Although you might think everything’s fine considering lots of restrictions have seemed to lead up a little this summer, we’re anticipating more stay-at-home orders and quarantines to begin again worldwide as the weather gets cooler. This is widely due to the fact that so many Americans are simply not wearing their masks. So, in the days of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, comfort is one thing we really need right now. For some, these times are scary. For others, they’re just inconvenient and annoying. And for those especially those in the US, these times are likely not even close to over. One thing that can help the burden of having to stay home is cozying up with the right hoodie.
The best hoodies for men are soft, durable and versatile. They should be both comfortable when Netflix and quarantining 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, and our favorite men’s hoodie options in 2020 are longer-lasting, technologically advanced, recycled and generally of a better fabrication than what we grew up on. 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 design.
To help you cozy up to your favorite new stay-at-home hoodie, and even after this pandemic clears up, we’ve compiled 18 of the best hoodies for men to consider right now.
1. Wellen Waffle Raglan Pullover
The best hoodies can do it all. They’ll work whether you’re trying to look stylish, sweat 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 Wellen is down for any and all challenges. Made from 100% organic cotton, and with a little bit of stretch, you’ll be comfortable all day regardless of what you’re doing. This hoodie offers built-in stretch for ample mobility and comfort. Though the other two color options are essentiall sold out, this black hoodie is still well in stock for the season. Wear it with a pair of army green joggers and a light blue denim jacket this fall.
2. Outdoor Voices CloudKnit 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 experiencing. 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 that’s designed to layer light and comfortably even during the summer, hence the name “CloudKnit”.
3. Everlane French Terry 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 French Terry Hoodie. This cool yet cozy cold-weather staple is part of Everlane’s “Uniform” collection — which is a line of clothing that are perfectly crafted for everyday wear. Need to run a couple errands around town? This is the hoodie to do it in. 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 thrive to be? This is the hoodie to do it in. No matter what your day brings, Everlane’s French terry’s got you covered, from the neck to your waist, at least.
4. American Giant Classic Full Zip
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 eight different cool colors, this cozy zip-up is fit to match whatever your style is. Because it’s made from heavy-weight cotton fleece, it’s totally 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 has the ability to 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.
5. 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 a wonderful take on the grey hoodie, the Red Heart Hoodie from Japanese brand Comme des Garçons has the perfect accent with their signature heart appliqué. Made from 100% cotton, this soft, drawstring hoodie features welted kangaroo pockets for convenience. Though durable, the brand recommends dry clean only maintenance to properly service the garment. Rock this hoodie however the heck you want to because it’ll look dope no matter what!
6. Stüssy Printed Fleece-Back Cotton-Blend Jersey Hoodie
Straight from the surfer/skater/hip-hop brand comes the prettiest-in-pink hoodie to rock no matter the occasion. Except, for like, a funeral. That’s probably not the best look. This bubblegum pullover is a casual must-have in any guys’ closet. It’s a total conversation starter not only because of its vibrant coloring, but also because of Stüssy’s well-known name in various sub-cultures. For namesake, the brand’s name is printed in small lettering on the front and larger lettering on the back, complete with a white hibiscus flower to bring that beachy feel into any season.
7. Patagonia P-6 Label Uprisal Hoodie
Patagonia is one of the most active, mainstream American brands on the frontlines of environmental relief. That mission is directly reflected in their products. This hoodie, from Patagonia’s “Uprisal” line, is created with recycled cotton and post-consumer recycled polyester. With the exception of 5% elastane for stretch and comfort, this garment is completely recycled. Buying recycled, thrift and vintage garments is a step in the right direction of decreasing the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Furthermore, Patagonia donates 1% of their annual sales to nonprofit partners who support environmental solutions. Buy this hoode and support the earth, twice.
8. Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic™ Hoodie
BEST FOR FALLING ASLEEP
If you’ve heard of Barefoot Dreams® before, chances are it was about baby products or linens. Known for insanely soft, cozy fleece fabrics, this brand has found its way into homes across America through clothing and blankets for adults. This hoodie transforms the signature feel that Barefoot Dreams® customers know and love into a stylish garment that’s perfect for falling asleep on the couch. It’s generously cut for added comfort and wearing thicker layers underneath if desired. While this hoodie is great for home lounging, it also serves as a no-brainer throw-on when having to venture out of the house.
9. Nike Sportswear JDI
We’re suckers for a good pastel, which is why we can’t resist Nike’s new Sportswear JDI pullover hoodies. These men’s hoodies are made from super-soft French terry, perfect for lounging around the house or quick errands around town. The color-washed appearance, pastel colors, and embroidered “JUST DO IT” graphic provide the perfect look to end the summer in. The Pistachio Frost color is pictured below, but this hoodie is available in a range of cheerful colors.
10. Alo Conquer 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 Conquer Hoodie is made in the USA, designed with four-way stretch and is also moisture-wicking, perfect for hot yoga, running and other sports. The attention to detail in this hoodie is remarkable. Aside from the comfortable raglan sleeve, the drawstrings feature a rubberized tip which makes handling easier and presents an innovative way of preventing them from getting lost in the hood.
11. Hanes 1901 Heritage Fleece Raglan 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 two neutral colors. You can wear it like a shirt, by itself as a hoodie or as a base layer with a jacket or button-up shirt. If you’re searching for the best hoodies under $50, this is it.
12. Nike Club Tie-Dye Hoodie
While none of us really could’ve anticipated how popular tie-dye would become this summer, is anyone really mad about it? The funky colorful blob variations look tight, we can’t lie. Nike got in on the trend by creating this tie-dye hoodie in various yellows, blues and pinks to bring a handsome splash of color to the otherwise mundane yet hellish world we’re calling the year 2020. If you’re worried this trend will be 6 feet under by the time fall comes around, get real, tie-dye will never go out of style — but, this hoodie’s probably going to go out of stock, so you better act fast.
13. Reigning Champ Pullover Hoodie
BEST BLACK HOODIES
Reigning Champ deserves its name, at least with regard to this black hoodie. Having tons of success with their heavyweight pullover hoodie, Reigning Champ’s midweight terry cloth hoodie might be the perfect black hoodie for all-season use. This hoodie was designed with raglan sleeves for extra flexibility and has been reinforced for durability. Every guys needs a go-to black hoodie for those days when you just need to throw something on and run out the door. Reigning Champ has you covered. Try this hoodie out with one of these joggers and a pair of Adidas Ultra Boost sneakers.
14. Champion UO Exclusive Reverse Weave Hoodie Sweatshirt
Champion is with no doubt 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 cohesively. 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. From strutting the streets to lounging around the house, draping that +15 pound post-quarantine bod in this tan beauty is the move this fall. Pair it with a casual jean jacket and your favorite dad hat to finish the look off right.
15. MTV Bubble Balloon Logo Hoodie Sweatshirt
BEST POP CULTURE HOODIE
This is one of the best men’s hoodies for fans of 90s nostalgia. Graphic print clothing doesn’t work as well as you get older. With that said, graphics that look vintage or designs with a certain sense of irony usually does the trick. The MTV bubble balloon logo is both vintage and ironic, seeing as how most of MTV is anything but M. This pullover hoodie looks great as a top layer or under a denim jacket on those brisk spring mornings. Don’t forget to complete the look with a fresh pair of British Knights and your favorite track pants.
16. 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.
17. Faherty Knit Baja Poncho
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 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!
18. Under Armour Training Sleeveless Hoodie
BEST TRAINING HOODIE
Many people are finding refuge these days in physical activity. While most gyms are closed, driveways, sidewalks and some local parks are still open. This Under Armour sleeveless hoodie is made from a cotton and polyester blend that maintains its natural shape, even after vigorous exercise and is machine washable. The sleeveless hoodie style is great for catching some sun and flexing the guns, sure, but the true beauty is the ventilation that comes with the design. No more overheating, even when your workout is on fire.