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A storm is brewing outside, but you're headed to the mountains regardless. Reach for the lightweight Stoic Men's Stash Shell and head to the hills with a highly-breathable storm shell that shrugs off nasty weather without hesitation. At 13 ounces you'll hardly notice that you're carrying this fully-welded jacket in your touring pack or backpacking bag. And when the weather tries to shut down your epic quest all you have to do is pull out the Stash Shell, crack a knowing grin and push on through the elements in comfort.

  • 20K-rated waterproof fabric offers supreme protection from downpours, heavy snow and precipitation so you stay dry as a bone
  • 20K-rated breathability allows the fabric to transfer sweaty moisture from inside the shell outward so you feel comfortable, not clammy
  • Bombshell Lite fabric uses mechanical stretch construction to offer supreme flexibility that moves with you as you slide, climb, and trek through the hills
  • Fully-welded construction eliminates areas of chafing at seams, locks out the elements and gives this shell superior durability
  • 3-D ergonomic fit allows this shell to move with you with maximum mobility
  • Fully-adjustable hood easily fits over a ski or climbing helmet so you can protect your head and face when a storm rolls in mid-session
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Great fit, questionable waterproofing

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

I'm 6' 165-175lb with +1" arm span, and a lean build.

Medium fit perfect for Spring through Fall hiking and day-trip paddling in Vancouver and the Rockies (WCT, Howe Sound/Indian Arm, Waterton, Jasper).

My only complaint is the material would wet out quickly. I don't think there was ever any soak through, but breathability disappeared.



Actually, another complaint would be it looks too good because a stranger decided to borrow it at a tournament last Fall. =\

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

This jacket has worked great for me through one west coast rain season, the water seems to bead right off. I use it while I walk around town and on my daily bike commute when it rains. I haven't really put it through any trying situations. I'm 5'9", ~160 lbs with a zero ape index and the medium fits great minus the arms. The arms are a little long but the velcro sleeve straps fix that problem. It fits and looks great over a shirt or flannel, and I still can fit it over my Patagonia nano puff.

Great piece of kit!!!

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

Used this jacket on my summer trip to Ireland. Worked super during heavy rainstorms and worked well as a wind breaker. Breathability was good also, aided greatly by well placed pit zips and full front zipper. Fleece around the neck and at the top of the zipper was a nice feature. The jacket packs down small for carrying in pack or luggage on plane. Styling is well done making it useful for both trail and in the city. Thanks Backcountry for a great product!!!

Good jacket for the money

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I'm 5'9'' and about 150 lbs, medium fit OK, a little tight in the armpits.



Pro's:

-Cost

-Fits under a harness well

-Can raise arms above your head to swing axes without having the cuffs pull on your wrists

-Helmet compatible hood

Cons:

-Had a ripped cuff velcro thing after ~15 days of ice climbing/ hiking

-Doesn't feel good to hike in, the armpits are to tight

Great Jacket

    Backcountry will often put Stoic gear on sale so if you watch for it, you can get these for a great price. For under $150, you can't beat it. It will keep you dry and looks awesome. It has all the basic features you'd expect from this type of jacket . Packs down relatively small and light.



    I'm 6'3" and 170 lbs and the large seems to be a good fit. The length is great. The torso is slightly baggy but it's great for layering (which is probably what you'll be doing with this shell).

    Nice Jacket, Nice Price!

      I usually wear a large in most other brand's jackets. I ordered the green shell in XL and it fits really well. I am 5'9", 200 lbs. I tried it on with an Under Armour Cold Gear shirt and a North Face Denali Fleece and it fits really well.



      The hood is perfect and fits over a ski helmet with no problems whatsoever; which is awesome for snowy or rainy days! I have to wait and see how waterproof it is. Otherwise, I am very happy with the purchase. It does fit on the tighter side, so order a size up - unless you are super skinny. The sleeves are long, but it does not matter much.



      It would be hard to fit more than 1 heavy fleece and 1 or 2 long sleeve baselayers, but that's all a shell is used for anyway. I put it on over an insulated jacket to see if it fits over and it does. I just looked like a marshmallow though lol.



      It's very soft and not too loud either like other gore-tex type shells, so that's cool. It could fit into a backpack extremely easily as it is super light. The inside pocket is super small by the way.



      I am using it this weekend, so I will post back on how it holds up in 28-35 degree weather.

      Overall very nice jacket

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      I ordered the Stoic first in an XL based on the sizing chart but found it to be bigger than expected and exchanged for a large. Fit is better other than the sleeves are long. Otherwise jacket is comfortable shell and has room put layers underneath. Hard to beat for the cost

      Excellent Lightweight Shell

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      I use this jacket as my outer wind/wet layer for alpine skiing in nearly all conditions (depending on other layers for warmth). It's great for this purpose. Sleeves are long and can be cinched tight to stay put under gauntlet gloves. Body length is perfect for me (6' 0"). Collar/hood combo zips high around neck to seal out wind or moisture. Hood fits over most helmets if desired. Jacket is very simple (few pockets, no do-dads) so if you like "tech", look elsewhere. Fit is slim/athletic.

      Great Value Shell

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      Well I've taken this shell out a couple of times now so here's my take. For the price, it's a great piece to have in your pack. It has the essentials and nothing more which for me is pit zips, a hood, and two pockets in the front. The fit seals the deal. I'm 6'5" and 205lbs so I have a tall athletic build. The XL fits my arms length nicely and the torso is cut for length rather than girth so I don't have a sails worth of fabric in my mid section like some brands. Anyways, the no frills nature means it nice and light and I can go into the backcountry with a base layer, a down sweater, and this shell in the pack in case wind/weather moves in. I've taken it touring a few times and it's been great; waterproof, wind resistant, easy venting and the hood fits over my helmet fine. I also use this in bounds too and it's held up great there as well. It even takes the abuse of brushing against GS gates at race speed. In summary: killer shell for the value, why pay more for pata-gucci or others when this guy does the job and does it well. (Picture: me in the green Stash hanging with Mr. Plake. not the greatest pic, but Glen Plake)

      Great Value Shell

      So far so good

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I haven't spent a ton of time in this coat yet. A lot of users have commented on fit, so I'll post that right now and save for a fuller review later.

      I normally wear a Large jacket, in most brands. I prefer a baggy fit. I ordered the XL based on other reviews and it fits well although I was expecting / hoping for a bit more room. I do think the XXL would have been ridiculously huge, so the XL was the right pick.

      And for the price, I couldn't think of a better coat.

      Amazing Value

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      I saw this jacket highlighted in Backpacker Magazine's 2012 Gear Guide as a '4 Season Bargain' shell, where they said it's a bargain at the full retail price, which is about half the price of the other comparable shells. Shortly after I came across another very favorable review in the August 2012 issue of Urban Climber magazine, so as a review-junky I had to buy it. This jacket is very lightweight, seems to be highly breathable, solid zippers on the pockets & pit zips, and a steal at it's current sale price. Also, the fabric as a slight stretch to it that I love & the fit of size Large is perfect for my 6'0" slender build. I'd recommend this jacket to anyone needing a top of the line shell at a ridiculously low price.

      Amazing Value

      Nice and light, small sizing

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      This is a nice, fairly basic shell. Not a ton of pockets, but enough to carry whatever you need.

      I really like how lightweight it is. Takes up minimal room in a pack.

      I have two complaints with this jacket. The velcro wrist closures are not sewn on very well. I accidentally ripped one off. I've been more careful with new one I exchanged it for. Also, the sizing is a little funny. I am 5'10 155 lbs, usually wear a size large jacket. I started with an XL Stash Shell, and exchanged it for a XXL. Even with the XL, I found that if I bent over to adjust my boot, my lower back would be exposed. XXL fits nicely.

      Nice and light, small sizing

      Awsome Jacket!

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      I love this jacket! Cut and material are Excellent; very water proof yet good breathability, hood fits very well and doesn't fall over your eyes like others, arm length is just right, zippers run smoothly, pit zips help keep you cool on warmer outings. The sides are cut slightly baggy so when you raise your arms all the way up you don't pull up the bottom of the jacket and this took a little getting used to because it can create some lumps under your arm, don't notice it at all anymore though. The only thing I would change about this jacket is I would add another zipper pull to the pit zips. I had another jacket before that had this and it was nice to be able to open the pits from the top or bottom and also open them both to the middle to keep the opening from gaping too much. All in all, an excellent jacket that I would highly recommend.

      This is THE jacket.

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      So I'd be the first to admit I'm a huge fan of Stoic stuff. Most of my gear is Stoic purchased from SAC, and I credit its low price and awesomeness with really building my interests in trying new activities and pushing my limits. This is an incredible shell. It is my go to jacket for anything other than a winter storm (bombshell takes over here) and stays in my backpack 24/7. At first I was worried about durability, as the jacket is so light, but going on a year of everyday wear from the trails to the city and on the wall, and it still looks new. I couldn't be happier. Throwing it in the dryer for 15 mins seems to bring back the DWR to about 90% and even when dirty, this jacket never leaks. Breathability is incredible, and thanks to the pit zips, I've never had an issue. Used some of my savings on Stoic products to buy an Arcteryx Atom LT that comes with me in the spring and fall. Togheter I feel unstoppable in rain and wind, even a bit of snow. Every detail on this jackit is really well put together, from the slight taper on the cuffs to the lining inside the collar. I'd buy another in a heartbeat for $80, just to have one as a backup in case they're ever discontinued. Fits great with a harness on, and the hood is cut just right. BC knocked it out of the park on this one.

      Price is right on Stoic gear

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      For the price it is hard to find a better, comparable non-goretex shell.

      Now big sales do lead to questions like original retail prices, quality questions, company longevity?

      However, I purchased a grip of Stoic gear as an update to my company's worn out rain gear. I have had a chance to use the Stash in rain/snow mix and it held up to the pressure washer while cleaning equipment.

      I think this gear will do just the trick for my needs, Spring rain, pressure washers and summer showers.

      As a business owner the price point is a bottom line. However I understand longevity and materials are worth the price so we will see how this shell fares over time but happy with my purchase. And the orange is also a hunting season safety shell.

      I am 5'11 and 205, broad shoulders, 34 waist and the large is a good, athletic fit. Arms just a hint long, no Velcro cuff.

      Also, Backcountry's price match is as advertised. I paid an original sale price for 2 of these shells, a week later they went on a further sale. I did a live chat with BC and they credited my card back the difference and sent me an email confirmation for the order.

      BC is my goto gear site, and has been for years

      Great Shell - Athletic Fit - 5 StarValue

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I'm 6'3" 185' and picked up a Stash in the large last week. Took it out for some hiking in the snow a couple days ago and skiing yesterday. Pretty cool but 5 stars for value. The sleeves run long and the fit is very athletic (which as a tall slender guy is great). As to length, the large drops 7 inches below my hip bone and the sleeves a couple inches past my wrist.



      If you want 'really long' over the butt for skiing in heavy pow it looks like the 'bombshell' jacket is designed along those lines (removable powder skirt, etc.) and I'm guessing will be a little longer in length (I might have to order one to find out - and go with an XL for layering). But for an athletic fit in a technical, multi-use shell (climbing, hiking, backpacking, etc.) this is a great piece and a solid value.



      Some other thoughts: I really like the material, comfortable to wear and soft to the touch, very breathable for a shell and packable. The phone pocket with 'audio out' is a nice bonus. I've a $370 TNF jacket that doesn't give me as much. Only question I have is how waterproof the fabric will be in a downpour - though for light precipitation and Wasatch snow - I think the Stash will do just fine.



      Last note: the hood is 'form-fit'- not designed to fit over a climbing, biking or skiing helmet.

      Alaska tough

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      Love everything but the color (a little too hunter orange for my liking - would've preferred something with the brightness toned down a bit). Very lightweight yet warm. Keeps out the wind and moisture but also vented moisture out very well. Most shells I've used leave me feeling wet from sweat but I've not had that problem with this shell. The armpit vents are great. The sleeves are quite long - I'm 5'10" 180 lbs - started with a medium because all of my other tops/shirts are that size - very tight fit but the arms were perfect. Exchanged it for a large which fits great - plenty of room for layers - but the sleeves are about 3 inches too long; however it's an easy fix with the Velcro at the wrist. I had this trailblazing/bushwacking in Alaska through very thick brush and a TON of Devil's Club and it came out without a scratch - So A+ on durability!

      I'll also mention that I sledded on my butt down a mountain for about 800 ft and the adjustable elastic strap in the waist kept the snow out just fine.

      Frig'N awesome jacket.

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I haven't had the chance to put this jacket through the paces yet, but out of the box I am extremely impressed. Love the material, fit and the generous features on this budget-priced breathable rain shell. I'm an active city dweller who travels extensively; I love it when I can score a piece this versatile on the cheap. This jacket looks like it will be just the thing for backpacking, urban bike rides, snowboarding and tropical monsoons.



      I am 5'11, 165lb with ape arms and the large leaves just enough room for layering without binding at the pits. Perfect fit for the most part, but I wouldn't mind it being a little more snug in the torso. Chest is good (I have a 41" chest) and the draw string at the waist will take care of any drafts.

      6' 220lbs barrel chested. Will an XL fit...

      6' 220lbs barrel chested. Will an XL fit me or will I need a XXL. I want to be able to throw a down puffy under it for touring/mountaineering.

      I'm 6'3 and 170lbs. Would a large fit me...

      I'm 6'3 and 170lbs. Would a large fit me at all or would it be super baggy?

      I'm 6'2" and 160lbs. I bought a large thinking I would like the extra room for layering, but in reality I wish I went with the medium instead. The length is great, but the coat is too baggy in the mid section. Large might fit you better, but go for a medium if you want a trim fit.

      Hello, my height is 5,7 and my weight is...

      Hello, my height is 5,7 and my weight is 165lbs, i wear the medium size? Thank you.

      I am 6' 1". Would the large go far enough...

      I am 6' 1". Would the large go far enough below my waist?

      How is this shell as a snowboarding shell?...

      How is this shell as a snowboarding shell? Is it long enough to cinch the waist down to avoid getting snow up it during wipeouts?

      ya dude for sure, just make sure you go a size up or 2 depending on layers and how you like your fit, if you like a baggy fit go 2 up, athletic 1 size up. It has waist draw cords so when your boarding tighten it up and no snow should get in. Other than that, i used this shell on a backpacking trip in the porcupine mountains and it snowed, iced, rained and nothing touched me, it also fits down to a nalgene size 32 oz bottle. so if the weather gets bad on the slopes just whip it out and you'll be fine, no snow should get it. Hope this helped!

      What should I use to restore the DWR finish...

      What should I use to restore the DWR finish on this jacket?

      This or the vaporshell? I plan to store...

      This or the vaporshell? I plan to store the jacket in my mtb pack for use in the PNW, so I'm looking for leightweight/small packing size while still keeping me dry whilst blasting through mist and drizzle on the trail.

      If the vaporshell fits you, I'd go with that. I've tried it on, but it was too tight in the armpits for me; a size up and I was swimming (M/L and I'm 6'3, 180 lbs). Between the two fabrics though, and for mountain biking, I think the vaporshell will do better than the stash.

      i just baught the stash shell and it a really nice! im 5/10 170lbs and a medium is ideal cause i throw a fleece under it when it gets a bit colder, but its awesome in the rain and packs super small, breaths well and if you'll be on the trail and it gets chilly, this is gunna do it for you, i even plan on using this as a snowshell in the winter for snowboarding, so its great all around

      I prefer the stash over vaporshell even though the latter is 1/2 the price... stash has better/thougher fabric (polyester vs nylon), welded seams, and more pockets. only complaint about the stash is the arms are too long for the average person, im 5'10, 160lbs and the medium really feels like its cut for people 6'0 and skinny, my friend who is 6'00 and ~200lbs cannot fit into it at all. The picture of the dude wearing the green is a good indication of the arm length!

      buy buy buy!

      I am 6'2" and 225 lbs. I wear a large in...

      I am 6'2" and 225 lbs. I wear a large in nearly everything I own. I won't be doing much layering with this jacket as it will be used mainly for bike commuting and urban meandering in the PNW.



      Do you think I would be safe staying with a large, or should I bump up a size?



      Thanks.

      Hey josp...I'm hoping this might help. I rock a Stoic Bombshell Insulated jacket here in Seattle when I ride up in the Cascades, and from my understanding this is roughly the exact same jacket. I'm 6'2" and about 205 lbs, and I have a large, which fits in the chest perfectly, but is too short for snowboarding. I wear a large in everything else, but to be honest, I'd go up to an XL since it'd give you a little bit more coverage for when you are out in the gray and chilly in Feb.

      can anyone comment on the center back...

      can anyone comment on the center back length? backcountry has it listed at 24.5", is this a halter top or what?

      I think that number is wrong, but ask them yourself with the 'live chat' - they'll even do a physical measurement for you and email you back if needed.They had similar numbers listed for their stoic bombshell jacket and review pictures showed a 6'4 guy wearing an XL around mid thigh length, so definitely not a halter top.

      Hi, i'm 6'4 and 182lbs, should I go for...

      Hi, i'm 6'4 and 182lbs, should I go for the L or the XL

      Anyone have a clue when we can view images...

      Anyone have a clue when we can view images of the Burnt/Redrock and Silt/Grenadine color options?

      Of the Stash and Bombshell, which jacket...

      Of the Stash and Bombshell, which jacket is a more versatile jacket between skiing, light hiking, and camping year round?

      Unanswered Question

      I'm having a hard time trying to find pics...

      I'm having a hard time trying to find pics or descriptions of the newer colors. Can someone help? Even the stoic website wasn't working for me. Thanks!

      I'm going to be trekking in Argentina in...

      I'm going to be trekking in Argentina in December for a week and a half and need a good wind and waterproof shell. This seems like it could do the trick but I'm wondering about it's ability to stand up to strong gusts. Thanks for any input.

      How does this cut down the wind? Looking...

      How does this cut down the wind? Looking for a waterproof outer for winter mtneering and an aconcagua trip. I can't stand heavy outers though...

      I had a large 2009/2010 Bombshell that...

      I had a large 2009/2010 Bombshell that gave me a baggy fit.
      Is the stash sizing similar, or more like the 2010/2011 Bombshell?
      I'm 6' 170lb with 6' wingspan, lean build.

      btw, i'm looking for a more trim fit now.

      I'm 6'4, 165lbs, with a 6'7 ish span. I bought the large in this jacket, and while it is ever so roomy compared to my ideal size in the torso, the fit is relatively trim. Medium might have been better if I was only wearing the jacket by itself, but for a fleece and a layer underneath, large is probably better. The sleeves are definitely long (not sure who the target demographic is if they are long on me ha)