The 13 Best Puffer Coats to Keep You Warm and Cozy All Winter
Including stylish jackets from brands like Canada Goose, Cole Haan, and The North Face.
A few of our favorite things about the colder months that we all agree on are Thanksgiving dinners, scented candles, and cozy (yet chic!) coats. While the teddy bear coat trend might come and go, there's no denying that the puffer coat is a classic style that is here to stay.
Every year, there are even more stylish updates to the traditional puffer coat for women, like cinched waists and flattering designs. And thanks to the goose-down filling that’s often used to line puffer coats, they basically feel like you're wrapped in a cloud. So if you're going to wear one cute coat for every day of the winter, you might as well make it the most comfortable one.
Whether you're a fan of a simple black puffer coat or a bolder, trendier option (we're talking metallic colors or asymmetrical designs), we've rounded up our favorite puffer coats of the season from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.
Based on customer reviews, these are the best puffer coats to buy in 2020:
- Best Rated: Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
- Best Value: Amazon Essentials Lightweight Packable Puffer Coat
- Best Lightweight: The North Face Women's Tamburello Insulated Parka
- Best Water-Resistant: Patagonia Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket
- Best Hoodless: Calvin Klein Chevron Quilted Down Jacket
- Best Plus-Size: Universal Standard Kanda Puffer
- Best Petite: Cole Haan Box-Quilt Down Puffer Coat
- Best Mid-Length: Canada Goose Shelburne Coyote Fur Trim Down Parka
- Best Long-Length: Eddie Bauer Lodge Down Duffle Coat
- Best for Keeping Hands Warm: Nautica Faux Fur Trim Hooded Puffer Coat
- Best Sustainable: Allbirds Women’s Trino Puffer
- Best Parka: Valuker Women's Down Coat With Fur Hood
- Best Splurge: Moncler Fulmarus Quilted Down Puffer Coat
Keep reading to learn more about why these are the best puffer coats to shop this year.
1 Best Rated: Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
After women flocked to buying the Orolay coat on Amazon, it quickly went viral and became the highest-rated winter coat on Amazon—and for good reason. It’s now garnered more than 9,000 five-star ratings because it has a lightweight yet dense down filling that really does keep you warm. With plenty of interior and exterior pockets and 13 different colorways, it has all the necessary elements of a go-to puffer coat for an amazing deal.
2 Best Value: Amazon Essentials Lightweight Packable Puffer Coat
At under $50, this packable puffer coat by Amazon Essentials is one of the most affordable options on our list. Shoppers love that it keeps them warm when they’re out in the cold, but that it’s lightweight enough so they aren’t sweating the moment they step indoors. And if you’re planning on traveling this winter, the coat neatly fits into the included carrying bag, which makes packing for vacation a breeze.
3 Best Lightweight: The North Face Women's Tamburello Insulated Parka
Even though shoppers say this North Face puffer coat is very lightweight, many are impressed with how well it keeps them warm. “It is warm, but not bulky, and flatteringly fitted. I’ve had it for over a month and I wear it every day,” wrote one person. “I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, but most importantly it is so comfortable and I love it.” Other notable features include an attached hood, high-low hem, and zippered pockets.
4 Best Water-Resistant: Patagonia Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket
For a water-resistant puffer coat that can withstand the elements, it makes sense to look to outdoor clothing brand Patagonia. Nordstrom customers are pleased with how lightweight the jacket is, and one person says they “can wear a long-sleeved shirt under without feeling bulky or too tight.” From early morning hikes to long walks around the city, this lightweight puffer can handle it all.
5 Best Hoodless: Calvin Klein Chevron Quilted Down Jacket
If you prefer coats without hoods, opt for this Calvin Klein puffer. The quilting has a pretty v-shaped chevron pattern that shoppers call “very flattering,” and many note that the hoodless design makes it appear much “more tailored.” In addition to neutral colors like black and navy, the coat also comes in rose gold and metallic blue hues.
6 Best Plus-Size: Universal Standard Kanda Puffer
This size-inclusive puffer coat from Universal Standard has an asymmetrical design and cocoon silhouette that will keep you feeling warm, cozy, and stylish. Available in black, green, and blue, the puffer is even made of water-resistant material to keep you dry despite unexpected rain or snow. It comes in sizes 00 to 40, so be sure to check the size chart before adding one to your cart.
7 Best Petite: Cole Haan Box-Quilt Down Puffer Coat
Not only can this Cole Haan puffer coat be dressed up or down, but it’s also fitted at the waist so that it doesn’t give petites the marshmallow effect that other coats often do. Shoppers especially love the double-layered look, which makes it look like they’re actually wearing a light jacket underneath. You can also find a similar jacket in a shorter length at Nordstrom.
8 Best Mid-Length: Canada Goose Shelburne Coyote Fur Trim Down Parka
If you’ve been in the market for a winter coat that will last for years and also keep you extremely warm, it might be time to invest in a Canada Goose down parka. Available in four different colors, this down jacket hits mid-thigh so it will protect you from those pesky gusts of wind. Shoppers say it’s the “perfect length” and call it the “best investment” they’ve ever made. Plus, with fleece-lined pockets and an adjustable hood, this coat is as cozy as it is stylish.
9 Best Long Length: Eddie Bauer Lodge Down Duffle Coat
With an extra-long below-the-knee length, this Eddie Bauer puffer coat provides maximum coverage to keep your entire body warm. Shoppers love that the jacket has a cozy fleece lining and faux fur hood. It’s even available in a wide range of sizes (XS to 3X) with petite, regular, and tall options. “I wear this long down duffle coat when I do recess supervision outside at an elementary school in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin,” said a shopper. “It keeps the wind, snow, and cold at bay which is of utmost importance out there.”
10 Best for Keeping Hands Warm: Nautica Faux Fur Trim Hooded Puffer Coat
No matter how hard you try to keep your forearms and hands warm in the winter, the sleeves on your jacket always seem to ride up and your gloves are suddenly missing. To solve the problem, this cozy puffer coat by Nautica has two genius features: extra-long knit cuffs with thumbholes and faux-fur lined pockets. It also comes with a stand collar and a detachable hood to shield your face on windy days.
11 Best Sustainable: Allbirds Women’s Trino Puffer
Instead of synthetic materials, this Allbirds puffer coat uses merino wool, recycled polyester, and Tencel lyocell for a more sustainable approach to outerwear. Available in charcoal and white colors, the puffer will feel warm to the touch even with cold winter temperatures. It’s just one piece from the brand’s recent clothing launch, which also includes cozy sweaters and cardigans.
12 Best Parka: Valuker Women's Down Coat With Fur Hood
This cozy puffer coat from Valuker has the traditional parka style with its fur hood and longer length. It has a slim fit, and customers especially love where the pockets are placed (it has three total). “The outer pockets are fleece-lined and actually fit my hands in a non-awkward position,” one wrote. And with over 2,800 five-star ratings, it’s clearly a popular choice on Amazon.
13 Best Splurge: Moncler Fulmarus Quilted Down Puffer Coat with Removable Genuine Fox Fur Trim
If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a coat that’ll last you years, it’s worth the upfront expense. Unlike some puffer coats that might seem to swallow your figure, this coat has a super flattering silhouette that’s accented by its angled pockets, fox-fur trim, and oversized zippers as extra embellishment. This puffer is also lined with down and has a 36-inch mid-length, guaranteeing you’ll stay warm while looking chic.
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