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

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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 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 best puffer jackets for women for snuggling up in 2022

Best overall

Norden, Mia Cire Puffer — $179.00

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

Pros:

  • Sustainable
  • Adjustable hem
  • Cozy mock neck collar

Cons:

  • Not water-resistant
  • Shorter cut

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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Pros:

  • Recycled polyester
  • Stand up collar
  • Side zips

Cons:

  • Dry clean only

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

Pros:

  • 700+ fill power responsibly sourced down
  • Wind and water-resistant
  • Recycled materials

Cons:

  • Cropped design may not be for everyone

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

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight and packable
  • Water-repellant

Cons:

  • Not for extreme cold weather

Best on Amazon

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Puffer — $36.00

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

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Machine-washable
  • Water-resistant
  • Variety of colors

Cons:

  • Polyester fill

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

Pros:

  • 800-fill goose down
  • Insulated hood
  • Packable
  • Adjustable hem

Cons:

  • Not water-repellent

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.

What reviews say: “I LOVE this jacket. It’s so hard to find flattering plus size jackets and I just love this one. You can style it so many ways with the extra length, and even remove the hood. Love!,” — Universal Standard customer

Pros:

  • Four different combinations with removable hood and skirt
  • Variety of sizes
  • Warm

Cons:

  • Dry clean only
  • Top and bottom have different zipper systems

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

Pros:

  • 700 fill goose down
  • Hem cinch cord
  • Water-repellent

Cons:

  • Cropped design may not be for everyone

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

Pros:

  • Lightweight and packable
  • Made with recycled nylon
  • Adjustable hem

Cons:

  • Not water-resistant

Most sustainable

Noize, Felicia Short-Length Puffer — $96.00

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

Pros:

  • Vegan sherpa collar for warmth
  • Machine-washable
  • Water-resistant
  • Can wear in temperatures down to 5°F

Cons:

  • Sleeves are narrow

Most inclusive

girlfriend collective Classic Recycled Puffer
Girlfriend Collective, Classic Recycled Puffer — $159.00

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.

What reviews say: “Such a wonderful coat! Keeps me warm, is well made, is stylish AND has many pockets. There’s one on the inside that is a game changer and I love it. Highly recommend,” — Girlfriend Collective customer

Pros:

  • Sustainable
  • Variety of sizes
  • Wind-resistant and water-repellant

Cons:

  • Runs big

Most versatile

Good American, Trucker Puffer — $195.00

This everyday puffer coat has our hearts thanks to its cute camo pattern and boxy fit. It trades the traditional green and brown camo for two shades of red, adding a pop of color to just about any outfit. Pair it with jeans or buy the matching pants for a look Cadet Kelly would envy.

Pros:

  • Slightly oversized
  • Cool color
  • Has matching pants

Cons:

  • Not water-resistant
  • Dry clean only

Best lightweight long puffer

Columbia Womens Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket
Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket — $88.00

This long puffer has a fleece-lined hood and collar and reflective heat lining to trap warmth in. There are also zippered pockets and thumb holes to keep your hands warm when it’s cold out.

What reviews say: “I’ve had this coat all winter and it has been nothing short of amazing. I really think it adapts to your temperature because I can wear it when it’s 45 or 0 and it still works which is what you need in the Midwest. The diagonal pattern is more slimming than a lot of other patterns and I just love how comfortable it is. The sleeves with the arm holes are also nice for those gusty, windy days,” — Amazon customer

Pros:

  • Reflective heat lining
  • Synthetic down insulation
  • Water-resistant
  • Long length

Cons:

  • May not be warm enough for extreme cold
  • No drawstring on hood

Best warm long puffer

everlane long puffer
Everlane The ReNew Long Puffer — $118.00

Extra warm and water-resistant, this long puffer will keep you warm no matter what the weather. Plus, you’ll feel good about wearing it — it’s made with 100 percent recycled fabric and has100% recycled Primaloft insulation. A drawstring waist lets you create a more fitted look.

What reviews say: “This jacket is great, I feel like I’m wearing a comforter that’s how warm I am. This is my second time buying this jacket,” — Everlane customer

Pros:

  • Recycled materials
  • Hidden drawstring waist
  • Water-resistant
  • Long length

Cons:

  • Sleeves run short
  • Zipper doesn’t run all the way to the bottom

Best puffer shacket

prana Globe Thistle Shirt Jacket
prAna Globe Thistle Shirt Jacket — $199.00

Get the style of a shirt but the warmth of a jacket in one. This lightweight shacket is insulated with 650 fill power down, water-repellent, and has both a two-way zipper and buttons so you can style it multiple ways.

What reviews say: “I got this one in Black and I absolutely love it! Ive worn it every chance that I get. Lightweight and warm,” — prAna customer

Pros:

  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified insulation
  • Water-repellent and windproof
  • Lightweight
  • Zipper and snap closure

Cons:

  • May not be warm enough for extreme cold

Best quilted puffer

athleta Whisper Featherless Jacket
Athleta Whisper Featherless Jacket — $199.00

If you’re looking for an alternative to a puffy jacket, this quilted version is a good option. It has lightweight Thinsulate insulation for warmth and a quilted design and high-low hem for style. It’s made with recycled nylon and has side pockets and an internal pockets to stash your essentials.

What reviews say: “Well made, great color and great style. I love the slightly longer back and slight loose fit at bottom. Sized down per recommendations of others,” — Athleta customer

Pros:

  • Recycled fabric
  • Adjustable hem
  • Water-repellent and abrasion-resistant

Cons:

  • May not be warm enough for extreme cold
  • Boxy fit

Best colorful puffer

Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket
Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket — $230.00

Brighten up a cold day with this Cotopaxi down jacket with colorful stripes. It’s made with responsibly sourced, water-resistant 800-fill down and packs into its internal pocket for easy portability.

What reviews say: “I love this jacket, it’s warm, fits well and stylish. What more can I say!,” — Cotopaxi customer

Pros:

  • 800-fill RDS-certified down
  • Packable
  • Water-resistant
  • Adjustable waist

Cons:

  • Shorter cut

Best high-neck puffer

Gentle Herd, Cropped High-Neck Puffer Jacket — $98.00

Fan of the turtleneck? Get this puffer. It’s designed with an ultra-high neck that keeps warmth in and cold weather out, doubling as a fashion statement. It’s tailored, trendy, and truly one of the chicest jackets you can get your hands on this winter.

What reviews say: “The quality is amazing. It’s a beautiful jacket, looks like it would be worth twice what I paid for it. It is also incredibly warm.” — Gentle Herd customer

Pros:

  • High collar for total warmth
  • Water-resistant
  • Tailored fit

Cons:

  • Cropped fit might leave your bottom half chilly

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