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The best hoodies for men are soft, durable, and versatile. They should be both comfortable when Netflix and quarantining (still) and stylish when stepping outside for the first time in the last five days, trying to persuade people you do still shower and have control of your life. Yes, a hoodie can help with that.
Casual apparel today has come a long way. Today, our favorite men’s hoodie options are longer-lasting, technologically advanced, recycled, and generally better fabricated than what we grew up wearing. Despite this, there’s still very much a “can’t beat the classics” vibe, so we still like to see grey, black, and navy, but with innovative designs.
To help you cozy up to your favorite new stay-at-home hoodie, and even after this pandemic clears up, we’ve compiled 23 of the best hoodies for men to consider right now.
1. Fresh Clean Tees Pullover Hoodie
We are big fans of Fresh Clean Tees for their super soft. Tailored tees that always seem to fit in all the right places and their new pullover addition with kangaroo pockets combines the coziness of fleece with their famous fit to make sure no matter what shape you are in, this hoody will make you look and feel comfortable.
2. Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Hoodie
Nike is known for its high-performance sportswear, but on days when your body needs a rest or when you are craving the comfort of a warm, comfortable and cozy fleece pullover, this is the one for you. Coined as the brand’s constant best-seller, this hoodie is available in a range of colorways and is the ultimate relaxed fit hoodie that can work for anyone regardless of their style or fitness level.
3. PANGAIA 365 Zipped Hoodie
BEST FOR 365 USE
A hoody is not just made for cold weather or the weekends but is for all-year-round wearing, so why not invest in something durable even to withstand the ups and downs that your life has to throw at it. This zipped hoodie is called 365 because it is made from 100% organic cotton and can be worn throughout all four seasons. It also comes in the brand’s signature rainbow colors, so you are bound to find one that can seamlessly blend into your current wardrobe.
4. David Gandy Wellwear Ultimate Loopback Hoody
David Gandy is known for his style on and off set, so it comes as no surprise that his newly launched wellness brand has nailed off-duty dressing too. The Ultimate hoody is made from 100% cotton. It is cut in a cozy, relaxed fit to ensure you stay warm and focus on the more important things in life, such as staying present in the moment and maintaining a healthy and balanced wellbeing.
5. Unbound Merino Kanga Hoodie
BEST FOR TRAVELING
The Kanga is Unbound Merino’s clean, lightweight, and wrinkle-resistant take on the classic, but in UM style, it’s made with your convenience in mind. This hoodie is odor-resistant, temperature regulating, fast-drying, and will keep you feeling cool whether you are traveling away or commuting at home. Also, it’s made from Merino wool; it is breathable and gives off a seriously cool aesthetic.
6. Champion Reverse Weave Hoodie Sweatshirt
Champion is undoubtedly one of the founding fathers of the modern-day hoodie. Their hoodies and crewnecks stylishly and affordably dressed kids across the world from the mid-80s to the mid-90s and existed in both popular culture and the world of sports simultaneously. In recent years though, we’ve seen an influx in popularity again, and with that, a surge in pricing. While that part low-key sucks, we still love Champion for their wide variety of cozy-wear. Pair it with a casual jean jacket and your favorite dad hat to finish the look off right.
7. Everlane Track Hoodie
If you’re looking for a no-fuss, go-to everyday hoodie to rock from fall through winter, look no further than the Everlane Track Hoodie. This cool yet cozy cold-weather staple is made for everyday wear. Need to run a couple of errands around town? This is the hoodie to do it in. Are you looking to go on a quick job in cooler weather? This is the hoodie to do it in. Lounging on the couch like the potato you strive to be? This is the hoodie to do it in.
8. Feat Clothing BlanketBlend Hoodie
SPY’S BEST HOODIE OF 2020
We awarded the Feat BlanketBlend Hoodie “Best Hoodie” in our 2020 SPY Man Awards, and the accolade holds up. Why might you ask? This 2020-centric pullover is clad in none other than the style of the year — tie-dye. That’s not all; upon throwing this bad boy on, you’ll notice that it feels just like your favorite blanket. Those two characteristics make it perfect for the amount of time we’ve spent indoors this year by mixing it with our go-to pattern for whenever we *rarely* left the comfort of our own home. There’s genuinely no other hoodie that hit the nail on the head the way this one did.
9. Outdoor Voices All Day Hoodie
BEST FOR BEATING THE HEAT
Let’s set a familiar scene up. You wake up, still confined to your house. You eat breakfast, grab a blanket, turn on the tv and continue to watch Narcos or whatever it is you fell asleep watching last night. Two episodes go by until you realize it’s been a few days since you’ve seen a shower. Relax, we’re all doing it. The least you could do to stay “fresh” is reach for something that won’t leave you sweating through the dog days of summer were almost full-throttle experiences. That’s why we like Outdoor Voices’ CloudKnit Hoodie. It’s a lightweight as hell choice with the softest material you’ll ever feel on a hoodie. It’s made from primarily polyester fabric designed to layer light and comfortable even during the summer, hence the name “CloudKnit.”
10. Alo Caliber Hoodie
MADE IN THE USA
Since 2007, Alo has been surging through yoga communities everywhere and creating some of the best apparel for the active lifestyle. We’ve seen yoga clothing before, but Alo’s vision takes people from the studio to the street in a trendy, fashionable manner. The Caliber Hoodie is made in the USA, designed with four-way stretch making it great for yoga, running, and other sports. The attention to detail in this hoodie is remarkable. Aside from the overall slouchy appearance, the drawstrings feature a thicker tip which makes handling easier and presents an innovative way of preventing strings from getting lost in the hood.
11. American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie
Deemed “the greatest hoodie ever made,” American Giant’s classic full zip-up hoodie’s got a lot to live up to — and it does. Coming in a slew of different colors, this cozy zip-up is fit to match whatever your style is. Because it’s made from heavy-weight cotton fleece, it’s made to handle colder weather with no problem, which is strange for a zip-up. Most of the time, we’ll never feel like a zip-up by itself can keep us warm, but let American Giant’s surprise you. It’s also tailored to fit your body so it won’t look boxy when on.
12. Patagonia Trail Harbor Hoody
Patagonia is one of the most active, mainstream American brands on the frontlines of environmental relief. That mission is directly reflected in their products, like this hoodie, which is part of its Fair Trade Certified line. It combines organic hemp and an organic cotton/French terry blend for ultimate breathability and comfort. Finding a Patagonia hoodie can often prove difficult (particularly during colder months). Get on it while you can!
13. Everlane Waffle-Knit Hoodie
The best hoodies can do it all. They’ll work whether you’re trying to look stylish, sweating it out at the gym, or just hunkering down on the couch. They’re tough and can be easily washed for continued enjoyment. This hoodie from Everlane is down for any and all challenges. Made from 100% cotton, you’ll be comfortable all day regardless of what you’re doing. Wear one of the many colors offered with a pair of khaki pants, your favorite beanie, and go-to boots this winter.
14. Comme des Garçons PLAY Patch Hoodie
BEST GREY HOODIE
A solid, do-all grey hoodie is something everyone should have in their closet. It’s the most basic and essential of layering pieces and works within the broad spectrum of personal style. Although many brands have an excellent look at the grey hoodie, the Red Heart Hoodie from the Japanese brand Comme des Garçons has the perfect accent with their signature heart appliqué. This soft, drawstring hoodie is made from 100% cotton; this soft drawstring hoodie features welted kangaroo pockets for convenience. Though durable, the brand recommends dry clean only maintenance to service the garment properly. Rock this hoodie however the heck you want to because it’ll look dope no matter what!
15. Gap Vintage Soft Hoodie
While we didn’t find this at our favorite local vintage shop, we won’t be surprised that in a few years, you will. This brand new “vintage” inspired hoodie from Gap has everything you want in a soft, worn hoodie. It comes in a range of colors that boast either bright or dark facades (depending on your preference) that will work as your new everyday favorite. We love this muted grey marl color that will pair well with literally anything. Act fast, as this hoodie’s going for under $30 right now.
16. Lululemon City Sweat Pullover Hoodie
BEST FOR MOVING
True to its reputation as the biggest name in yoga apparel, Lululemon made a hoodie that moves with you, thanks to a soft, stretchy blend of French terry, polyester, and Lycra. Those fabrics make it super breathable, too, meaning you can reach for this hoodie if you’re planning to shoot hoops or get active after work and don’t want to change. The athleisure movement — and its emphasis on comfort and style — isn’t going anywhere, and a hoodie like this deserves a place in your closet.
17. Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Pullover Hoodie
Coming in at just under $20, this hoodie from Hanes is an absolute steal. Don’t act like you don’t already know the brand; they’ve probably covered your family jewels more than a couple of times in your life. This casual sweatshirt is just as comfortable as the undies we already know and love, and it’s available in more than 25 different colors. You can wear it by itself as a hoodie or as a base layer with a jacket or flannel shirt. If you’re searching for the best hoodies under $50, this is it.
18. Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt
BEST BLACK HOODIES
If you’ve ever been blessed with owning something from Buck Mason, you’ll know full well how quality and comfy their stuff is. Case and point, this hoodie. With an effortlessly stylish all-black look, you can stay comfortable while looking cool, calm, and collected no matter what the day brings. This is an all-season kind of throw-on, making it perfect to wear no matter where you’re from or what the weather’s like outside your front door.
18. Gucci Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie
BEST DESIGNER HOODIE
As stylish hoodies for men go, here’s the luxe you’ve been looking for. This Gucci hoodie features their ever-so-classic mirrored G logo on a green and red racing striped box, complete with the brand name plastered on each side. This hoodie is quite the in-your-face alternative to mostly any other hoodie on the market and acts as a casual bragging right to friends and strangers on the street alike. To create the ultimate outfit for this Gucci hoodie, wear it with your favorite light wash denim and one of Gucci’s staple sneakers.
20. Faherty Whitewater Hoodie
BEST FOR THE BEACH
If you’re a simple guy who likes holding hands and long walks on the beach, here’s the men’s hoodie for you. This Faherty pullover hoodie was inspired by the classic Baja sweater of the 70s California surf culture. With the half-placket, it’s an easy-on, easy-off option which is great for things like, of course, surfing, but also any post-quarantine first dates. The loopback cotton weave is naturally crease-resistant, so even if this hoodie is tossed in the backseat of your car, it’ll still look fresh when you put it back on. Rock this with your beachwear, anything from dock shorts and Birkenstocks to loose chinos and Vans Slip-Ons. Don’t forget your board!
21. Vuori Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie
BEST TRAINING HOODIE
This Vuori hoodie is made from the brand’s signature DreamKnit fabric blend of polyester and elastane that maintains its natural shape, even after vigorous exercise. That means the hoodie excels at wicking moisture and regulating your temperature as you pour sweat into it. No more overheating, even when your workout is on fire. And is there a more badass color than true black? Absolutely not.
22. Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt
BEST SILICON VALLEY ENERGY
The answer is no; you can never have too many grey hoodies. They are so iconic and versatile; your closet can be full of them. So don’t feel bad about snagging a grey hoodie of every style. The zip-up grey hoodie offers some serious tech bro vibes, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Something about it must be unique, considering it’s a uniform of so many Silicon Valley tech employees. You might not build the next great startup, but with this hoodie, you’ll at least channel that energy, and you’ll look great doing it.
23. Everybody.World 100% Hoodie
LA-based Everybody.World is quietly becoming a household name for simple, ethically-made threads. Its wholesale branch just supplied Lorde’s new merch, so you can bet they’ll blow up soon. Because of the company’s incredible sustainability practices — everything’s made from 100% recycled cotton — the prices are a bit steep. This incredibly comfortable hoodie will run you $100, but it’s completely worth it. You’ll look great, stay cozy and help out Mother Nature. What could be better?