Your hooded sweatshirt is all grown up — at least, if you stick to our list of the best men’s hoodies, that is. If you once considered the hoodie an afterthought to throw on for a weekend day of lounging around after a few too many at your local watering hole, think again. Your favorite designers and brands — stalwarts like Todd Snyder and American Giant — are doing right by the hooded sweatshirt.
From cozy-yet-upgraded fabrics to slimmer fits and small-but-helpful design touches, the hooded sweatshirt is better than it used to be. Our list of the best men’s hoodies covers all of those positives and plenty more. That doesn’t even get into the fact that a hoodie is a layering essential useful in fighting the chilly fall and winter weather. And when made the right way, you can wear your new favorite hoodie over your other style staples — like an American-made Oxford, slim chinos and handsome leather sneakers. Yessir, the new crop of hoodies are that great. Start filling up your cart now — and make room in your closet.
Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie
Western Rise has a knack for turning tried-and-true silhouettes into modern menswear standouts, thanks to technical fabric that looks great, performs at top levels and gets the job done. The StrongCore Merino Hoodie Sweater is the perfect sweatshirt for fall and winter excursions on and off the trail, it wears well on the daily thanks to the temperature-regulating, anti-microbial merino fabric, and it comes through in the clutch when you need an extra weekend layer — to say the very least.
Filson Double Layer Full Zip Hoodie
Filson’s gear is some of the most dependable and hardest-wearing on the planet, and that even goes for pieces like the seemingly humble hooded sweatshirt. The Filson Double Layer Full Zip Hoodie goes above and beyond what you might expect from the typical hooded sweatshirt, using burly construction and tough fabric to deliver the sort of layer you can readily team with a Filson thermal and work pants on cold fall and winter mornings in the garage, day after day.
Outerknown Sur Zip Hoodie
Launched by surfing legend Kelly Slater, it only makes sense that Outerknown would design gear that’s both surf-ready and city friendly like the brand’s Sur Zip Hoodie, made from hemp and organic cotton for a premium look and feel. It’s light, it’s flexible, it’s well-fitting and it’s made to wear with your favorite jeans and your most casual, garment-dyed T-shirt on fall weekends aplenty.
Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover
If there’s one hoodie on our list that we’d say you need right now, it’s the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover. As sold by Huckberry, it’s an utterly classic, dependable sweatshirt made for near-daily wear. Particularly in a crisp black color, it’s the answer to overly loud hoodies you might have worn in high school and college. With its quality construction and timeless fit, it’s even able to be paired up with your favorite Flint and Tinder jeans and a classic Oxford on casual Friday.
Faherty Legend Sweater Hoodie
If you’re anything like us, perhaps you’ve had your eye on Faherty’s famed and much-loved Legend Sweater Shirt for the approaching cold weather. Go one step further and get the equally cool and easy-to-layer Legend Sweater Hoodie for rugged-yet-versatile style to a T. The brand uses fabric that’s practically the stuff of legend for its softness and quality, and that’s certainly the case with the Legend Sweater Hoodie, as well.
Mission Workshop Grandmaster II Hoodie
There are hoodies made to wear at home, and then there are hoodies crafted to go anywhere you go — from the office, through the urban jungle, to the gym, and back again without skipping a beat. The Grandmaster II Hoodie by Mission Workshop is one of the latter.
This full-zip, three-season hoodie is made from an ultra rugged and stretchy Cordura 4Ever fleece with a smooth outer face to prevent the occasional snag and tear during your day treks, while a soft fleece interior protects keeps it’s wearer protected from the unforgiving winter temps. Zippered hand warmer pockets and a sculpted drawstring hood add to the hoodie’s overall functionality, while unique asymmetric details make it stand out from the rest of the pack.
Todd Snyder Lightweight Popover Hoodie
The seemingly simple hooded sweatshirt continues to get a major upgrade, year after year, from some of the country’s best menswear designers, and yes, we’re being completely serious. Especially in this day and age, with plenty of folks spending more time at home, it’s the ideal situation to consider upgrading what could become a new everyday staple — particularly with chilly fall and winter weather on the way. Allow us to introduce you to the Todd Snyder + Champion Lightweight Popover Hoodie, a grab-and-go hooded sweatshirt that melds form and function.
Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie
This Taylor Stitch hoodie is so aptly named, it’s a wonder the San Francisco brand didn’t dream it up earlier. This is the kind of hoodie you’re going to look forward to wearing after a long day on the trail (or of course, on the slopes), with the sort of specs you can only get from Taylor Stitch. We’re talking soft fabric, antique brass hardware, leather detailing on seemingly small touches (like the front hand pockets), plus the kind of fit that calls for a Taylor Stitch T-shirt to be worn underneath it. Meet your new favorite hoodie.
Outerknown Hightide Pullover Hoodie
The Hightide Collection is everything we love about Outerknown, including serious style and sustainability. And it’s casual, easy-going-yet-versatile pieces like the Hightide Pullover Hoodie that keep us coming back. It’s made from ultra-soft Terry cloth toweling fabric for a handfeel that’s next-level when it comes to comfort and all-day wearability. The use of organic cotton adds more than a bit of sustainability to go along with standout style. Make this your go-to hoodie for a morning beach walk (or after a morning surf session).
Public Rec Politan Hoodie
You’ve tried out Public Rec’s stretch-filled pants and cozy-as-can-be bomber jackets, so why not give it a go with the Politan Hoodie for even more all-day comfort? Whether it’s the easy-to-wear V-neck collar or the large hood (designed to be worn on long-haul flights), this hoodie checks all the right boxes if you want both style and dependable design. The moss cotton jersey blend teams readily with spandex for plenty of comfort and stretch, too.
Fourlaps Rush Hoodie 2.0
Fourlaps excels at delivering the kind of gear that straddles the line between performance-minded and expertly casual, and that’s certainly the case with the Fourlaps Rush Hoodie 2.0. With distinctive red-and-white color accents and a classic navy fabric made from soft French terry, it’s the kind of hoodie meant to power cold-weather workouts or provide inimitable laidback style when you need it the most (a cold winter weekend morning, coffee in hand, comes to mind).
GoRuck Grid Fleece Zip Hoodie
The demands of the field and the trail call for one of the best men’s hoodies out there, one that doesn’t compromise in terms of durable, rugged design or performance. Folks, GoRuck has it all figured out when it comes to the Grid Fleece Zip Hoodie, a zip hoodie made with reliable PolarTec fabric to check all the right boxes. With a hard-wearing exterior and yet an interior finish that’s ultra-soft, you’ll find yourself wearing this hoodie at home, too.
American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie
We appreciate the approach taken by American Giant as far as made-in-America craftsmanship goes. It’s an approach that too few brands take, after all, and the results speak for themselves.This is particularly true from the moment you lay eyes on the Classic Full Zip Hoodie, one of the brand’s flagship products (and one of the best men’s hoodies on the market, to boot). Get the Iron color, then wear it with deep blue American Giant denim.
Lululemon City Sweat Zip Hoodie
As we’ve said before, Lululemon is no longer just the purview of your wife or girlfriend’s workout gear — the brand does a standout job when it comes to delivering the best men’s hoodies and the best men’s workout gear. The City Sweat Zip Hoodie is a fine example of this new approach, what with soft French terry fabric and a fit that works for performance situations or Netflix binges alike.
Outdoor Voices All Day Hoodie
Like Lululemon, Outdoor Voices is yet another brand that deserves your attention in the men’s space these days, and the All Day Hoodie is one of the reasons why. Made from the brand’s proprietary fabric in neutral-yet-interesting color options, it’s a grab-and-go hoodie to keep you warm during early fall training sessions.
Bonobos Cotton Cashmere Hoodie
Can the hooded sweatshirt be, dare we say it, luxurious and refined? That’s what Bonobos thinks, and it makes perfect sense that they’ve come through with a cotton cashmere hoodie that wears just like your favorite cashmere crewneck sweatshirt for seasonal style occasions aplenty. With a trim fit and the sort of wearability you need for fall and winter, it’s undoubtedly one of the best men’s hoodies you can snag now.
Reigning Champ Pullover Hoodie
These days, it’s tough to find athletic wear that channels the spirit of old-school style with modern functionality, but Canada’s Reigning Champ seems to have perfected that formula. Its crewneck sweatshirts and joggers are tough-as-nails while also remaining soft to the touch and performance-minded, and the Pullover Hoodie delivers on that front, as well. The midweight Terry fabric is ideal for fall and winter layering.
Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt
There are brands that make logo-heavy hoodies, and there are brands that make the type of laidback, smart-casual hooded sweatshirts that you can wear to the gym or on a morning coffee run in equal measure — and Mack Weldon specializes in the second type. Particularly when it comes to the Ace Hooded Sweatshirt, variety and versatility are everything, and from the range of color options to the silky smooth fabric, this hoodie has it in spades. Go casual with a pair of the brand’s tailored sweatpants, or wear it with a merino tee and slim light wash denim.
Todd Snyder x Champion Fleece Popover Hoodie
Is the Todd Snyder + Champion Popover Hoodie worthy of wearing this fall? We’ll leave that up to you, but for our money’s worth … it just might be. It features the kind of expert design and sleek styling potential that Todd Snyder has gotten right time and again, from a slim fit to a versatile color to the premium Canadian-made construction. Without any front chest logo, it’s a streamlined upgrade to your old college hoodie. The Popover Hoodie is casual enough to wear with jeans and a classic tee, or clean enough to throw on over a chambray shirt with tan herringbone trousers.
Nike Legacy Hoodie
It wouldn’t be a list of the best men’s hoodies without including a sporty, stylish pick from Nike — agreed, right? The Legacy Hoodie absolutely plays off the brand’s, well, legacy of creating gear that looks great and performs quite well. The swoosh logo is instantly recognizable anywhere, and it’s a design touch that means this hoodie will work seamlessly with dark blue denim or slim grey joggers. And given that it’s Nike making it, you can certainly wear this hoodie to the gym or out on an early morning run — that’s a great mix of unbeatable casual and sporty style.
The North Face Half Dome Hoodie
When you pick up a hoodie with the North Face stamp of approval — quite literally — it’s going to be good. Right? Right. The Half Dome Hoodie blends the distinctive (and streetwear-approved) logo of the brand with the technical qualities for which they’re known. Those touches include athletic-style cuffs and a ribbed hem, plus warm jersey lining in the hood. The North Face is also offering an array of color options to pick from — simply grab one (or two, or even three) and layer with ease. How to style them? Wear them with hiking pants and boots for an outdoor getaway, or simply layer it up with a denim jacket and black jeans.
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