42 Puffer Jackets That Are Equal Parts Cosy And Cool To Get You Through Winter

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Winter is well and truly here, and to say that I dread stepping out into the icy chill every morning is a severe understatement, besties. I know this Arctic weather is an excellent excuse to wear all your warm clothes and lay inside in the foetal position binge-watching TV, but if your workplace has an enforced work-from-office policy (aka borderline torture), puffer jackets are where it’s at when it comes to rugging up on your commute.

Puffers have really exploded in popularity over the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be as warm as a freshly-made burrito no matter where they are? Now, I’m on the hunt for the perfect one to buy, so saddle up because you’re about to come on this journey with me. Hopefully, because you actually want to.

I’ve done some digging and found loads of options, as not all puffer jackets are the same. Some are filled with polyester, some with down, some with more ethical down (as in, there is some form of transparency around where the down comes from), and some with synthetic down.

Generally speaking, the polyester fill choices can be great for general cool temps, but if you’re, say, heading into some sub-zero snow situation, you might want to get a down-filled puffer. Then again, if the polyester fill is dense enough, it can be a great vegan option too — just be sure to do some research before smashing that add to cart button.

Anyway, here’s a bunch of ops for ya.

The best puffer jackets for women

In our search for the best puffers for women, we found a bunch of deliciously good choices like the Recycled Mother Puffer from Cotton On, Nike’s Jordan Flight Puffer Jacket and the chocolate Corduroy Puffer/Vest from Toast Society.

The best puffer jackets for men

Of course, we can’t forget about the blokes. Our picks are a classic Kathmandu, this chic Khaki one from Superdry, and this dope North Face jacket (what a fun colour?!).

The best long-line puffer jackets

Imagine wearing one of these on your morning commute, you’d feel like the tastiest little burrito on the train.

The best-cropped puffer jackets

If you’re more of a cropped puffer princess, you’ll be right at home with these choices from Crop Shop Boutique, Ellesse and Running Bare.

The best colourful puffer jackets

Spice up your all-black activewear with a colourful puff. These dreamy pastel ones from Cotton On, Perfect Moment and Columbia are well worth your hard-earned cash.

The best vegan puffer jackets and vests

For all our animal-friendly folks, there are some really good quality vegan options on the market from places like Unreal Fur, All Things Golden and Toast Society.

The warmest puffer jacket

Don’t let the cool change in temperature keep you from sliving. Wrap yourself up in one of these down jackets from Kathmandu, Patagonia and The North Face. While each of these is on the pricier side, they are jackets you’ll likely have for winters to come, so when you shake out the cost per wear, it’s actually pretty decent.

The best cheap puffer jackets

Buying a puffer doesn’t have to be expensive, there’s a bunch of budget-friendly options to choose from including these puffers from Cotton On, City Beach and Kmart. We also spied cheaper alternatives at Glassons, The Iconic and more.

The best plus-size puffer jackets

You’ll find a range of inclusive-size puffer jackets (up to 3XL and size 32) at places like Nike, City Chic, Yours and more.

The best designer puffer jackets

Puffer jackets are so popular at the moment that even designer brands like Khrisjoy Kris, Rick Owens and Alaïa are getting involved.

The best reversible puffer jackets

If you’re looking for something with a little more versatility, these reversible puffers should tick that box.

The best black puffer jackets

A black puffer is basically a wardrobe essential, so if there’s one missing from your current lineup, one of these babies from Nude Lucy, Stussy or H&M should fill the gap.

The best-hooded puffer jackets

We don’t know about you, but we bloody love a hood. So, of course, we found a few delicious cosy hooded options.

The best-oversized puffer jackets

If your wardrobe is filled with oversized pieces, you’re going to love these maximalist choices.

The best puffer vests 

Look, I know corporate finance bros may have ruined puffer vests for the rest of us, but it’s time to reclaim them.

Need some flare leggings to pair with these puffers? We’ve got you covered over here.

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