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A tried-and-true workhorse among storm shells, the Stoic Men's Bombshell Jacket allows Utah Avalanche Center forecasters, ski photographers, and outdoor professionals thrive amidst Old Man Winter's brutal assault. You might have a closet full of jackets designed for foul weather, but this jacket's three-layer, highly-waterproof breathable fabric makes those other jackets worthy of the yard sale. Fully-welded seam construction, underarm vents for comfort, a Recco reflector for safety, and a generous, ultra-mobile fit set the Bombshell apart in a mountainous arena where details matter. Set your sights on the mountains and let this uncompromising hardshell handle the rest.

  • 3-Layer Bombshell fabric offers 20K-rated weatherproof protection and supreme breathability so you're comfortable, not stifled, underneath this shell
  • Mechanical stretch fabric construction keeps this shell flexible so your mobility isn't hindered when you're fully-layered and battened down
  • Fully-welded seams increase the Bombshell’s durability over standard taped-seam shell
  • Mesh-lined underarm vents banish excess body heat during long boot packs
  • 3-D ergonomic fit offers uninhibited mobility without drowning you in excess fabric—if you tend to like a roomier fit, size up
  • Recco reflector in the upper arm aids Recco-equipped search and rescue parties should disaster strike and you require rescue
  • Removable powder skirt and wrist gaiters complete the seal from the elements
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Awesome Jacket

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

The bombshell is simply the best jacket I've ever owned. My favorite thing is the hood. It fits perfectly over my ski helmet and allows me to move my head easily. Only 2 cons... The cuffs can sometimes be hard to fit gloves under if they aren't a low profile glove, and the powder skirt would be better if it were tighter. Fits very well, I'm about 6' tall and 195 pounds with fairly broad shoulders and a 43 inch chest and the large is perfect. Doesn't ever bind around my shoulders and allows me to wear enough layers when it's below about 15 degrees or so. Best ski jacket I've ever owned.

Great deal for the money

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

This is my every day riding jacket for almost all conditions. I am doing lots of deep, really deep carving turns often touching the morning corduroy with my gear (yeah, it's like sliding a grindstone) and usually I change pants and jackets once a season due to rips and even through holes. I am using the Stioc jacket for the second season in a row and no signs of wear this far!



Good venting scheme, wrist gaiters, detachable powder skirt, huge hood that works just fine with my helmet.



I'm 6'2, 230 lbs. I wanted to be able to have lots of layering options and no movement restrictions so I ended up ordering size XL and it fits just like I wanted.



Several cons: thumb holes in wrist gaiters are terrible and causing pain after some time, so I don't use them and the snow skirt is waaay too big, I have tightened it up as tight as possible, but it is still too large.

From Mountains to Streams

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

The Stoic Bombshell jacket will keep you protected and comfortable anywhere you go and anytime you make it there. I like wearing it all year round.



I love to hit the slopes in this thing with my matching Stoic Bombshell Pants, real head turner of an outfit. Excellent waterproof and breathability rating keeps you warm, dry and comfortable in any conditions on the mountain. I'm a big fan of the powder skirt and the pit zips, both go a long way to keeping you comfortable.



Once you're done shredding pow, why not hook some hogs?! I love to fish in this jacket for all the same reasons I like to ski in it. The ergonomic fit makes wading through water and casting a breeze. Wrist gaiters keep the water out of your sleeves when you reach in the water to pull out your monster fish.



Great year round piece for a variety of conditions and activities. I'm about 5'10" 185 lbs and I have this in a large, fits great, more of an alpine/technical fitting piece as opposed to a comfort fit.

Bomb Jacket

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

this jacket is killer. styling is on point. sharp on and off the hill. waterproof to the max - you can run a facet over it for min+ and it beads right off. ive been in it 3-4 days a week for the past three months, and no tears or bruises - and ive put it through some paces. i would't be surprised if the waterproofing drops out by end of season - but at this price...i could really care less.



if you are on the fence on this one...don't be a dummy, and just buy it.

Bomb Jacket

Aptly Named

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

This jacket makes for a great shell. Penetration by the elements into this jacket is non-existent. It fits great while allowing ample room for layering purposes. It has also been very durable even after a couple run ins with some trees. I highly recommend this shell.

GREAT JACKET, but returned it.

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:True to size

Great looking jacket. Not nearly as warm as I'd hoped. I knew it was a lighter coat, however, it was lighter than I was hoping. Very comfortable and fit true to size for me. I purchased a LARGE. I'm 6'1" without shoes on and 176lbs.

Great jacket, fits great, I'm happy

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I wanted a lighter coat that provided shelter from rain and snow but mostly for me to use leisurely and in snowy conditions with some layers. I didn't want insulation which this jacket doesn't have. No crazy performance expectations like other so no big skiing, snowboarding, or hiking. And the jacket performs great. I wear a sweatshirt with a t-shirt underneath and I am pretty warm given the jacket's performance. 25-30 degree weather is good (I live in MD). Anything lower, I would need more layers which is what i was looking for anyway.



The only two things I would change is the hood and maybe the spandex/elastic wrist/hand portion. The hood is made to fit with a helmet so it is larger than any hood I have ever had from a leisure/normal coat standpoint. I used the elastic in the hood to try to improve my experience and it helped. The wrist and hand portion is tight so it will probably loosen over time. Your watch can get in the way of it but I got use to it quick. It is keeping the heat in the jacket where I need it so it's not bad.



I am 6'1" and 200 lb, wear a 42L suit jacket with a 35x32 pant and the large fit perfectly. It is slightly bulky around the stomach area like people have said but I think that is fine as it is slightly loose and comfortable, and allows for more layers.



I would rate this jacket 4.5 stars out of 5 and would definitely pay around $100 for it again.

Great technical shell

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large

Really great shell for skiing. Blocks the wind and moisture really well. Nice and big pockets to fit lots of things. I wear a medium and I am 5'10", 195 pounds and it fits great. There is still plenty of room to comfortably wear several layers underneath for frigid days. Also, the hood fits over my helmet really well. The only con is the same thing others have said.. the wrist gaiters are no good. It is extremely stiff and hurts the area of my hand between my thumb and pointer finger. Really odd. I just don't use them and it's no problem.

Best overall/looking technical shell imo

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large

I am 5'10 160 lbs. with a sleeve length of 30 and a chest measurement (with a t-shirt on) of 39.. I got the Medium..It fits perfectly..These definitely run large..This thing is better than my old Arc'teryx sidewinder...seriously.. My only beef is the wrist gaiters are not perfect, so I might cut them out. This jacket is so well made took it out on a snowshoe mission in the RimRocks of Billings MT. We ae getting sustained 30+ mph winds and it's a little chilly.. I wore a t-shirt with a wool Pendleton (the original wicking shirt) beneath and it was perfect..I actually got a little warm so I opened the pit zips..I bought this jacket as my go to utilitarian jacket for my outdoor activities.. I did not think it would be too stylish but I was wrong..The length is nice and long and the sleeves are not nearly as bulky as i expected after hearing other reviews..I am definitely wearing this downtown..I have had this thing for two days and I already had a random stranger ask me where i got it and i told him backcountry.com. If you are about my build I would highly suggest the medium..If the jacket was any larger it would be too large..Get this jacket. The price is unbelievable!! If there were other colors I would have purchased 2...One more thing that is great; the arms are just long enough so when you reach or use a full range of arm movement it does not pull..It accomplishes this feat without the arms being too long...sweet!!!

Best overall/looking technical shell imo

Good fit. Wrist gaiters are laughable.

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

I'm 5'8" 160lbs and the medium fit just fine. As others have said, the wrist gaiters are a waste of time. The thumb holes have this stiff grommet around the edge that makes them small, rigid, and painful. They're curiously positioned on the top of my hand rather than the side where my thumb is. I'll probably cut my own hole or cut them out entirely. Other than that, the jacket fits perfectly. Can't beat the price.

Good fit. Wrist gaiters are laughable.

Must-Get Jacket 10/10

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

I've gone through my fair share of jackets. I've tried everything from the North Face to Columbia, Down to Synthetic, and this jacket wins all. I bought it last year for backcountry skiing in Whistler, and it was perfect. It has great ventilation for hiking to backcountry gates, but it also kept me very warm when the weather got rough. I've zipped past trees and branches with this jacket and it doesn't have a single sign of wear. I had one bad spill coming off of a couloir where I ended up in some rocks. Still not a scratch on the jacket.



I was torn between this non insulated bombshell and the insulated bombshell, but decided to go with this one. It's just big enough that I could fit any layers underneath, but isn't baggy so I can wear it around town as a casual jacket.



In the end, get this jacket. It's literally my best ski purchase ever. Its a sexy jacket that will keep you warm when you need to be warm and cool when you need to be cool.

Round 2

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs large

I bought my first Bombshell in 2010, and just purchased another. I will say that I have put this coat through all sorts of trauma and it has taken the beating quite well. The front zipper eventually (after 3 years) gave out.



One word of advice, the newer range of coats run slightly larger than the old ones. I am 5'10, 165lbs and I have a large. Its a bit big but will be good for layering under. It is no longer a technical fit, like the previous seasons, but the fit isn't excessive. If you are skiing, or causally wearing this coat, my large is great (for my build), should you want to go climbing or alpine and want a more technical fit, be cautious of the sizing.



GREAT COAT.

Incredible jacket...mostly

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

I purchased my Stoic Bombshell Jacket last season and used it at least once a week from the end of December through the beginning of April.



The jacket is made extremely well. I spend most of my time skiing through the trees and often brush up against the sharp branches. So far, I don't have one rip/tear in the jacket. It is very durable and will hold up well to whatever you can throw at it.



The only thing I don't really like about the jacket is how the wrists are designed. The wrist gaiter is very uncomfortable. After using it for a few hours, the part of your hand between your thumb and index finger will start to get very sore. I don't even bother using it anymore. The actual wrist part of the jacket also seems to be very small. It's not really that big of a deal but it is pretty uncomfortable for me (and I have some small wrists).



Overall, avoid using the wrist gaiter and you'll be happy with this jacket. I look forward to using mine again this season.

Ridiculously Good Value

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs large

I got this a year or so ago while it was on sale. The reviews were good and I figured it'd be worth seeing if it worked well as a storm shell for some mountaineering and climbing use.



A year later... I'm MINDBLOWN this only cost me $150. It's insanely durable (you can climb offwidths with this and not worry about damaging the fabric), offers fantastic protection from the elements (no perceptible wind or water leakage), tons of mobility (you can free climb like a monkey in this!), and is pretty breathable for the weight.



A few caveats:

-The wrist gaiter is really annoying and I cut out part of it. The velcro plus a tiny part of the gaiter are enough to keep the wind/snow out.



-The fit is a bit strange. I'm 5'8 175lbs and got a medium. It's kinda long for me (not a big deal when wearing a harness over it) and a bit baggy in the arms but it fits ok in the waist and chest. I'm guessing if you're tall and very skinny this will fit you perfectly.

Amazing value

  • Fit:True to size

I'm 6' and 155 lbs. I've been looking at this jacket online for months, hesitant to place an order because I'm not familiar with the brand. The price for the Large dropped to a really low price so I gave it a shot. The jacket is of incredible quality for this price point. In fact. I would put in on par with jackets costing 3X the price. I ended up returning the Large and exchanging it for the Medium. The Medium was a bit more expensive (I guess they're clearing out the Stoic inventory and pricing by size/color) but I was so impressed with the quality that this didn't bother me. It's still an incredible value.

The Medium fits well. I have long arms that are sometimes a problem in medium jackets, but not this one. Even the thumb loops (which I probably won't use much) are not too tight with my arms bent. I'm pretty thin and there's plenty of room for layering but this is not a baggy jacket.

It's 95 degrees and humid in NY. I won't have a chance to truly test this jacket for months but the quality is fantastic. The hood is a good size. I'd like one more internal pocket but I know many are concerned about adding weight so this is a tradeoff. Some have complained about how heavy this jacket is. I would say you need to compare it to other jackets with similar features. This has a built-in hood, zip in powder skirt, lots of pockets and pit zips. All this stuff adds weight. If you want lighter, you will need to sacrifice some of this. It's not a flaw with the Bombshell. For a jacket with these features I'd say the weight is fine. The zippers are a little hard to operate but that can be said of the waterproof zippers from other bands as well.

The Stoic brand may not be well known. But you will never feel like you cheaped out with this jacket. It just feel like a well designed and well made piece.

My brother saw my jacket and immediately purchased an Insulated Bombshell (same thing with a thin layer of insulation). It is also a nice jacket and an unbeatable price.

Everything you Need

    After I bought my wife the womens version of this jacket I had to get one.

    Love the features and the technical fabric. Bretahble and waterproof with a little stretch.



    Everything you need...helmet compatible hood, wrist gaiters, pow skirt..

    I am about 225 6' and the XL fit great with plenty of room fro layering underneath.

    Great Jacket; awesome deal

      Love this jacket; fits awesome - slim fit (5'8" 145lbs - size S). Water proofing is well done, so are all the features, like the hood, wrist gaiters, powder skirt, etc. My only semi-complaint is that the sleeves are a bit long/wide, but I think that's the style.

      how can I return this jacket using the stoic lifetime warranty? I can't submit a return through backcountry because it's been too long and the jacket is now in new condition.

      How is the fit on the Bombshell? Does it...

      How is the fit on the Bombshell? Does it have any extra room for layering?



      I have a Stoic Stash in XL which fits fine, but anything over a medium weight base layer, and I look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. I'm 6'1", 220 lbs, 36 waist, and I normally wear a 46L jacket.



      I'm not looking for the baggy ski-bum look, but I also don't want to look like a sausage.



      Would XL or XXL work better in the Bombshell? Thanks!

      I'm 6'2"/180 l bs., lean/athletic build...

      I'm 6'2"/180 l bs., lean/athletic build and I like my jackets a little snug. My waist and chest measurements put me right in between M and L - what should I go for?

      I own this jacket and aside from a zipper...

      I own this jacket and aside from a zipper failing, have loved it. I've noticed that it's not beading water quite as well lately. Is there a product you recommend to restore the water repellency?

      first off you should try washing off the oil and dirt that has accumulated that reduces hydrophobic properties. Use only recommended sport washes which leave no residue and use no softeners. There are several brands of water repellent sprays and others to wash in available on the market. I use TX direct and it works well. Be sure you start with a clean jacket and allow enough time to dry

      Hello, Can anyone tell me what size...

      Hello,



      Can anyone tell me what size should I buy?

      I am 5'11" and about 160lbs. I plan to wear

      this with a fleece.

      Seriously, how warm can this be? I just...

      Seriously, how warm can this be? I just got it in the mail and the pockets have no lining whatsoever...so they are basically vents if they are open. I get you aren't supposed to ride with pockets open, but seriously, for a jacket that retails for 260 bucks, how are the pockets not completely covered on the inside?



      How much would you layer to wear this jacket when it's 0 degrees F outside?

      This is a shell, so it's not really meant to be warm but to provide weather protection. Shells are nice in that they give you flexibility to layer depending on the conditions. For really cold days, I layer up with a baselayer, a down jacket, and then my shell and I'm good to go down to around 0 degrees. Check out the Stoic Hadron down jackets, or if you don't want to layer as much the insulated version of the Bombshell is the ticket.

      Just wondering. Anyone who has purchased...

      Just wondering. Anyone who has purchased this jacket, how warm is it? Does it have any insulation/lining in it? or is it just nylon material? I'm looking for a Shell that is extremely waterproof, breathable, and some warmth so it can be worn with layers (like a fleece underneath), and be warm enough to be out in the snow all day. Thoughts? Thanks so much!

      It's a shell meant to be used with layers as needed. It is not insulated but is a warmer, heavier denier, waterproof and breathable. More breathable than Goretex Pro in my opinion. I can't comment on how waterproofing compares. I wear this shell with various layer systems and am comfortable resort skiing from sub zero temps to 45+ degrees. Good shell and great value. Recommended.

      SO is the paprika a redish-orange like in...

      SO is the paprika a redish-orange like in the full jacket preview, or just orange like in the detail photos?

      Has the fit of the hood changed from jackets...

      Has the fit of the hood changed from jackets a few seasons ago?



      I have an older bombshell from about 3 seasons ago and I cannot fit the hood over my smith variant helmet.

      Need help desperately on sizing as I have...

      Need help desperately on sizing as I have an order pending and don't want to have to order and return as I live in Canada and the logistics are a bit pricier.



      I am 6'2" tall and 240 lbs with a 48" chest. My weight has normally been about 210-215 but my chest size would remain at 48" or even 49" as even when I'm lighter my chest and shoulders are larger due to weight training - my recent weight gain occurred after an inactive period in my life rehabilitating after a car accident and is mainly in the belly. I plan to get rid of it soon and it is mainly the fit through my chest and shoulders that I'm concerned with - a little tightness in the belly area can be tolerated in the shorter term.



      What size would allow for layering a puffy (Stoic Down Cardigan or North Face Redpoint Optimus or even Mt. Hardwear Sub Zero down) under the shell - after all it is a shell.



      The sizing charts have changed in that it says that I should now order an XXL but the chart on the site a week ago as well as some former reviews state that an XL should be best.



      Anybody with some info that could be helpful would be extremely appreciated.

      Personally, I would go with the XXL if I were you. The sizing chart says that a XL is 42.8 - 45.6in while a XXL is a 46.8 - 49.6in. And if you want to be able to layer I would suggest the XXL with a 48"-49" chest.



      Also I know from personal experience that I would much rather have a bit of a baggy jacket when I have little amount of base layers on, than an uncomfortable fit when layered up.



      Hope I was able to help! As always- Spread the Stoke

      I just got my jacket in today so I can comment on my fit and hope it helps you...I'm 5'8" and 158 lbs with a 38-39" chest. I have the same chest/shoulder issue as you, since I lift weights regularly. I fluctuate between a small and a medium depending on the brand. In Mountain Hardwear, North Face, and Patagonia I'm a Medium, I can fit Small or Medium in Arc'teryx and Marmot. I got a Small in this jacket, and it fits well. It's really long, so it's tight across my butt, about right in the waist, and gets looser as it goes up. I have PLENTY of room in the chest, shoulders, and arms. If I were you, I'd size for your waist not your shoulders.

      So I take it that the prior size charts were completely wrong? I read the current size chart as well as it appears that is where you have based your reply from but it doesn't sound as if you have direct experience with the sizing on this jacket - which is what I need.



      Can anybody else who is around my size provide me with a more helpful answer based on their experience rather than a size chart that keeps on changing yet keeps getting referred to?

      Hi... I vote for the XXL. I guess we're similar enough: 6-3, 49" chest if i take a huge breath , 38" waist and 46" hip.



      My XXL bombshell non-insulated just arrived today. I'm in a tshirt and light fleece pullover. The jacket looks good on me with the shoulder seam in the right place and the right height proportion (I can do a snowboarder's squat without issue). I have really long arms and the thumb holes might be a problem. I'm hoping it stretches out.



      As for extra layering room, with the jacket zipped up, i pulled the chest material in front of me put my palms together. It's about 2-2.5" on each side for a total of about 4.5-5". That starts at the top and continues to around my waist. Then i don't get much spare room in the hip. Then again, the waist gaiter buttoned together wouldn't seal snow out if i don't tighten it.



      I have to get home to different layers on, but I'd guess I have enough room w/ even a thick puffy.



      Overall, the sizing seems to change from year to year or between products. The bombshell pants from 2 years ago were great at XXL, last year's Luft XXL was pretty baggy on me and this year's merino XL hit the spot. BC's return policy is great minus the self-shipping part. It still beats the tax from my local REI.

      Thank you very much "aaalllen". I already made my order a couple of days ago and thankfully did choose the XXL. Other than an extra inch in height we really are very close in size. I never thought to measure my hips but I just did and I am 45" there so all in all a pretty close match. It will probably be a week until my jacket arrives though and thanks to your reply I am feeling a lot better about my purchase since I was worrying about potentially getting the wrong size. When I get my jackets (ordered a bunch of Stoic crap - Hadron Cardigan in XXL, Microlith in XXL and Monolith in XXL as well) I will pass on the good will and offer my own opinion on sizing for all of these. Thanks again!

      Glad to be of service. As an update, a Marmot Zeus fit under it, but in Tahoe, I'm typically good w/ a fleece insulation layer. As for length, it might run long, but I have long arms and the length hit to around my wrist (which would be good for a suit jacket). The color kind of matches w/ the "Tang" colored bibs from 2010, too.

      Best Answer

      I know you just ordered the XXL, but just to give additional confirmation, I'm 6'2" 240 with a 50" chest. the XXL is a very good fit. Still room underneath for layers and it is a very warm jacket by itself. The coldest day I skied in, 5F, only had my baselayer, a heavy thermal and the jacket and was totally fine.



      There is plenty of for hip sizes, and the jacket conforms nicely with the adjustments(bottom hem and powder skirt)



      I think you'll like it!

      Is the Bombshell meant to be worn with...

      Is the Bombshell meant to be worn with underlayers and a vest/down jacket or is this warm enough to be worn with just a simple underlayer alone? How does this compare to the Welder?

      First time buying anything for cold weather....

      First time buying anything for cold weather. I don't ski, and just looking something for everyday winter use here in Minnesota. I see that there is an insulated version of this also available... is there a big difference between this and that?

      Are the cuffs wide enough to go over a...

      Are the cuffs wide enough to go over a small glove as well as under? They look pretty tight.

      Cuffs are adjustable. As mentioned below, they have a wrist gator that goes inside the glove (if you want), but the main cuff is meant to go over the glove. I actually wore it with a pretty bulky wrist brace (sprained wrist) for most of last ski season without a problem.

      Can someone explain the cuff? It looks...

      Can someone explain the cuff? It looks like from the pic that it has the thing that slides over your wrist, I'm curious how this works with a glove? Thanks!

      It has wrist gaiters with thumbholes. You put your hand through these, with your thumb through the thumb hole, and then put your glove over the top of that. It feels kind of weird, but it will pretty much keep any snow/moisture out of your jacket sleeves. You can also just not use the wrist gaiters and just stick your hands through them without using the thumb hole.

      Can someone provide a description of the...

      Can someone provide a description of the colors or better yet fix the links to the images? I like this shell but I'd also like to see what it looks like.

      what size should i get i am 1.80cm and...

      what size should i get i am 1.80cm and 80kilos