Puffer jackets, sometimes called down or quilted coats, are insulated jackets with “puffy” sections that are filled with various kinds of insulation.
They’re super popular because, unlike other types of coats and jackets, they’re lightweight yet incredibly warm. This is what makes puffer coats perfect for cold weather and snowy seasons.
Puffers are usually made of breathable nylon or polyester blends. Some jackets also feature a water-repellent coating.
I love puffer coats because they keep you warm and cozy without compromising your style.
But when it comes to styles and features, there are dozens of options to choose from. This is obviously a good thing, but it makes it that much harder to find the right coat for you.
I’ve spent hours online researching my must-haves for good-quality winter gear and rounded up some of the best women’s puffer jackets that I think you’ll love and as always, offering a range of sizes and price points.
Let’s go shopping!
15 Best Puffer Jackets for Women
Long Puffer Jackets For Women
The ReNew Long Puffer
For a high-quality long puffer jacket that’s worth every penny, look no further than the ReNew Long Puffer from Everlane. It features oversized button flap pockets, a drawstring hood, and a drawstring waist that can be cinched to create a flattering silhouette.
You don’t have to worry about staying warm and dry in this puffer thanks to the soft Primaloft insulation and waterproof shell. Everlane describes the warmth level of this coat as “extra warm.”
Seamless Down Long Coat In Black
If a chic wind-resistant coat is one of your must-haves, consider the Seamless Down Long Coat from UNIQLO. Its seamless design won’t cramp your style, no matter whether you’re running errands or dressing up for date night.
In addition to protecting you from brutal wind gusts, this coat will also keep you exceptionally dry and warm, even in the nastiest winter weather. It features a water-repellent finish and premium down with a fill power of 750.
Since a removable hood isn’t a requirement for me, I’d say there’s only one drawback to owning this coat; it’s recommended that you hand wash it in cold water to prolong water resistance.
If having to hand wash a puffer jacket isn’t a problem for you, consider this coat a perfect fit.
Hooded Down Pufer Coat
If you didn’t already know, I love Talbots. They offer a range of inclusive sizes and a ton of stunning, classic styles that routinely find their way into my closet.
Their red Hooded Down Puffer Coat is no exception. If you own this coat, plan to wear it every chance you get. You’ll love it that much.
It features down fill for impressive heat retention, as well as a cozy hood and longer length for extra protection from the elements.
Walker Double Stitch Recycled Polyester Puffer Coat with Removable Bib
Rounding out my favorite long puffer jackets for women is this stylish coat from Bernardo. I’ve been eyeing it in Arctic Blue.
This puffer coat stood out because of its double-stitched chevron quilting. Although its other features are just as noteworthy.
To make sure you stay extra warm, the Walker Double Stitch Recycled Polyester Puffer Coat has a removable zip bib with an adjustable hood, a stand collar, and soft lining.
Packable Puffer Jackets For Women
Wanderweight Ultralight Packable Hooded Long Down Jacket
The name of this puffer jacket says it all. Packable? Check. Lightweight? Check. Super warm? Check!
The Wanderweight Ultralight Packable Hooded Long Down Jacket from Lands’ End offers style and warmth in a convenient package. No, really! It can be bundled up (pun intended) into its packable bag, which is great for women who are constantly on the go.
Right now it’s 50% off, which means that for only $92, a great price for a puffer coat that is impressively warm, water-resistant, and surprisingly flattering for a winter coat.
PrimaLoft Packaway Hooded Jacket
I consider L.L.Bean to be a brand you can trust to produce high-quality clothing. The PrimaLoft Packaway Hooded Jacket is no exception!
To ensure that this jacket would be one of the “lightest synthetic-insulated jackets ever” L.L.Bean used a combination of Aerogel, the world’s lightest material that was developed by NASA, and PrimaLoft Gold Insulation.
It’ll definitely keep you warm without adding a ton of bulk. Which is what allows it to be effortlessly stowed away into a pocket.
As if all that wasn’t impressive enough, it’s also water- and wind-resistant.
Lightweight Puffer Jackets For Women
Quilted Puffer Jacket for Women
If you saw me sporting Old Navy’s Quilted Puffer Jacket in French Roast (brown), you’d probably think it had to have cost me a pretty penny. But right now, this puffer is a mere $35.99! Even at full price ($59.99), it’s still the most affordable puffer on this list!
To protect you from the elements, it features a funnel collar, front zip pockets, and elastic cuffs and hem. It’s the perfect lightweight jacket that you can easily dress up or down.
Size-inclusivity for the win! The women’s Quilted Puffer Jacket from Old Navy comes in sizes XS to 4X, with regular, tall, and petite options.
Sateen Puffer Jacket
Here’s another super stylish, lightweight puffer. Remember earlier when I mentioned the potential to stay warm and cozy without sacrificing your style? The Sateen Puffer Jacket from LOFT is a great example of that.
With four different colors to choose from (my vote is for the green, above) and a wide range of sizes, from XXS to XXL in regular or petite, it’s practically impossible to not love this lightweight puffer.
ThermoBall™ Hooded Parka
The North Face$280.00
Not only is the ThermoBall Eco Hooded Parka one of the best lightweight puffer jackets for women, but it’s also one of the best overall puffer jackets for women.
As a more slim-fitted coat, this puffer jacket is ultra-light and deceivingly warm. It’ll keep you dry too, thanks to its water-repellent finish. It’s also packable–it folds up into its own chest pocket!
Further proof that this North Face puffer jacket hits all the right notes: it’s made from 100% recycled materials.
Water-Resistant Hooded Puffer Jacket For Women
Responsible Down Puffer Jacket
The Responsible Down Puffer Jacket from Quince is perfect for frigid winter weather. It’s made with water-repellent and wind-resistant materials and insulated with 700+ fill power goose down.
Other noteworthy features include a removable, adjustable hood, soft-knit cuffs with thumbholes, two fleece-lined pockets, and an interior chest pocket with zip closures.
Personally, I would grab a red one, but if you prefer a different color you’re in luck–there are seven other colors to choose from!
Big Puff Cinched Jacket
Have you ever put on a winter coat and felt like it practically swallowed you whole? A cinched-waist jacket is the perfect solution.
The Big Puff Cinched Jacket from GAP creates a flattering, feminine silhouette. If you don’t believe me, try it and witness the magic yourself!
This puffer jacket has a water-resistant outer shell to keep you dry. It’s insulated with 100% PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. fill, which is a more eco-friendly material.
Grab a Big Puff Cinched Jacket now while they’re 30% off! They come in sizes XXS to XXL and in regular, tall, and petite.
ThermoMove Water-Repellent Down Jacket
The ThermoMove Water-Repellent Down Jacket from H&M is the most modern of all our featured coats and would look best if you have sporty style and wear a lot of athleisure pieces.
Styling aside, this loose-fitting down jacket keeps you cozy while effectively protecting you against wind, rain, and snow. The handwarmer pockets will even protect your hands if you *gasp* forget your winter gloves.
Cropped Puffer Jacket For Women
Cropped puffer jackets won’t be for everyone, but, remember, this is still a fashion site. So here are a few updated styles that will still keep you warm. 🙂
Big Puff Cropped Jacket
If puff is what you want, the GAP Big Puff Cropped Jacket has plenty of it! This puffer jacket is jam-packed with 100% PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. fill to deliver a ton of warmth with less of a harmful impact on the environment.
The Big Puff has a straight, cropped silhouette, hits at the waist, and fits comfortably without feeling too baggy. It also has a quilted water-resistant outer shell to keep you dry.
Right now you can get the Big Puff Cropped Jacket from GAP for $59 to $67 (regular $148 to $168).
Cropped Puffer Jacket
J.Crew’s Cropped Puffer Jacket is another fun option. With a cropped fit that hits above your hips, it might cover less surface area, but it still offers plenty of protection from brutal winter weather.
This jacket is made using eco-friendly down alternative PrimaLoft and 100% recycled nylon.
I love how the snap closures and hidden zipper give it a more sophisticated look. It looks chic, regardless of which of the four colors you choose (red, black, tan, or white).
Currently on sale for 40% off so it is just under $150.
Gold Rush Puffer
The Gold Rush Puffer from Alo Yoga is a mega-popular puffer jacket for women. It’s not hard to see why.
This best-selling nylon puffer is made from weather-resistant recycled ripstop and super warm fill. It has a tall collar, zippered pockets, and a cropped hem that can be cinched with bungees.
It’s available in classic black, as well as four limited colors: toasted almond, espresso, navy, and cherry cola.
Unfortunately, its size range is a bit more limited. It comes in sizes XS to L.
You can’t go wrong with any of these high-quality, super cozy women’s puffer jackets.
Whether you’re looking for a long puffer coat that offers more coverage or a cropped puffer jacket that fits a more modern, trendy aesthetic, you’ll be more than satisfied with any of the 15 jackets mentioned in this post.
As you curate your winter wardrobe, don’t forget to include a good pair of winter boots. I’m a big fan of slipping on cozy fur-lined boots (these best selling J.Crew Boots are back in stock from last year and on sale!) once the temperatures start to drop.
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