To some, blistering winds and freezing temps mean hitting the couch for a Netflix-a-thon, but for others it's a call to action. Regardless of what group you fall into, you're going to need a toasty coat to get by this winter. And thanks to the ongoing ’90s revival, plus their adoption by It-girls like Gigi Hadid, this winter’s warmest coat is also its coolest – yep, the puffer coat is back!
The first thing to decide is whether you want to go with a synthetic or down filler. Synthetic insulation is a bit bulkier than down and doesn't pack down as easily, but it retains its fluffiness when wet better than down. Down tends to be more breathable and last longer, but as a result is typically more expensive. Thankfully, there are plenty of both options in a spectrum of colors, textures, and silhouettes this season. All we ask is you chuck the basic black puffer for something a little more fun to keep you warm this season. Shop our 19 favorites, straight ahead.