- 04/10/2014 at 2:16 am #64020
Weren’t puffy jackets the miracle technology of the 1970s? I have hazy memories of kids starting to wear them then, competing on how many used lift ticket stickers they had dangling from their zippers.04/10/2014 at 7:29 am #64024
I’m not sure I am ready to go full-puff just yet. I am considering a puffy vest to help me make the transition from sans-puff to full-puff.04/10/2014 at 9:20 am #64033
Born in Seattle, never wore a puffy jacket. I’m puffy enough, thank you. I’m still rockin’ the hoodie, though.04/10/2014 at 9:33 am #64034
The wife scored me a vintage puffer for 2 bucks at a yard sale. It still hasn’t been cold enough to wear it though.
-Avo04/10/2014 at 9:41 am #64035
I own a number of ski coats. I wear them…skiing. I also own a few down jackets. I use them while hiking. It’s like people who own 4x4s who never leave the pavement, or the city, for that matter. Whoever posted about wearing down jackets in the rain is 100% correct; once wet, it’s like wearing shredded kleenex between soggy layers of nylon. Neither warm nor windproof.
Actually, I find it mildly humorous that it is becoming much more difficult to tell the hipsters from the homeless in Ballard these days. Typically, the hipsters have better hair and smaller backpacks.04/10/2014 at 11:10 am #64040
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This thread sent coffee out my nose (sorry, too early for tequila, grog, aquavit or potcheen). I have a new-to-us Jack Russell Terrier mix who is leash reactive and gets especially riled when seeing wearers of the dreaded puffy jackets. It’s clear I was so wrong about the ‘Oh, well. She probably had a bad experience with someone in a puffy jacket!’ theory. She evidently has the uff da spirit and excellent fashion sense. For the record, she has no reaction to polar fleece, foul weather gear, or thick wool shirts used as jackets. Who knew we had the anti-hipster dog?04/10/2014 at 4:51 pm #64076
After 5 years here, I finally bought my first rain jacket. You can thank me for all of these fabulous, sunny days. It’s not puffy but it makes a wonderful rustling noise when I walk.04/10/2014 at 9:08 pm #64101
Still in Vegas…
(with a facetious tone…)
“Puffy jackets? What’s a jacket?”04/10/2014 at 10:13 pm #64106
Not being an outdoorsy type, I just got my first puffy jacket about five years ago and now can’t imagine not having one. It’s lightweight, warm and fits under my raincoat (which I finally bought after living in Seattle for a decade and never having a waterproof jacket).
I think Patagucci is, as the name implies, wildly overpriced. I like OR better.04/11/2014 at 5:09 am #64111
Don’t own one, though do have a parka, it’s just never gotten cold enough to wear.04/11/2014 at 12:55 pm #64143
I think “Puffy Jackets” would be a good title/subject for a Macklemore song. A good follow up to “Thrift Shop.”04/11/2014 at 12:58 pm #64144
Plus, he could rhyme “puff” with “buff” and “nuff” – it is a natural!
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