When the weather starts to turn colder, it’s a good idea to reach for a jacket. Sometimes, however, you want a jacket that’s warm but not overly heavy. Puffer jackets, usually made from lightweight materials like nylon, can fit the bill perfectly. These quilted jackets provide a great outer layer of insulation without weighing you down. Many casual puffer jackets come in stylish cuts and colors, and some are so lightweight that you can fold them down to store or carry them in a pocket or bag. Read on to learn about some of the quality puffer jackets for men.
1. Hawke & Co Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket
The Hawke & Co Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket is a stylish quilted jacket with a zip front closure and zippered front pockets. Made from 100% nylon, this machine washable jacket is light enough to fold and store inside the jacket pocket. An affordable, casual jacket, it comes in several slick colors such as medieval blue, loden, pine, saffron and of course the always-wearable black.
2. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Packable Down Jacket
Elegant, light, and comfortable, the Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Packable Down Jacket knows how to dress up a pair of jeans. Featuring well-made comfort, it’s made from 100% nylon, the down feather padding is light and cozy and the stand up collar gives it an extra bit of style. It zips in front and comes with a bag where you can easily fold and store the jacket when you’re not wearing it. You can choose from robust colors like royal blue, gold and merlot as well as classic hues red, black, navy and olive.
3. Dockers Men’s Nylon Lightweight Puffer Jacket
Dockers is a quality name in men’s clothing, and you’ll enjoy the quality in their Dockers Men’s Nylon Lightweight Puffer Jacket. It zips snugly up the front, all the way through the warm collar, and has welted and zippered hand pockets. You can choose it in black or olive. It’s made from 100% nylon and it’s easy to wash.
4. Hawke & Co Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket II
Another light and casual choice is Hawke & Co Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket II. 100% nylon, this quilted down jacket comes with a front zipper and zippered side-entry pockets. You’ll love the bright color choices, from palace blue to dusky carbon and kombu green. It even comes in a camouflage patterned vest.
5. 32 Degrees Weatherproof Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket
The name 32 Degrees Weatherproof Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket helps you know that this is a jacket you can reach for when it’s cold. Lightweight but warm, this weatherproofed jacket sheds rain so it can be a good choice for hiking as well as just casual about-town walking. Made from 100% nylon, it’s machine washable and comes in a number of colors. It’s packed with quilted down and zips in front, and its accompanying pouch comes in a matching color to the coat.
6. Dickies Men’s Water Resistant Diamond Quilted Nylon Jacket
Another good choice for wet and chilly weather is the Dickies Men’s Water Resistant Diamond Quilted Nylon Jacket. This tailored jacket is made from polyester and cotton with a nylon shell and zips in front. It’s water resistant and has a jersey knit lining to help keep you warm. The back waist, cuffs and collar are rib knit, giving the jacket a tidy look. You’ll find it in black, navy, charcoal or brown.
7. ZNU Men’s Winter Thicken Warm Stand Collar Down Jacket Coat Outwear Parka
If you’re looking for a quilted jacket with a hood, you might want to try the ZNU Men’s Winter Thicken Warm Stand Collar Down Jacket Coat Outwear Parka. The front zipper, pockets, stand up collar and hood all combine to give this coat a stylish appearance. Customers mention the cut runs small so it may be best to size up when you buy. It comes in many colors, including some unusual ones like yellow, camel and coffee. Style features vary so you’ll want to look carefully at the options before you buy. Made from polyester and cotton, it’s a dry-clean only jacket.
8. U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Signature Bubble Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining
Brr! When winter throws its icy worst, you could do a lot worse than to put on this U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Signature Bubble Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining. The warm fleece keeps you toasty but the coat is still nicely lightweight. This 100& polyester jacket zips up the front and has two front slash pockets. It also had adjustable cuffs and a detachable hood, as well as an extra large logo embroidered on the left chest area.
9. U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Diamond Quilted Jacket
If you’re looking for a snappy jacket, you might like the U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Diamond Quilted Jacket. It’s snappy in terms of its style, with a cool diamond pattern on the shell. But it also features literal snaps on the flap pockets and the placket over the zipper, which also gives you an extra bit of warmth. It’s made from machine washable polyester and poly lined.
10. Columbia Men’s Frost-Fighter Puffer Jacket
We round out the list with the Columbia Men’s Frost-Fighter Puffer Jacket. It comes in many colors, including woodland, graphite, backcountry orange, and hyper blue, as well as classic navy and black. This is a warm and lightweight jacket you’ll be glad to have on hand when the weather turns cold.