Better than big guns.

To a skier, the word "Bombshell" often conjures the thunderous echo of a howitzer pumping rounds into bowls of blower powder. There's a newcomer to the the bombshell party, though, and it's threatening to relegate 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 old. It's not really a surprise, when you get down to it. While howitzers may give you a warm, fuzzy feeling, they can't compete with the Bombshell's synthetic Cirrus insulation, and they don't have the 20K waterproof rating or fully-taped seams either. Nor do they offer 3-layer, mechanical-stretch fabric that stands up to serious abuse without feeling as heavy as a suit of armor.

Unlike big guns, 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.

  • 20K waterproof/15K breathable membrane
  • Cirrus synthetic insulation
  • 3-D ergonomic fit and mechanical stretch
  • Mesh-lined underarm vents
  • Fully-taped seams
  • Removable powder skirt
  • Wrist gaiters
  • Recco reflector
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Loved the jacket but didn't hold up.

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

I bought this jacket in Feb 2018. Saw the good reviews and felt this jacket had all my needs covered. Living in northern MN it worked great in cold weather with minimal base layers. Hand gators were a bit snug at first but they broke in and still fit great inside of gloves/mittens. About a month after purchase, i had an issue with the stitching come loose in the zipper tape and had to sew it back together. Recently, about a month ago both zippers fell off due to the zipper stops detaching from the tape. Sent the jacket to be replaced but they were out of stock. Unfortunate experience for a pretty decent jacket. I'll chalk it up to a manufacture defect. Warranty team at Backcounty was great and timely.

Fantastic jacket for the money

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

Pros:
-Very waterproof/resistant; skied a a few days at Brighton when it was raining instead of snowing... never wetted out on me.
-Sizing; perfect medium, not an athletic cut nor baggy.
-Warmth, wore a super thin fleece hoodie underneath on a ~20F day and was warm as long as I was constantly charging downhill, chairlift rides were borderline cold but a light puffy or fleece jacket underneath would be very comfortable on even colder days.

Cons:
- wrist gaiters are tight, BUT they do slowly loosen up and after only a few uses they are snug but not uncomfortable
- Draw cords for hood are in a weird location that sometimes scratch against my neck, a buff or just moving them out of the way is satisfactory.

Final Assessment: for $100 (steepandcheap) you really can't go wrong with this jacket. I do wish the draw cords were placed lower or on the outside and no mesh on the pit zips but I'm not one to complain.

Great Buy

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

I only just received this jacket however, I can tell you already it is a great value. The insulation is very warm but not at all bulky which is great, nice powder skirt, and insulated helmet hood. The fit is on the "slim" side but not dramatic. I am 6'1 175-180 lbs, with fairly broad shoulders and a long back. I bought the Large and it fits nice. The jacket has nice length to it (back comes down to the hips) but it does not have TOO much length or bulk. I feel like my size is right on the line between a Large or XL. The only thing an XL would have done is add more bulk around my torso so I think I will be happy with the large. I would say it is "true to size" but if a "slim" fit bothers you, size up and you will be just fine.
The shell does feel a bit thin compared to my BD Shell but the waterproofing seems to be all there, I do not see this being a problem. Yes the thumb holes are tight, as other reviews mention but you can easily not wear them or just let them stretch out after a few uses, no reason let them steer you away from the Jacket.
I will try to remember to update this review after I have some real time in the mountains with this Jacket and let you all know how the shell holds up after some woods skiing.
Right now I would say this is an amazing value and don't hesitate buying. You will not find a jacket with all the features and fit as the Stoic anywhere near this price point, not to mention Backcountry.com customer service and shipping is top notch.

Warm, light, waterproof, lots of pockets

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

I looked forever for an insulated ski jacket as the whole shell+layers thing wasn't keeping me warm on colder days. I tried a few different options but this one is the keeper - it's warm, light, comfy, fits over a helmet, looks good. Great jacket. And yeah, the thumb loops are too tight but I just ignore them since I've never had a jacket with those before.

Weak shell - tight hand gaiters

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

Loved the jacket when it arrived, but was immediately concerned with the "Bombshell". 2nd trip on the hill and I have a nice tear right in the middle of the back. The shell is extremely thin, and just won't hold up to tree skiing. Aside form that, the thumbholes are for kids...so tight it literally hurts to use them.
Warm jacket though. If you're just skiing resort laps, probably ok, but the name "bombshell" is extremely misleading.

Dream jacket in wet winter

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

My college son has outgrown his day to day jacket from Patxgxxxx. I research everywhere online for a waterproof and insulated replacement jacket for him to wear in the rainy winter of the Santa Cruz mountains. Nothing fancy or complicated definitely not a skiing 3-in-1. But it has to appeal to a college teen in style and fit. Those I shortlist fall into $250 to 350 range. So, this Stoic jacket which is hip length, handsome looking, great color, warm, waterproof and gosh half priced at less than $200 just fit all the criteria. The features/fine details (thumb holes, zippers and pockets) of the jacket are very well-thought of. My son simply loves it! By the way, the two day shipping was fantastic

great value

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

Super comfortable fit. Based upon reviews I initially ordered a large, but ended up swapping out for a medium (wear 40 regular suit, 5'10" 175 lbs. The fit is very comfortable, and warm. I look forward to wearing the jacket on the mountain as soon as we get some snow.

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket got me through the coldest snap in Northern MN last year (high's in the -20s, although I obviously layered well underneath), as well as a trip around the world, hitting some very windy and cold spots. Great in the wind, the hood works great when you need it and doesn't get in the way when you don't, and the integrated gators are perfect.

I love my gearhead's recommendation!

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

I was browsing around looking for a snow jacket for Tahoe, and the gearhead that I talked to recommended this jacket.

I absolutely love it and have no regrets. It's stylish and warm.

Love it. Wish they had other colors

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

Took this jacket with me to Japan in Feb and been riding it in Mammoth. It is such a great jacket for skiing and snowboarding with one small caveat (see below). Warm! Great fabric. Has taken a beating from trees and occasional falls. Like the underarm venting (although the zippers are a bit cumbersome). Tons of pockets including two upper pockets on the outside, one perfect for glasses, the other for a phone. Sleeve pocket for pass and chapstick is an excellent touch. Nice zipper pocket on the inside. And, unlike some jackets, it's very lightweight.

The jacket has taken a beating on piste, on ridge hikes and on a splitboard.

The only complaint I have (shared by many) is the tightness of the hand gaiters. Way too tight.

Been seeing this jacket for sale at around $130. Total absolute bargain.

Love it.  Wish they had other colors

Love it

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I've been using the non-insulated version of this jacket for 3 years and it has held up perfectly, so I wanted to get the insulated one too. I can't speak for the warmness of it since I usually use enough layers to not need the insulation, and there probably won't be any more cold enough days for the rest of the year.

Resort Jacket

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

Nice piece - a big burly resort jacket that isn't excessively heavy or restrictive. The shell fabric is soft and stretchy. It's not quite as durable as a traditional hard shell, but it seems to be just as water/wind proof and not noisy and crinkly in the cold. Nice YKK waterproof zippers throughout.

The insulation is quite ample. For most normal winter temps (15-30 F) I just need a base layer underneath; for very cold days I might add a light fleece to the mix but never more than that. I overheat quite fast with this on traverses and hikes, but hey, it's an insulated jacket - kinda comes with the territory. It does breathe well despite the insulation and I don't seem to get excessively sweaty.

A medium fits as expected with plenty of room for a few layers underneath. I'd describe the overall fit as loose but not baggy, with generous length in the back and sleeves. One of the best helmet-compatible hoods of any jacket I've owned. I can throw it over my XL helmet, zip it all the way up, and still have enough mobility and field of vision to ski comfortably. Great for storm days! Also dig the pocket on the sleeve - perfect for sticking an RFID ski pass in so you don't have to awkwardly thrust your hips at the gate to get a scan.

Only real negative is the hand gaters. They're too tight and just kinda bunch up and get in the way. I might cut them out.

AMAZING jacket, crud zipper + warranty

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

Bought this jacket for my brother and it seems FANTASTIC. Great value, great fit (nice long arms for those of us with them), warm, and reasonably light. Unfortunately the main zipper stopped working... Being that there is a "Lifetime Warranty" (part of the reason we buy Stoic stuff), we contacted Backcountry and received a frankly snarky response that it wouldn't apply. Apparently "Lifetime" is at the whim of whoever you are unfortunate enough to reach. Really disappointed, as I've had great luck with their Stoic warranty in the past (I've bought a ton of the products).

Unanswered Question

I have had this jacket in orange for a few years now and love it. I would really like to get it again. How come you only have in black this year?

On point

  • Size Bought: L

This jacket is super warm and Im super happy with the removable powder skirt. Im really happy with the waterproofing on it as well. The wrist gaiters are a bit tight though

Really Nice

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

This is probably the most comfortable jacket I've owned to snowboard with, light, fits great, and super warm. It's simply awesome.

Great Jacket

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

Crazy Warm, even when covered in ice while hiking and skiing along peaks. Also has great mobility for such a warm jacket. Only issue I had was a rip on the shoulder from skiing trees, could be a little tougher but I drilled the branch so I don't know what could have been done about that one. Just buy it, it could easily sell for $550 if it was made by some other name brand companies

Great for on piste days

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

I just picked this up as my resort jacket and I really couldn't be much happier. Nice and warm and the 20k waterproof rating is great, I do wish that it was a little more breathable but that is something I can definitely live without while riding chairs. I really like the pocket layout, allows you to stash a fair amount of stuff without a bunch of overlap. Fabric on the inside is very supple and feels great against the skin. Removeable powder skirt is a feature that I really enjoy in a jacket as well as the wrist gaiters, which are fairly tight by the way, they do an excellent job at keeping snow out. Do yourself and pick one of these up at this killer price before they are all gone!

Bomb Indeed.

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

This is my favorite insulated jacket! It is very warm (4.5/5) and breathable (4/5) and has the pit zips for warmer days. This jacket has pockets in all the right places as well as a nice removable powder skirt (zipper system) with button clips that help to attach it to your belt loops etc. Nice hood that is very adjustable so you can keep it on your head even when it is very windy without blocking your vision. If there is anything that I could say I do not like 100% is that the thumbholes are slightly smaller then I would like but other then that it is amazing.

Great value & quality

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

I've worn this coat for about 2.5 seasons now, so I'm finally giving it the review it deserves.

This coat has been used in all types of weather & terrain, across various Idaho, Utah & Wyoming ski resorts. This is definitely my "cold-weather" jacket.
So, I like to be on the neutral/cold side typically... with a lightweight shirt, plus a mid-weight fleece and/or vest, I wear this coat comfortably in the 0-15 degree temps. If it's 20 degrees+, I usually just wear a single shirt under it, or just wear my lighter weight shell.

Overall, super reliable, no defects or tears or issues with it at all. I'd recommend this product to anyone.
-JT