Puffer jackets have exploded in popularity in recent years, most likely due to how comfy and cozy they are. Puffers are available in short, mid and long lengths, to suit all styles and budgets. They range in weight from ultra lightweight to ready-for-the-arctic.
Puffers are my go-to jacket, and I own several. My newest addition is from Uniqlo, who has upped their puffer game for the entire family with modern, fashionable styles in lots of fresh colors. While many of us choose neutrals for our coats, I love adding a pop of color to my outfits with outerwear. Choose your favorite shade or look for colors that flatter your skin tone. Check out my top pics for cozy, stylish puffer coats to keep you warm and toasty in the colder months ahead.
Long Puffer Coats
For the coldest days, long puffers will give you the extra protection you are looking for.
From Uniqlo, this puffer is thin and light, while the long length provides great heat retention. Updated so that the quilting stitches are closer together, so the waist and overall silhouette looks more streamlined. Matte finish. Compact design that can be stored in the carrying pouch and taken around with you. Available in four colors.
Adidas by Stella McCartney offers women cutting age sports performance clothing, many with an edge. Not compromising style for performance, the balance is struck between fashion and sport. Logo on back and sleeve.
From NOIZE, this long puffer jacket, which also comes in black, compares in warmth to much more expensive coats. When fully zipped the on-trend neon yellow is hidden but when open adds a jolt of color. Over 50% off right now at Nordstrom Rack.
Cozy 550-fill down and fuzzy fleece lining help you stay warm in a water-resistant hooded parka from The North Face that offers extended coverage. Also available in navy and black.
Cropped and Short Puffer Jackets
Short puffer jackets are great to wear over workout clothes or while running errands. They work especially well during the transition seasons of fall and spring and are the perfect companion for a brisk fall walk.
This lightweight puffer from Patagonia was my first puffer jacket that I bought a decade ago. It still is a leader in its class for good reason. Great for all of your outdoor adventures and packs into its own pocket. Available in several colors.
From NOIZE, this super cute packable jacket is done in a curvy quilted motif and finished with a cozy hood. Also available in black and green.
From popular brand S13, this glossy quilted jacket features a detachable faux fur hood, warm down insulation, and extended knit cuffs. Over half off at Nordstrom Rack and also available in black.
Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Jacket is thin, light and warm so it can be used as an inner wear or outerwear. Carrying pouch attaches to inside loop. Available in lots of colors with over 900 positive reviews!
Mid-Length Puffer Coats
A mid-length puffer coat is a fabulous length – not too long, not too short. Especially well suited for petites, this style is versatile and works with almost any outfit.
The perfect puffer coat for any occasion, this Free People version is featured in a lightweight, quilted fabrication and oversized, longline silhouette for a cool and contemporary look. Size down for best fit. Available in 6 colors.
I bought this jacket from Uniqlo a few weeks ago and I’m obsessed. It is ultra-light and is long enough to cover most sweaters. Reminds me of a very expensive coat I almost bought (but glad I didn’t) from last season. It can be stored in its pouch for travel or when dining outdoors and comes in six colors.
I saw this weighty, extremely warm coat at Nordstrom Rack and it reminded me of a much more expensive brand for a fraction of the price. Also available in black.
Canada Goose has a cult following for a reason. This cleanly designed slim-fit parka is styled with a mid-thigh length for maximum protection against cold temperatures. The cozy down-fill insulation and plush fur-trimmed hood ensure you’ll be toasty-warm as you brave harsh conditions, while princess seaming and an interior drawstring at the waist keep the silhouette flattering.