Cute, comfortable and oh-so-warm, puffer jacket is the MVP of any winter outfit. But when it comes to finding the right puffer, the options can be overwhelming: do you go for down-filled or synthetic? Black or bright colors? Crop or flower-on wearable blanket?
To help you get started, we’ve talked to professional stylists about their favorite puffer for men and women in a variety of lengths, fillings and price ranges. Buy their choices below to stay toasty and stylish no matter how cold it is
Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Relaxed Heavyweight Midi Puffer Coat
Loredana Buonopane, a fashion director, stylist and owner of a vintage shop, said the gap jacket “looks and feels heavy”, not a “Michelin man effect that many puffers can give you.” The Gap jacket is also made from recycled materials and has a warm, water-resistant primalft feel, making it a great choice for anyone looking to avoid the bottom.
All Motion Women’s Long Puffer Jacket
Fashion stylist Liz Rundbacken praised the “flattering fit” of this affordable coat and chose that it has “the main features of being warm like high neck, hood and mittens cuff.” You can attach the hood to the collar of the jacket on warm days. The coat comes in olive green or black and sizes range from XS to XXL.
Banana Republic Long Puffer Coat
New York City-based wardrobe stylist Gloria Caspito likes the Banana Republic puffer to be both stylish and practical: Unique – they allow you to wear a coat over your shoulder without putting your arm inside. ” The coat has a comfortable fit which is great for layering and 100% down fill.
Canadian goose Aliston Parka
Although expensive, Rundbacken says Canadian goose quotes are “worth every penny” and calls his own Canadian goose “one of the smartest closet investments I’ve ever made.” That’s the number one reason I’m no longer afraid of the New York winter. “He specifically recommends Aliston Parker because” it’s more fashion-forward than the technical point of view, “adding that” all Canadian goose products now adhere to responsible down standards. ”
Ulrich Prescott Park
Cassandra Sethi, a personal stylist and image consultant at Next Level Wardrobe, called Ulrich “a go-to for cold weather needs” and Prescott Parker praised the generous hood and versatile length. The jacket comes in dark blue, forest green, black or ivory and features a concealed zipper for a smooth fit.
Uniclo Women’s Ultralight Down Short Puffer Jacket
Uniclo dominates the world of affordable winter wear, and Rundbecken says the brand’s “super-light” puffers are “perfect for layering any jacket or sweater for instant winter.” He especially likes this small model, which comes in five colors and comes with a convenient storage pouch for traveling.
Aritzia The Super Puff Short
Aritzia’s super-popular super puffs come in a wide range of colors and fabrics. Cospito especially likes the “liquid glossy finish”, which transforms the coat into “an interesting statement”. All the super puffs are also very, very warm, responsibly dripping goose down and the temperature rating is minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Relaxed Heavyweight Cropped Puffer Jacket
If you really want to be different in the sea of black winter coats, Rundbecken Gap suggests this short, more colorful version of the heavyweight puffer. “It comes in some pretty vibrant colors to combat the cold of winter,” he said, including a bright fuchsia, fire truck red and snow blue. And like most of the gap dresses, this coat comes in regular, short and long sizes.
Free People Pippa Packable Puffer
This ultra-portable free people jacket folds into its own pocket, which means you can easily hide it in your suitcase (or even use it as a travel pillow) when you’re not wearing it. With bright color options like the Magenta Disco (pictured above), Cospitto calls it “an eye-catching layering piece that will work in early spring and into autumn.”
A&F Vegan Leather Mini Puffer ($ 180; abercrombie.com)
A&F Vegan Leather Mini Puffer
Bunopen likes that this Abercrombie and Fitch jacket “looks like a cross between a motorcycle jacket and a puffer.” The cropped length makes it great to wear with high-rise jeans. If you’re not quite ready for a darker leather finish, the stylish cut comes in multiple fabric and color options (including a creamy fox mohair and a blend of plaid wool).
H&M hooded puffer jacket
This H&M jacket has a polyester fill and a recycled lining and is the perfect level of swelling. “I love how the length just covers the booty thing and the dressing below closes off the cold air,” Rundbacken said. He also likes how the “hood is neatly integrated into the high padded collar” and, of course, the নিচে 50 price tag under the coat.
Sam Edelman irresistible water-repellent hooded puffer jacket
Cospitto praised “the colorful pastel shades of this puffer jacket,” which he said “give it the vibe of a retro silk bomber jacket while keeping you comfortable.” The rib cuff and a stand collar add extra warmth and this polyester coat is machine washable.
REI Outdoor Research Coldfront Down Hoodie
Sethi likes that the design details of this hip-length puffer are “so well done to survive the cold. It has a thumb hole, an adjustable hood, and a zipper pocket. ”
North Face Westcliff
“Puffer jackets often look so heavy,” says Sethi, “so I prefer these lightweight jackets with strong down feel and an adjustable waist.” The coat comes in classic black, a creamy white or this muted green.
Michael Kors metallic belted hooded puffer coat by Michael
You must stand out in this glamorous Michael Kors coat, which Buonopen reminds him of “a space-age, 60’s ski bunny.” He adds that “if the metallic silver seems a little too much for you outside of this world, it turns black.”
LLBean Men’s Mountain Classic Down Parka ($ 179; llbean.com)
LL Bin Men’s Mountain Classic Down Park
Rundbaken recommends this classic Parker from LLBean, a brand known for its quality cold weather gear and excellent customer service. With 650-fill downtech insulation and an air- and rain-resistant shell, this parka is one of the company’s hottest. It comes in three colors and is both regular and long in size
Uniqlo men’s odd down long coat
Uniclo also has plenty of puffer options for men. Rundbecken prefers this windproof, water repellent model, which has a smooth matte finish and a seamless cut. The hood is completely removable, while the crisp stand makes the collar coat warm and ready for the office.
Alpha Industries N-3B quilted parka jacket
Bunopen likes that this Alpha Industries coat has plenty of convenient pockets and an adjustable hood that will help you “get through any winter storm”. It comes in black or deep army green and those who want to avoid the bottom will be happy to know it is made from 100% polyester.
Nordstrom Yarmouth water-resistant puffer jacket
“A fur-lined hood puts this puffer in the prime position for winter wear,” Cospito said. The cuffs also have a neoprene trim to keep the puffer warm.
Fjallraven Expedition Long Down Park
For an outdoor adventure on the coldest day of the year, Rundbecken advises Fjallraven’s ultra-warm expedition Parker. It combines the inherently insulated insulation with water resistance of synthetic fil and has a compatible hood, pockets with openings on both sides and top, and a two-way zipper.
Save the Nathan Fox fur-lined hooded jacket for duck men
Rundbecken likes that this wind-resistant, quick-drying jacket comes in many bright colors (10, must be right!) And features a faux fur lining for extra warmth and comfort. He praised Save the Ducks for creating animal- and planet-friendly coats without compromising cold weather performance.
Banana Republic water-repellent puffer jacket
Cospito prefers the bright blue shades of this 100% down Banana Republic puffer as well as it features “hands-free straps on the inside for shoulder over-the-shoulder wear.” The coat comes in both regular and long sizes and has a storm flap on the back of the front zipper to keep away from the cold.
Vince herringbone quilted puffer jacket
With its stand collar, snap closure and on-seam pocket, this sleek Vince jacket is perfect when you want a warm coat that is more suitable for the office than the shield. “Herringbone is a classic textile design,” says Sethi, “which really enhances this puffer-style jacket.”
Filson ultralight hooded jacket
For warmth without bulk, Sethi Filson recommends this lighter option. “I love the vertical quilting on this jacket, and the Primalft Gold insulation has great performance features as an alternative to down,” he says. The jacket comes in sizes from XS to 3XL and comes in black, olive gray or gold purple.
Asos design recycled puffer jacket with detachable hood
Rundbaken praised this stylish Assos puffer for making from recycled plastic bottles and textile waste. An detachable hood makes it as versatile as it is environmentally friendly.
Burberry reversible checked quilted shell hooded down jacket
Although absolutely a splurge, Bunopen likes the fact that this bold barberry jacket features the brand’s “iconic plaid” and is extremely warm when giving a “statement”.