When it comes to cold weather fashion, the puffer coat isn’t going anywhere any time soon. From vests and parkas to puffer shirts (yes, shirts), something about wrapping yourself up in outerwear that feels just like your duvet is oh-so idyllic when it comes time for Jack Frost to pay us a visit. From trendy cropped silhouettes to ankle-grazing, long-line options, we found 16 of the best puffer coats out there so you can make it through the upcoming chilly season frostbite-free.
16 Puffer Coats That Won't Make You Look (& Feel) Like a Marshmallow
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1. everlane The Duvet Puffer
Best Duvet Coat
If the idea of spending winter days wrapped up in your bed sounds like your idea of a good time, Everlane’s Duvet Puffer is the next best thing. Packed with 80 percent down, this coat has an oversize fit that will keep you warm and snug when it comes time to make your weekly Trader Joe’s run in a flurry of snow.
2. madewell Holland Quilted Puffer
Best Quilted Coat
Looking for outerwear that keeps the puffy factor to a minimum while still giving you a slightly volumized look? We suggest reaching for the Holland Puffer from Madewell. Acting as a hybrid between a slimmer quilted jacket and a puffer coat, this understated style is one we all but promise you’ll keep in your rotation for years to come.
3. j.crew Alps Puffer Jacket
Best Short Coat
With oversize sleeves, shiny nylon stuffed with PrimaLoft and minimalist detailing, all of the elements of a traditional puffer are here. And while it’s available in plenty of vibrant, fun colors (including this floral print we fully plan on donning come springtime), we’re partial to this jewel-toned, emerald hue that mirrors that of the Christmas tree we’re heading out to shop for in T-minus three days.
4. toast Society Jupiter Puffer Jacket
Best Wide Collared Coat
This is one of those coats that earns you major cool points no matter how you style it. With a wide, shawl collar—ideal for blocking out winter’s blustery winds—and a boxier fit, it goes just as great with cozy sweat sets as it does boyfriend jeans and some combat boots.
5. lauren Ralph Lauren Down Quilt Trench Coat
Best Belted Coat
This puffer adaption of the classic trench coat is equal parts protective and fashion-forward. And thanks to its belted waist, you’ll be bundled up during the forthcoming snow days without the dreaded Michelin Man effect.
6. Collusion Plus Belted Puffer Jacket
Best Short Belted Coat
Sometimes you want a little bit of everything and this puffer from Collusion delivers. Warm down that locks in the heat paired with a fashion-forward design so you don't sacrifice any style points? Check. The option to tie the belted waist or leave it open? Double check. Simple detailing in a classic neutral hue that ensures this puppy will never go out of style? Yep, you guessed it, check.
7. the Recycled Planet Company Matrix Crop Recycled Down Puffer Jacket
Best Cropped Coat
If the air outside is getting colder but isn’t frigid enough to demand a full-blown parka, it’s time for a cropped jacket. In our opinion, this short style from The Recycled Planet Company makes for a great fall-to-winter transitional piece. And if you’re hoping to wear this bad boy well through the new year, just size up and layer over your fave turtlenecks and knits.
8. apparis Jemma Puffer Jacket
Best Faux Leather Coat
A puffer coat already comes with a certain level of coolness, but pair it with leather (or faux leather) and it takes things to the next level. We personally love this rich camel hue but if you’re looking for one in a more understated tone, this statement-maker comes in black, too.
9. vince Camuto Hooded Faux Fur And Down Jacket
Best Fur and Down Combo Coat
Fur and down are truly two of winter’s coziest fabrics, and this puffer from Vince Camuto gives you the best of both worlds. Slip this casual style on to head out for errands, the gym, your next coffee run or to lounge around on the couch during your next Netflix binge. It’s that cozy.
10. bp. Oversized Puffer Coat
Best Budget-Friendly Coat
We’re always in favor of a monochromatic, pearly white look for winter and BP.’s oversize puffer makes a stylish finishing touch to any you have planned. The boxy fit and minimal detailing makes it street-style chic, all while being gentle on your checking account, too.
11. good American Faux Shearling Puffer Jacket
Best Faux-Shearling Coat
Keep your thighs warm and your torso even warmer with the help of a longer hemline and faux-shearling lining. We especially love that this style can be dressed up with a sleek pair of slacks and boots or dressed down with your wardrobe’s cold-weather staples. (Think: snow pants, boots and hoodies.)
12. canada Goose Alliston Packable Down Coat
Best Splurge-Worthy Coat
We fully recognize that this is by no means a puffer that is friendly to your wallet, but if you’re looking to invest in one high-quality piece of outerwear this season, let it be this one. Its down-filled torso and hood deliver a punch of warmth, all while being lightweight enough to pack into its own travel-friendly sized pocket.
13. cole Haan Hooded Down And Feather Jacket
Best Cinched Waist Coat
Showing off your curves shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice warmth. With a cinched waist, the design of this hooded puffer from Cole Haan creates and hourglass effect while insulated down and a front-zip bib aid in locking in the heat.
14. nike Eco-down Repel Puffer Jacket
Best Sporty Coat
If you’re in need of a puffer to slip on over your leggings and workout sets, it should come as no surprise that we recommend turning to the MVP of all things sporty, Nike. Equipped with weather-resistant fabric, thermal insulation and a cozy, scuba-style hood, this gym sesh go-to is definitely Sporty Spice approved.
15. orolay Thickened Down Coat
Most Viral Coat
You didn’t think we’d finish this list without including the coat that took New York by storm, did you? Over the past few years, Manhattanites have flocked in the hundreds to snap up this utilitarian-style puffer, making it one of Amazon’s best-selling winter coats to date. So, if you’re hoping to snag a stylish-yet-cozy coat with plenty of pocket space (that won’t break the bank), add this puppy to cart and see what all the hype is about.
16. sam Edelman Corduroy Short Puffer
Best Corduroy Coat
Mix things up and go for a puffer in a cozy cord material. We think this works especially well in this hooded style that falls below the hips and is ideal for layering. We also love the light, sandy-colored shade, which acts as a wonderful neutral that pairs well with all of the other winter mainstay colors.