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Robust protection from winter’s worst.

Opt for the Stoic Women’s Bombshell Jacket whether you’re sights are set on a day in the resort or you’re aiming beyond the ropes—this three-layer storm fortress has you covered. Slightly stretchy, 3-layer Bombshell material offers shelter from ridgeline gales and whipping spin drift, while thumb-holed hand gaiters and a fully-adjustable hood ensure a complete seal from the elements. Fully-welded seams increase the Bombshell’s breathability over standard taped-seam shells and mesh-backed underarm vents banish excess body heat during long boot packs. The Stoic Bombshell’s internal pocket with headphone port begs for some musical accompaniment. 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.
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3 5

Poor fit for a fit woman

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

If everything else about this jacket weren't awesome, I'd have given it fewer stars. The zipper locations, pockets, hood, and gaiter are all awesome, but some of those things are affected by the poor fit. I agree with previous reviewers who mention that the fit seems to be for someone with wide hips. I don't think it is even for "standard" female shapes - it is for people with wide hips. It flares way out. I'm 5'9'', 130-140, I lift weights, I'm not a twig.

Hi I am trying to decide between this...

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Hi I am trying to decide between this jacket and the stoic welder lo non insulated softshell.
I want a shell that is breathable/water resistant to wear for ski touring/cross country skiing but also holds up to some hail/sleet/rain in the mountains and high wind conditions. any advice is helpful thanks!

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The welder isn't as waterproof as the bombshell, so for those activities I'd recommend the bombshell. It also has a powder skirt, whereas the welder doesn't.

5 5

Great jacket!

Jacket sized in M fits great on me (5'5" 130 lbs) over some light base layers. Wind-proof, water-proof, powder skirt, helmet compatible, and generally great for hitting up the local slopes. The color is a pleasant brown and the zippers and detailing spice up and otherwise subdued jacket.

The only downsides so far: Pockets are not pack compatible (waist band scrunches them up) and the thumb-holes make the sleeves feel too short.

4 5

Great jacket, poor fit

For the past couple of ski seasons, I have worn an Arcteryk Sidewinder in Large and it fits great and has been great performance for storming ski days in Tahoe. But this season, I was looking for some new fashions so I ordered the Stoic Bombshell, as it is a similar quality and construction to Arcteryk ski shell. I ended up having to return it, unfortunately. I am more of a narrow hip, wide shoulder frame - more of a square shape, althletic 5'8" and 155 lbs. I'm not heavy, I have lean limbs and more a straight boyish frame. This jacket is styled for what I would consider a more traditional womens frame: narrower shoulder and wider hips. I purchased a large, which was the right size, but was so tight in the shoulder and upper arm area on me due to its design, was just "ill-fitting". And XL would have been too big overall. If you are more hourglass with narrower shoulders, this jacket will fit you well and I highly recommend it.

4 5

Like...but fits a bit on the small side!

I love the look and shape of this coat - it follows your curves, rather than being a big bag of a shell. The brown with pink and white accents looks really nice, the material definitely blocks the wind (haven't worn in rain/wet yet), and I like the extra bells and whistles.

However, I was surprised at how slim it fit. I'm 5'6" and ~145 lbs, and lately wear about a size 8. I ordered a Medium, as the size guide for Large looked way too big. It does fit, and my boyfriend likes the way it looks on me - but I won't be able to layer up underneath as much as I'd expected. It should be okay with several thinner layers - a baselayer and merino or *thin* fleece - but I don't think I could comfortably wear it with a thicker fleece, or anything puffy at all. I also find that it fits quite slim to my hips at the bottom - though I haven't yet removed the powder skirt to see how that feels.

I'm glad I bought it - it's flattering and should perform well in the elements - but if you plan to use a number of layers or anything with thickness, you might consider sizing up...

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Write your question here...I tried the...

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Write your question here...I tried the Stoic event stash and the armpits were super tight. Does this jacket fit the same?

4 5

Excellent except for two things

Love this jacket - well constructed, great fabric, looks great, flattering fit, nice features - EXCEPT - the main zipper is not 2-way, i.e. you can't unzip from the bottom, which is a problem for using the facilities (especially in the woods) and also would be nice for additional venting. Second, the wrist/thumb gaiter does not line up correctly -- the hole is at the back of my hand. So when I put it on, the whole sleeve twists 1/4 of the way around. It's uncomfortable and looks funny. I don't think I have deformed hands, so I am pretty sure this is a design or construction defect.

How is this jacket in warmer weather? I'm...

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How is this jacket in warmer weather? I'm looking for something durable that can keep me dry during summer fieldwork in the tropics and a shell for skiing. If one shell could do both of these, that would be fantastic.

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I think this would be too heavy for "the tropics!" It is great to ski in on warm days (30-40s). I wear a fleece vest or fleece with arms under it. It does not have any insulation. It is just a shell, but the fabric is pretty substantial. I would imagine you'd want just a light windbreaker for the tropics. I think this would do three seasons but would be too heavy for someplace hot.

5 5

Love it!

We ski often, and generally are outdoors a lot year-round. I like to layer, so I have been looking to replace a warm but terribly uncomfortable Gore-Tex insulated hard shell. I ordered a medium from SAC for $124.99 and am so pleased. I'm tall 5'10" 150 lbs. and love the fit. The sleeves are long enough which is usually a problem for me. It's flattering but allows for a couple of medium layers underneath. I stay warm and love the features like the powderskirt and underarm zips that my old coat was missing. Great quality, very impressed. My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that the zippers seems stiff when zipping- I'm chalking it up to the fact that the coat is still new. Also note: if you order the black coat, the accent color is not "cream", I'd call it white but it looks fine.

Is this hood helmet compatible?

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Is this hood helmet compatible?

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*This photo is actually of the insulated version of this jacket, but these do have the same cut.

yep. <br/>  <br/> *This photo is actually of the insulated version of this jacket, but these do have the same cut.
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Isn't that photo actually the men's version?

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and they are helmet compatible

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FYI... this jacket is not ski/snowboard helmet compatible.

How long is this jacket?
I'm not super...

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How long is this jacket?
I'm not super tall (5'8"-5'9") but seem to find a lot of jackets that feel too short for me. Also, I haven't been skiing in a few years and plan to get back at it this winter...I'm looking to replace my old bulky insulated jacket with a more versatile layering system. I recently got TNF Thunder Down Jacket and am still debating on keeping it, but wonder if anyone has any input on whether or not that could be a good fit for under this Stoic shell? Warm enough for mainly east coast skiing? (+ one trip planned for Switzerland! & maybe a trip out west) I have the Stoic Breaker fleece zip-up hoodie and love it, so I'm leaning towards more Stoic. Thanks!

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I am your same height and think that the jacket is plenty long. it covers the tops of my jean pockets. I have a large jacket, and wear the loft down jacket underneath it for really cold days and fleece underneath it for warmer days. It's also great for heavy rain in the spring/summer. I've been very happy with it!

So the only way to keep the water repelency...

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So the only way to keep the water repelency is to use Nikwax frequently? Does that mean once a month or once a week? So it's not the fabric itself that is waterproof?

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I wash my waterproof shells about twice a year, unless they get too dirty and need washed more often. Although I do alternate between several different shells. I've never had any issues with water-proofness. That's with a variety of manufacturers and different waterproof fabrics - including a Stoic (bombshell fabric) shell. Whatever you do, do not wash it with regular detergent!

Does the lifetime warranty mean that if...

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Does the lifetime warranty mean that if it starts to leak or loses it's waterproofing it will be replaced on warranty?

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we will guarantee that it will not leak, that the materials meet your expectation of 20,000 mm water proofness, and the seams are built to last, and to hold up to extended use. there is some maintenance that is required for the jacket to maintain its water beading, repellancy. the care label states:

Wash me often
for optimum performance frequent washing required

Wash: After securing all zippers and closures, machine or handwash your bombshell garment using Nikwax Techwash

Treat: after washing, use Nikwax TX direct wash in to improve water repellency.

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How often is "frequently"? So is the material waterproof at all or just the membrane? I need something that will NOT leak.

3 5

liked it okay, but...

This jacket was okay, but I returned it for a couple of reasons. I wasn't crazy about the white zipper in the pictures, and it didn't win me over in person either. Also, the fit was a little funky for me. (I'm 5'7", 130lbs, small on top with big hips.) There's a very defined hourglass shape to the jacket, which is good, but it's actually a little TOO defined and flares out too far on the bottom (even with my big hips). It just made me look huge. The pros: definitely lightweight, great long sleeves, and seemed to be good construction. Oh well.

How helmet-compatible is the hood? I have...

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How helmet-compatible is the hood? I have a smith varient helmet and would like to know if that can fit under the hood easily or not? Is this jacket true to size or bigger (like say, Patagonia I find is usually bigger - and I like long sleeves myself)

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The hood can fit a climbing helmet under it. A smith variant helmet will be tight with this hood. Jacket sizing is true to the body size chart that is provided. It is an athletic cut with longer arms. If you like longer arms this is the jacket for you.

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Depends on what size helmet = a small or medium bolle or carerra helmet fits great, but the large was tight.

This jacket runs a bit small actually.

5 5

Stoic Bombshell Jacket

The Stoic Bombshell Jacket was the final piece in my wife's new Stoic getup and I think it is the best piece. Quality is in-line with her previous Arc'teryx shell and for skiing Utah she didn't need anything more than 20,000 waterproofing. Lots of attention to detail was what made the jacket stand out - comfy micro fleece lining around the face, nice media pocket, stoic-logo grippy stuff on the removable powder skirt that keeps it in place, and the seam taping that matches the jade stoic base layers are all examples. I'm skiing in a shell that cost twice what this goes for and aside from a name brand waterproof membrane, this jacket is nicer!

This, plus the jade down sweater and the brown/jade merino base layer = super cool system that all matches.

Other helpful info is that she wears a small in the down sweater and the base layer but the small shell was not designed with the layering of high loft items in mind. If you want to put a puffy underneath the shell - size up one size.