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31 Best Puffer Coats For Women in 2021

Yes, it's like wearing a comforter. No, you won't regret it.

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No matter how good I think my current winter coat is, on those blustery days in the deadest of winter, I inevitably kick myself for not springing for something warmer. I should have bought a puffer jacket, I think, while total-body shivering at my kids’ bus stop at 7 a.m. (Those are the days the bus is always late, right?). The cozy filling packed into the bubbled quilting of the iconic outerwear makes for some of the warmest winter coats — which is why puffers don’t go out of style, ever. So if you’re like me and you want to add this much-needed winter fashion staple to your closet, I’ve rounded up the the best puffer coats for women to help you cut down on your shopping time (or use it to browse Amazon for other items you absolutely need, like cat costumes).

We’ve already rounded up our top picks for the best winter coats for women, the best women’s winter coats for extreme cold, the best plus size winter coats, the best winter jackets for women, and the best long winter coats for women, but below you’ll find nothing but puffer coats. So read on and find your fave!

What is the best puffer coat for women?

Puffer coats come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of warmth. If you’re looking for all the warmth without the bulk of traditional puffer jackets, there are plenty of lightweight options, too. Keep scrolling for even more of the best puffer coats!

Which is the warmest puffer coat?

We have an entire selection of the best winter coats for extreme cold, all of which include the three deciding factors of coat warmth: filling, thickness, and length. Down-filled puffer coats (like the this North Face Women’s Stretch Down Parka) are best for frigid temps, but there are plenty of vegan puffers (like this Gigi Parka from popular cruelty-free clothing brand Noize) that offer similar insulation without the down filling (think down-alternative comforters). Fur- and faux-fur-lined hoods also provide added warmth in extreme temperatures (like this MICHAEL Michael Kors Maxi Length Belted Down Puffer).

In terms of thickness, you can get warmth from certain lightweight puffer coats like this Ultralight Packable Down Jacket, but in general, the thicker the better. The Canada Goose Shelburne Parka holds up to extreme cold for this reason, but isn’t as bulky as you’d expect from a thick puffer coat.

If you’re looking for extra-cozy warmth, opt for a long winter coat that covers your legs and will make you feel wrapped up in a blanket on even the most blistery of days. L.L. Bean’s Ultrawarm Coat is our favorite long puffer coat thanks to its water-repellant fabric, 650-fill-power down, and inclusive sizing.

If you live in an area that reaches sub-zero temperatures, you may want to spring for a heated puffer coat like this ActionHeat Women’s 5V Heated Puffer Jacket. It has actual heating panels that can be adjusted to your desired temp with the push of a button (you can also use it to charge your phone!).

How do I look thinner in a puffer jacket?

Believe it or not, it is possible to find a figure-flattering puffer coat that doesn’t make you look like Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (sorry but I couldn’t write a story about puffer coats without making that reference). Like any jacket, cuts that taper at the waist — or are even belted like the North Face Sierra Long Down Parka — inevitably create curves that are flattering to every body type.

The style of quilting on a puffer coat can also make you look slimmer. Take the Ultralight Packable Down Jacket and Sportoli Long Quilted Puffer Jacket — their diagonal lines elongate the body and make you look taller (no matter how short you are) and can even minimize a tummy or large rear end. The quilting and cut of the Orolay winter coat — affectionately referred to “The Amazon Coat” — is a fan favorite because commenters rave it is universally flattering to all shapes and sizes.

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Canada Goose Shelburne Parka Fusion Fit

Best fur-trimmed winter jacket for women
best winter jackets for women
Canada Goose

Buy from Canada Goose, $1,150

Why we like it:

  • Fur-trimmed hood keeps out the chill
  • Available in 12 colors including this standout red
  • Stands up to extreme cold

Little Red Riding Hood was never so warm — but maybe she would have been, if she’d used that big bad wolf’s fur to line her cloak! This gorgeous red jacket from Canada Goose has a hood trimmed with genuine coyote fur, and is insulated with 625-power-fill down to keep you warm on the coldest days. The pockets are lined with fleece, the hood is adjustable, and the jacket hits at mid-thigh. We love the red, but it comes in 11 other colors as well! (And sure, Canada Goose parkas are pricey, but they’re worth it if you are looking to invest in a winter jacket that will keep you warm and dry in any weather).

Happy customer: “I bought this jacket a month ago. We have had a few frigid days already and it’s kept me so warm even on windy days! I love the lined pockets that keep my hands toasty. And the cuffs keep the wind from coming up the sleeve. The fit is great… I bought this jacket for the warmth and it delivered! Super happy with this purchase!

Orolay Thickened Down Jacket

Best winter jacket on amazon
orolay down jacket
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $159.99

Why we like it:

  • 4.5 stars on Amazon with nearly 12,000 reviews
  • Available in 13 colors and patterns
  • Lots of pockets

This jacket is so popular, it’s known simply as “The Amazon Coat” — and we can see why people love it! If you’re a fan of pockets, you can’t do better than this jacket: It’s got six huge ones, with zipper closures to keep them secure! It’s also got a fleece-lined hood, down filling to keep you warm (genuine duck feathers and down, vegans beware), and soft, ribbed knit cuffs. The most difficult thing about this jacket will be trying to decide on a color — it comes in 13 different shades, including two different camouflage options!

Happy customer: “I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this coat, love everything about it! The quality is outstanding! I have had every expensive brand name winter coat, but have never ever had one that has kept me this warm! I I’m not even looking forward to the warmer months because I don’t want to put this coat away! Every time I wear it, I get at least one, ‘I love your coat!'”

Lauren Ralph Lauren Faux Fur Trim Down Puffer Coat

Best faux fur coat for extreme cold
best winter coats
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $199.90 (originally $330)

Why we like it:

  • Insulated with 450-fill-power down fill
  • Available in 4 neutral colors
  • Machine washable

This hooded Lauren Ralph Lauren coat is everything you could want in a winter coat. It’s got a chic faux fur trim, stylish faux leather accents, 450-fill-power down fill, and includes inner ribbed cuffs and a front zip closure with a snap storm flap to keep you toasty. You might have a hard time choosing just one of the five neutral colors it comes in, though we say, the more the merrier! It’s also easy to care for — just toss it in the washing machine when it needs a refresh — and will stand up to years of wear.

Happy customer: “Super impressed with this coat. The fur trimmed collar looks exceptional. The coat is warm and looks classy. True to size. Love this!”

The Gigi Parka

Best vegan winter jacket for women
best vegan winter coat
Noize

Buy from Noize, $285

Why we like it:

  • Made from 100 percent animal-free, sustainable, PETA-approved materials
  • Available in 9 gorgeous colors
  • Stylish and warm

If you’re looking for a winter jacket that’s cruelty-free and contains no material sourced from animals, you can’t do better than a jacket from Noize, which has the PETA seal of approval and makes a wide range of vegan outerwear. We love their Gigi Parka, and would wear it whether we were vegan or not! It’s super stylish, with a nipped-in waist, asymmetrical front zipper, and a sweetheart hood lined with vegan fur. And with nine lovely shades to choose from in sizes from XS to XXL , you’re sure to find one that suits you!

Happy customer: “I’ve been looking for a vegan winter coat option for years and wish I had found Noize sooner. I was skeptical that this coat would be as warm as my North Face down coat but it is above and beyond. I’ve tested this out in subzero New England conditions for several weeks and it lives up to all its promises. It’s so warm I can wear a thin shirt under and feel warm and toasty without all the bulk. Quality of coat is amazing too. Fits true to size.”

The North Face Sierra Long Down Parka

Best North face long winter coat for women
best long winter coats for women
Dick’s Sporting Goods

Buy from Dick’s Sporting Goods, $400

Why we like it:

  • Available in 4 colors
  • Removable, adjustable waist belt
  • Insulated with 600-fill recycled waterfowl down

It’s not every day you come across an incredibly warm winter coat that also looks cool and chic, but when you do, it’s not surprising when it turns out to be from The North Face. One of the most popular brands in winter outerwear, The North Face strikes just the right balance between form and function, and this Sierra Long Down Parka is no exception. It comes in four lovely colors, and features a removable, adjustable waist belt to add some definition (something that’s often missing from thick parkas!). You can also remove the hood, depending on how frigid it is, as well as store small belongings in the interior zippered chest pocket.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Maxi Length Belted Down Puffer

BEST hooded winter jacket for women
best winter jackets for women
Zappos

Buy from Zappos, $251.95

Why we like it:

  • Calf-length
  • Detachable collar with faux fur trim
  • Adjustable push clasp belt

Let’s face it: It’s a lot harder to look cute in the winter, when we’re all bundled up and trying to keep warm! That said, this maxi-length coat by MICHAEL Michael Kors proves you can have it all. It goes all the way down to your calves for extra coverage, and is filled with a mixture of down and feather insulation to keep you cozy. Function aside, can we talk about how beautiful this coat is?! Faux fur trim adorns the detachable hood, while an adjustable push clasp belt allows you to adjust the waist to your desired comfort and style. It’s also got a chic upright collar, with zippers on each side of the bottom that you can open for easier movement.

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Argo Peak Jacket

Best compact winter jacket for women
Argo Peak down jacket
Jack Wolfskin

Buy from Jack Wolfskin, $349.95

Why we like it:

  • Warm and lightweight
  • Compact design makes it easy to take on the go
  • Large interior pockets

This sleek winter jacket is deceptively lightweight, considering how warm it is. Icy winds don’t stand a chance of penetrating the 800 fill-power, RDS-certified down insulation, and an attached hood offers extra protection from the cold. Generously-sized interior pockets will hold not only your keys and phone, but can even accommodate a water bottle or other bulky items, while zippered outer pockets keep your hands warm and your stuff secure. You can even bundle it up and store it in its own inner pocket! This ultra-light, super-soft jacket comes in a deep blue with hot pink piping, or a bright red with gray accents (on sale now for $226.99!), and will be your go-to jacket from fall right through spring.

Happy customer: “I have a closet full of winter coats, but this is the one I always grab when I’m running out the door. It’s lightweight enough to work in the spring, but the down filling makes it warm enough to wear even on the coldest winter days. For those unexpected March breezes, it was a godsend — I stayed toasty warm but didn’t overheat. Plus, it’s super cute! I love the hot pink detailing on the indigo, and the slim silhouette keeps me from feeling bulky and shapeless. Love it!”

Ultralight Packable Down Jacket With Hood

Best lightweight Down jacket for Women
best value down coat
Lands’ End

Buy from Lands’ End, starting at $92.47 (originally $184.95)

Why we like it:

  • Rolls up and packs into a pocket
  • 800-fill-power down insulation for serious warmth
  • Comes in 6 stylish colors

Believe it or not, this entire jacket can be rolled up and packed into its own pocket, making it the ultimate in portability. It’s also a great value, at less than $200 for an 800-fill-power down insulated jacket that falls below the hip. It’s not bulky, but it will keep you warm — and yes, it has a hood, too! Water-resistant, stylish, breathable, and available in six great colors, this jacket is an affordable option you’ll love.

Happy customer: “Very warm and not heavy… Worth the sale price and delivery was great! Excellent value as always with Lands’ End!

Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket

Best Waterproof Winter jacket for Women
best winter jackets for women
Dick’s Sporting Goods

Buy from Dick’s Sporting Goods, $199

Why we like it:

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Highly water-repellent

Need something to keep you dry in a squall, but don’t want a heavy winter coat? This Patagonia water-resistant jacket is just the ticket. It’s a light, quilted jacket with a durable water-repellent finish, and available in four lovely colors, in addition to gray, white, or black — a basic that’s easy to throw on and super stylish, as well!

Happy customer: “Got this in black and wore it on vacation. It was perfect for the cool spring weather in Melbourne. It’s lightweight yet kept me warm, and surprisingly I did not overheat as the temperature got a little warmer. Enjoyed having a hidden zippered pocket for valuables too. Only improvement would be just a tad more room in the waist/hip area. It’s also easy to wash and quick to dry.”

Canada Goose Alliston Parka

Best winter jacket for tall women
best winter jackets for women
Canada Goose

Buy from Canada Goose, $1,095

Why we like it:

  • Extra-long length
  • Insulated with 750-fill-power down
  • Ultra-lightweight

If you’re tall, it can be tough to find a winter jacket that keeps you warm through the hips and fits your long arms without tugging. Luckily, this Alliston Parka by Canada Goose is extra-long, and features wrist cuffs with convenient thumbholes to keep sleeves from riding up! Besides that, it’s filled with down insulation from head to toe (or, mid-calf!), its ‘feather-light’ ripstop material keeps it from feeling too heavy or bulky, and its streamlined silhouette even looks quite stylish.

Happy customer: “Warm, stylish, and full-length! Runs big in my opinion: I am usually a size large and had to go for the medium. I am 5”11 and the medium fit just right, including my long arms!”

Patagonia Down With It Hooded Down Parka

patagonia hooded down parka best women's winter coats for extreme cold
Dick’s Sporting Goods
60% off!

Buy from Dick’s Sporting Goods, starting at $179.97 (was $299.99)

Why we like it:

  • Hood is removable
  • Can easily be machine-washed
  • Adorable quilt pattern helps distribute heat

Get the most out of your coat with this Patagonia pick that provides protection against all the elements. Its windproof and waterproof qualities will keep you warm and dry this season, along with the quilted down-insulated filling, which will provide warmth even on the snowiest days. If you’re not a fan of hoods, then easily remove this one with its adjustable hood design. It’s also machine-washable!

Happy customer: “I was looking for a coat that actually keeps me warm. This coat has been perfect! It fits well, and really does help with the wind and chill factors when walking outside in western PA.

Moncler Moka Water Resistant Long Hooded Down Puffer Parka

Best down long winter coat for women
best long winter coats for women
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $1,600

Why we like it:

  • Warm and stylish
  • Removable hood
  • Water-resistant

When it comes to warm winter coat fillers, down is one of the most sought-after — and for good reason. It acts as insulation for birds like ducks, geese, and swans, so you know it gets the job done. That said, some down coats can be a bit bulky, which is why we like this ultra-sleek design by Moncler. Not only is it filled with down to keep you nice and cozy in the cold, it’s also incredibly chic, with its black lacquered nylon shell and cool sleeve pocket. Speaking of pockets, it has zippered front pockets to keep your hands warm, and their angled shape helps accentuate the A-line silhouette. Plus, this coat is water-resistant, and comes with a hood that you can remove on milder days.

Marmot Prospect Coat

Best long winter coat for extreme cold
best long winter coats for women
Zappos

Buy from Zappos, $549.95

Why we like it:

  • Insulated with 800-fill down 
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets
  • Removable hood

If you live in an area where the temperatures can border on arctic, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for winter’s chill with the best long winter coat for extreme cold. Our pick? This unassuming Prospect Coat by Marmot, which is made with 800-fill down that features Down Defender insulation, and is designed to be highly water-resistant to keep you nice and dry. It also has zippered hand-warmer pockets and interior wrist cuffs for extra protection, while a stand-up neck and removable hood help seal the deal.

Steve Madden Long Chevron Maxi Puffer Coat

Best affordable long winter coat for women
best long winter coats for women
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $72.65

Why we like it:

  • Available in 5 colors
  • Fleece-lined
  • Prices start at under $70!

While proper cold weather gear is worth the investment in our book, there are budget-friendly options out there that will get the job done. For instance, this maxi puffer coat by Steve Madden is an absolute steal (select styles and sizes start at less than $70!), and it’s stylish to boot! Choose from one of five colors, all of which feature chevron quilting that keeps the insulation evenly distributed. For extra warmth, this coat has a soft fleece lining, along with a snap closure over the zip-up front to keep the elements out. It’s also water-resistant, and comes with a removable hood and comfy pillow collar. What more could you ask for?

One Amazon shopper called it a “great coat for the price!” and said, “I’m trying to stay away from down, and it’s surprisingly hard to find a good, warm winter coat without it. This coat is GREAT!” She went on to say, “I live and work in Chicago — so I walk outside a LOT and commute on the train. This coat is nice and long and very warm… I highly recommend!!!

Women’s Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Coat

Best down plus size women's winter coat
best plus size women's winter coats
L.L. Bean

Buy from L.L. Bean, $269

Why we like it:

  • Nylon shell is durable and weather-resistant
  • Machine washable and can be tumble-dried
  • Comes in 4 lovely colors

This light down coat has a durable, weather-resistant nylon shell that’s filled with 850 FP goose down to keep you snug when the mercury plummets. It’s machine washable and can go in the dryer, too, has an adjustable, insulated hood, zippered hand pockets, and is practically weightless (it can fold into its own pocket!). In other words, it’s the perfect down winter coat, so if you’re looking for the best plus size women’s winter coat, look no further!

Happy customer: “Love, love, love my new coat. It’s perfect in all sorts of weather. Until this coat, I never had an attached hood that worked. This hood keeps everything warm without restricting hearing or movement. The bonus was finding it has its own packing bag built right into the coat, so I’m able to easily take it with me ‘just in case’ or have the flexibility of taking it off and compacting it into its own neat zippered bag. Very clever. Well worth every dollar.”

Canada Goose Alliston Packable Down Coat

MOST FLATTERING WINTER COAT FOR PLUS SIZE WOMEN
best plus size women's winter coats
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $950

Why we like it:

  • Sleek silhouette
  • Available in black or white
  • Extremely lightweight

Look sleek and stylish this winter with this gorgeous down coat that will warm you up on a dreary winter day! Available in classic black or bright white, it’ll make you’ll feel like a million bucks, thanks to its chic, fitted silhouette, and you can also adjust the waist to your desired fit with the interior drawcord. Aside from its aesthetics, it’s also incredibly warm (in true Canada Goose fashion), though it’s shockingly lightweight and can even be packed into its own pocket, making it perfect for travel. Another plus? It’s washer- and dryer-friendly!

Happy customer: “BEST COAT EVER!!! This seriously is the warmest coat I have ever owned! It is also very lightweight and packable. It is super stylish! I get so many compliments on it! Seriously I couldn’t be happier with the purchase!!!”

Roaman’s Women’s Plus Size Classic-Length Puffer Jacket

Best plus size women's winter coat under $100
best plus size women's winter coats
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, $65.99

Why we like it:

  • Detachable hood with faux fur trim
  • Available in 6 great colors and a floral pattern
  • Sizes up to 5X

Looking for the best plus size women’s winter coats coat on a budget? This lovely jacket comes in under $100 and has everything you need: A detachable hood, soft fleece lining in the pockets and inside the collar, and a two-way zip front with a placket so the wind can’t get in. It hits just below the hip, comes in a variety of colors and sizes up to 5X, and is machine-washable as well!

Happy customer: “Terrific plus-sized parka; good fit, and excellent length — not too short or long. I was hesitant to order at first because it has a poly filling, not down, but it kept me extremely warm in 15 degree temperatures. Can’t beat the style and the cost.”

The North Face Women’s Stretch Down Parka

Best down coat for extreme cold
best women's winter coats for extreme cold
The North Face

Buy from The North Face, $300

Why we like it:

  • Adjustable hood offers extra protection from the cold and wind
  • 700-fill down insulation to keep you warm
  • Available in 3 colors

Bundle up with a down insulated coat this winter — like this down parka from The North Face, which will keep you toasty and looking stylish! The 700-fill down insulation and quilted design help distribute heat throughout your body, while the nylon covering is water repellant to withstand the wet snowy weather. The only downside? Having to choose between black, green, or navy!

Happy customer: “I wear this coat to work in the Colorado winter. Super warm. I have arthritis so I wanted a lighter feeling coat, without compromising my warmth. Mission accomplished! I’d buy again.

Rokka&Rolla Women’s Heavyweight Hooded Puffer Jacket

BEST winter coat for women at walmart
Rokka Rolla Winter Coat
Walmart
great value

Buy from Walmart, $69.99 (originally $79.99)

Why we like it:

  • Vey affordable (under $100!)
  • Adjustable drawstring hood
  • Comes in 5 gorgeous colors

If you’re in the market for a winter coat under $100, Walmart has you covered with a number of great options, including this hooded puffer coat. It features heat thermal insulation, elastic ribbed cuffings, hand warmer pockets, and an adjustable hood to keep the chill out. Bonus: it’s made of 100 percent polyester and is conveniently machine washable!

Happy customer: “By far the best jacket I’ve ever owned. I live in rural Pennsylvania and we get some very cold days in late winter and I have to be out walking in it. I never get cold in this coat, which is huge for me since I get cold in 80 degree weather. I’m so happy I found this coat and will keep buying from this company.

Canada Goose Mystique Parka

Best stylish winter coat for extreme cold
canada goose parka best women's winter coats for extreme cold
Canada Goose

Buy from Canada Goose, $1,195

Why we like it:

  • Warm without being bulky
  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Use the backpack straps to easily carry it when the temperature rises

This is one of the best coats for extreme cold weather because of how adaptable it is. For the days when the temperature starts to rise, there are backpack straps inside this Canada Goose coat to avoid having to carry around your coat. The long length helps keep your body warm without the heavy bulkiness of other coats — one reviewer recommends this parka to “anyone wanting head-to-toe-warmth without the bulk of having to wear multiple layers!” This jacket was made to withstand even the coldest temperatures, with a thermal experience index rating of -22 degrees and below. Keep this coat forever with its durable design that will keep it looking brand new for years.

Happy customer: “Love this coat. Finally bought one so I could get out and enjoy Boston’s bitter cold temps with my dog. My other down parka was too heavy and I could never keep the hood up … the wind was always blowing it off! Problem solved with the Mystique. The hood stays up very well and the fur keeps my face cozy. I don’t have a single thing to complain about with this fab jacket. I am considering purchasing a second Mystique in a different color for the upcoming season. Worth every penny!”

ActionHeat Women’s 5V Heated Puffer Jacket

Best heated coat for extreme cold
heated puffer jacket best women's winter coats for extreme cold
Dick’s Sporting Goods

Buy from Dick’s Sporting Goods, starting at $124.97 (originally $249.99)

Why we like it:

  • Has the puffer style without bulk
  • Designed with three built-in heating panels
  • Comes with a USB charger for your devices

For those who can never seem to stay warm, this puffer coat is a game-changer. Featuring three internal heated panels, you can enjoy warmth with just the push of a button. The heating panels are made with carbon fibers, while the outer shell was designed with waterproof material to keep you dry. To use, just hold the control button for three seconds to power it on. The temperature is also adjustable to fit your needs.

Happy customer: “I love the little front pocket zipper on the jacket. It’s really convenient for holding credit cards and some money when I don’t want to carry my purse around. It also has thick knitted cuffs around the wrist area to block out as much cold air as possible from reaching your arms.”

L.L. Bean Women’s Ultrawarm Coat

BEST LONG WINTER COAT FOR WOMEN
best winter coats for women
L.L. Bean

Buy from L.L. Bean, $279

Why we like it:

  • Falls at mid-calf
  • Available in 5 colors
  • Machine wash and dry

Premium 650-fill-power down makes this full-length coat super warm while also being lightweight. It’s equipped with a water-repellant and stain-resistant fabric to keep you dry (and clean!) no matter what winter brings. A removable hood with detachable faux-fur trim, protective mid-calf-length design, and regular, plus, and petite sizing (with five color options) make this a long winter coat with everything you need!

Happy customer: “I love this coat. Honestly I waited too many years tolerating a shorter, less warm coat and finally gave in and bought this one this year. I’m so sorry that I waited. This coat is fantastic for my needs. I walk a very large dog in the woods at 6 o’clock every morning through New England‘s winter. This coat is generous enough to wear a sweater underneath without being sweaty warm… I love it.”

Columbia Mountain Croo Long Down Jacket

Best Plus Sized women’s winter coat
best winter coats for women
Columbia
25% off

Buy from Columbia Sportswear, $210 (originally $280)

Why we like it:

  • Available in 1X, 2X, and 3X
  • Comes in blue, black, or olive green, as well as Malbec (pictured)
  • Waterproof

This plus-size coat from Columbia Sportswear can stand up to any storm, with its waterproof fabric and tightly sealed seams that keep your body heat in. Made with 650 fill-power down insulation, it’s seriously warm. Ribbed cuffs, a drop-tail hem (that means it’s longer in back than in front), an attached hood, and a collar that snaps up complete the look and will keep you dry no matter how blustery it gets outside. Zippered pockets, soft elastic cuffs, and a drawstring waist are much-appreciated touches, as well!

Happy customer: “I LOVE this jacket! It’s super warm and comfortable, and is cut perfectly for a plus size body shape. Would highly recommend!”

The North Face Pardee Water Repellent Heatseeker-Insulated Jacket

Best Waterproof Winter Coat for Women
best winter coats
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $139

Why we like it:

  • Lined with Heatseeker Eco insulation
  • Stylish
  • Highly water-repellent

Need something to keep you dry in a squall, but don’t want a heavy winter coat? This water-repellant jacket from The North Face is just the ticket. It’s a light, quilted jacket coated with a durable water-repellent finish, and comes insulated with Heatseeker Eco insulation for protection against the cold. Available in “regal red,” it’s a basic that’s easy to throw on, and super stylish, as well!

Happy customer: “I love this jacket! I was on the hunt for a lightweight but warm jacket for the colder weather. This one is just was I was looking for. It fits perfectly and it’s not too puffy or too snug. Great jacket for layering with a hoodie underneath.”

Canada Goose Shelburne Parka

Best Red Winter Coat for Women
best winter coats for women
Canada Goose

Buy from Canada Goose, $1,150

Why we like it:

  • Fur-trimmed hood keeps out the chill
  • Available in 11 colors, including this standout red
  • Stands up to extreme cold

Little Red Riding Hood was never so warm — but maybe she would have been, if she’d used that big bad wolf’s fur to line her cloak! This gorgeous red coat from Canada Goose has a hood trimmed with genuine coyote fur, and is insulated with 625 fill-power down to keep you warm on the coldest days. The pockets are lined with fleece, the hood is adjustable, and the coat hits at mid-thigh. We love the red, but it comes in eleven other colors as well! (And sure, Canada Goose parkas are pricey, but they’re worth it if you are looking to invest in a winter coat that will keep you warm and dry in any weather).

Happy customer:Ahh… where do I begin? I live in New England where we have brutal winters. Also, I have a thyroid condition that makes me always feel so cold. I had tried five or six down parkas from other companies that just didn’t do the job. I finally decided to stop wasting money by purchasing inferior coats. I bought this amazing jacket on Thursday and wore it today for the first time. We had a high of 18 degrees F. I didn’t feel so much as a chill. I put the hood on and the fur stopped all the cold and wind from blowing on my face. My only regret is that I didn’t buy this coat sooner.”

Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

Most Popular Women’s Winter Coat
best winter coats for women
The North Face

Buy from The North Face, $280

Why we like it:

  • Made from water-repellant nylon
  • Available in 5 colors
  • Zippered hand pockets

It’s easy to see why people love this North Face parka: It comes in a great variety of colors, is available in sizes XS to 3XL, and features oversized down baffles for extra warmth, as well as an internal pocket. A stowable hood keeps the heat in (did you know you lose almost half your body heat through your head?) and zippered pockets keep your hands warm and your stuff secure. Best of all? This coat comes with a lifetime warranty!

Happy customer: “This is a great jacket! Ultra soft and comfy. Extra warm if you’re always cold, like myself… Great for walking because it’s windproof and very light. True to size although it will allow you to layer up a bit if you need to.

Eddie Bauer Sun Valley Down Parka

Most Popular Down Coat on Amazon
sun valley down coat
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $137.85

Why we like it:

  • Front pocket is the perfect size to hold a phone
  • Durable, water-repellent finish
  • Warm fleece lining

Which of the five colors will you choose if you buy this coat? That might be the toughest decision to make when picking out a new winter coat on Amazon, because this one is so popular and beloved by happy customers. Eddie Bauer’s Sun Valley Down Parka is made with 650 fill-power down, which offers warmth without the bulk, and the shell is crafted with a metallic cross-dying process that adds a subtle sheen of iridescence you’ll love. The two-way zipper means you can adjust it from the top or bottom for comfortable movement, and the fleece lining feels cozy, even over layers (yes, the pockets are fleece-lined and zip up!).

Happy customer: “I live in Wisconsin and bought this coat prior to a trip that included Chicago, Minneapolis, and Amsterdam. One coat had to handle all three places. This one was absolutely perfect! Chicago was cold, Amsterdam was cool and overcast, with rain thrown into the mix on our last day, and Minneapolis was downright frigid — meaning never above zero and as low as 19 below. I was comfortable in all three places, as well as at home since I returned. Another advantage is that the coat stuffed easily into the overhead compartment on the airplane without taking up much space. A nice feature is that it has a zipper pocket on the left chest that fits my iPhone 8 Plus. I am particularly pleased because I returned two or three disappointing coats before I finally got this one. It was definitely worth waiting for.”

Jack Wolfskin Helium Windproof Down Jacket

Best Value Down Coat for Women
best winter coats for women
Jack Wolfskin

Buy from Jack Wolfskin, starting at $100.99

Why we like it:

  • Rolls up and fits into a pack bag
  • Less than $200
  • Comes in 3 stylish colors

Believe it or not, this entire down coat by Jack Wolfskin can be rolled up and packed into its own pack bag, making it the ultimate in portability. It’s also a great value, at less than $200 for a 90 percent white duck down insulated coat that falls just at the hip. It’s not bulky, but it will keep you warm — and yes, it has a hood, too! Water-repellant, windproof, stylish, and available in three great colors, this coat is an affordable option you’ll love.

Happy customer: “So warm and comfy! Bought this coat for winter hiking. I love that it rolls up into a little bag that I can store in my backpack and keep it safe until I need it. I hate having to constantly be adding or removing layers, but the Helium coat keeps me the perfect temperature. Will definitely buy another!”

Sportoli Long Quilted Puffer Jacket

BEST Quilted PUffer coat for women
best womens winter coats
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $94.49

Why we like it:

  • Comes in 6 great colors
  • Faux fur-lined hood protects your face from the elements
  • Zippered pockets keep your belongings secure

This quilted puffer coat goes all the way down to mid-thigh or knee length (depending on how tall you are), so it’s perfect for those days when you need to really bundle up against the cold. Fluffy synthetic down insulation and a plush lining will keep you toasty, and drawstrings and elastic cuffs will stop the wind from creeping in. Plus, it’s stylish, affordable, and gets great reviews! (P.S. The hood is removable!).

Happy customer: “I bought a burgundy size large and it fit perfectly. I am 5’1” and weigh 155 pounds. The sleeves are a tad long, but I have that issue in all the clothes I buy because my arms are shorter than average. This is the warmest coat I’ve ever owned and the hood does an incredible job of stopping the wind from getting to your head. I love what the coat is made of because it repels water on the outside and the inside is a furry lining that keeps me extraordinarily warm. I also like that you can snap the coat closed or use the zipper or both. The side pockets also close with a zipper so I’m guaranteed not to lose keys or phone or whatever I put in there. I absolutely adore this coat!!! I stay warm even on a freezing cold day.”

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Hooded Puffer Coat

Best Black Winter Coat for Women 
amazon essentials black winter coat
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, $49.90

Why we like it:

  • Extremely affordable
  • Available in 10 colors and sizes XS to XXL
  • Packs into included carrying pouch

Amazon Essentials is known for offering affordable basics, and this puffer coat is right on the money. It’s less than $50, stylish, and water-resistant, and comes with zippered pockets, elasticized cuffs, and even its own carrying bag to pack it into when you’re on the go! It’s made of 100 percent polyester, and not down-filled, so know what you’re getting — this is a winter coat on a budget. Still, if you’re looking for a black coat (or red, or pink, or yellow, or navy — it comes in 10 colors!) then this will do the trick. Bonus: machine washable and dryer-friendly!

Happy customer:I love this jacket! I was looking for a longer down jacket, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money and this is perfect! I am usually between a medium and a large, so I ordered the large and it fits very well. I love that it has a hood and that it is lightweight, but very warm! I am very happy with this purchase!

Little Donkey Andy Puffer Jacket

best winter coat for short ladies
best womens winter coats
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $39.99

Why we like it:

  • Perfect length for petites
  • Comes in an array of bright, cheery colors
  • Lightweight and water repellent

A lightweight, casual puffer jacket that keeps the wind out and keeps you toasty warm is a must-have for winter, and we love this sporty, ultra-light jacket. Made with 100 percent post-consumer insulation and ultra-light polyester, it’s environmentally-friendly and perfect for layering without adding too much bulk. Complete with zippered hand pockets and a drawcord hem to keep drafts out, this is a perfect coat for hikes or walks around the block, running errands, or a day on the slopes. And if you’re on the shorter side, the length is just right and won’t swallow you up!

Happy customer: “I love this jacket. Light, but warm against temperature and wind, and easy to squish into a bag to pack. The styling is cute — it isn’t tailored, so it is roomy for layering, but the bottom hem is adjustable so you can tighten it as you wish. I am very pleased with it! (I am a size small, ordered a small and it is what I expected–not tight, room to layer, but not too big).”

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