the not so stuffy puffy

not so stuffy puffy

Our blog artist Alison took the Not So Stuffy Puffy to a rainy Seattle music festival.

Puffy jackets have always been an enigma to me. The burning question in my mind was how does one look NOT so puffy IN a puffy? At 5’8 and roughly 145 pounds I do not exactly have what one would call a “petite frame” and I was deathly afraid that a puffy jacket would make me resemble Ralphie’s little brother in everyone’s favorite holiday movie, A Christmas Story.

However, the Seattle winters call for a jacket that is both warm and water resistant and when lululemon introduced a jacket that boasted both of these important features…well, I had to get my hands on that jacket.

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Michelle from our Strategic Sales tries on the Not So Stuffy in Cherry.

While everyone was grilling out for the last summer hurrah on Labor Day, I was at a music festival in Seattle where the temperature didn’t get out of the low 60s and there was light to heavy rain. I was going to be there all day and into the evening and I thought this was going to be the perfect time to try out my puffy jacket.

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A close up of the NSSP's insides!

I slipped it on and after one or two or twenty looks at myself in the mirror at every conceivable angle I came to the conclusion that this jacket outlines my silhouette and does not make me look huge at all. It almost felt like a second skin, it was neither bulky nor bunchy. The hood kept my ‘do intact so on the off-chance that I ran into Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas after the show I wouldn’t look like a frizzy mess.

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The luon thumbholes on the sleeves kept my sleeves down so when I was clapping or dancing wildly I didn’t feel one raindrop or the wind. Most importantly, it kept me both warm and dry.


Warning: staring too closely at the Not So Stuffy Puffy can induce feelings of extreme warmth and friendliness.

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Personalize your Puffy!

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This is what the Not So Stuffy Puffy looks like all bundled up at lululemon Coquitlam Centre.

If you're in Canada, visit your local lululemon to pick up the Not So Stuffy Puffy. For our U.S. friends, you can visit your store or buy it online here.

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Just wondering if the Stuffy Puffy will withstand the -20 and below temps of northern Ontario, what is the cold rating for this beautiful jacket?

Comment by Tiffany — September 28, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

Why is this only available in black on the site?
And i was also wondering if the Stuffy Puffy could
withstand -20 and below temperatures? :)

Comment by Jaquelyn — October 17, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

bring stuffy puffy back!

Comment by jj — January 10, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

stuffy puffy is wonderful, but why its not available in market… :(

Comment by Mens Robe — January 7, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

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