The absolute worst part about winter? Having to leave your super-cozy bed in the morning, fluffy blankets and all. But what if we told you that there’s a socially acceptable way to leave the house with a teeny little duvet wrapped around your neck? Well, there is—and it’s called the puffer scarf.
Less like your down jacket and more like your favorite feather-filled bedtime necessity, this scarf is just a long strip of quilted fabric that features a handy, stay-in-place design feature. Most of these cold-weather styles include a little keyhole on one side through which you thread the other side of your scarf. Unlike your go-to wool or cashmere iterations, these guys won’t unwind during a strong gust of wind or get stuck in the revolving door while you’re out on a holiday shopping spree.
Yeah, you might be surprised at just how much you’ll love a puffy, down-filled scarf. Here, shop eight of our favorite cold-weather must-haves.
1. Think Royln Puffer Scarf
If Barbie came with a puffer scarf, we imagine she would opt for this choose-your-own-adventure style. One side is a shimmery silver, but flip it over to get a horizontally quilted hot-pink moment.
2. Moncler Down Puffer Scarf
If you can’t fathom shelling out four figures for a fancy Moncler jacket, you can still get all the cachet of the winter-wear brand with this iridescent number. The vertical pattern (technically called channel quilting) on this style, combined with the rich blue shade, makes this neck accessory feel like the pinnacle of winter chic.
3. Michael Michael Kors Packable Puffer Scarf
This vibrant design is filled with a mix of duck and wild-fowl down, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to be toasty warm, even through blustery snowstorms. It also folds into nearly nothing so it can be shoved into the included pouch, making it a perfect item to pack for your next ski trip.
4. White + Warren Cashmere Puffer Scarf
A cashmere puffer scarf? Yup, that’s the epitome of refined winter bundling. White + Warren is also the purveyor of the all-time best travel wrap, so you know this guy will make a cozy airplane companion (hello, it’s basically a color-blocked pillow).
5. INC International Concepts Quilted Teddy Faux-Fur Puffer Scarf
Nail all the 2019 winter trends in one cozy piece. Featuring a fuzzy teddy material on one side and a crisp finish on the other—all embroidered with an edgy geometric pattern—this scarf does it all. And it also comes in four easy-to-match colors: pale pink, white, camel and black..
6. Anthropologie Garnet Velvet Puffer Scarf
With a delicate floral print and a soft grey-purple color palette, this is almost as refined as youWith a delicate floral print and a soft gray-purple color palette, this is almost as refined as your favorite silk scarf. It has a bit of a slimmer silhouette than the others on this list, making it also the easiest to wear.
7. Givenchy Padded Puffer Logo Scarf
This is more of a blanket than a scarf, but no matter. It was created by the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and plays into the never-ending trend of logo-mania. So yeah, it’s also a brilliant conversation piece.
8. The North Face Nuptse Scarf
Do you take your puffers seriously? Of course you do, which is why you should probably invest in this no-nonsense scarf from The North Face. It features a front zipper (!) plus two hidden side pockets and is totally reversible. Oh, it also comes in three color-blocked options, so you can find one that perfectly matches your favorite North Face jacket.