Heavyweights: The Best Parkas & Puffer Jackets

17 Jan 2019 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Mhairi Mann

Suffering from winter coat fatigue? Introducing the best parka and puffa coats to purchase now

Britain is poised for a cold snap, so beat the chill by bundling up in a padded piece of outerwear. Giant jackets are back in vogue, largely down to Demna Gvasalia’s supersized iterations for Balenciaga, as modelled (or swaddled) below. The brand’s larger-than-life designs led to possibly the best meme Instagram account of 2018: @itsmaysmemes.

We wouldn’t suggest going quite that big if you’re facing a London commute, but we’re all for volume this season. Ultra-warm highlights include a new collaboration between Amanda Wakeley and TROY; a new collection between parka pioneer Canada Goose and Savile Row tailor Henry Poole; rainbow-striped, pillowy pieces by Perfect Moment and retro prints from Moncler. This season, fur is faux (hurrah!); hoods are huge and the styling options are endless.

Hanneli Mustaparta wearing the Moncler Grenoble paisley puffer jacket, moncler.com

Henry Poole for Canada Goose, canadagoose.com

Elements Parka by TROY London x Amanda Wakeley, £795, troylondon.com

Swing puffer jacket, $2,690, Balenciaga, balenciaga.com

Zipped padded puffer jacket by Prada, £834, farfetch.com

Steller Canvas Parka by Mooseknuckes (available in various colourways), £1,737, mooseknuckles.com

Hooded down jacket by Balenciaga $1,765, balenciaga.com

Queenie shell-down jacket by Perfect Moment, £390.00 perfectmoment.com


Faux Fur Trim Parka with Detachable Warmer, Burberry, £1,490, burberry.com

Megan parka by Whistles, £99, whistles.com

Hooded faux fur-trimmed camouflage-print bomber jacket by Brumel, £1,165, net-a-porter.com