16 Puffer Coats That Won't Make You Look (& Feel) Like a Marshmallow

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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.

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everlane duvet puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

madewell holland puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

jcrew the alps puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

jupiter puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes S to L

lauren ralph lauren belted puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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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.

Available in sizes 12 to 26

recycled planet company puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XS to XL

apparis leather puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XS to L

vince camuto puffer

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.

Available in sizes XS to XL

bp puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XXS to XL

good american puffer coat

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.)

Available in sizes XS to XL and plus sizes 2X to 4X

canada goose down puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XXS to XL

cole haan feather down coat

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.

Available in sizes XS to XL

nike puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XS to 2XL

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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.

Available in sizes XXS to 5XL

sam edelman corduroy puffer coat

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.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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