Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors
There are cruel winter days when one coat just isn’t enough and reinforcements are necessary to avoid going completely numb. The additional layer that comes to our rescue on such dire days: the trusty insulated jacket. While our most external outerwear can run the stylish gamut in fits and aesthetic, our base layers require technical function. After all, it’s the fashion utility that allows us to actually wear our gorgeous winter coats all freezing-season long.
As with many things, turning to the internet for a deep-dive into consumer comments is a best bet for finding vetted options. So, for this round of Hype Machine, we did just that. Ahead, find our curated list of the top-reviewed insulated puffers from shoppers who don't shiver in their overcoats. Click through to see which base layers will fit flawlessly underneath your favorite winter outerwear — while actually keeping you warm and snug on the chilliest days.