I’m going to share with you my biggest secret: I hate fall. I know, it’s an unpopular opinion, but hear me out. While the fall brings beautiful foliage, crisp evenings around a fire pit, and eventually kicks off the holiday season, it also means much shorter days and many months of cold, dreary weather. I absolutely despise being cold.
So, when I woke up to the first 40-degree morning of the season, I immediately began preparations — I started online shopping. Habitually, I navigated directly to Amazon and began browsing their Amazon Essential clothing. I’m a bargain shopper at heart and have been pleasantly surprised by the prices and quality of the Amazon brand clothes. Plus, after a couple of years of skipping the fall closet refresh, I was in need of a lot.
I had purged many of my coats and jackets this past spring, and again, I hate being cold, so finding a few new pieces of outerwear was my top priority. I don’t love a ton of extra bulk and I needed pieces I could easily fit in a carry-on for my upcoming cold-weather trips. That’s when I found the coat that checked all of my boxes.
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Puffer Coat Features
The first thing I noticed about this coat is the price. Even not on sale, the thigh-length Puffer Coat easily costs 75 percent less than its competitors. Honestly, the bargain price made me question the age-old statement, “You get what you pay for”, so I jumped to the Amazon reviews. There were over 10,000 five-star reviews with happy customers singing the jacket’s praises. I scrolled through the user-generated photos and the coat looked just as great as the stock images!
Lightweight, Yet Warm
I next wondered how lightweight this coat was. How warm will it actually keep me? Luckily, I read through the customer questions and the top two were the same as mine. While past buyers noted it wouldn’t be ideal for a ski trip or below-25-degree weather, they emphasized that it’s plenty cozy in temperatures above 25. Living in the Midwest, our temperatures tend to swing rather dramatically, but with any luck, we won’t see sub-25-degree weather until late December. This coat would be absolutely perfect as my fall daily wearer.
As an animal lover, I also appreciated that, although this puffer coat looks like it’s stuffed with down feathers, it’s actually 100 percent Polyester. On top of that, the outer shell is water-resistant and comes with a hood in case of any autumn rainstorms. I also find water-resistant material much easier to keep clean. To seal the deal, this coat is available in 17(!) colors, from a fun leopard print to classy, neutral stone white.
My Women’s Lightweight Puffer Coat Review
I did what any smart bargain shopper would do: I bought two! I rationalized that the cost of two Puffer Coats would still be about half of any competitor’s cost of one coat. I’m a big fan of bright colors so I purchased the cherry red. I also needed a more professional look so I added the camel color to my order.
The coats arrived 2 days later, one of my favorite perks of the Prime membership. It was a crisp 50-degree day, so I threw on the red Puffer and set out to walk the dogs. It was the perfect, form-fitting lightweight look I preferred, still keeping me warm and cozy on the cool, cloudy day. In fact, I was a bit overheated by the time we finished the 2-mile stroll around the neighborhood. I’m confident I’ll be comfortable in it as the temperatures soon dip into the 30s.
Last week, I wore it to run to the gym in the morning. By the time I finished my workout, the sun was up and the weather had heated up. I easily folded the coat into its carrying bag and fit it into the small unoccupied space left in my backpack. I was impressed at how compact this long coat could be and confirmed this will be my travel companion during the fall and spring months.
While I couldn’t wait for Amazon’s Early Access Prime Sale to save even more of this amazing coat, you can snag your own today and tomorrow for only $35! This coat will fit absolutely anyone, available in sizes X-Small to 6X-Large. What are you waiting for? Buy yours today!
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