It’s a rough time of year. For those of you not blessed with a temperate climate, you are in the thick of winter—and things only get worse from here. February is cold, and often March is not much better. Thankfully, there’s a lightweight, packable jacket that’s perfectly suited for the most severe cold fronts. It’s big, bulky and filled with down. We are, of course, talking about the puffer.

Whether made with synthetic fill or goose down, the puffer is the only coat that can withstand sub-zero temperatures. Seinfeld meme's aside, the big puffy coat is once again trending, particularly considering we are in the midst of a late-90’s to early-‘00s revival. While classic American outdoor brands like The North Face have consistently produced puffers for decades, both streetwear and high-fashion brands are suddenly joining the fold, whether it be via reissues or entirely new designs. Beyond the puffer’s technical prowess, the coats inherent structure makes it perfect for layering and playing with proportions, two menswear trends as pervasive as any. Like any statement outerwear piece, the options are dizzying and aesthetic wide-ranging, so tracking down the perfect specimen is crucial—especially given the often high price point. So, we did the work for you. In order to help you hunt down the perfect puffer, we have broken down our favorites across every genre and style. Prepare to get insulated.

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