When it comes to winter-weather staples, the puffer jacket ranks near the top of the list. There’s really no better way to stay warm than a puffy, fluffy jacket. Thankfully, the current puffer selection is better than ever, with options ranging from sporty styles for the slopes (love this one) to everyday, uniform-worthy layers (can’t beat a Gap goodie) that are as stylish as they are practical. Hunting for a chic spin on something sporty? It doesn’t get much better than NorthFace. The Nuptse jacket is iconic. I’m also a big fan of the puffers from Canada Goose. I have two (this one and this one) hanging my closet, and what I love about them in particular is the fit. They are less boxy (read: less Michelin-Man vibes) than a lot of the others I’ve tried. For those who want something more fashion-forward, check out this style from Sacai. I love the bell-sleeve detail. It’s an unexpected addition to an otherwise straightforward puffer. Less interested in practicality? See Sablyn’s cashmere puffer. Like I said, there’s something for everyone…!
Here, a hit list with the best puffers to shop right now.