If you're in the mood for a piece of winter outerwear or something puffy to take with you on your next flight, we've put together the best puffer jackets for winter 2020. Below is a list of the "best down jackets" for 2021, including some of our favourite jackets, such as the jacket above, and a sweater in front. While most jackets on this list are strictly downward facing, Arc-teryx has developed a new version of their Infinium down jacket. The superior wind resistance and breathability means that the Rab Infinity Light Jacket is still the few down jackets that use the Infinity Light Jacket.
The jacket is equipped with StormRepel DWR
finish, which is specially designed to capture moisture, making it ideal for wearing in snowstorms. The jacket also has a fitted cut, which makes it useful as a tool for layering and can be worn in different weather conditions such as wind, rain and snow. It uses the same down material as the Infinium down jacket, but with a slightly different cut so it can be worn in both cold and warm weather.
This lightweight puffer jacket is ideal for a hike or a camping trip as it is light and lightweight while warm. Alternatively, opt for a blazer - a kind of puff jacket that you can wear over the top and still look well-designed, but if you're staying somewhere warm, it's a great option.
If you're struggling with really cold temperatures this winter, this jacket by L.L. Bean is just the thing to cover your back. Patagonia has plenty of winter ready-made down jackets, and if you're looking for a bulletproof winter coat with style and appeal, a down jacket with a reputable label might be the way to go.
If you live in a climate where you don't have to look like a Michelin man to survive, this jacket is perfect in case you need a little more warmth. Those who live in freezing climates and want to protect their face and neck further, must opt for a jacket like this one from Patagonia.
At the same warmth, a synthetic jacket will not be as compressed and heavier than a down coat, but it may be slightly lighter than an ultra-light down jacket like this one from Patagonia. The higher filling capacity of the down requires less to stay warm, so the heaviest entry-level jackets consume between 300 - 500% and the ultra-lightweight jackets at least 650% down. Higher down filling forces require less for the same warming, and therefore they are more expensive than the heavier down jackets.
A similar option, slightly cheaper and less filling, can be found in Mountain Hardwear's Phantom Hoody 350 or Patagonia's Silent Jacket. Premium down is the $800 filling mentioned above, which is about $100 more expensive than a $500 down jacket with the same filling, but not as heavy.
The leading models include the Sierra Peak Hoody, which we have already tested, and the Patagonia Silent Jacket. The down jackets on the market range from casual to anything in between, but you won't find a down jacket with a better filling than the Phantom Hoody from Mountain Hardwear. Down is the perfect choice if you are looking for a comfortable, light and comfortable jacket for the cold weather or a warm winter jacket.
It is very comfortable, relatively light and comes in a particularly light weight because the water repellent fabric covers the entire jacket. It also comes in a variety of sizes and looks attractive and easy to undercut, but it's not the warmest option you can pick. We tested the tight Arc - Teryx fit, which didn't fit my body shape and the heat just wasn't the same. The detachable hood makes it possible to make the jacket even lighter and it also looks good and can be easily padded. This jacket comes not in the widest size ranges, but also in the widest size ranges.
If you are from the upper regions of the Northern Hemisphere, it can be quite cool to leave town in winter, but this light puffer can keep you warm and suitably stylish at once. It is light and stowable enough for backpacking and travel, and provides enough warmth to use as an intermediate layer for skiing. Much of this heat may be exaggerated for the duration of the use - shoulder and seasonal - but it is certainly capable of shooting well beyond its target. All in all, the Senja is not the warmest jacket, not even close to the top of our list. I wore this jacket in temperatures just above freezing, it breathed, ran cold and was light enough to wear in cold weather and not too warm.
The North Face has designed this jacket for outdoor people and city dwellers alike, meaning you're more likely to see one of the brand's own puffy jackets in SoHo than in the Catskills. Again, you will hardly find a better price for a down jacket, and the quality is excellent at this price. The insulation is great, making Uniqlo the best option when it comes to sourcing down jackets for people on a tight budget.