Snowgrrl recently had the opportunity to test the Obermeyer Bombshell jacket on the slopes of the Canyons and Park City resorts in Utah. Obermeyer claims that this jacket is “the ultimate in fit perfection. . .the most flattering ski jacket made.” Having worn the jacket on two bluebird days with soft snow and ample sunshine, I tend to agree!
Temperatures at these Utah ski areas owned by Vail Resorts were in the high 30s to low 50s on the spring day when I tried the jacket out. I wore it with my new lightweight gloves, and stayed comfortably warm, but not sweaty, all day. The Bombshell jacket is comprised of two different weights of fiber down insulation and shielded with 10,000mm HydroBlock™ performance fabrics. Technically, the HydroBlock fabric resists up to 10,000mm before water penetration and 10,000 grams of water vapor can pass through within a 24-hour time frame. Obermeyer also used Thermal Zone mapping insulation in this jacket. Mapping insulation maximizes warmth and weight helps keep the body at the ideal temperature, making up for our irregular creation of heat.
Of course, the Bombshell, aptly named, strikes a stunning silhouette with the faux fur collar and mirrored zipper. As a tall woman, I love that Obermeyer included extra length in this jacket’s sleeves. The Bombshell of course includes all the other bells and whistles you’d expect from a jacket made by skiers for skiers: adjustable, insulated back hood with removable faux fur trim; an extra soft fleece-lined collar; stretch inner cuffs; an ddjustable interior hem drawcord; an interior cell phone pocket; engineered quilting; shaped seams for fit; YKK Metaluxe® zipper; and zippered, tricot-lined handwarmer pockets.
Technical details aside, Snowgrrl loves the Bombshell jacket for balancing fashionable design with functional performance! This jacket will claim a permanent place in Snowgrrl’s ski closet!