Bundle up with the best: the top puffer jackets to wear this winter

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Winter is nearly in full swing and in case you missed it, it’s puffer jacket weather.

No piece of clothing has evolved with the times quite like the humble puffer jacket. After surging into popularity in the 90s – styled to streetwear perfection by hip-hop artists, girl pop groups and (of course) Princess Diana – it’s now impossible to leave the house without spotting a puffer on the streets of any Australian city.

It’s not hard to see why the puffer jacket has since become a winter wardrobe staple. Guaranteed to keep you cosy in even the harshest of winds, versatile and stylish – the puffer jacket is a foolproof outerwear piece to add to your collection.

If you’re feeling the winter winds extra hard this year, or perhaps are on the hunt for your new favourite coat – look no further. Below, we are taking a look at some of our favourite puffer jackets for every budget, to suit every style, and for you to shop to your heart’s content.

The best puffer jackets to shop during winter in 2024


Forever New Joey Short Quilted Puffer Jacket

$159.99 at Myer

If you’re looking for something that will keep you warm whilst exuding elegance, a puffer jacket with a fur trim is the way to go. This stylish and feminine silhouette is extremely flattering to wear and the faux fur trim is a nice touch.

Sizes: 4 – 16

Materials: 100% Polyester

Key features:

  • High, funnel neck
  • Hooded design
  • Faux fur trim around hood

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The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

$450 at The Iconic

We can hardly discuss puffer jackets without mentioning North Face, the brand has become the unofficial face of the style and its designs have been spotted on celebrities from Harry Styles to Ariana Grande and Kendall Jenner. Its lightweight design and classic silhouette make it clear why it is a favourite of the fashion-forward.

Sizes: XS – XL

Materials: 100% Nylon

Key features:

  • Twin zip pockets to waist; interior zip pocket
  • Concealed hood; packs down into collar
  • Zip-through front

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Essential Puffer Jacket

$325 at Aje Athletica

The perfect puffer for wintery workouts, wear this on those chilly morning walks or on the way to a much-needed hot yoga class.

Sizes: 4 – 18

Materials: 100% Recycled Polyester

Key features:

  • Oversized, longline fit
  • Snap close high collar
  • Detachable hood


DKNY Quilted Faux Leather Jacket

$145 at The Outnet

Want to add some edge to your outerwear? This faux leather quilted puffer is a step up from your average style. Dress it up or down and rest assured, it will keep you cosy.

Sizes: XS – XXL

Materials: 100% Polyurethane

Key features:

  • Two front slant pockets
  • Snap fastenings through front
  • Synthetic filling


Sixth June Oversized Puffer Jacket

$142 (usually $283) at ASOS

If you prefer a classic style and are after something with some added coverage, this chic beige longline puffer is great for neutral outfits and pairs well with just about anything.

Sizes: S – L

Materials: 100% Polyester

Key features:

  • Double-layer design
  • Zip and press-stud fastening
  • Adjustable hem


Dandelion Puffer Jacket

$131.60 (usually $329) at Gorman

If there’s one thing Gorman knows, it’s how to make clothing fun. This adorable puffer is adorned with a stunning print in burgundy and baby pink, the maximalist’s dream jacket.

Sizes: 6 – 20

Materials: 100% Polyester Velvet

Key features:

  • Recycled polyester velvet outer fabrication
  • Recycled down feather filling
  • Funnel neck collar shaping


Kathmandu Heli Puffer

$99 (usually $199.98) at Amazon

Kathmandu is an expert when it comes to functional style and this puffer jacket is a great option for the avid outdoorsman.

Sizes: 6 – 18

Colours: black, night and thistle

Materials: 100% ripstop polyester

Key features:

  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
  • Full front zip with a chin guard
  • Elasticated cuffs and an adjustable hem

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