Have years of sub-zero temperatures taught us nothing? With winter’s early arrival drawing closer, it’s time to prepare against everything the season’s chill may throw at us, starting with – you guessed it – the puffer. You may know the puffer best from their shiniest hip-hop moments circa 2000, but since then they’ve visited fashion runways, trickled into everyday streetwear and have proved to be an undying trend.
Made for the great outdoors, we’ve thought of the best ways to wear our puffer jackets whether you’re keeping cosy during Bonfire Night or heading down to the annual winter wonderlands. There’s something for everyone that works from autumn through to winter.
DROPPING TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
One of the main features of the puffer is its padding. We know what you’re thinking: what exactly is it’s padding? Is it durable? Is it worth it? Typically, our puffer jackets are padded with extra-warm down (we source ours responsibly) or lightweight insulating padding, allowing you to deal with winter without feeling the cold. This means you can live your best duvet-day life in the great outdoors –wear it to battle with the worst of winter.
The hooded Embleton Puffer is a brand-new piece for us featuring functional zip pockets engineered to remain as good as new after every use – find out about all its features here. Our women’s puffer jacket – the Keswick – has a warm and fuzzy faux-fur trim hood as well as traditional snow cuffs to ensure there’s no way in for the cold – learn all about it here.
LAYERS ON LAYERS
A puffer that makes autumn layering a dream? The gilet. For those days where you can bear the cold, opt for a padded gilet – the fact that its sleeveless means you can wear this on top of jumpers, hoodies and sweatshirts. Ladies, think the Northaw Padded Gilet, better yet, pair it with a funnel neck dress (like this) for a slim-line look. Guys opt for the lightweight Knole gilet to layer on top of your go-to Christmas jumper.
Love being bold and making a statement? Well, luckily our puffer jackets come in a range of colours perfect to suit all of your seasonal moods. The women’s Cartmell Lightweight Down Jacket is available in a bright red puffer jacket style and our men’s Nevis Ultra-Lightweight Puffer Jacket comes in a striking orange.