Whether for casual wear or backcountry trekking, down jackets are a great piece to add to your wintertime wardrobe. They offer superb warmth and insulation, without adding extra weight or bulk, and they can be easily compressed for travel. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best down jackets for women to keep you toasty all season long. Our list includes both short and long styles to cater to amount of coverage you need. They also come in a range of silhouettes, whether you prefer a more relaxed fit for layering or slimmer, more form-hugging silhouette.
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1. Eddie Bauer CirrusLite Down Jacket
The jacket features 650 fill down insulation and is rated to keep you warm in temperatures as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit. It fits well in the travel pouch included.
Pros: The style is finished in nylon and the brand’s StormRepel technology with elastic-bound cuffs and hem at waist help minimize heat loss, while a higher neck collar adds extra warmth.
Cons: This runs slightly small.
2. Wantdo Down Jacket
It features two front pockets and two inner pockets for more storage options.
Pros: This jacket features elastic around the cuffs and hood to block out the elements. It comes in 13 different colors.
Cons: Some users may find the zipper is fragile.
3. Columbia Women's Hexbreaker Long Down Jacket
This flattering silhouette hits just above the knee and includes 600-fill down insulation. It’s also lined with the brand’s thermal reflective Omni-heat technology to trap in body heat.
Pros: The style comes with a drawcord adjustable waist and features two zippered hand pockets and an interior pocket for secure storage.
Cons: The velcro closure that covers the zipper tends to easily gets caught on other garments.