16 of the best puffer coats to shop this winter

Julia Webb
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Seeing as there are still plenty of winter weeks ahead, everyone knows that the season’s hottest accessory is always a stylish and functional winter coat.

After all, when the snow starts to fall and the chilly winds pick up, a chic leather jacket just doesn’t stand a chance. Luckily, there’s a multitude of puffer coat options from the likes of Eddie Bauer, Triple Fat Goose and Uniqlo to choose from. But with so many options available, it’s time to cut through the clutter.

From water-resistant outer shells to super-soft interiors, these coats will keep you dry and toasty all winter long. Shop the best puffer coats for every occasion and need below.

1. Best Long Puffer Coat: L.L. Bean Warm Core Down Coat, $249

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This coat from L.L. Bean is one of our very favorites, thanks to its long hem that falls at mid-thigh, its removable hood and deep pockets. Plus, it comes in four colors as well as petite, regular and plus sizes.

2. Best Lightweight Puffer Coat: Patagonia Nano Puff Water Repellent Puffer Jacket, $279

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This Patagonia puffer coat is great for those that are looking for a water-resistant and warm style that isn’t overly bulky. While this coat is considered lightweight, it’s windproof and can truly hold its own.

3. Best Water-Repellant Puffer Coat: Eddie Bauer Sun Valley Down Parka, $179.40 (Orig. $299)

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Encased in a durable water-repellent finish, this down parka from Eddie Bauer lets water bead on its surface as opposed to absorbing it and getting you wet. We also love this style’s detachable hood, adjustable cuffs and two-way front zipper.

4. Best Colorful Puffer Coat: Free People Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket, $148

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This Free People style is ideal for those looking to make a statement with color. Available in six different shades, this quilted puffer jacket is packable and created with PrimaLoft insulation.

5. Best Trendy Puffer Coat: Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket, $149.99+

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Known by most as the viral “Amazon jacket,” the Orolay Thickened Down Jacket is a favorite amongst fashionistas due to its ribbon accents, fluffy hood interior and numerous zippered pockets.

6. Best On-The-Move Puffer Coat: Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket, $268

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The Wunder Puff from Lululemon is not only exceedingly warm and durable, but it has a cinch-able “interior waist and hem drawcord to customize your fit.” This style is also machine-wash safe.

7. Best Hooded Puffer Coat: Levi’s Women’s Faux Fur Lined Hooded Parka, $88.98+

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Cozy up in this faux-fur-lined hooded parka from Levi’s. This coat has both a front zipper as well as snap closures, and an adjustable outer drawstring waist cord. It also comes in six more neutral colors.

8. Best Splurge-Worthy Puffer Coat: Triple Fat Goose Delphine Puffer Down Jacket, $450

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While on the higher end of price points, this high-quality Triple Fat Goose coat is worth every penny. Plus, this coat has four warm pockets to keep your hands toasty and store everything from your wallet to your phone.

9. Best Plus-Size Puffer Coat: Universal Standard Rainier Short Hooded Puffer, $228

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This puffer from Universal Standard features a two-way zipper and fleece-lined pockets. It’s also the most size-inclusive option that we’ve come across, available in sizes 00 to 40. Just be sure to nab it fast — these styles go quickly.

10. Best Inexpensive Puffer Coat: Old Navy Hooded Narrow-Channel Puffer Jacket, $50 (Orig. $59.99)

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While this jacket from Old Navy is the most affordable option on our list, we also love it for its stylish quilting and minimal design. You can shop it in three colors and petite and standard sizes.

11. Best Cropped Puffer Coat: Gap Upcycled Cropped Puffer Jacket, $70.99 (Orig. $148)

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If you’re in the market for a more fashionable puffer, we’d recommend this one from Gap that has a “100 percent recycled fill, shell and lining.” Whether you opt for it in black, pink or olive green, you’ll shine thanks to its sleek exterior.

12. Best Neutral Puffer Coat: Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Hooded Coat, $69.90 (Orig. $89.90)

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A bargain for under $100, this long puffer from Uniqlo is water-repellent, extremely packable and anti-static. Fans of a matte finish can shop this coat in five neutral hues.

13. Best Silhouette Puffer Coat: Express Cinched Waist Recycled Puffer Jacket, $139.99 (Orig. $168)

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This Express puffer has been deemed “best silhouette” on the list because of its flattering cinched pull-cord waist. You can snag this jacket on sale now in army green, white and black.

14. Best Packable Puffer Coat: The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, $279

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Cute enough to wear on the ski slopes or around town, this jacket from The North Face has a boxy silhouette and stowable hood, plus it can be packed down to fit into a small interior pocket so you can tuck it away with ease.

15. Best Belted Puffer Coat: Kate Spade New York Hooded Belted Puffer Coat, $238.80 (Orig. $398)

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If you typically shy away from puffers due to their fluffy natural, this belted style may be right up your alley. This coat from Kate Spade features a self-tie belt, detachable hood and faux-fur trim.

16. Best Oversized Puffer Coat: Everlane The ReNew Long Puffer, $175

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This hooded jacket by Everlane is another great style for under $200. You’ll love the oversized fit and the fact that this style is made of 100 percent recycled polyester.

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