If you’re the type of person who dreads the cold weather, it’s safe to say that you’re not alone. So when the air turns crisp, frosted windows start to show their face, and your hands seem to be frozen during every waking moment, it might be time to pick up some of the industry’s best-insulated winter wear.
Down-imbued outerwear has been a mainstay of men’s style and utilitarian application for quite some time now, with one of the most important articles of clothing coming in the form of the Puffer Jacket — a simple, sleek, and inherently comfortable piece of clothing that guys have sported for generations. We understand the need for a rugged and dependable Puffer Jacket during winter’s bleakest hours — so, we’ve decided to pull together our favorite jackets for the ultimate guide to innovative insulated garb. Let’s put those snow-borne woes to rest once and for all, shall we?
Uniqlo Men’s Ultralight Down Jacket
An affordable ultra-light down with improved texture, cut, and design. It utilizes a water-repellent coating that’s perfect for outdoor use, as well as a 20-denier nylon fabric that provides long-lasting comfort, a slim fit, and a tailored feel.
Adidas Climawarm Down Jacket
This ultra-lightweight, packable jacket is the perfect all-in-one down outerwear that utilizes Adidas’ patented Climawarm technology. It features 100% polyester ripstop with a 90% duck down fill for the ultimate in active outdoor performance.
Nike Windrunner Down Fill Jacket
This lightweight hooded jacket features an adjustable hood for customizable coverage, water-repellent fabric to keep the elements at bay, and a 100% polyester lining with 75% duck down fill that offers exceptional breathability and resistance in a vintage-inspired design.
Sierra Designs Men’s Whitney Dridown Hoodie
The Whitney Dridown Hoodie is an all-weather jacket that’s stuffed to the brim with 800-fill Dridown, featuring a high collar, overstuffed hood, elastic sleeves, and an adjustable waist cord to seal in warmth and keep you toasty.
LuluLemon About Face Bomber
This stylish jacket is a two-way reversible puffer that offers lightweight comfort, four-way stretch Warpstreme fabric, and a quilted, DWR treated shell for the ultimate in water-repellent wear. No matter how you flip it, you’ll be dapper and warm.
Penfield Equinox Olive Jacket
This 550-fill-power jacket is both lightweight and breathable. It features a water-resistant, windproof nylon fabric that comes in the outdoorsman’s favorite color: camo. A snap closure storm flap and heavy duty zipper enclosures ensure a secure fit, while the Tricot-lined collar provides excellent comfort and warmth on winter’s coldest days.
REI Co-op Stormhenge 850 Down Jacket
REI’s Stormhenge jacket is an 850-fill-power goose down behemoth with a waterproof and breathable shell that allows for a variety of backcountry applications. The two-layer multisport nylon garment features bonded baffles, a three-way insulated hood, and adjustable cuffs to seal out the cold weather.
The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Jacket
The Thermoball is an iconic cold-weather jacket that utilizes a durable waterproof DryVent 2.5L shell, 100% windproof fabric, and a 10g/ft² Thermoball insulation that’s sure to keep you warm in the winter wonderland — plus, with PrimaLoft Black insulation in the collar, you’ll never have to worry about windchill again.
The North Face Jacquard Nupste Jacket
This 1996-inspired jacket is the quintessential puffer — featuring oversized baffles, a boxy relaxed fit, and 700 down-fill insulation. The 50-denier 100% nylon lining has a wind-wall and bungee cinches, pairing perfectly with the 75-denier 99% polyester body.
Bight Gear Ember Down Jacket
This perfect mid-weight insulating piece features an 800 down-fill 90/10 HyperDry down and weather-resistant ripstop fabric that’s treated to repel moisture, provide unmatched warmth, and reduce bulk. It utilizes the latest technology from Polartec to provide the perfect warmth to weight ratio.
AETHER Omega Jacket
This insulated 800-fill-power grey-goose down jacket utilizes midweight stretch ripstop technology, a ribbed collar and cuff, and a clean design principal that will keep you looking your best no matter the application.
Fjallraven Expedition Down Lite Jacket
The Expedition Down Lite Jacket is a lighter version of the exceptional 1974 Expedition Down Jacket, featuring a generous hood, adjustable enclosures, and spacious pockets. It utilizes 100% polyamide outer material and lining, PFC-free DWR treated shells, and a 90% goose-down that’s sure to keep you warm in the harshest weather conditions.
Triple Fat Goose Eberly II
A 675 down-fill 17.5oz foose down puffer that’s as stylish as it is durable. Featuring a DWR shell with Hydrophobic Nanotechnology, premium YKK zippers, and premium coyote fur, the Eberly II is a surefire piece of technical outerwear for any outdoor enthusiast.
Parajumpers Marcus Jacket
The Marcus is an exceptionally crafted down-filled puffer with YKK zipper enclosures, elastic tape neck enclosures, button-up storm flaps, and a laminated polyester canvas exterior that’s perfect for keeping out the harsh elements.
Arcteryx Men’s Ceres SV Parka
Designed for the most intense weather conditions, the Arcteryx Men’s Ceres SV Parka is the ultimate unison of essential materials and stylish design principle. Featuring highly efficient natural insulation and a windproof shell that’s impervious to the elements, the high-performance Ceres is an exceptionally warm GORE Windstopper-endowed puffer.
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