Glittering snowfall may look picturesque on your Instagram feed, but the realities of winter are much more harsh: Wind with a brutal icy bite, shivers that just won’t quit, pins and needles when you finally enter somewhere warm. Braving winter weather is no joke. You need a warm coat as your battle armor.
The best — and warmest — winter coats available are arguably long puffer coats that seal warmth in and keep cold out. It’s like walking around in a cozy sleeping bag, but one that’s socially acceptable. Though these extended puffer coats may be a go-to for winter, that doesn’t make them cheap. Most options exceed $300, making cocoon-like warmth seem like a luxury rather than universally obtainable. But if you search hard enough, you can find affordable options under $200 that will keep you insulated from the icy winter air.
If you want to feel like you are wearing your comforter when you step outside — and who doesn’t!? — these plus-size long winter puffer coats are just the ticket. Shop these five plus-size long puffer coats under $200 that are stylish, warm and actually affordable.
1. Torrid Nylon Maxi Fit & Flare Puffer, $143.94 (Orig. $239.90)
This ultra-long maxi coat from Torrid is just the right length to brave the harshest winter weather. The fully lined, quilted nylon puffer features storm cuffs and closures. Boasting a fit-and-flare silhouette, the coat includes a faux fur-trimmed hood for an added dose of style. Get it in black or light gray.
2. Land’s End Wanderweight Ultralight Packable Down Coat, $114.97 (Orig. $229.95)
This quilted knee-length puffer may be plush, but it’s actually packable into its own pockets for easy travel and storage! The Land’s End down jacket features a curve-accentuating puffed design with storm flaps, a bungee hood and zipper pockets. A water-resistant shell and lining guarantees you’ll stay warm in the snowiest conditions. Get this style in black, navy, ivory, teal or burgundy.
3. Columbia Pike Lake II Long Jacket, $150 (Orig. $200)
Columbia may be a prestigious name in winter outerwear, but you could actually afford this cutting-edge winter coat. Shocking, I know. The Pike Lake II Long Jacket features patented thermal insulation and a water-repellent shell. You’ll love winter-ready extras like a bungee hood, an adjustable waist, a two-way front zip, zippered hand pockets and a chin guard to seal out cold. Noted for prioritizing sustainable features in its products, Columbia crafted this mid-calf coat with 100% recycled polyester insulation rather than ethically questionable down feathers. Get it in black, brown, ivory, pink or olive green.
4. Old Navy Water-Resistant Long Hooded Puffer Coat, $42 (Orig. $84.99)
As the most affordable coat on the list, this Old Navy water-resistant puffer has all the features you need in a top-notch winter coat. With a hem that hits just below the knee, this long hooded puffer has a zipper and snap front closure for keeping cold out. The coat’s quality construction also boasts a water-resistant shell with recycled polyester plush fill. Get it in black, red or mocha.
5. ellos Maxi Side-Zip Puffer, $89.99
This maxi-length ellos puffer coat promises maximum warmth for the chilly days ahead. With a mid-calf hem, this fleece-lined puffer coat has a stylish A-line silhouette to maintain a sleek silhouette. The coat includes heaps of cold weather-minded features like a zipper and snap front closure, elastic cuffs, zippered side slits and a funnel collar. Get it in black or navy.
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