Our top picks: 14 stylish packable down jackets that will keep you warm.
Packable Down Jacket
The chill is upon us, so down jackets have become a must.
The only problem is, you don’t want to walk around looking like the Michelin Man—especially if you’re planning to take your puffers on the go.
The solution? A lightweight, packable down jacket that you can truly fit anywhere.
Sure, a packable puffer is great for carrying outerwear on-the-go that doesn’t take up too much room or weight in your travel luggage, but it’s also excellent for layering.
If you want the look of a leather jacket, can’t seem to part with that thin fall coat, or simply want an extra layer for a particularly cold walk through a museum or seat at a restaurant, a lightweight packable puffer is just the layering solution you need.
You know the ones: they might expand like those Magic Grown Capsules from the ‘90s when you unpack them and layer them onto your person, but they fold up into practically nothing when necessary.
You’ll love these packable lightweight puffer jackets for winter that will keep you warm but fold up into nothing.
Ahead, find our 14 favorite packable down jackets we’ve fallen in love with.
Layer them under your trench coat, over a knit sweater, or even with a waterproof shell while skiing or snowboarding over the holidays.
The layering potential is endless. Happy shopping…and stay warm!
OUR TOP PICKS
Uniqlo is a great go-to each winter for puffers and cashmere sweaters alike—all at an affordable price point.
Plus, its quilted pattern looks extra chic when worn as an outer layer as opposed to under layer.
You might know Aritzia for its wide array of Super Puffs, but the Little Puff has the same magic—at a more packable weight.
Also, don’t forget to pack your flare leggings and fingerless gloves for your morning workout even when you are traveling!
When it comes to packable—well—anything, Patagonia is a pretty safe bet.
With a sportier feel, this performance puffer packs down to nothing and weighs even less, and is fun to shop in a rainbow of bright hues.
For a more fashion-forward take on the packable puffer jacket trend, shop a collaboration made in high fashion heaven.
From Moncler Genius and JW Anderson, this quilted down jacket is crafted like no other puffer you’ve ever worn.
For the lover of the 1990s, this boxy packable puffer jacket has a slightly grungy feel that looks almost like your beloved flannel shacket, but features an insulated quilting that will keep you warm, all winter long.
For when you want a lady jacket but also a little puff, this lightweight collarless jacket is just the thing.
Layer it under a heavier coat or use it as the final ingredient in warmer climates—it’s thin and packable but packs a lot of heat, too! Don’t forget to pair it with white wide leg jeans.
For a bright and bold statement, go red. And, when opting for the sporty trend, look to an age-old sportswear trend known for their performance wear, like Bogners.
This elegant puffer jacket is light as air but will keep you toasty warm all season long.
You’ll love the wide mock neck and slight A-line silhouette that hits at the top of your thighs for a youthful take on the puffer coat trend.
Throw it back to the ‘90s and early aughts with one of the world’s favorite North Face shapes.
With a cropped silhouette and two-tone design, this puffer jacket looks quite bulky, but packs down to nearly flat!
Keep it simple with a lightweight packable puffer jacket that hits at the hip with a mock collar and zip front—perfect for layering.
And, what’s more, in classic black you’ll be able to wear it with everything you own.
Though Canada Goose might be well known for their gigantic puffers that are fit for the arctic, they do craft a mean packable style as well, like this pretty navy hooded zip-front style puffer jacket.
For more stylized appeal, shop this lightweight puffer jacket from Ganni that boasts not only oversized buttons and patch pockets but also a wide collar with ruffled hem.
Great color to match it with your classic cargo pants.
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Packable down jackets go utilitarian in this army green-toned jacket boasting lightweight stuffing and horizontal quilted stripes. Keep the color story the same for your camo pants for a killer casual look.
You’ll love the warm cream hue of this packable puffer, making a strong case for winter whites.
What’s more, though the silhouette is quite simple, the jacket’s honeycomb pattern will surely turn heads.
When shopping for a packable down jacket, ensure that it is truly packable by rolling it up into an actual ball and carefully pulling it apart again. It should expand and contract with ease.
No need to stress over transitional looks this season. With a packable down jacket, you can layer underneath nearly any look you already have in rotation to add that little extra bit of warmth you require during this biting cold season.
If your puffer is truly a packable down jacket, it takes little effort to pack it up.
With no fancy flair, you quite literally stuff it into a small space in your bag…or a small packing cube all on its own.
The idea is to release all of the air from the down filling so that it packs down to nothing.
For this reason, many packable down jackets come with their own small drawstring bag within which the jacket fits snugly.
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