Lightweight, warm and stylish, the puffer jacket has come back in a big way for winter 2016.

With a distinct look, the puffer has a bulky, padded shape, keeping the wearer warm with its heat-trapping lining and dense stuffing.

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Though it may look pretty modern, the puffer jacket design first appeared back in 1936 when outdoor enthusiast, Eddie Bauer, decided to invent a jacket that would be warm but wouldn’t soak up water. Bauer was inspired to create the puffer after he nearly lost his life to hypothermia while out on a fishing trip. 

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He named the jacket the ‘Skyliner’, which was padded out with down feathers in a quilted fabric for a coat that was truly made to defend from the elements. More than 70 years later, the puffer jacket is still going strong as an essential piece of winter outwear. 

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Coming in a variety of colours and designs, the puffer jacket is perfect for those who like to mix and match their style. Ideal design layering, add a hoody and accessorise with gloves and a beanie for the ultimate weather-proof outfit. 

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If you want a puffer jacket with an urban edge, try out the Ellesse Leobard Reflective Fleck puffer or the Nike Down hooded jacket. With a short cut design, these garms give off an understated vibe, with simple branding on the chest and an adjustable hood.

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Looking for something with a little more coverage? Try the Reflect 3M puffer by Condemned Nation in a muted silver colourway. This long-line design covers the original puffer design but adds a faux fur hood for extra comfort and warmth.