To a skier, the word "Bombshell" generally conjures two distinct images: a Lange girl (early '70s, of course), or the thunderous echo of a howitzer pumping rounds into bowls of creamy powder. There's a newcomer to the the bombshell party, though, and it's threatening to relegate Lange girls and 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 ski models and avalanche control. It's not really a surprise, when you get down to it. Models might be able to keep you warm, but they can't compete with the Bombshell's synthetic Cirrus insulation, nor do they offer 3-layer, mechanical-stretch fabric that stands up to serious abuse without feeling as heavy as a suit of armor. Equally, while howitzers may give you a warm, fuzzy feeling, they don't have the 20K waterproof rating or fully-taped seams of the Bombshell, and, accordingly, will not keep you very dry, unless you hide underneath one all day, which will definitely interfere with your skiing. Unlike big guns and babes, 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. And, at the end of the day, all the ladies will be impressed, which is why you're up there in the first place, right'
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