell jacket on the site, though if you chat with one of the Gearheads on BC they might be able to shed a bit more light on the situation.

5 5

I simply love this jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was an impulse buy for me but I haven't regretted it for a minute! I'll grab this jacket anytime I hit the slopes! it fits well, has good range of motion, big pockets for accessories etc and keeps me dry and warm!

I simply love this jacket!

Am I a tweener in this jacket? 6'2", 43...

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Am I a tweener in this jacket? 6'2", 43 chest, 35-36 waist and 205-210 lbs, seems like some of the reviewers have me in the middle.
XL or L? or move on?

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I'd go with an XL to have room for layering, Or, if you are able, order both and keep the best fitting option! Backcountry has an excellent return policy!

I'm moving to Vermont next year and I have...

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I'm moving to Vermont next year and I have almost no winter clothing. Could this be my main winter/ski jacket assuming i layer properly? Or should I look at something else? any advice would be appreciated

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I have used this jacket a few times in Alaska in 20-35 degree skiing weather, light winds, over the past couple of weeks, with varying layers underneath from a thin fleece to light 60 gram primaloft underlayer and it has almost been too warm at times for both.

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If you are active and/or layer properly, this jacket is bomber! you won't get cold! Its not the warmest jacket out there on its own but I've never had issues with being cold...only getting too hot whilst skiing! awesome jacket!

5 5

Wow, great jacket!

Very impressed by this jacket! It's very lightweight but still keeps me very warm. Wore it in the low teens with just 2 thin baselayers underneath (1 a Stoic merino 200 which is also awesome) and was warm all day. Does a pretty good job blocking wind as well. Has a nice athletic, close fit to it, while still allowing for great range of motion. I'm 6'0", 205 lbs, have broad shoulders so usually get an XL even though it's baggy in the midsection. I originally bought an XL but the jacket was very long, and the sleeves were too long. I was concerned a L would be too tight, but went for it as I had a hard time finding a jacket I liked better. Fits great! Very happy I gave it another chance, and I'm thinking about buying a second one before these are discontinued. I got the Midnight/Agave, just a heads up, the inner lining is yellow, but zippers on the outside are definitely lime green. Pretty sweet combo still in my opinion. The wrist gaiters are a bit tight as others have noted, so I don't general use them around my thumb, but they still do a great job keeping cold out around your wrists. Overall, love the jacket, great job!

5 5

Bomb'n in the bombshell

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this for the BF and he absolutely loves it. Keeps him plenty warm, does not need to layer much. The fit is great for him. He is 6 ft about 155 lbs on the lean side , has a large, the fit works for him and still has ample room for movement and layering. He wears it pretty much all the time, even for just around town, surprised he doesn't sleep in it!

Bomb'n in the bombshell
5 5

Love it!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this jacket. I got it as an everyday jacket to throw on every time I go outside in Utah. Couldn't be happier. I have used it skiing, and just going to the supermarket. It is warm enough with just one layer underneath too. It's the warmest jacket I have ever owned.

5 5

Great Jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought it for New Years in Sun Valley. Highs in the low teens. Great backcountry skiing jacket. Great fit. Packs small inside the pack. Very warm, light, great hood and looks good in the bars after skiing.

Gave it as a gift

Gave it as a gift

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I have heard only positive reviews on the jacket. Especially on its ability to keep you warm in freezing temperatures.

Worth every penny and then some

Worth every penny and then some

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I am a snowboard instructor and easily get 100 + days on the snow every year. In the past I have only purchased Gore-Tex jackets because I believed all other materials would not hold up to the abuse I put them through. Now I have only had his jacket for two months now the so I cannot speak to the longevity of the jacket yet, but so far it has replaced all the other jackets I own. It is amazingly light and flexible; the insulation is not bulky whatsoever and yet provides more warmth then even some of really bulky down jackets. This jacket is in a class of its own because it is a great resort jacket and yet it is designed for; and is truly at home while in the backcountry hiking and skiing. The hood is massive and can easily accommodate a helmet, and the sleeves are a little longer to eliminate cold spots around the wrist. With four external and one internal pocket there is plenty of room to carry your stuff. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the tightening system around the powder skirt. Seems a little on the cheap side, but over all a great jacket.

4 5

amazing jacket

  • Gender: Male

Stoic makes some of the best gear i own. the price is what keeps me buying. my absolutely only complaint is the thumb holes are way too tight im not sure who they made them for but wearing them under gloves will cause my thumbs to turn purple and hurt really bad after the first run. i own both the insulated and non insulated jackets and the insulated is better for casual use since you can just throw it on over a tshirt and be plenty warm

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I had the same issue at first with the thumb holes...but after a few days it seemed to subside. Probably just needed to be stretched out!?

5 5

kao rymer

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

awsome jacket i love it. the thumb holes are a bit small but over all it is warm and very water proof. it is also strong. i have walked through trees and it hasnt ripped.

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