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These Puffer Jackets Will Make You Feel Like a Marshmallow in the Best Way Possible

Francesca Krempa

Photo: Stocksy / ohlamour studio
Of all the cold-weather outerwear (coats for extreme cold, included) to snuggle up in, few are as iconic or essential as the puffer jacket, and if you're looking for puffer jackets for women, you've come to the right place. Downy and warm, yet stylish and chic, the puffer jacket is a quintessential staple in any winter wardrobe. Be it on the slopes with a matching bib and helmet, or at après paired with a hot toddy and some cozy fleece-lined leggings, the puffer jacket can be styled up or down for any occasion.

Before the temps turn more than they already have, get yourself a proper puffer. It doesn't have to break the bank, nor does it have to make you feel like the Michelin man. It just has to make you feel warm, comfy, and ready for the snow. Need some ideas? Below are our 13 favorite puffer jackets for women to rock this winter. Be it on the slopes or beyond, these coats will make you feel like a marshmallow in the best way possible.

The 13 best puffer jackets for women for snuggling up in style

Best overall

Norden, Mia Cire Puffer — $345.00

Warm and cozy fill? Check. Stylish cut and silhouette? Check. Attention to details? Check. Sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing? Check, check, check. The Norden Mia Cire checks all our boxes, so if you’re on the hunt for a puffer, give it a look.

What reviews say: “I own a few puffers but this one is my favourite. I love that it falls perfectly on the hip and the colour compliments any outfit,” — Norden customer

Best splurge

Ganni, Oversized Puffer Coat — $525.00

If you’re going to spend the money, give this Ganni jacket a look. It’s baggy and oversized, but still stylish and sleek. With the deep pockets, exaggerated stand-up collar, and knee-long length, it’s a statement piece you’re going to want to wear over and over.

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Best under $200

Outdoor Research, Women's Coldfront Down Jacket — $199.00

This under-$200 jacket is filled with 700-fill down that keeps you warm when you need it to be, while the nylon outer sloughs off rain and cuts through wind. For $200, it’s everything you need in a good puffer jacket.

What reviews say: “Super warm, nicely fitting, and very stylish puffy. I wear this thing everywhere. LOVE the big fit style, and has a high neck to keep your neck and chin warm,” — Outdoor Research customer

Best under $100

Uniqlo, Ultra Light Down Jacket — $70.00

For just $70, this ultra-light puffer from Uniqlo is a buy you can’t beat. The jacket features wide “puffs” filled with 650-power fill for a fit that’s flattering and warm. It’s also available in a rainbow of colors which go with just about anything.

What reviews say: “This jacket is 100% worth the purchase! Super light but keeps you warm, fits over hoodies and layers, can move easy in it and has so many pockets! Will buy again,” — Uniqlo customer

Best on Amazon

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Puffer — $52.00

For just $52, this puffer is a budget-friendly choice. It’s a best-seller on Amazon, raking in more than 7,000 glowing reviews. It’s affordable, water-resistant, and stylish—what more could you want?

What reviews say: I’ve never had success buying clothes online let alone a coat but this coat is amazing!,” — Amazon customer

Best for extreme cold

Mammut, Broad Peak IN Hooded Jacket — $299.00

This puffer is technically an alpine touring jacket, meaning it’s designed for big mountain conditions. Aka, it can handle the cold. So if extreme temps have you worried, check out this bad boy which can handle anything.

What reviews say: “Got this for my mom for cold temps up in the mountains and when winter temps hit! She loves her jacket and is excited to use it more!” — Backcountry customer

Best maxi puffer

Universal Standard, 4-in-1 Hybrid Puffer — $298.00

Why go with a standard maxi when you go can go with a convertible puffer that can be worn four different ways?! When temps drop, add the hood and removable skirt for sleeping-bag-quality warmth. When it gets warmer, zip off the bottoms for a cropped look. With sized ranging from 4XS to 4XL, buying this customizable coat is a no-brainer.

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Lightest puffer

Best cropped puffer

The North Face, Women’s Nuptse Short Jacket — $250.00

For the fan of the crop who also wants to make a fashion statement, get this puffer. It’s cropped at the waist which results in a stunning silhouette and “fresh-off-the-slopes” look. Available in blue, black, white, and purple.

What reviews say: “This is the best jacket I have ever owned, I’m so glad it was released in all black. It is super warm and comfortable does not feel bulky at all. I love that you can dress this up or down it is so versatile,” — The North Face customer

Most packable

Fjällräven, Expedition Pack It Down Hoodie — $275.00

When it’s on, this down jacket is roasty-toasty warm and comfortable in even the chilliest climates. When it’s not being worn, though, it can pack down into itself via a pocket, making it easy to stuff in bags, throw into backpacks, or carry on-the-go. Airy and compact, this is a packable puffer you shouldn’t pass up.

What reviews say: “Plenty of room under the arms and chest area for layering, easily adjustable hood, and plenty of room in the front pockets and the interior pocket too. You also have an adjustable cord around the waist, though I did not need to adjust the fit. The fleece padding found on the interior near your neck, chin and mouth is brilliant!,” — Fjällräven customer

Most sustainable

Noize, Felicia Short-Length Puffer — $240.00

The most eco-friendly option on our list is this puffer from Noize, a Canadian brand that makes all-things vegan, sustainable, and cruelty-free. It’s filled with vegan down and lined with a cruelty-free sherpa as well that’s as snuggly warm as the real thing. Choose from icy blue, moss green, or classic black.

What reviews say: “I bought this jacket because I wanted something that wasn’t as long for the early fall when temps are cooler but not cold yet… I’m a freeze baby, and with this jacket I only need to wear a shirt and I’m warm,” — Noize customer

Most inclusive

Girlfriend Collective, Classic Recycled Puffer — $228.00

We’re pretty impressed with this puffer for a few reasons. One—it’s sustainable, swapping bird feathers for a fill made from recycled water bottles. Two—it’s warm, rated for temperatures as low as 18 degrees Fahrenheit. But more impressively, it’s inclusive, with sizes ranging from XXS to 6XL, meaning there’s literally something for everyone.

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Most versatile

Good American, Sherpa Mix Cocoon Puffer — $195.00

This everyday puffer coat has our hearts thanks to its cozy sherpa detailing. The classic brown and black colors are versatile in and of themselves, but it’s the wooly sherpa detail that makes dressing the jacket up or down seamless. It’s also filled with recycled vegan down, making us love it even more.

What reviews say: “Great jacket—Fits well. Feels well made,” — Good American customer

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