With Amazon releasing a new line of Essentials products, it’s time to get on the hype train. This review covers all three puffer jackets in the Essentials collection and compares them against some of their competitors.

The Amazon Essentials Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Jacket’s monstrous name has all you need to know about it. This jacket is lightweight, water-resistant, packable, puffy, and a coat from Amazon’s budget-friendly “Essentials” range.

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Puffer coats are a must-have for any trip that includes chilly weather, but some packable puffers are relatively expensive (say that ten times fast). We’ve been looking forward to getting our hands on this cost-effective solution mainly because we’ve had excellent success in the past with Amazon Essentials clothes.

So, how did it fare throughout our month of trial? Continue reading.

Aesthetics & Materials

The Amazon Essentials Puffer Jacket is unremarkable in terms of design. And we mean that in the most admirable conceivable sense. It’s neutral and goes with practically any outfit (well, you may get a few odd looks in the heart of summer). It’s available in various colors, including the classic Pack Hacker black, but we went for navy this time.

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It also works wonderfully. It’s form-fitting yet loose enough to layer under a hoodie if necessary. There are no conspicuous logos or branding on the outside, which we always like.

There are four distinct variants of this jacket available in this review. It’s available with or without a hood and may be filled with synthetic or duck down—we went for the hoodless synthetic version. Women’s versions of the same designs are also available.

We’re not specialists, so we won’t dive into the nitty-gritty of the content, especially when it comes to discussing ethics. There’s a lot of information about down’s ethics, credentials, and what they all imply. However, we’d want to call attention to the fact that Amazon makes no mention of any ethical certifications for the down it employs. According to the brand, the jacket is stuffed with “90 percent Duck Down, 10% Feather,”.

We’re pleased to offer a synthetic version with a polyester fill for those who choose not to use animal products.

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The shell is constructed entirely of nylon in either case. Nylon is a good option since it’s both robust and light. We think the jacket has some water-resistant coating, but Amazon isn’t saying what that coating is.

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YKK, a Japanese company, makes the three zippers on this jacket. YKK is recognized for producing high-quality zippers, so you can count on these guys to keep up with you and your travels.

Features and Advantages

Because this is a winter jacket, the capacity to keep you warm is likely the most vital aspect. So, does it complete the task? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes It won’t help you much on the summit of Mount Everest, but it’ll keep you warm on frigid days. It’s also a good mid-layer. Over really chilly days, layer it with a sweater or thermal layer underneath it or throw a raincoat on top.

It has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. This jacket is very light, making it pleasant to wear and convenient to pack. When it comes to one-bag travel, every ounce matters.

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It also includes a sack that may be used to compress it. It’s a significant plus for travel since this jacket takes up very little room in your backpack. It no longer becomes as tiny as some of the others on the market. But it’s a lot less expensive than other alternatives, and you get a lot more for your money.

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The bag may be attached to the inside of the jacket, tucked in one of the pockets, or thrown away when not in use if you like living on the brink; because there’s a chance of losing this bag, we prefer coats that pack into their own pockets. But, once again, this pricing is unbeatable.

Water resistance is another outstanding characteristic of this jacket. Snow is often associated with cold temperatures. The snow is dripping wet. As a result, having a water-resistant cold-weather jacket is beneficial. A thunderstorm will most likely be too much for this jacket, but as previously said, you can always throw a raincoat over it. It should keep you dry in mild rain, snow, sleet, or winter weather.

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Finally, we like the four pockets on this jacket, especially the ones on the outside. They’re zipped to keep your belongings safe and secure while also protecting them from the outdoors. They’re also big enough to hold significant goods such as your phone, wallet, or hands when you need to warm them up.

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The internal compartments are nearly too big, so any tiny objects you put in will have to be dugout. However, they provide a lot of room for passports, boarding passes, and cold-weather clothing, which greatly benefits them. They aren’t zipped, but we don’t believe they are necessary.

Testing & Durability

We’ve been testing the Amazon Essentials Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Jacket in the United Kingdom and the United States for the last month. We’ve been pleasantly impressed by how well it’s held up so far. Of course, we anticipated some durability difficulties with a jacket that cost less than $50. But thus far, everything has gone well.

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It’s a good jacket for cold days in general. It looks excellent, packs well, and keeps you warm and dry. What more could you possibly require?

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