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Best Puffy Coats

Puffy jackets have come a long way since being mocked ruthlessly by Ralphie’s little brother in “A Christmas Story.” Now, they’re engineered to be warmer, lighter and more stylish than ever before. We found eight that stood out from the crowd.

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This 14-oz. down hoody uses 750-fill down wrapped in a superlight, water-resistant Pertex Quantum shell, 750 fill , weighs 14 oz, water resistant…

This 14-oz. down hoody uses 750-fill down wrapped in a superlight, water-resistant Pertex Quantum shell, 750 fill , weighs 14 oz, water resistant material and features two hand pockets and left-chest stash pocket.

$249; www.mammut.ch

In addition to being super light, this 700-down jacket from sportswear manufacturer Adidas features a handy stow pocket to minimize pack volume on…

In addition to being super light, this 700-down jacket from sportswear manufacturer Adidas features a handy stow pocket to minimize pack volume on long skins, and a full-zip, standing collar.

$200; www.adidas.com

This synthetic jacket features a wind-blocking, recycled polyester shell that will keep you warm and dry, even when it’s worn as an outer layer. And…

This synthetic jacket features a wind-blocking, recycled polyester shell that will keep you warm and dry, even when it’s worn as an outer layer. And when you’re done with it, it packs down to the size of a softball and stuffs into an internal chest pocket.

$179; www.patagonia.com

This super light, formfitting, mid-weight down jacket features a micro-chamois collar to combat zipper chafe, a one-handed draw cord for snap…

This super light, formfitting, mid-weight down jacket features a micro-chamois collar to combat zipper chafe, a one-handed draw cord for snap adjustments, and 800-fill down.

$220; www.mountainhardwear.com

Designed specifically for skiers and snowboarders, the BA has a puffy inside coupled with an outer shell, and is designed to keep skiers dry…

Designed specifically for skiers and snowboarders, the BA has a puffy inside coupled with an outer shell, and is designed to keep skiers dry regardless of the weather conditions. It also features four mp3 compatible zip compartments, and two 15inch pit zips for maximum airflow.

 

$285; www.flylowgear.com

This brightly colored, durable jacket is treated with Powderhorn’s Quix Down, which makes sure that the Gunpowder won’t absorb moisture and keeps it…

This brightly colored, durable jacket is treated with Powderhorn’s Quix Down, which makes sure that the Gunpowder won’t absorb moisture and keeps it nice and cozy in rain, sleet, or the washing machine.

 $425; www.powderhornworld.com

This super light, formfitting, mid-weight down jacket features a micro-chamois collar to combat zipper chafe, a one-handed draw cord for snap…

This super light, formfitting, mid-weight down jacket features a micro-chamois collar to combat zipper chafe, a one-handed draw cord for snap adjustments, and800-fill down.

$220; www.mountainhardwear.com

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