8 Puffer Jackets To Keep You Warm (And Stylish) Once The Big Chill Sets In

The go-to winter staple.

There is definitely a time and a place for a chic winter coat, but as temperatures start to feel subzero, sometimes we need to reach for something extra toasty.

With the resurgence of athleisure, the humble puffer jack has made a welcome comeback.

Not only are these jackets unmatched in the warmth department, but since they’re largely designed for the outdoors, their fabrics are generally lightweight and durable, with some even able to fold up into a travel-friendly bag. 

They also make bold colours and prints feel casual enough for daily wear, making them a great way to break up an otherwise neutral wardrobe

The trick to choosing the right style for you may come down to technology. While some of these jackets lean more towards trend pieces, perfect for in-between weather, others from brands like The North Face and Kathmandu are packed with heat-retaining fibres that work to insulate the body and keep you cosygreat for those of us living in colder climates. 

And at such a range of price points, you’re bound to find one that suits your budget. Below are our top picks. 

2024’s top puffer jackets

  1. Wynston Puffer Jacket, $550 at Camilla & Marc (here’s why)
  2. Wunder Puff Super-Cropped Jacket, $279 at lululemon (here’s why)
  3. The Frankie Shop Quilted Padded Ripstop Jacket, $450 at Net-A-Porter (here’s why)

The best puffer jackets for winter in 2024

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Wynston Puffer Jacket

$550 at Camilla & Marc

In a comfy and cosy quilted design, this luxurious puffer jacket from Australian cult label Camilla & Marc will become a firm favourite in your winter wardrobe. The rich mocha colour offers a refreshing alternative to the classic black puffer, adding much-needed warmth to your collection.

Sizes: XS – L | Colours: Mocha and Oyster | Materials: 100% recycled polyester

Key features:

  • Removable hood
  • Zip and press studs closure
  • Curved hem
  • High neck

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Wunder Puff Super-Cropped Jacket

$279 at lululemon

For an ultra-crop silhouette, lululemon have nailed the brief with their Wunder Puff Jacket that expertly cinches the waist to create a flattering shape.

Sizes: 4 – 18 | Colours: Black, Roasted Brown and Dahlia Mauve | Materials: 54% polyester, 46% nylon Coating: 100% polyurethane

Key features:

  • Cinchable waist
  • Internal pockets
  • Removable hood
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The Frankie Shop Quilted Padded Ripstop Jacket

$450 at Net-A-Porter

Opting for a quilted style puffer is your one way ticket to chic comfort, it feels slightly more elevated than your usual puffer but still has the extra padding and warmth you need when the mercury drops.

Sizes: XS – L | Colours: Army Green and Black | Materials: 100% polyester

Key features:

  • Deep green ripstop
  • Button fastening
  • Deep front pockets


The North Face 1996 Retro Nupse Jacket

$550 at The Iconic

The North Face is known for its iconic puffer jackets, and this retro piece is the perfect addition to your active fit or slid on over a tank with jeans and boots for your daily errands.

Sizes: 6 – 14 | Colours: Black | Materials: 100% recycled nylon

Key features:

  • 700-fill down
  • Twin zip pockets
  • Bungee cinch at waist
  • Concealed hood in collar
  • Jacket stows into pocket

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Essential Puffer Jacket 026

$195 at Aje Athletica

Whether you’re dashing to the gym, walking with friends, or exploring near and far, this eco-led design will protect you in style.

Sizes: 4 – 18 | Colours: Black| Materials: 100% recycled polyester

Key features:

  • Oversized, longline fit
  • Detachable hood
  • Internal zip and snap close placket
  • Side pockets
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Pandemonium Puffer Bomber

$399 (usually $550) at Viktoria & Woods

Take a fashion-focused approach to your puffer selection with this insulated coat from Viktoria & Woods. A cropped shape that you can style with anything from your favourite denim to winter mini skirts and boots.

Sizes: 4 – 14 | Colours: Black and Mist Blue | Materials: 100% recycled polyester

Key features:

  • Filled with grey duck down
  • Concealed elastic waist
  • Zipper closure
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Toteme Quilted Padded Wool Blend Jacket

$2090 at Net-A-Porter

If you’re looking to splurge and cash out on a luxury piece then cast your eyes upon Toteme’s wool-blend flannel number. Its minimalist and versatile style ensures it’s easy to style with your existing wardrobe pieces and although its simple is a statement piece in and of itself.

Sizes: 4 – 14 | Colours: Beige | Materials: 60% wool and 40% polyester

Key features:

  • Side pockets with snap button closure
  • Zip closure
  • Loose relaxed fit
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Initialise Jacket

$279 at P.E Nation

Sporty and stylish this statement puffer from P.E Nation is the perfect way to mix up your activewear wardrobe this winter. In a classic cropped shape with a high funnel neck (to keep those icy breezes at bay) while the bold pop of vibrant blue adds some colour, consider this a seasonal staple.

Sizes: 2XS – 2XL | Colours: Pearled Ivory | Materials: 100% recycled polyester

Key features:

  • Zip opening pockets
  • Gold hardware
  • Relaxed fit

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How to style a puffer jacket?

Luckily, puffer jackets are one of those staple wardrobe pieces that style like a dream. Substitute your usual winter coat for a puffer when you’re after something comfy, cosy and a touch more casual (although some of the options above offer a more elevated approach to the style).

We love styling our puffers with jeans and our trusty winter boots, or otherwise you can always go the activewear route with some thermal leggings and sneakers on morning walks.

Looking to snag a puffer jacket from THE ICONIC? You can find an exclusive discount code here.

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