Who doesn’t love a fun, comfy, warm puffer jacket? Us BA50’s are looking for outerwear that check lots of boxes – practical, comfortable, versatile, stylish and travel-friendly too. The modern puffer jacket, offered in every color under the rainbow, meets all of these requirements and more.
As most designers realize comfort is king, puffers can be found in almost every collection this season. Puffers come in so many silhouettes, some of which are packable in their own pockets and others with dramatic, oversized collars, metallic fabrics or interesting stitching. I have scoured websites and stores and found great puffer options for every style and budget, from Mango, Herno, Uniqlo, The North Face, Free People, Athleta and Avec Les Filles. Read on for 15 options to consider adding to your closet for the cooler weather ahead.
Introducing Free People’s first-ever performance puffer, featured in a packable design that folds into its own pocket creating a comfy travel pillow—ideal for planes, trains and more. In 8 fun colors and highly rated. A great update to the traditional jacket.
This ultra-lightweight jacket from Uniqlo is in an updated, collarless relaxed silhouette and has a storage pouch – perfect for travel. A stylish and dressier option. In 3 colors and in my basket now.
I tried this on in-store and loved the just-below-hip length and lighter weight. Made with recycled nylon, this lightweight puffer from GAP comes in 5 colors and is also available in petite and tall sizing. Ideal for fall. On sale right now.
The whisper featherless parka from Athleta has a drawstring tie and a scalloped hem for a flattering fit. In a wide size range, from XXS – 3X. Also in black.
In 9 colors, Uniqlo’s ultra light short puffer has a storage pouch for travel. A best-seller year after year for good reason. I own 2 from previous seasons. Ideal in fall.
The versatile Women’s Printed ThermoBall™ Eco Jacket from the North Face features a new quilting pattern and updated insulation for lightweight warmth, durability and packability. It’s also made with 100% recycled fabrics and fill, because gear should be tougher on the cold—and easier on the planet. Also in solids.
Made of faux leather, this oversized vest is better known as a gilet in Europe. Also available in cream. Will make any outfit cool. 30% off through 10/4 at Mango.
This channel-quilted puffer vest from Avec Les Filles is fashion-forward in a longline silhouette. Also in khaki and black. Ideal for the transition season.
From Herno, this down puffer vest comes in a beautiful metallic brown/grey color which will match almost any outfit. Also in black and blue. At Bloomingdales.
In a cotton blend, this water repellent puffer has a stylish funnel neck that will keep you extra warm. Also in black and 30% off at Mango through 10/4.
This stunning jacket from Herno has bracelet sleeves and a beautiful textured fabric. The funnel neck has ribbon drawstrings for an extra stylish detail. Worth the splurge. At Bloomingdales.
Made from recycled polyester, GAP’s heavyweight puffer is midi length. Available in 4 colors including this beautiful cherry wood red. In tall and petite sizing too and on sale right now.
From Mango’s Committed Collection, this long quilted puffer is oversized and has a removable inner vest. Made with recycled polyester. Available in XXS – XXL. 30% off through 10/4.
With a wide quilt stitch, seamless construction and an oversized hood, this puffer from Uniqlo looks far more expensive than it is. In 4 colors, but I am loving this purple shade, which is on-trend this season.
From the North Face, this retro jacket is fashion-forward and fun. In an on-trend cropped silhouette and available in 4 colors.