— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.
Colder weather is here—and with it, a slew of new women's winter coats and jackets. As people look for the best ways to bundle up amid dropping temperatures, puffer coats have become all the rage. Style search engine Lyst reports that searches for puffer coats spiked 174 percent last winter and celebrities and fashion influencers alike have been stepping out in the marshmallow-like coats.
If you're looking for a puffer or two to add to your own winter wardrobe, below are 13 of the most popular ones you can buy right now. Some top picks include the iconic North Face puffer coat, the wildly trendy Aritiza jacket and a few sportier options from brands like Athleta and Lululemon.
Tackle your holiday shopping with deals and expert advice delivered straight to your phone. Sign up for text message alerts from the deal-hunting team at Reviewed.
1. The classic North Face puffer
The OG North Face puffer coat has made quite the comeback, with demand for the classic coat growing 71 percent over the last year. (Even Jennifer Anniston has been spotted in it!) This Thermoball Eco jacket is the latest take on their original design. It has all the classic North Face features, but with a stylish modern silhouette and recycled insulation. The coat hits right at your hips, so your entire torso will still be covered.
Available in nine colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to 3X.
2. The viral Amazon coat
Meet the coat that has been all over social media for the last few years. Dubbed #TheAmazonCoat (it even has an entire Instagram page dedicated to it), this utilitarian parka has nearly 20,000 reviews for being as warm as it is fashionable. Our shopping editor, Amanda Tarlton, owns it and says it's become one of her all-time favorite coats. She loves how roomy and comfortable it is and that you can unzip the sides for wider hips or more ease of movement.
Available in 13 colors and prints, it comes in women's sizes XXS to 5X.
3. This lightweight packable Amazon puffer
If you’re looking for a quality yet more affordable option, this Amazon Essentials coat with more than 7,300 reviews fills the bill. It's light enough for everyday wear yet warm enough to protect against colder temperatures. It also comes with a small bag that it can be packed into when you take it off and it's even machine-washable to boot.
Available in 17 colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to XXL.
4. This quilted Athleta puffer
This puffer coat from Athleta is a reviewer favorite because it doesn’t have a collar. If you hate turtlenecks, and feel like your winter coat is constantly messing up your hair—you are not alone. The neutral color, the classic quilting and the flat lay of this puffer will have all earned this quilted coat high marks. It's made from eco-friendly and recycled materials, and it also boasts an abrasion-resistant top layer so it won’t snag, scrape, or tear.
Available in two colors, it comes in women's sizes XXS to 3X.
5. This classy Calvin Klein puffer
Calvin Klein is known for its stylish outerwear, and this puffer coat is no exception. It features cozy down insulation and a longer length that hits just above the knees for some added warmth. The chevron detailing is not only eye-catching but also slimming, according to many of its 2,800 reviewers. People also rave that the coat is durable and timeless, so it's something you can keep in your closet and wear for years to come.
Available in 13 colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to 3X.
6. This sporty-chic parka from Lululemon
Fans of Lululemon's popular athleisure will likely love this long parka. Reviewers praise the puffer coat for its unique features: a high collar, a hidden phone sleeve, an interior pocket and a cinched waist that ties the whole look together. It's also made with wind- and water-repellent material that's filled with PrimaLoft insulation that claims to keep you warm even when it's wet.
Available in four colors, it comes in women's sizes 0 to 14. Tip: Many reviewers recommend sizing down for the best fit.
7. The super trendy Aritzia puffer that celebrities are obsessed with
Canadian brand Aritzia took off in 2020 thanks to TikTok—and now celebs like Kendall Jenner are big fans. The TNA Super Puff is Aritzia's best-selling jacket, with over 700 reviews. It's beloved for its lightweight material, minimalist design and portability—it can be folded into its own pocket. Note that this puffer is thinner than your average winter coat, but people say it's an ideal outer layer when you’re running errands or out walking on a milder winter day.
Available in 26 colors, it comes in women's sizes 3XS to XL. You can also choose from seven fabrics and finishes: matte, iridescent, corduroy, high gloss, soft shine, liquid shine and wool tech.
8. This Patagonia puffer for the eco-conscious
This particular coat—which is currently sold out at many retailers—stands out from the crowd thanks to its utilitarian look and rugged vibe. It's trimmed with corduroy and has a pretty floral lining that peeks out when you cuff the sleeves. Reviewers like that it isn't too bulky or heavy yet still keeps them warm and comfortable on chilly winter days. Bonus: Patagonia donates 1% of its annual sales to nonprofits that are dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment.
Available in two colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to XL.
9. This North Face parka for the coldest climates
If you commute to work or if you live in a place where it hurts to breathe when you step outside due to the cold, this is the coat for you. Filled with goose down, the puffy jacket is waterproof, has an adjustable and removable hood, and hits mid-thigh to keep you warm while walking where you need to go. Reviewed staffer Danielle Jenkins swears by her North Face parka, saying it feels like wearing a lightweight sleeping bag in the best way possible.
Available in nine colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to 3X.
10. This long-lasting L.L.Bean coat
The name of this L.L.Bean coat says it all: It really is "ultra warm," reviewers rave. Made with 650-fill-power down, the three-quarter length parka has a two-way zipper and a snap closure to keep heat in and cold out. L.L.Bean also has a rating system for all of their coats, and this one earned the "Warmest Rating," claiming to keep you warm in temps as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Available in six colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to 3X.
11. This full-length Cole Haan puffer
If you're a believer that the longer the coat, the better, this parka is a worthy pick. It's a favorite among hundreds of Nordstrom shoppers for its sophisticated design, mid-calf length and spacious hood. It even has an inner bib that you can zip up for an added layer of protection and warmth against the bitter winter wind. Plus, this coat comes in petite sizes so if you fall on the short side, your full-length coat won’t drag on the ground as you walk through the slush.
Available in three colors, it comes in women's sizes XS to XL.
12. This top-rated Amazon puffer coat with over 6,000 reviews
The one downside to many puffer coats is that they aren't exactly figure-flattering. Fortunately, this jacket solves that problem. Many of its nearly 7,000 reviewers praise the waist-cinching fit that provides some shape without taking away from the coat's functionality. The puffer also boasts a hood with a removable faux fur trim, an interior security pocket, and a water-repellent shell that will hold up against sleet or snow.
Available in 13 colors and prints, it comes in women's sizes XXS to 3X.
13. This sleek Athleta puffer for runners
Trying to run or work out in a regular coat is not ideal. Enter this popular puffer from Athleta. The body of the coat is quilted and insulated but the arms are made of a stretchy fabric that lets your arms move freely so you don't feel restricted. The removable hood also has adjustable bungee cords and the sleeves feature convenient thumb holes for some additional warmth around your hands on those extra cold days.
Available in three colors, it comes in women's sizes XXS to 3X.
Don’t get thwarted by shipping delays or sold-out favorites this holiday season. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and get the product reviews, deals and holiday gift guides you need to start shopping now.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
This article originally appeared on Reviewed: Women's winter coats that will keep you warm: North Face, Patagonia and more