First look: Stoic Bombshell jacket

Been doing some serious gear whoring the past week or so as biz locally was going good for a bit.  Was.  Ahh well, at least I’ve got some new gear to show for it.

First up, the Stoic Bombshell jacket.  Stoic is the new name for the house brand gear from backcountry.com, and from what I can tell thus far this stuff is a serious bargain. As I just received my jacket a few days ago I can’t give it a full review, but as of right now my impressions are that even at full price this stuff is worth it (and this coming from a guy that can’t recall the last time he bought ANYTHING full price).

The marketing department had this to say:

The undaunted Stoic Bombshell Jacket signs on for summit pushes, hut-to-hut tours, and anything between. 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.</p></blockquote> <p>A few quick pics to get the party started. Once I’ve had a chance to use it to do more than walk from Deschutes to Rogue to Bridgeport and back I’ll give my full review.

This jacket is the bomb...shell
This jacket is the bomb…shell
Waterproof zipper close up, with wide angle lens shadow thrown in for ambiance

Waterproof zipper close up, with wide angle lens shadow thrown in for ambiance

Wings spread

Wings spread

Gaping pit zips

Gaping pit zips

Mesh lined pocket and headphone port

Mesh lined pocket and headphone port

Left internal pocket detail

Left internal pocket detail

Removable powder skirt with attachment zipper and snaps

Removable powder skirt with attachment zipper and snaps

You can call me dirty and then zip off your skirt

You can call me dirty and then zip off your skirt

Seriously well thought out jacket.  Wrist cuffs with small stretch panels.

Seriously well thought out jacket. Wrist cuffs with small stretch panels.

Let me know if you have any questions on the jacket, want to see some additional angles/close ups, or if there’s anything in particular you want me to pay attention to while I test it out.

UPDATE:
Saw this code for 30% off on the Stoic stuff. 4KZ-1-G3JU6

7 comments to First look: Stoic Bombshell jacket

  • a-man

    TAKE THE HANGER OUT OF IT!!!!11!! AND WHY DONT THE BLUE LINES LINE UP???//??

  • Justin

    asymmetry brah, it’s very 2009 (plus it’s made in China, they probably hired some kid that was colorblind due to getting Nike dye in his eye and he couldn’t see that the lines weren’t lined)

  • What about the Arc’teryx stuff? Is it worth the high $$$?

  • Johnny Austin

    I would like you to test some features of this jacket for me:
    o when cart-wheeling end over end, with the powder skirt in, does snow get in from your neck or waist
    o when cart-wheeling end over end, *without* the powder skirt in, does snow get in from your neck or waist
    o does it have a clip for your goggles for either of the situations above?

  • Justin

    As you know it’s not a snowboard day if I haven’t done a cartwheel. Tested it Friday a few times. With the powder skirt on I got a ittle down my neck and down my ass crack. No goggle clips, and I still miss my neon pink Smiths I lost at Xtal in 97 or so on one of my patented cartwheels.

  • PUNKY

    The material looks and sounds like it is the same as the Sombrio Vapor Storm jackets. I’ve been impressed with that jacket, lets hope they get some better colours going for these jackets and pants soon. Plus a powder skirt to pant zipper.

    How are the cuts on this stuff? Alpine or more of a loose fit?

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