Everlane’s ReNew Long Puffer jacket is a recent addition to my wardrobe and it’s by far the warmest jacket I own. The ReNew collection is made entirely from discarded plastic water bottles. It’s the first part of their sustainability commitment where by 2021, they aim to eliminate all newly created plastic from their supply chain. The long puffer was my pick from the collection as I’ll be doing some travel in Beijing later in the year where I’m predicting fairly cold climates. So, after some trialing (I mean some because Sydney is currently 30 degrees celsius), here’s a first impression of the puffer.
For reference, the only other puffer I own is a cropped Patagonia one made from Down. Also, I’m about 160 cm or 5 ft 3 and wearing the XXS.
I always take an XXS or 00 for Everlane when I’m typically a US 0-2. I would highly recommend sizing down for the long puffer as it’s such a boxy and large shape already, I wouldn’t want to go any bigger at all. I’m 160cm and I feel like length wise, it’s perfect. Long enough to be super warm but not so long that it’s unflattering.
I personally like the long puffer because of the beautiful brick red shade, just how amazingly warm it is and the fact that the jacket is quite structured and not super soft and shapeless. Even though it’s intended for weather under 0 degrees celsius, I can see myself wearing this on those especially cold winter days (even Sydney has cold winter days). It’s definitely visually pleasing enough that I want to reach for it for the look of an effortless puffer whilst still being functional. Did I mention that because it is a synthetic filling made from 100% PrimaLoft, it’s better in wet weather situations? Even when wet, the jacket will retain it’s warmth unlike Down.
If I was to raise one potential downside, I would say it’s quite weighty. My Patagonia jacket and my mum’s vast collection of puffers have tended to fall on the lighter side of things whilst being just as warm. I’m not sure whether this is to do with the synthetic fibres or whether it’s the increased padding of this jacket. This makes it more of a casual weekend jacket rather than something I would wear for hikes/bush walks when it gets chilli.
How I styled the puffer
The ReNew long puffer is definitely the kind of jacket that I will wear exclusively with denim, boots and a light cardigan. It’s one of those throw on and go pieces when I’m heading out to the park for a walk or running some errands and wanting to be warm, cosy and away from the winter chills. To counteract the larger puffer look, I paired the jacket with my Everlane Authentic Stretch Jeans (ankle, w24, highrise). I’m also wearing my trusty RM William flat ankle boots and my Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag.
For the most part, I’m incredibly happy with the ReNew long puffer and the idea behind the collection as a whole. Whilst puffers are more of a functional item in my wardrobe than anything else, there are some lovely design elements I love about this jacket. The contrast zipper and button details add a lovely touch. The brick red is fabulous and has a very autumnal feel to it. Styling wise, I will always reach for a jacket like this with the simple denim and cardigan combination to match it’s effortless and functional style.
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