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 cosy—great 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.
Eyes On Floyd Quilted Vest, $137.90 at Hardtofind
Melt in the warmth of this Khaki quilted vest – a must-have of the season if you want to nail the comfy-chic look this winter.
Long Quilted Shawl Collar Puffer Coat, $378 at Karen Millen
Cosy up this chilly season with the Long Quilted Shawl Collar Puffer Coat from Karen Millen, your new wardrobe essential.
The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, $500 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.
Arna Puffer Jacket, $650 at Camilla & Marc
With a sleek hood and snug quilting stitch design, the Arna Puffer is perfect for keeping you warm on the coolest of days. The embroidered monogram at the centre back adds a touch of luxury, making it the ultimate statement piece.
BY.DYLN Miley Puffer, $169.95 at THE ICONIC
Made from a thick fabrication, the Miley Puffer Jacket from By.Dyln is sure to keep you warm during the cooler months.
Skogshorn Quilted Recycled Shell Down Coat, $860 at Net-A-Porter
Designed for a slightly loose fit, you can wear this quilted recycled shell-down coat with just about any outfit.
Cropped Signature Logo Hooded Puffer, $295 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.
The ReNew Long Liner, $346 at Everlane
The ReNew Long Liner is lightweight, packable, and ideal for easy cold-weather layering. You can wear it as a standalone jacket or layer it under a coat for extra warmth without the weight.