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The 8 Best Men's Puffy, Down & Insulated Jackets of 2022

Are you down with down? Or are you headed for synthetic? No matter which way you lean across the spectrum of puffy, down, and synthetic insulated jackets, you can’t deny that a good puffy is hard to beat when it comes to lightweight warmth and versatility. With different options aimed all over the spectrum from technical to casual, there’s sure to be an awesome puffy to suit your needs. We’ve put together this list to highlight some of our favorite pieces to keep you warm when the mercury drops. Here are the best men’s down and puffy jackets for 2022.


Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Light Pullover

The best men's puffy & down jackets of 2022
 

Your standard puffy is a lot of things, but stretchy is not usually one of them. The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Light Pullover is here to break the mold. This unique puffy uses innovative baffling and construction to allow for a freedom of movement unheard of in standard non-stretch puffy jackets. They complement this with the time-tested insulation power of 700-fill down to make for a design that’s warm, mobile, and perfect for layering or wearing on its own, making it one of the best down jackets for men.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Hooded Pullover700-Fill RDS-Certified Down$239.95

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Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoodie

The best men's puffy jackets of 2022
 

On the slightly more traditional side of things, Arc’teryx offers a more subtle twist on the puffy. The Cerium LT Hoodie looks like your standard down jacket and feels like it too. This trim-fit hoodie is seriously warm and seriously lightweight. But it sets itself apart with its insulation. It’s mapped with a combination of goose down and Coreloft synthetic insulation, offering the unbeatable warmth of real down, but placing the more water-resistant synthetics in places more likely to get wet. Pair that with a DWR coating, and this is one of the best puffer jackets that will stay warm even if you don’t manage to keep it bone dry.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Hooded Midweight Puffy850 Fill Down | Synthetic Insulation: 100g Body & 80g Sleeves$379

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Patagonia Down Sweater

The men's down jackets of 2022

The Patagonia Down Sweater is the classic puffy for a reason, and no “Best Of” list would be complete without it. It’s simple, well-designed, and darn close to perfect. It’s made with recycled shell fabrics, traceable down insulation, and a DWR finish. If you don’t know where to start, go for this standard-setting puffy jacket and you won’t be disappointed, as it’s been one of the best puffy jackets for years.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Midweight Puffy800-fill Goose Down$229

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The North Face ThermoBall Eco Jacket

The best men's insulated jackets
 

Another option you can’t go wrong with is The North Face ThermoBall Eco, one of the best synthetic puffy jackets. Like the last item on the list, this jacket is made with extremely eco-minded construction. Every bit of it is made of post-consumer material, from the recycled body fabric to the recycled ThermoBall insulation. Plus, as an alternative to down, ThermoBall is much more insulating when wet, making this and other synthetic jackets a great option as ski or snowboard layers where you might get some moisture into your layers.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight Puffy11 g/ft² 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester$198.95

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Jones Re-Up Down Puffy Jacket

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If you like the fully recycled ethos of the TNF ThermoBall, but you’re hard set on traditional down, the Jones Re-Up is the answer. Like some of our other options, it uses 100% recycled polyester for the face fabric. But unlike anything else, it features 100% recycled 750-fill down for the filler. So you get the unbeatable warmth-to-weight ratio of down, plus the knowledge that you’re standing with Jones to Protect Our Winters and do your best by Mama Earth. Good on ya!

StyleInsulation Original Price
Midweight Puffy100% Recycled Allied Feather 750-Fill Down$279.95

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Rab Axion Pro Jacket

The best men's jackets of 2022
 

The Rab Axion is an awesome choice for staying warm during a variety of activities and for those in search of the best backpacking puffy jacket. Its DWR-coated Pertex shell is loaded up with hydrophobic down for plenty of thermal insulation, and the hood is filled with synthetic insulation for added water resistance. Plus, depending on your needs for the day, you can remove the hood and leave it at home. This is a great jacket to put in your pack to wear during restful moments of outdoor adventure, or just as a cozy layer for use around town.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Hooded Midweight Puffy700-fill Nikwax Recycled Hydrophobic Down$269.95

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Helly Hansen LifaLoft Hooded Insulator Jacket

The best men's jackets of 2022
 

The Helly Hansen LifeLoft jacket is easily one of the best ultralight puffy jackets. It’s a top-of-the-line hooded puffy featuring Helly’s proprietary LifaLoft synthetic insulation. It’s crazy warm, crazy lightweight, and stands out with a funky and unique baffling pattern. The cuffs and collar are bonded in stretch fabric for a sleek look and a snug fit, making sure none of your toasty warm air escapes into the frosty cold.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Hooded Lightweight PuffyLifaLoft 80g Synthetic Insulation$220

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Patagonia Nano Puff Hoodie

The best men's jackets of 2022
 

Following in the same vein as Helly’s LifaLoft, the NanoPuff Hoodie is Patagonia’s take on a synthetic hooded puffy. As you can imagine, the jacket masters at Patagonia have done an excellent job with this one, crafting an extraordinarily versatile and lightweight piece, with quilted baffling, water-resistant warmth, and eco-friendly fabrication to match its effortless style. All these features combine to give you one of the best hiking puffy jackets.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Hooded Lightweight PuffyPolyester Insulation | 60g$249/td>

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