I recently went through my closet and moved all of my summer clothes to the very back, replacing them with heavier pieces for the cold weather ahead. As I was bringing out my jackets, I remembered something funny: A few years ago, during Fashion Week in February, I was waiting for a car with a fellow Glamour editor, out in the freezing cold, when she looked at me up and down and asked, “Is that coat actually warm, or is that a fashion coat?” The coat in question appeared to be thick and substantial—but she was questioning my warmth level because I was shivering, jumping up and down in an attempt at warmth. But she was onto something: It might have looked great, but my coat wasn’t actually doing its job. It was a “fashion coat.”
There comes a point every winter when it gets so cold, style is thrown out the window—whether you’re in New York or in Canada, where I grew up. Everyone ends up relying on puffer jackets, which might not always feel chic but always get the job done. I could never find one that checked off all the boxes for me: extreme warmth, polish, and style. I would reluctantly buy my outerwear from active brands, which were great, but made me feel like I was going skiing every time I put on a puffer jacket.
Fast-forward to yet another freezing winter morning—this time, I was meeting my friend to breakfast, and she arrived wearing a bold, red puffer jacket from Aritzia’s TNA brand. Then, like my colleague had done to me, I asked her: Are you even warm? It was probably just a “fashion coat”—it looked way too good to be functional. But she made me try on her Super Puff… and I immediately took it back.
Soon enough, I was a Super Puff evangelist. (I now own it in three colors.) The first time I wore it to the office, my coworkers immediately perked up—since we see each other so often, we pretty much know everyone else’s wardrobes, and new additions don’t often go unnoticed. I hadn’t even sat down before our accessories director started asking questions, assuming my puffer jacket was made by some expensive designer. I gave her the spiel—and not long after, she, the market director, and the accessories editor had all bought their own Super Puffs.
TNA’s signature Super Puff retails for $228. This year, the brand introduced a bunch of varieties on the style—mid- and long-length, vest, light, and extremely-oversized—which widened the price range: They start at $88 for The Little Puff and go up to $298 for The Super Puff Long.
These puffer jackets are filled with responsibly-sourced goose down and made with a water-repellent fabric and engineered to provide warmth down to -20°F. They’re the perfect marriage of function and design—from the oversized fit and removable hood to the monochromatic snap buttons, thick zipper, and my favorite: super-soft sleeves with a thumb hole. Plus, they now come in 15 matte colors, 6 metallic colors, and even a floral print, so there’s truly a style for everyone.
With the Super Puff, I no longer have to choose between what I want to wear and what I have to wear. It looks just as good during February Fashion Week as it does when I’m walking my dog in the snow—in other words: It’s definitely not just a “fashion coat.”