Ah…the puffer jacket. I’ve never wanted one, nor have I thought they would be particularly flattering on me, but my impending trip to Amsterdam in December has me worried about being cold, so now I’m thinking a lightweight down jacket would be perfect for the trip even though I already have the J Crew field jacket and was prepared to wear that. But being in Atlanta this week and being cold ALL THE TIME has me wondering if I’ll be warm enough layering a cashmere sweater under the J Crew jacket…so I’ve found some contenders, although I’ll admit, I’m leaning most heavily on the Uniqlo jacket. It’s kind of what they’re known for, no?
Down to the Studio jacket | $298 at Lululemon
T-down by Theory X Uniqlo jackets | $129 at Theory
Uniqlo premium ultra-light down parka | $69 at Uniqlo
Snow cap quilted jacket | $158 at J Crew
Helmut Lang somber cloud jacket | $698 at Shopbop
My worry, as with most women’s I suspect, is that the puffer jacket adds a lot of bulk where there wasn’t any before. Especially if it’s layered over a sweater. But I do hate to be cold, so I’m willing to live with some added bulk if it adds warmth. The good thing about the J Crew field jacket is that I could wear it in Austin. I could definitely NOT wear any down-filled jacket in Texas; it would be strictly for traveling. Which makes it tougher to spend money on…
Do you have a puffer jacket? is it warmer than wool? How do you wear it? Have you tried the Uniqlo version?