You've surely browsed through plenty of listicles hyping up certain jackets as "winter essentials" worth dropping a fortune on.
That said, the classic puffer coat is—despite its name—anything but a bunch of puff. These winter-made coats are decidedly chunky and packed with down fabric, meaning they're as warm as you can get without committing to a full-on arctic parka.
Sure, a quality one will cost you, but we tracked down the best of the pack to ensure you'll get your money's worth.
Because they often hang a bit more loosely, options from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and ASOS can be thrown over any outfit—even a business suit. Still, there are some trimmer choices you can simply wear with a pair of slacks or jeans—say, from Canada Goose or Hugo Boss—to master a smart yet enviably cozy look.
Below, 10 great puffer hackets to rock this winter:
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