My favorite Uniqlo down coat and the fabulous Boden knee-length puffer are BOTH back in stock, and have BOTH been updated for 2019!! — YES, I am this excited (imagine how I’ll feel about my next coatigan post). They were super-popular with readers last year, but sold out in several colors, so act fast if you’re interested! Eight color options in the Uniqlo puffer, in addition to three different lengths (fully stocked as of today) AND three fabulous color options in the Boden puffer (also fully stocked as of today). I updated all the links from last year’s post HERE.
The Search For The Perfect Puffer — A Review
If you didn’t see last year’s puffer try-on sesh last year, you can revisit the whole saga here. Briefly: I had been searching for the perfect puffer coat for six years. I wanted: lightweight, not too constricting, nice lines that don’t make me look like a giant marshmallow…warm (of course), covers my tush, and most importantly, something fun…interesting…with some sort of oomph.
Two winters ago, I gave up my search for the perfect puffer and bought what I thought (at the time) was the most boring coat ever from Uniqlo. It’s super-comfy, has a pretty great matte finish, nice lines, and is a perfect neutral for all the pops of color I like to add. Ever since, I’ve been wearing it with #brightcolorfulhats, lots of fun bags and statement sunglasses, too. AND — I keep getting compliments on my very basic (dare I say a bit boring?) coat.
Boden vs. Uniqlo: The Details
THEN, last year I thought I FINALLY found the perfect puffer I’d been searching for. Boden released a great puffer with contrasting trim, detailed cuff sleeves, fun racer stripes, AND a contrasting faux-fur hood lining. I ended up, however, taking reader advice and decided it wasn’t quite THE perfect coat for me after all. The color was a little too muted, and I didn’t love the stripe down the back.
THIS year, however, Boden came out with a brighter bolder green (much more my vibe) with no stripes at all (totally fine by me) and a bit more fitted instead of straight cut (also better for me). Very tempting!
So…if you’re looking for something a bit more classic, Uniqlo has ALL eight colors in stock (but beware navy and black sold out super-fast the past two years), and if you’re looking for something with a little more zing, Boden ALSO made a couple great updates on their already good puffer. Here are some of the update details:
Updates To The Uniqlo Seamless Down Coat
- Front zipper is now hidden for a sleeker look
- The longer down coat now has the same hidden hood adjusters as the short coat.
- All 8 colors are in stock …woohoo! My new fav is the dark green on the left–it’s REALLY pretty in person.
Updates To The Boden Cavell Puffer Coat
- Semi-fitted instead of straight fit
- Added internal pocket
- Officially shower resistant
- No grosgain tape stripe
- New fabulous colors — I LOVE the green, but my fav actually might be the the black with yellow.
More Puffers Coats I’m Drooling Over
I’m of course drawn to the bolder or more unique colors, but almost all of them are available in black and/or navy as well.
Who has a favorite puffer that I didn’t include? Shout it out…I love the suggestions!