With the thought of spring within reach, the idea of bulky winter jackets and other winter-related items makes everyone a bit dreary. The awkward in-between seasons before and after winter’s grasps can make it a challenge to find outerwear that keeps off the chill, but is lightweight enough to breathe in.
Fortunately, puffer vests have been solving that problem for years. The filled vests with weather-resistant lining keeps the chill off from your body, while you enjoy the flexibility of your favorite flannel or crewneck sweater underneath. Offering a variety of fill, pockets, designs, and material, anyone can find a puffer vest to suit their needs while we suit up for spring.
Vince Camuto Hooded Vest
The Vince Camuto hooded vest brings a taste of the great outdoors to the modern city with a true fit size that hugs the body, a water-resistant exterior, and a faux fur-lined interior and hood for a comfy feel in any weather. Side zip pockets for convenient places to pack your keys and phone, and a nylon exterior ensures durability. The silver color brings a sharp look to any contemporary style.
- Fabric: 100% nylon body with a polyester, viscose and spandex interior
- Care: Dry clean only
H&M Padded Sports Vest
For a sleeker puffer jacket that is still thermal without the bulk, opt in for the padded sports vest from H&M. The polyester shell and interior keeps you warm and still on point with fashion with the extended bulky collar and chest pocket side zip. A classic black color scheme and a price point that fits any wallet size, the H&M’s padded vest is one to try out.
- Fabric: 100% polyester
- Care: Machine wash cold
Dunhill Quilted Shell Down Gilet
Midnight blue and filled with comfortable down and goose feathers, the quilted shell down gilet from Dunhill is definitely a crowd pleaser. Sleek and simple in design, featuring a funnel neck, two front zipped pockets and interior pockets, a silver two-way zip fastening, and a cozy down fill. The true to fit size will easily fit a bulkier sweater underneath for colder evenings, or a casual long sleeve when the weather is nice.
- Fabric: 90% polyamide, 10% elastane, 90% down with 10% goose feathers
- Care: Machine washable
Canada Goose Benedict Vest
A globally recognized company that keeps the True North warm in winter months, Canada Goose delivers the Garson vest. Stuffed with white duck down, a thick water-resistant and wind-resistant nylon shell, a suede tricot-lined chin guard for extra warmth and fleece-lined outer pockets; this vest takes the cold seriously but is lightweight enough for every-day wear. Slim-fitting and sitting at the hip, the five color options will fit anyone’s fashion taste.
- Fabric: Water-resistant nylon construction with 675 Fill Power White Duck Down
- Care: Dry clean only
Uniqlo Men Ultra Light Down Vest
For a versatile vest intended for layering up or down, the ultralight down vest from Uniqlo comes in ten colors and six sizes to meet the needs of the masses. The premium down-filled vest is thin and light, and won’t add bulk to your outfit. A durable, water-repellent shell shakes off rain or snow easily. If you are out on the town in early spring and it gets a little too toasty, this vest packs down compactly and can fit inside a small bag or the convenient pouch it comes with.
- Fabric: Nylon shell with polyester lining and a down filling
- Care: Hand wash cold
Patagonia Men’s Micro Puff Vest
For those with sensitivities to down and feather-filled clothing items but still want the warmth it brings, try out Patagonia’s micro puff vest. Filled with a groundbreaking PlumaFill insulation, the light and compressible material will keep you warm even in the rain or snow. The nylon shell has a durable water repellent property applied to it to block out cold weather and wind. A network of internal pockets, two hand warmer pockets, and an innovative quilting construction to maximize warmth make up the micro puff vest. A reinforced high-collar neck keeps off the chill, and the light design makes it ideal for everyday fashion.
- Fabric: Nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum shell, synthetic Plumafill insulation
- Care: Hand wash cold
Theory Reversible Quilted Shell Gilet
From embracing outdoor unpredictable weather to an indoor gathering with the guys, the reversible quilted shell gilet from Theory has you covered. The burgundy shell side is water-resistant to keep your body warm, while the reversed black wool blend side offers a sleek and casual style. The funnel neck offers a sturdy but relaxed feel, and two front zipped pockets will keep your hands toasty or your gadgets handy while you’re on the go.
- Fabric: 100% polyester with 100% wool and a down/goose feather filling
- Care: Hand wash only
The North Face Men’s Thurmoball Vest
A go-to brand for all-season weather, The North Face offers the Thurmoball vest in nine statement-making colors. Sturdy and water-resistant, this quilted vest is filled with Thermoball insulation and will easily pack down into its own pocket for carrying convenience while on the go. A lightweight VISLON centered front zipper keeps the cold out, and two external pockets with an internal chest pocket will hold all your devices.
- Fabric: 15D nylon ripstop with ThermoBall insulation
- Care: Machine wash
Filson Quilted Polson Vest
A true outdoor adventurer-style vest, the quilted Polson vest from Filson marries style with practicality. A dry wax treatment on the cotton outer shell creates a water-repellent for any weather that comes your way. The antique brass zipper shows durability and style, and the snap storm flap keeps the cool breeze out. Lined with a 3-ounce cotton feather cloth, comfort is exactly what you’ll get when wearing this vest. Synthetic insulation acts like down through providing insulation and warmth.
- Fabric: 7-ounce cotton with P200 Aero finish, PrimaLoft Gold poly insulation
- Care: Spot clean with cold water, do not use detergent, do not dry clean
Nike NikeLab Essentials Quilted Shell Gilet
For a sleek and snug fit that hugs the body while providing warmth and breathability, try out the quilted shell gilet by NikeLab Essentials. The black crewneck design features leather and grosgrain trims and a rubberized designer emblem. The unique feature of this vest is the removal of the traditional front and center zip and offers a clean and minimal front, while hidden shoulder zips make it incredibly easy to slide on and off.
- Fabric: 100% polyester shell with polyester interior and PrimaLoft fill
- Care: Machine wash