Puff Me
November 9, 2010 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Please help me find a long puffer coat that isn't stuffed with down.

I just found this coat, and while it's ok, I'd like to consider a couple more options. After an embarrassing number of hours of searching, it's the only one I've found. There must be a better way!

My wish list is:
mid-thigh to ankle length
a hood would be nice
probably in black, but I'm flexible
not astronomically priced, like $500 would be somewhere near Jupiter, and I'm here on Earth

And it MUST NOT be filled with down, any other feather product or have a real fur hood. My husband is allergic to down and fur just wiggs me out.
posted by defreckled to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
"Polyfill" may be your preferred Googling term here. (I, too, am allergic to down.)
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:54 AM on November 9, 2010 [3 favorites]

This one from Michael Kors looks good at $90.

Here's another one which meets your requirements for $80. Here's another that's a little longer for $100. If you don't like those, Burlington Coat has a whole section of polyfill coats.
posted by vorfeed at 12:14 PM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]

Patagonia mid-thigh puffer coat with hood, synthetic fill, US $200. Comes in black (though the black seems shinier than the other colours, which are already pretty shiny--don't know if that matters to you).
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:25 PM on November 9, 2010

I own the Lidia parka (my SO works at Patagonia) and I don't find it flattering on.

Here's another Patagonia choice - Not puffy, but long
posted by k8t at 12:35 PM on November 9, 2010

Here's one - Berghaus Richmond. Pretty sure this is fake fur, but not sure if it's long enough.

This Outdoor Research Chaos Insulated Parka
comes from a good brand and is only $129.
posted by barnone at 1:19 PM on November 9, 2010

- Isis Northern Lights (maybe not warm enough?)
- Merrell Haven
posted by barnone at 1:26 PM on November 9, 2010

- Sierra Trading (long! Synthetic fur - is that OK?)
posted by barnone at 1:30 PM on November 9, 2010

I would guess that any jacket in your price range would have faux fur accents if there was "fur" involved at all. Especially if you are looking at brands like Burlington Coat Factory, Patagonia, North Face, etc.
posted by Sara C. at 1:38 PM on November 9, 2010

One of the best puffy synthetic alternatives to goose down is Primaloft insulation. You might be able to use that as a search term to find some good options - a lot of outdoor companies make Primaloft insulated clothes.
posted by Diplodocus at 1:43 PM on November 9, 2010

Here's one for $39.99.
posted by amyms at 8:04 PM on November 9, 2010

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