The puffer jacket’s ascent over the last five years or so has been nothing short of astounding. Where pea coats, parkas, and bombers once reigned supreme, insulated down coats have crept into the winter coats category’s leading position and never looked back. Perhaps the rise can be attributed to hip-hop’s renaissance — Hype Williams’ music video aesthetic in tow — or perhaps it’s the advancement of high-tech fabrics. Whatever the catalyst, there’s no denying their present ubiquity.
With thousands (upon thousands) of styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to piece through all of the options for that coat that’s uniquely you. To make your life just a little easier, we’ve done the research and independently selected the 11 best puffer coats to buy this season, including picks from Nanushka, Canada Goose, Everlane, and Amazon.
These are the best puffer coats to get you through winter 2019 and beyond:
Read on below to see what makes each of these coats so damn good.