Winter Is Coming: The 15 Best Puffers, Parkas & Other Cozy Coats to Buy Right Now
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Baby, it’s cold outside. No seriously, it’s not quite winter and it’s already freezing in many places.
The winter solstice arrives Wednesday (Dec. 21), and if you’ve found yourself braving the chilly elements without the proper gear, you’ve come to the right place.
Puffer coats, parkas, overcoats and teddy coats have been a staple in winter wear for decades, and they won’t be going out of style anytime soon. To help you find the perfect puffer, parka or another coat for your budget and weather needs, we put together a curated list of the 16 best coats that you can purchase online. The roundup features women’s and men’s coats, long puffer coats, short puffer coats, oversized coats and more for any budget.
Columbia is a trusted brand for warm and comfortable coats. The Puffect is a versatile full-zip funnel-neck jacket that is designed to take on cold weather with style and comfort. It’s made from water-resistant fabric and synthetic down insulation to lock in warmth and there’s an extended collar to shield your neck from cold air. The Puffect is available in sizes ranging from XS-3X and in multiple colors, including white, purple, black, gray, and yellow.
The Men’s Sportwear Storm Fit Windrunner Puffer Jacket is made with Nike’s Primaloft and Thermoplume down-alternative insulation and Storm-FIT technology to resist wind, water and other elements. Available in sizes XS-3XL, this hooded puffer comes in multiple different colors including black, brown, midnight navy, green and smoke grey. You can cop this puffer at Nike.com and other major retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s and Finish Line.
“The softest coat ever!” Alo Yoga’s Oversized Faux Fur Trench is worth splurging on. The cozy, ultra-soft coat features zippered pockets, a notched collar and satiny lining. This coat is available in chocolate, black and white, but if you prefer another material, check out Alo’s Sherpa Oversized Trench ($298). Click here for more teddy coats.
Looking for an overcoat? The men’s Basic Coat from Zara lives up to its name. It’s a basic coat — available in black and grey — featuring a notched lapel collar, welt pockets at the hips and a front button closure. See more men’s overcoats from Zara here.
Looking for a corduroy puffer? This Madellwell puffer is made from quilted corduroy and features a high collar and flap pockets (available in size L-XXL). The coat is on sale for $99, plus an additional 50% off with code: ITSAWRAP.
Lululemon’s Wonder Puff Long Jacket is designed for life on the go. The water-repellant puffer is available in seven different colors including psychic (blue), roasted brown, black, and grenadine red. Features include zippered hand pockets, a hidden phone sleeve, removable hood, interior pockets and a cinchable waist.
At nearly $700, the Overland Classic Sheepskin B-3 Bomber Jacket is an investment piece. Designed for rugged winter, the classic B-3 bomber jacket has a Durable Nappa leather finish exterior and plush UK Merino sheepskin interior. The coast is available in black or brown in sizes XS-5X (and it weighs 5.70 pounds).
Rihanna is the queen of puffer coats, parkas and everything fabulous. The new mom has been photographed in multiple luxury brands, but for the fashionista on a budget, who appreciates a show-stopping, fire-engine red coat, L.L. Bean’s Baxter State Parka ($299) is an affordable option under $300. If you have more room in your budget, try the Woolrich Artic Parka ($455), the Gabriola Parka ($825) or Victoria Parka ($950) from Canada Goose.
From luxury to budget friendly. You probably wouldn’t expect to get a great coat for just $25, but anything is possible when you know where to look. The Big Chill Women’s Chevron Quilted Puffer Coat features a comfortable plush collar and a hood for added coverage. The waterproof coat comes in multiple colors including white, black, blue and burgundy and is also available in plus size options. If you’re looking for another simple and affordable option, try the Creatmo puffer ($79.96).
Need a short puffer for less than $40? Old Navy’s Frost Free Short Puffer is lightweight, comfortable and warm. The jacket comes in sizes ranging from S-XXL and you have the option of buying it in blue, brown, plaid, black or coral.
We can’t talk puffer coats without mentioning The North Face. The company started out as a store for climbing equipment and has expanded into a top choice for coats and jackets. The North Face Nuptse jacket was introduced in 1996 and while the design hasn’t changed much over the years, the materials have as the new installment of Retro Nuptse jackets are made with recycled fabrics. The jackets feature water-resistant ripstop fabric and oversized baffles to ensure added warmth. The Nuptse is available in several different colors, sizes and designs (long and short), which includes men’s, women’s and kid’s sizes.
According to multiple customer reviews, this knee-length coat is both comfy and extremely warm. The coat is filled with cotton down padding and it’s less than $100.
If Adidas is more your style, the brand carries several coats that are built to take on the winter such as the classic Puffer ($180), Helionic 500 ($160), Ski Chic Puffer ($160) and the Terrex Myshelter Cold.Rdy Jacket pictured above, which is on sale for $175.
This men’s oversized puffer has all the necessary bells and whistles to keep your warm and cozy. Made from recycled polyester and other renewed materials, the jacket features a wool lining, a high neck (which is great when you don’t have a scarf handy), zip fastening, side pockets and a detachable hood. You also might like this this short oversized recycled puffer ($86).
The Ultra Heavyweight Puffer is “great for heavy winters” according one of the many customer reviews that this coat has received. The water-resistant puffer is filled with recycled polyester fibers and features side zip pockets, cuffed sleeves, a zipper closure, and it’s available in nine different colors including black, green, tan and burgundy (sizes range from XS-XL). For a similarly-priced option, try this Tommy Hilfiger Hooded Puffer ($90).