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The 7 Best Women's Puffy, Down & Insulated Jackets of 2022

We all know layers are the name of the game when it comes to staying warm in winter. And one of the most important layers is the one that actually provides insulation. Puffy, down, and synthetic insulated jackets are simply the best solution to fighting off the cold. They’re unmatched at providing the most warmth for their weight, making them a favorite of everyone from hardened mountaineers to chic fashionistas. This year, the crop of down and puffy jackets are better than ever, with new technologies, new styles, and new updates of certified classics. To help you find your new everyday jacket for the colder months, we’ve put together this list of evo’s picks for the best women’s down jackets of 2022.


Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoodie

The best women's puffy & down jackets of 2022
 

If you are in search of the best down jacket for women, look no further than Arc'teryx's Cerium LT Hoodie. Designed with a combination of 850 Fill European White Goose Down and Coreloft™ Synthetic Insulation, this jacket provides the best of both worlds. It has the supreme insulation of natural down, plus the water-resistant warmth of synthetics. Its trim fit and longer body length ensure maximum coverage without any restriction, even if you're wearing a pack. This women's specific puffy will make a great addition to your winter arsenal for nearly any occasion.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight Hoodie850 Fill European White Goose Down$379

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The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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Old school is the new cool. The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse is a throwback to TNF’s earlier days. It’s an overstuffed, big baffled expedition jacket that’ll have you turning heads at the ski resort, or on the city streets. The color-blocked design and shorter length are supremely 90’s in all the best ways, and the 700-fill down insulation provides enough warmth for any decade, making it one of the best insulated jackets for women.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Midweight Puffy700 Fill Goose Down$278.95

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Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hoodie

The best women's down jackets of 2022

The previous item on the list was the queen of old-school style. If that’s not your jam, you might be a fan of this one as the Stretchdown Hoodie is a fresh take from the future. Mountain Hardwear has been making some of the best women’s puffy jackets for some time now, and this is no exception. Lightweight goose down insulation and a unique baffle construction make this low-profile puffy a nice option for technical layering, while also providing a clean, stylish silhouette. To take that one step further, the face fabric is stretchy and DWR coated, so you can move freely in this active puffy, and even wear it as an outer layer on drier days.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight Hoodie700-fill Down Insulation$274.95

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Patagonia Down Sweater

The best women's down jackets of 2022

If this is your first time hearing about the Patagonia Down Sweater, welcome back from outer space, or the subterranean bunker you’ve spent the last 50 years in. While you’ve been gone, this down-filled piece of perfection has changed the game when it comes to lightweight insulation. For all the rest of you, there’s a reason you see these things everywhere. They’re just fantastic. Anytime the weather is cold, you’ll be reaching for yours. Pick your favorite color from the huge swath available and enjoy one of the best puffy jackets for women.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight Puffy800 Fill Power Goose Down$229

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The North Face ThermoBall Eco Jacket

The best women's down jackets of 2022

If you’re hesitant about down insulation for any reason, don’t worry, you’d don’t have to miss out on any of the puffy fun. The North Face Thermoball Eco Jacket is one of our favorite synthetic options in the category. This jacket is made with 100% post-consumer materials, it’s vegan, and the recycled polyester Thermoball insulation performs better in wet environments than traditional goose down. Toss this in your pack for ski tours or overnighters, or wear it out on the town.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight PuffyThermoBall™ Eco Insulation$198.95

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Patagonia Nano Puff Hoodie

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Continuing in the same vein as the TNF Thermoball, the Patagonia Nano Puff is another excellent synthetic option. Building on the excellence of their classic Down Sweater, Patagonia has made the Nano Puff to better suit the technical needs of skiers, snowboarders, and other winter adventurers. It’s lightweight, packable, stays warm even when wet, and layers well under a hardshell. For all of the Patagonia style and pedigree but in a technical synthetic version, look no further.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight Hoodie60g PrimaLoft® Gold Eco$249

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Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down Jacket

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To finish things off, we’ve got the Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Jacket. It’s lightweight, packable, and comes with the energetic style the Cotopaxi manages to imbue in all of its products. This down jacket comes in an array of vibrant colorways and provides excellent versatile warmth. Plus, we love the addition of a fitted scuba hood to keep your ears toasty in any condition.

StyleInsulation Original Price
Lightweight Hoodie800-fill down$249.95

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