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. One thing that can help the burden of having to stay home is cozying up with the right hoodie.
The best men’s hoodies 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 nine of the best men’s hoodies 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. If opting for this hoodie in the “safari” color, STAY CLEAR from pasta sauce and actually use a plate when eating pizza. If you do end up with a stain, consider using one of these to get it out. Otherwise, wear this hoodie with a pair of army green joggers and a light blue denim jacket.
2. Nike Sportswear JDI
BEST FOR SPRING/SUMMER
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 a 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 for spring and summer. The Pistachio Frost color is pictured below, but this hoodie is available in a range of cheerful colors.
3. Everlane Lightweight French Terry Hoodie
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 hot summer nights to come. That’s why we like Everlane’s French Terry Hoodie. It’s lightweight and comfortable thanks to a light 8.6 oz cotton fabric that’s designed to layer comfortably even during the summer. In short, it’s a lighter, more versatile sweatshirt.
We previously highlighted the Everlane Uniform version of this sweatshirt, but the lightweight cotton fabric makes this release one of the best hoodies for summer. Throw this on when binge-watching your favorite shows for hours upon hours, as it’ll help prevent sweating and smelling as bad as you could. Please don’t consider this an excuse to not shower.
4. UGG® Gordon Zip Hoodie
BEST TOP & BOTTOM SET
Looking to get cozy? Consider this awesome alternative to a traditional tracksuit set. These loungewear separates from UGG are built for style and function. This zip-up hoodie is considered a slim fit to perfectly match the trendy jogger pant for a day around the house or running errands comfortably. They’re made of cotton and a stretch material for movement and are completely machine washable to eradicate that WFH “lived in” stench. If simply lounging at home, wear this however the heck you want. If running about the town, make sure to wear this suit with a clean pair of white sneakers and maybe even a polo to make it look like you’ve been wearing the same thing for a week.
5. Comme des Garçons PLAY Red Heart 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. 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.
7. Barefoot Dreams® Camo Zip 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. 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 jacket when having to venture out of the house.
8. 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.
9. Threads 4 Thought Pullover Hoodie
Coming in at $44, this hoodie from Threads 4 Thought is an absolute steal. The company itself is dedicated to making the smallest environmental footprint possible, focusing on sustainability, ethics, and community impact. This mission is conveyed in their clothing. Threads’ Pullover Hoodie is made with recycled polyester, organic cotton and rayon and features a cool slub texture that adds depth to the garment. It’s available in four neutral colors and can be worn 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.
10. Polo Ralph Lauren Double Knit Yacht Challenge Quarter-Zip Hoodie
BEST FOR STORING SNACKS
Don’t get us wrong, this is a dope hoodie regardless of how you use it. But given the current stay-at-home circumstances, we may or may not find the front velcro pocket good for, well, homemade Dunkaroos and the Apple TV remote. In all seriousness, this quarter-zip hoodie from PRL is special. It’s a throwback piece to the 12M Yacht Challenge from Polo Sport’s 1996 collection inspired by competitive sailing. Aside from its utility use, snacks or no snacks, it also features a drawstring hood and additional kangaroo zip pockets. Wear this with your favorite pair of light wash denim, a pair of dock shorts or simply the sweatpants you wore yesterday.
11. Reigning Champ Pullover Hoodie – Midweight Terry
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.
12. Supreme World Famous Zip Up Hooded Sweatshirt
IN-STOCK SUPREME HOODIE
There’s one thing I think about whenever Chopped host, Ted Allen, asks “whose cuisine will reign supreme?” No, it’s not food, it’s actually hypewear from Supreme. Supreme hoodies, and really anything with the Supreme label on it, sell faster than credit card terminals can process payments. There’s a great debate about why exactly this happens. Some say they’re dope because of their collaborations, for example, with Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and even suiting brands like Loro Piana. Some say their stuff is supremely overrated. Here’s a quick fact for you — in their Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Supreme sold a brick, yes, a brick, for $30. Right now, it’s available to bid on or purchase starting at $190. This hoodie is part of their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection and it’s already nearly sold out. As of May 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST, this Supreme hoodie is still in stock.
13. Rick Owens x Champion Pentagram Embroidered Reverse Weave Hoodie
Champion may be one of the founding fathers of the modern-day hoodie, but it’s brands like Rick Owens that propel American style forward. The two have crossed fibers in this collab to bring the Reverse Weave technology from Champion to the avant-garde style of Rick Owens. This Italian-made pullover hoodie is designed to be oversized, perfectly on-trend and definitely in the style of Schitt’s Creek’s David Rose. Wear this with a pair of light wash cutoff denim shorts (must be a frayed hem) and a pair of brown combat or hiking boots to channel your inner Shia LaBeouf.
14. 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.
15. Gucci Logo Stripe Zip-Up Hoodie
BEST DESIGNER HOODIE
Gucci knows how to make a tracksuit. They also know how to make a track jacket work perfectly with denim. As stylish hoodies for men go, here’s the luxe you’ve been looking for. This Gucci zip-up hoodie featured their vintage script logo in a racing stripe going up the sleeve with an additional strip centered on the hood. The antique-looking red, white and blue are signature Gucci colors and always look classy — even on a hoodie. Though this jacket is track-inspired, this is cool enough to wear with anything, even as a substitute for a blazer. To create the ultimate outfit for this Gucci hoodie, wear it with your favorite light wash denim, a plain tee and one of Gucci’s staple sneakers.
16. Onia Micah Striped 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 onia 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!
17. beardedgoat Inland UV Shirt
BEST HOODIE FOR OUTDOOR EXPLORATION
With spring looming, summer just around the corner and people desperate to get outside, socially-distant exploration has become the topic of conversation. Time in the sun calls for protection, and this pullover hoodie from beardedgoat offers a handful of convenient features for explorers, like hidden pockets and thumb loops. Their Inland UV shirt is a pullover hoodie designed with 30+ UPF to protect you from the sun when outside hiking, kayaking or whatever else you’re doing out there. For sunscreen haters, this is your hoodie. Its ultra quick-drying fabric helps to regulate body temperature to maintain your cool. The hood is key here, because although you don’t NEED to use it, it’ll protect your ears, neck, and head if you’re rocking the Kelly Slater look.
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.