SHARP Finds: 9 Best Puffer Jackets

With the frigid winds of winter slowly creeping in — not to mention the snow, sleet, hail, and flurries that will soon follow — it’s time to trade in your beloved fall bomber for something a little more durable. This season we’ve seen the resurgence of puffer jackets — and yes, we were just as surprised as you to see these down-filled, duvet-like coats appearing yet again on fashion runways. From streetwear brands to luxury fashion labels capitalizing on this seemingly unending trend, it’s never been easier to find a puffer that is just as stylish as it is comfortable. Here’s our curated collection of the best puffer jackets you need to have in your winter wardrobe.

Dior Oblique Down Jacket

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This navy blue technical jacquard down jacket pays homage to the label’s heritage. The puffer features a tonal Dior oblique motif, two-way zip closure and a black “DIOR” scratch patch on the sleeve — making it the perfect combination of cozy and cool. Made from recycled down, this piece is a suave (and eco-friendly) finishing touch to any winter outfit. ($3,700)

Louis Vuitton Reversible Monogram Puffer Jacket

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This reversible puffer is the perfect balance between a standout piece and a more minimalistic staple. Crafted from the highest quality fabrics, this puffer sports raglan sleeves, a loop with an engraved staple, and a removable label attached with a snap hook. Available in both metal grey and black, it’s embroidered with giant LV Monogram Flowers on one side, while the other has a simple embroidered LV signature. The puffer is set to make its mark anywhere you go, and its versatility means you can rock it at almost any holiday occasion. ($4,750)

Prada Technical Eggshell Fabric Puffer Jacket

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A simple puffer with a twist. This jacket features unique asymmetrical stitching, vertical pockets that run up the torso of the garment and, of course, the brands iconic metal triangle logo. Inspired by the world of winter sports, this puffer is equally eye-catching on and off the slopes. ($2,030)

The North Face Sherpa Nuptse Jacket

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The North Face brings the autumn Sherpa trend right into the winter season. This jacket is a unique evolution of the brand’s most iconic silhouette combing their trademark Heatseeker Eco insulation and 600-fill down with 100 per cent recycled Sherpa fleece. While the puffer comes in a number of colourways, we’re loving the “aviator navy” tone as a versatile staple. All that said, this might just be the world’s coziest jacket. ($429)

Fendi Silk Jacket

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This season, Fendi offers a unique reimagining of the classic puffer. Available in red or fuchsia silk twill with matching tone Fendi Sky micro print, this jacket sports diagonal stitching, contrasting piping, and invisible fastening that can alter the shape of the garment. This oversized reversible puffer is lightweight and sleek making it perfect for layering. Guaranteed to add a touch of class to any winter fit. ($3,980)

Givenchy Oversized Puffa Jacket

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A nod to more classic outerwear, Givenchy offers their take on the puffer jacket for AW21. Crafted from black cotton, this mid-length, lightweight, and down feather-padded jacket will keep you cozy and stylish throughout the winter season (and beyond). The pronounced faux-fur collar is a nice touch adding to the distinctive silhouette of the jacket. ($5,200)

Moncler Prunus Long Down Jacket

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Part of the 6 Moncler 1017 Alyx 9SM collection, this long down jacket – and its massive hood – are sure to keep you warm head to toe during all your winter escapades. The puffer features a double front zip closure with Alyx branded snap buttons and double pocket bags with Moncler branded zipper pulls, just so everyone knows you’re rocking the hottest collab this season. Crafted from Econyl, a regenerated nylon derived from ocean and land-based waste, this puffer isn’t just stylish, it’s also sustainable. ($3,775)

Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Knit Down Jacket

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Made with pure cashmere yarn, this puffer is the epitome of sophistication and comfort. Warm yet lightweight, the jacket is equipped with a 90-gram, high quality goose down and feather fill offering maximum protection from the below-zero weather that is quickly approaching. The packable hood adds to the versatility of this unique — and very cool — puffer. ($5,145)

Arc’teryx Thorium AR Hoody

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Last but certainly not least is Arc’teryx’s generalist down hoody. A necessary staple in our Canadian winters, this puffer is made from durable fabrics and 750 fill European grey goose down. The lightweight, multipurpose puffer can be used as a base layer or even as a standalone piece. The Thorium AR Hoody is equipped with a synthetically insulated Stormhood, two zipper pockets, and an internal zipper pocket with a stuff sack. With the Arc’teryx trend at an all-time high, this puffer is a must have for the winter season. ($400)