The 18 Best Zip Up Hoodies for Men

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The zip up hoodie, with its effortless good looks and versatile styling options, might just be the perfect piece of loungewear. It can keep you cozy on a chilly morning, add a touch of relaxed style to simple jeans-and-a-t-shirt outfits, and double as a mid layer under a full-size jacket in the depths of winter. 

Perhaps best of all, you can always throw on a zip up hoodie without messing up your hair. We’re big fans of this modern classic, so we’ve put together a carefully curated list of the 18 best zip up hoodies for men. They run a wide gamut of style and budget options, sure to satisfy every guy’s urge to rock a casual cool look.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie

Best Investment: Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie

When was the last time that you had a piece of cotton clothing last for a full decade? That’s exactly what Flint and Tinder is offering with their aptly-named 10 Year Hoodie: A full decade-long guarantee, where they promise that “if your hoodie rips, tears, or otherwise comes apart at the seams, let us know and we’ll repair it.”

The whole thing is sourced from and made in the United States, and designed with a relaxed (but not baggy) fit that will wear in perfectly over the next 10 years.

  • Material: Cotton/polyester blend fleece
  • Color Options: Black, forest, medium heather gray, navy, oatmeal, gray, rust
  • Fit: Standard
  • COO: United States
  • Price: $128

The ultra-durable Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie is American-made clothing at its finest, and a heritage piece you’ll be happy to wear for a decade or more.

Ten Thousand Midweight Tech Hoodie

Best for Workouts: Ten Thousand Midweight Tech Hoodie

The Midweight Tech Hoodie from Ten Thousand is about as close as you can get to a tactical hoodie. It’s extremely well outfitted for intense exercise, with a four-way stretch fabric and adjustable drawcords to customize your exact fit. That’s paired with flatlock seams that fully prevent chafing while you’re on the move, and a silver ion anti-odor treatment to keep stink to a minimum no matter how hard you’re working out.

It’s an everyday workhorse of a hoodie that’s comfortable enough to wear all day long, and tough enough to get you through your most strenuous days.

  • Material: Polyester/cotton/spandex blend
  • Color Options: Black, light gray
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: Imported
  • Price: $128

Four-way stretch fabric and a permanent silver ion anti-odor treatment make this the perfect go-to hoodie for working out.

Ibex Wool Aire Hoodie

Best for Hiking and Outdoors: Ibex Wool Aire Hoodie

Merino wool is nature’s most incredible performance fiber, offering unbeatable temperature regulation and naturally antimicrobial and moisture wicking properties. Taken together, those qualities make it the premier choice for outdoor gear that can keep up with any weather you face.

Ibex’s Wool Aire Hoodie puts merino wool to great use, with a super lightweight merino wool fill inside of an equally lightweight nylon outer shell. This lets the Wool Aire Hoodie pack down extra tiny, all while providing the performance that wool is known for. An absolute must for any regular campers and hikers out there.

  • Material: Nylon shell, wool and polyester insulation
  • Color Options: Black, deep ocean, dark green, oxy fire
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: Imported
  • Price: $285

Packing serious warmth in an incredibly lightweight package, Ibex’s Wool Aire Hoodie is the perfect companion for outdoor adventures.

Mott & Bow’s French Terry Hoodie

Mott & Bow’s French Terry Hoodie

Casual but elevated: That’s the laid-back style that Mott & Bow specializes in, and their French Terry Hoodie is a perfect example of it. The 100 percent Peruvian cotton—the real high-grade stuff that’s extra soft—is given a loopback terry treatment for an even more supple look and feel.

That makes this classically-styled hoodie a perfect fit for wearing around the house, taking to the gym, or dressing up with a nice pair of jeans, a button-down shirt, and all-white leather sneakers. Overall, it’s an awesome addition to any guy’s closet thanks to its goes-with-anything good looks.

  • Material: French terry cotton
  • Color Options: Heather gray
  • Fit: Slightly relaxed
  • COO: China
  • Price: $99

An elevated everyday staple that’s comfortable enough to live in, but just the right weight for wearing to the gym.

American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie

American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie

American Giant’s particular brand of detail-oriented essentials deserves a second look from any guy who wants to upgrade his daily wardrobe. Check out their Classic Full Zip Hoodie, which some owners have gone so far as to call “The Greatest Hoodie Ever Made”: It’s equipped with a double-lined hood and reinforced elbow patches, further emphasizing the durability that starts with a heavyweight 13 ounce cotton fleece.

Want even more? Each of these hoodies is made by hand right here in the United States, with fabric knit in South Carolina and the hoodies stitched together in North Carolina.

  • Material: Combed ringspun cotton
  • Color Options: Black, iron, Oxford blue, agave green, forest camo, twilight, currant, deep olive, black amber
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • COO: United States
  • Price: $138

An American-made hoodie that’s available in a wide range of colors, with a laid-back fit and reinforcement at the elbows for long-lasting durability.

Rhone Spar Full Zip Hoodie

Rhone Spar Full Zip Hoodie

Offering a fine blend of everyday comfort and sport performance, Rhone’s Spar Full Zip Hoodie is destined to become your new favorite throw-it-on-and-go jacket. It’s made from a moisture wicking material with plenty of stretch, making it extra comfortable for daily wear and fully capable of taking you through your warmups and into your workouts.

The fit here is slim and athletic (but not overly so), and the material is thick enough to hold its shape well and provide plenty of warmth whether used as a top or mid layer.

  • Material: Polyester/nylon/spandex blend
  • Color Options: Smoked pearl, black, navy
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: United States
  • Price: $138

The right blend of stretchy and soft, Rhone’s Spar hoodie has significant moisture wicking properties too.

Vuori Seaside Hoodie

Vuori Seaside Hoodie

Made from sustainably-sourced organic cotton and polyester, the midweight Vuori Seaside Hoodie is made for cozy comfort on chilly beach days. It uses a brushed-back fleece to double down on warmth and comfort, then pairs that with a double kangaroo pocket and interior chest pocket for your smartphone.

Four-way stretch makes it flexible enough that you’ll want to live in it day in and day out, and the slightly oversized fit makes it perfect for chilling out and relaxing.

  • Material: Brushed back heavy weight fleece (66% organic cotton, 34% polyester)
  • Color Options: Black, cocoa, salt, azure
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • COO: Imported
  • Price: $148

A cozy hoodie for when beach days turn chilly, this offering from Vuori also has a handy interior chest pocket for your phone.

Public Rec Weekend Full Zip Hoodie

Public Rec Weekend Full Zip Hoodie

With Public Rec’s Weekend Full Zip Hoodie, what really makes it stand out is the contrasting details. Take a quick look at it in comparison to most of the hoodies in this review:

Instead of opting for a single-color scheme or using white accents, the bold black accenting helps each color of this hoodie to pop that much more. It’s made with a modern athletic fit that makes it great for wearing to the gym, but equally suitable for throwing on over a dressier work outfit.

  • Material: French terry cotton/poly/spandex blend
  • Color Options: Heather silver spoon, heather navy, heather charcoal, stone navy, heather maroon, black
  • Fit: Standard
  • COO: Vietnam, Indonesia, Peru, and/or Thailand
  • Price: $108

Little details like a scuba hood and no-bounce zippers that lock in place make Public Rec’s Weekend hoodie a favorite for guys looking to get active.

Lululemon City Sweat Full-Zip Hoodie

Lululemon City Sweat Full-Zip Hoodie

The clean lines and vibrant colors of Lululemon’s City Sweat Full-Zip Hoodie put it almost in a category of its own, having more in common with high fashion than casual around-the-house wear. Even so, the stretchy French terry material that these hoodies are built from makes them as comfortable as any you’ll ever wear.

They’re designed with a classic hoodie fit in mind—looser at the chest and waist—so order to size if you want a looser fit, or down a size for a more slim and athletic look and feel.

  • Material: Cotton, polyester, lycra, and elastane
  • Color Options: Raw linen, heathered ultra light grey/sea salt, blue linen, black
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: Any of these 26 countries
  • Price: $128

Soft and breathable with a minimalist style, Lululemon’s City Sweat hoodie is as good for running errands as it is for your next long-distance run.

KÜHL Interceptr Hoody

KÜHL Interceptr Hoody

In the natural vs synthetic fiber debate for outdoor gear, KÜHL falls firmly on the side of making the absolute most out of synthetics. Their finely-tuned fiber combinations have a lot going for them, with enhanced durability complemented by breathability and warmth that rival even the finest natural fibers.

This is on full display in their Interceptr Hoody, which uses a heavy duty three-layer system of proprietary synthetic fibers to make it as warm as a full-size coat. Add a brushed interior for close-to-the-skin comfort, and you get a hoodie that’s ready for any outdoor adventure.

  • Material: älfpaca™ GOLD fleece and KASHMIRA polyester
  • Color Options: Black, mutiny blue, steel
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: China
  • Price: $139

Articulated sleeves and breathable side panels set KÜHL’s Interceptr Hoody a step ahead of the competition when it comes to long days out on the trail.

Tracksmith Trackhouse Zip Sweatshirt

Tracksmith Trackhouse Zip Sweatshirt

What’s the bane of workout sweatshirts and sweatpants everywhere? Pilling. It can take a perfectly presentable piece of clothing and make it look old and ratty in a heartbeat. That’s why Tracksmith’s new Trackhouse Zip Sweatshirt is especially awesome: Its reverse-weave cotton blend material is completely impervious to pilling, and will look good as new even after years of use.

Thoughtful details like ribbed cuffs, a hidden stash pocket, and a secure headphone port make it a top tier choice for workout wear.

  • Material: Cotton/poly blend fleece
  • Color Options: Maple, black, gray, navy
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: Poland, Portugal, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Canada, and/or United States
  • Price: $30

With a double-layered hood and heavy 410 gsm fabric, Tracksmith’s Trackhouse hoodie is great for cold morning runs.

Chrome Industries Merino Wool Cobra 3.0 Hoodie

Chrome Industries Merino Wool Cobra 3.0 Hoodie

The Cobra 3.0 Hoodie from Chrome Industries is pure outdoor performance wear at its best. Made from a merino wool, polyester, and spandex blend, it combines the best of temperature regulating and moisture wicking qualities with shape retention, durability, and flexibility.

The extra high collar and three-panel hood design gear it towards high-speed sports, especially bicycling; a two-way zipper further emphasizes this sport performance aspect. Overall, it’s probably the best hoodie around for high-intensity outdoor activities.

  • Material: Merino wool/polyester/spandex blend
  • Color Options: Black, olive branch
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: United States and/or China
  • Price: $185

Merino wool as the main component of this hoodie’s fabric gives it exceptional temperature regulating and moisture wicking qualities.

Fjallraven Ovik Fleece Hoodie

Fjallraven Ovik Fleece Hoodie

The magic behind the Swedish-designed Ovik Fleece Hoodie from Fjallraven comes from its proprietary G-1000 fabric, a unique cotton/polyester blend that’s been thoroughly infused with Greenland wax.

This gives it exceptional weatherproofing while maintaining a comfortable and pliable fit, making it excellent as an outer layer in moderate weather or an insulating mid layer when it turns especially cold. All of that together makes the Ovik Fleece Hoodie a top choice for people who live in colder climes, where you’ll be able to get year-round use out of it.

  • Material: Water-resistant G-1000 polyester
  • Color Options: Dark grey, deep forest, navy
  • Fit: Athletic
  • COO: China and/or South Korea
  • Price: $165

The quick drying and water-resistant fabric used for the Ovik Fleece Hoodie makes it an excellent top layer for outdoor adventures.

Vuori Coronado Hoodie

Vuori Coronado Hoodie

Everything that Vuori makes does a great job of bridging the gap between presentable, stylish clothing and workout-ready performance gear. But this is especially true of their Coronado Hoodie—which has the added benefit of being comfy as heck while looking great and offering excellent flexibility and moisture wicking.

Its knit construction is equipped with four-way stretch for freedom of movement, and then given a brushed back for softness right next to the skin. Pair that with a heathered texture and contrasting zipper details, and you get a zip up hoodie that’s ready for wear anywhere you go.

  • Material: Polyester/elastane blend
  • Color Options: Light heather gray, black heather, oregano heather
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • COO: Imported
  • Price: $138

Just the right blend of soft and stretch make Vuori’s Coronado Hoodie a great post-workout or all day lounging choice.

Mack Weldon Ace Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt

Mack Weldon Ace Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt

Available in eight colors of heavy duty French terry cloth, Mack Weldon’s Ace Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt is destined to match with any guy’s closet.

The hoodie’s taught material holds its shape better than a standard cotton hoodie, giving a crisp and finished look that pairs beautifully with the rich color options. Oh, and it’s got a secret interior stash pocket too—making this a near-perfect hoodie for everyday errands and long-term travel alike. Once you try one of these on for size, you’ll end up wanting to get a few more to round out all the color options in your wardrobe.

  • Material: Micro-brushed French terry cotton
  • Color Options: Comet blue, true black, infantry, charcoal heather, total eclipse, grey heather, commando, winestain
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • COO: Thailand, Peru, China, Egypt, and/or Vietnam
  • Price: $98

Stretch rib side panels and super soft micro-brushed fabric make this hoodie a definite go-to for weekend wear.

Stio Men’s Wilcox Fleece Hoodie

Stio Men’s Wilcox Fleece Hoodie

For those truly cold days, you need a hoodie that offers maximum insulation to keep the chill out and your warmth in. That’s exactly what the Stio Men’s Wilcox Fleece Hoodie does, thanks to its use of pure recycled Lofton (synthetic) fleece.

It feels like wool to the touch and offers similar insulation, but the fact that it’s synthetic means you get better technical performance with less weight and bulkiness than wool. Between the relaxed fixed hood, the kangaroo-style front pockets, and the full zip closure, you’ve got a sweater that will be wonderfully warm even when the snow is falling and the wind is biting.

  • Material: 100% recycled Lofton fabric
  • Color Options: Vintage Ivy Heather, Beehive Heather, Mountain Shadow Heather, Larkspur Blue Heather, Abyss Heather, and Faded Oak Heather
    Fit: Regular
  • COO: Imported
  • Price: $175
Outdoor Research Men’s Trail Mix Hoodie

Outdoor Research Men’s Trail Mix Hoodie

Stay active and warm with the Outdoor Research Men’s Trail Mix Hoodie. Made with a waffle grid synthetic fleece, it’s beautifully cozy for lounging on your couch but can handle the rigors of any snowshoeing trek or snowboarding trip. The thermo-regulating ActiveTemp technology traps body heat close to your skin so you’ll stay warm all day long, but offers enough breathability to keep you from overheating when you work up a sweat. It also has moisture-wicking properties to pull sweat away from your base layer and keep you dry and cool.

  • Material: Bluesign approved 100% Polyester. Pocket: bluesign approved 94% Recycled Nylon, 6% Spandex
  • Color Options: Black, Kalamata/Naval Blue, Naval Blue, Flint, Tapenade/Black
    Fit: Regular
  • COO: Bangladesh
  • Price: $110
Psycho Bunny Mens Outline Hoodie

Psycho Bunny Mens Outline Hoodie

Crisp colors and stylish design come together in the Psycho Bunny Mens Outline Hoodie. The smooth double-faced interlock jersey fabric is wonderfully soft to the touch, and the addition of nylon into the cotton blend fabric makes it far more versatile and durable.

The tailoring and fit are eye-catching, with sharp colors that will stand out from the pack. But minimalists will find it’s exactly what they need, too, with the subtle details and simplistic styling. For those worried about wearing out the sweater with regular use, you’ll be glad to know the seams are all reinforced with three-needle-cover stitching to ensure maximum durability. Take one look at the price tag and the style, and you’ll fall in love.

  • Material: 93% cotton, 7% nylon
  • Color Options: Navy, Heather Storm, and Black
    Fit: Regular
  • COO: China
  • Price: $250
Roark Rambler Fleece

Roark Rambler Fleece

Whether you’re hunting, hiking, ice fishing, or snowboarding, you’ll be glad you’ve got the Roark Rambler Fleece packed in your bag. This fleece hoodie is insanely warm when zipped up, with hand warmer pockets placed just right for carrying your EDC essentials or tucking your hands in your pockets for a casual look while keeping warm.

The high-loft shearling fleece will feel like your favorite blanket, and you’ll feel just as toasty as you were snuggled up in bed or sitting in front of a roaring fire. It’s your new best friend to beat back the winter chill.

  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Color Options: Dark Military, Dark Navy, Black, and Blue
    Fit: Regular
  • COO: Not specified
  • Price: $125-$129
Linksoul Double-Knit Full-Zip Hoodie

Linksoul Double-Knit Full-Zip Hoodie

Say goodbye to thick, bulky sweaters, and instead keep it lightweight with the Linksoul Double-Knit Full-Zip Hoodie. The double-knit fabric combines just enough polyester into the cotton to give it flexibility and utility, not to mention making it incredibly soft to the touch.

It’s the perfect middle layer to wear beneath a parka or heavy winter coat, because it’s slim enough that you will still be comfortable even when fully bundled up. Wear it over a moisture-wicking base layer to ensure that you stay dry and cool all day long. 

Ibex Shak Hoodoo Hoodie

Ibex Shak Hoodoo Hoodie

If you’re hitting the slopes for a day of skiing or snowboarding, you’ll be glad you’re wearing the Ibex Shak Hoodoo Hoodie. Made from Ibex’s signature dense Merino wool, it’s thick enough that it will keep you warm but lightweight enough that you can move easily when slicing down those slopes at full speed.

The sweater offers moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool, allows body heat to escape if you start to overheat, and is both wrinkle-resistant and easy to keep clean with fewer washes. Thanks to its flatlock seams, you’ll never have to worry about chafing even after long hours of high-intensity activity. 

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