Let’s talk puffer vests today! This is a fall and winter staple for me because I can throw on a long sleeve tee and one of these lightweight vests and I’m good pretty much through January. I have owned both Old Navy and J.Crew vests so I figured this year I would compare the two. I purchased both in black since I feel like that is a staple color and both in size medium.
One of the reasons I love the J.Crew vests is they are a bit thicker than other brands. They are filled with Primaloft which is a lightweight but warm filler developed for the Army. Last year the vest had more gold accents which I loved but this year they have some amazing colors so I guess it’s a trade off.
For $59.50 I still feel like this is a good buy but many times it is excluded from discounts and some of the popular colors like green are already on backorder to October 9th. I’ve been eyeing the dark wine color since I already have cream and black and would wear my utility vest for green!
When I purchased the Old Navy Lightweight Quilted Vest I did not think that they make one thicker but come to find out they do! So if you are in a colder climate or just looking for that thicker look check out the Performance Fleece-Lined Frost Free Vest $29.99 this style comes in 6 colors including a gorgeous blush color.
The lightweight quilted vest has been a great staple for me in Texas when I want something to throw over a long sleeve tee or just add a bit of warmth the few times it drops below 60 degrees. This season they also have some amazing colors but funny enough they are all at different prices so these could change again.
Luckily they have Old Navy cash and a ton of discount codes always going so even at the $34.99 I’ve always gotten these around $20 and under so it’s easy to buy a few colors and not feel bad about it! I would say that the Old Navy fits a bit tighter than the J.Crew but still both are a medium and fit well even zipped.
In the end I looked at what I would wear the most, what I already have and colors I get the most use out of and I ended up with…. the J.Crew in wine. It’s on order so when it comes in I’ll share some picks! Tell me which vests you have your eye on!