In today’s post, I’m sharing my review of the Free People Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket.
I own not one but two of these jackets which should say enough, right? They are easily my most worn outerwear, maybe ever. As such, I thought it was time I write out an in depth review.
This isn’t just any puffer jacket. The Free People Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket from FP Movement is bestseller for a reason: it’s lightweight but super warm, easy to layer, and comes in a million gorgeous colors.
The chic stand up collar provides extra warmth, and the flattering dolphin hem on the bottom gives some visual interest to the jacket’s oversized silhouette.
Perhaps the FP Movement jacket’s flashiest feature is its ability to be folded into itself and zipped up into a compact pillow. This feature is SO handy for travel–you can wear the jacket through the airport and then fold it to use as a pillow on a long flight. Genius.
In today’s review, I’ll share some details about the Free People Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket and my thoughts on the jacket after wearing it for almost four years now.
I love this jacket so much. I feel like it elevates my boring weekday mom looks. It’s cozy, easy to layer, and looks chic with leggings, joggers, and jeans.
The fit of the Free People Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket is oversized, almost boxy.
This may give some shoppers pause, but hear me out: how many times have you layered a puffer jacket over a sweatshirt only to be rendered completely immobile? There’s nothing worse than not being able to lift your arms above your head which is what happens with most traditional puffer jackets. The Pippa puffer jacket’s boxy cut gives you just the right amount of room to layer without feeling like, you know, a snowman.
The Pippa Puffer Jacket can be layered either over a sweater or sweatshirt OR under a thick wool coat if you live in a climate that would call for such a situation (I do not but it’s nice to have the option).
I recommend sizing down. I have this in a small even though I typically purchase medium in outerwear. I do wish the arms were just a tad longer, but it’s not that big of a deal.
The Free People Pippa Puffer Jacket is made with nylon and filled with their signature PrimaLoft® ThermoPlume® fill. The fill makes this jacket shockingly lightweight.
The FP Movement Pippa Puffer Jacket currently comes in 23 colors, ranging from vibrant jewel tones to sporty neons to versatile neutrals. They have really nailed the color selection on this, as there is truly something for everyone.
I first got this jacket in classic black as a Christmas gift from Tyler a few years ago. I love that the black goes with absolutely everything, and I wore it CONSTANTLY. Because I got so much use out of it, I knew I needed it in another color that was a little more fun to spice things up.
I went back and forth forever but ended up choosing Viridan, second a bright emerald green, Pippa Puffer Jacket. This color is SO fun and I always get compliments on it.
I was nervous I would have a harder time styling such a bright color, but I’ve found that it really does still look good with everything!
A few strong contenders that I still love so much: Poppy Red, Mid Atlantic, Fossil, and Bitter Chocolate.
The Free People Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket costs $198. This is pretty on par with the puffer jackets you’ll find from North Face, Patagonia, and Lululemon–if not even cheaper.
Anytime you buy a nice puffer jacket, it’s going to be a bit of an investment. This jacket, to me, was completely worth the price point. If we are talking about cost per wear, there’s almost nothing in my closet that compares.
I have been really impressed with the quality of this puffer jacket–no complaints here. In the spirit of being thorough for this post, I looked through the reviews on Free People’s website. I did see that a few customers had issues with the jacket shedding the puffer filling. I haven’t experienced that with either of mine, but this could be worth noting.
I wash this jacket on a cold, delicate cycle and lay it flat to dry. Then, once it’s almost all the way dry, I throw it in the dryer on a cooler setting for 10-15 minutes to give it a nice fluff.
This is the only jacket I wear during the winter here in San Diego. I wear it on my morning walks, and it was warm enough this week when it was 40 degrees out–probably the coldest I’ll ever deal with in this county.
Since my Southern California perspective might not be helpful or those in colder climates, I asked my best friend Regan to weigh in here. She lives in Utah and is actually the person who first introduced me to this jacket four years ago!
When I asked her how the Pippa Puffer Jacket holds up during Utah winters, she said this:
“I have worn it every day this winter up until it reached below freezing temps this week! Now I’ve been wearing the longer puffer I got more but still wear the Pippa when I go to my workouts! I love that it’s comfortable even with a hoodie or sweatshirt underneath for extra layers!”
This jacket is not technically waterproof. Free People is marketing the Pippa Puffer as “water resistant,” but I have found it to be actually almost waterproof. It’s not on the level of a rain jacket or shell, of course, but I have had no issues going out in the rain in it when I need to. It dries easily too which is really nice.
You can purchase this jacket on Free People’s website which is where you’ll find the most color options.
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