Well, folks, it’s fall. For some, that means it’s decorative gourd season. But for menswear enthusiasts, the falling leaves and crisp air means it’s time to re-stock your stash of hoodies. Because where men once needed a range of sport coats, now there’s a hoodie for every occasion. There’s the stylish hoodie for outdoor bar hangs, the ripped college hoodie for hangovers, and hoodies for actually working out in. And every complete hoodie collection needs both zippered and pullover options.
Where pullovers have the edge in the style and coziness department, zippered hoodies are undoubtedly the most convenient. They’re easier to put on and take off, and you can leave them partially or fully open if you start to feel warm. So whether you need a light layer for a quick morning jog or you want something comfortable to wear in your casual but too-air-conditioned office, a zippered hoodie will be your best bet.
We’ve rounded up some of the best zippered hoodies, including stylish options for everyday wear and sporty sweaters that can handle sweaty gym sessions. These are the ones to buy.
1. Todd Snyder x Champion Full-Zip Hoodie
When you’re looking for premium menswear staples, Todd Snyder is the place to go. The Todd Snyder x Champion collection is one of the best sources for cozy sweatshirts done right, and this full-zip hoodie comes in a classic heather grey color. The hoodie has a classic French terry lining and is made from 100% cotton.
2. Gap Vintage Soft Hoodie
Gap has been reliably delivering basics for decades, and this soft zippered hoodie offers comfort at a great price. It has traditional kangaroo pockets and a drawstring hood. It comes in a few different colors (some of which are on sale right now). It’s made from a blend of cotton and polyester.
3. Reigning Champ Core Zip Front Hoodie
Reigning Champ’s hoodies come at a premium, but they’re nearly a platonic ideal of what a hoodie should be. They have a classic design with a comfortable yet fitted cut. The double-zip design allows you to wear it unzipped at the bottom to avoid bunching up when you sit.
4. American Giant Full Zip
Calling your hoodie the greatest ever made is quite a claim, but the level of care American Giant puts into their hoodies means they have a decent claim to that title. The elbows are reinforced for durability, while the fabric is combed, ringspun cotton. This sweatshirt is made in America as well.
5. Allbirds Men’s Wool Hoodie
BEST WOOL SWEATER
Allbirds’ shoes are admittedly a little dorky, but they’ve got a surprisingly solid selection of clothes. This zippered hoodie is made from merino wool, making for a stylish twist on classic cotton/poly. The textured pattern on the sleeves, hem and placket add a subtle visual flair to this otherwise simple sweater.
6. Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Zip Hoodie
Nike manages to pack a lot of features into a garment as seemingly simple as a zip hoodie. The double-zip design allows you to unzip from the bottom for a wider range of movement, while still keeping the jacket closed. There are hidden pockets at the hips, plus a zippered pocket on the arm. The tall funnel neck design helps keep you warm while allowing the hood to keep its shape better. It’s also available in a ton of colors.
7. Adidas Aeromotion Full-Zip Jacket
BEST FOR WORKOUTS
If you’re looking for an option for working out, this full-zip hoodie from Adidas is a good one to get. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester, giving you the performance advantages of polyester, with a lessened environmental impact. The jacket has hidden zippered pockets and subtle branding on the chest.
8. Champion Fleece Hoodie
BEST QUARTER ZIP
Did you think a hoodie had to either be full zip or a pullover? Morpheus voice: what if I told you there was a third option? Quarter-zip hoodies offer the comfort and full-sized pocket of a pullover, while also allowing you to partially unzip it if you get too warm. Unsurprisingly, Champion makes one of the best options.
9. L.L.Bean Classic Ragg Wool Sweater
L.L. Bean’s Ragg wool sweater combines two great sweaters in one — it’s part hoodie, part Fair Isle sweater, all comfort. The zippered hoodie features drawstrings for tightening the hood. It’s made from 100% lambswool for extra warmth.
10. Thom Browne Zip-Up Hoodie
Looking to really splurge on a sweatshirt? Go with Thom Browe. This classic zip-up hoodie is made from loopback cotton and has a two-way zippered front for greater versatility. The sweater also has Thom Browne’s distinctive four-bar branding on the sleeve.