Puffer jackets have been worn by outdoorsmen, rappers, the military, luxury shoppers, and—eventually—everyone. Today, the market is still heating up.
But as puffer jackets are worn by more people around the world, the difference between high- and low-end options can be increasingly difficult to parse. Are North Face jackets worth their price tag? Does “puffiness” automatically equal warmth? What do puffers from Prada and Uniqlo have in common?
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Kira Bindrim is the host of the Quartz Obsession podcast. She is an executive editor who works on global newsroom coverage and email products. She is obsessed with reading and reality TV.
Alexandra (Alex) Ossola is the membership editor at Quartz and the executive producer of the Quartz Obsession podcast. She is obsessed with baking, Korean dramas, mental health, and her cats.
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