14 Puffer Coats That You’re About to See Everywhere
The puffer jacket’s ascent over the last five years or so has been nothing short of astounding. Where pea coats, parkas, and bombers once reigned supreme, insulated down coats have crept into the winter coats category’s leading position and never looked back. Perhaps the rise can be attributed to hip-hop’s renaissance — Hype Williams’ music video aesthetic in tow — or perhaps it’s the advancement of high-tech fabrics. Whatever the catalyst, there’s no denying their present ubiquity.
With thousands (upon thousands) of styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to piece through all of the options for that coat that’s uniquely you. To make your life just a little easier, we’ve done the research and independently selected the 11 best puffer coats to buy this season, including picks from Nanushka, Canada Goose, Everlane, and Amazon.
These are the best puffer coats to get you through winter 2019 and beyond:
Read on below to see what makes each of these coats so damn good.
Nanushka Lenox Vegan Leather Puffer Coat
The vegan leather puffer that fashion girls everywhere obsessed over last year is already itching to be released from their closets. Nanushka, the brand behind the it-girl coat, has blessed us all with fresh takes on its now-classic, including this belted, hooded edition, which might be even more desirable that the OG.
MOTHER The Two Faced Puffer
MOTHER already has a loyal celebrity following thanks to its jeans — Meghan Markle and Jennifer Garner are both frequent wearers of the Looker style — but this season’s outerwear assortment is sure to put its coats on the map, too. This reversible down jacket is a trend-forward tie-dye coat and an evocative California sunset print in one. Its lightweight technical weave means it’s light enough to wear through fall, but insulates well enough for winter wear.
DKNY Logo Print Puffer Jacket
We held our finger up to the wind to see whether logo print was going anywhere this season, and what we discovered was a resounding “No.” Summer’s monogrammed bikini phenomenon is gradually transmuting into fall and winter’s all-over logo print trend. If a $4,700 Gucci version is over-budget, we recommend this take by DKNY. The American house is turning 30 this year, and what better way to celebrate that with a stylish, affordable staple.
Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
Also dubbed “The Amazon Coat,” this boxy, longline puffer might be the most viral piece of outerwear we’ve seen hit mass market. It has over 7,000 customer reviews and is a best-seller in its category — and Amazon’s top choice for “down coat” queries. The insulated coat reaches below the hip, and has a slight step-hem that lends a contemporary vibe.
This coat is so popular, it even has its own Instagram account. There’s no doubt this will be one of the hottest down jackets of the season, once again.
Free People Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket
This schlubby, knit coat is halfway between a sweater and a puffer jacket, which makes it just perfect for these transitional seasons. One of Free People’s best-selling styles, the jacket has a near-perfect 4.8-star rating from over 75 reviewers, and it’s available in eight artfully washed out tones. Its oversized fit and utter coziness make it the perfect outerwear for curling up on the couch, throwing over your workout gear, or sporting with jeans and ankle boots.
FARM Rio Reversible Borgodo Puffer Jacket
One of Brazil’s biggest clothing brands, FARM Rio, only landed stateside a season ago, but it’s already proving its savvy in the US market by launching its first ever cold-weather collection (because seasons). Like its brightly colored, heavily patterned summer wear, its coats, sweaters, and knits are unapologetically bold. This high-shine reversible puffer makes it impossible not to face the elements with a smile.
Everlane The ReNew Long Puffer
There’s a reason we keep coming back to Everlane for all of our basics, and then some. The brand’s timeless designs stay relevant season after season, as do its resilient materials. This longline puffer coat is a classic example — made of nearly 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, the fabric is designed with care and attention to impact. We braved the elements in this reliable piece last year, and we can’t wait to turn to it again the moment it gets chilly.
Madewell x Penfield® Equinox Puffer Jacket in Feline Floral
We’re suckers for a good collab, and this Madewell x Penfield union is a confluence of minds that just feels right. Madewell’s chic, femme aesthetic meets Penfield’s outdoorsy wherewithall head-on in this “does stuff and looks good while she’s at it” jacket. Beautiful, and brainy too.
Coach Puffer Jacket With Shearling
American leather goods company Coach’s accessories are no doubt its hallmark, but its apparel is worth more than just a brief survey. Crafted with impeccable fabrics and high-quality finishes, coats like this excel in their details. We love the bomber silhouette that’s been cinched at the waist for a flattering fit — and it doesn’t hurt that it’s half off.
Canada Goose Alliston Packable Down Jacket
Along with Moncler, Canada Goose is often the first brand to come up when we talk puffers. Its function-first philosophy makes for some of the best insulation and most advanced fabric technology in its class. This particular model takes all of the best parts of CG’s lineup and distills them into an ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight model at a slightly lower price point.
Theory Asymmetrical Stripe Puffer Jacket
The pinstripes over navy blue evoke suiting material, but this cropped puffer comes off more weekend than workwear. Add this fun piece to your closet for a fashion pick-me-up through the cooler months at a 66 percent discount.
The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Puffer Jacket
Party like it’s 1996 with this North Face throwback coat. A re-edition of the brand’s original Nuptse jacket, this bold color number will keep you chic and extremely warm. Made of water resistant nylon and finished with an adjustable hem, the cold doesn’t stand a chance.
Reebok Women's Puffer Jacket
The French flag color blocking on this puffer gives us throwback winter Olympian vibes, and the effect feels oddly relevant. Take this piece on vacation from the slopes to apres-ski at the shockingly attainable price of just $62.
Tiger Mist Reme Leopard Print Puffer Jacket
Summer’s biggest trend gets a winter-y makeover with this leopard print puffer. The cropped silhouette makes this a versatile choice to wear with high-waisted trousers, dresses, and more.