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What are puffer jackets and how to choose them?

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Puffer jackets, aka quilted jackets, are outerwear with quilted design with sections that looks “puffy” amidst the stitches. They can be filled with down insulation or synthetic fibers. Both come with a high level of warmth depending on how well they are made and the quality of the synthetic fibers. This outerwear is easy to compress and lightweight making it ideal for very active people.


The “puffs” of a wholesale puffer jacket are created by the combination of the insulation layer and stitching. Wholesale puffer jackets usually have vertical and horizontal puffers are the most common patterns in the market. That said, there are a few brands that offer square and other shapes that provide a more fitted, practical jacket that lasts longer. 


Here are the factors you should look for before buying a puffer jacket. 


Type of insulation


Wholesale puffer jackets come with two types of insulation – down and synthetic. 


Down jackets are filled with the actual down – that is goose feathers of a goose. These Feathers are what keeps the birds warm and insulated, and they also make an excellent insulator for jackets. Jackets made of down are fairly costly. The price goes up based on the “fill power” of the jacket – which is a huge factor that determines its warmth. 


Puffers use synthetic fibers that are created for the sole purpose of filling in these jackets. These materials have been engineered to almost perfection, and they provide nearly as much insulation and warmth as real down can, but at a much lower price point. Puffer jackets also avoid the regular wash issues that cause the jackets to give away faster, making them the ideal outerwear that you can wear to work, and on a morning jog.



The “puffs” of a puffer jacket are made with a combination of the insulation layer and stitching. The most common stitchings are vertical and horizontal. But you can also find diamonds and other geometric shapes to provide a more fitted, functional jacket that is more durable. Vertical stitching tends to be more form flattering, while horizontal stitching lends to a more bulky look.


Jacket Features

You may hesitate to buy a blank puffer jacket thinking that it is too bulky and less functional. But puffer jackets come packed with plenty of features to keep you comfortable and warm throughout the winter. Here are some puffer jacket features you should keep an eye out for

  • Hoods: Hoods offer you protection from the rain and will also provide extra warmth to your head and ears as the weather gets too cold.

  • Water-Repellent Finish: If you plan to go out in the rain, make sure that your puffer jacket comes with a water-repellent finish to fend off the water.

  • Cuffed Sleeves:  Jackets should have an elasticated cuff to stop the cold from getting inside. Ensure you have a drawstring closure around the hood and bottom of the coat.


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