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14 Best Hoodies for Men Deliver Easygoing Style

By Beau Hayhoe  |  Updated March 27, 2024

14 Best Hoodies for Men Deliver Easygoing Style
Courtesy of Flint and Tinder

At the best of times, your decision for casually cool style is pretty easy. If you’re lucky, easy is an understatement – and the best hoodies provide that easygoing style with plenty of utility and classic looks thrown in the mix.

In the same way that you need a classic Oxford shirt for the office, and a sharp suit for formal affairs, you need a hoodie for off-duty style.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
  • Utility and useful style: A helpful hoodie provides protection from wind and rain when training or tackling the elements, while a front pocket holds your valuables. Plus, it’s easy to throw on and wear.
  • Heritage quality, heritage looks: Some clothing brands are making their hoodies with thick, burly fabric and USA-made construction, and others make more fashion-forward, modern hoodies – both are up for grabs.
  • Up for anything: The great part about a hoodie is that you can wear one to train, to hike or to grab cold beers – the right one is highly versatile.

The best hoodies have their roots in the gym and the track, but the iconic piece is now a staple of every guy’s laidback wardrobe (or at least, this writer thinks so).

Some are made to be layered under a trucker jacket for travel, others pair well with a work jacket for frigid mornings in the yard, and others still match up with broken-in jeans for weekend looks.

These are the best men’s hoodies for your rotation now.

Best Overall

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover Hoodie

Why did I choose it?

Flint and Tinder, a fan favorite at Huckberry, first made waves with its nearly indestructible hoodie with a 10-year guarantee.

That still holds true to this day, with thick yet supple fabric that’s cozy while also getting better with age.

It comes in a massive array of colors, sizes and fits for years of wear.


Best Full-zip Hoodie
American Giant Classic Full-Zip

Best Workout Hoodie
Vuori Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie

Best OG Classic Style
Champion Powerblend Fleece Hoodie

Best Work Hoodie
Carhartt Loose-Fit Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt

Most Comfortable Hoodie
Outerknown Hightide Pullover Hoodie

Best Travel Hoodie
Unbound Merino Ultralight Packable Hoodie

Best Super Cheap Hoodie
Hanes Ecosmart Hoodie

Best Midweight Hoodie
Todd Snyder Midweight Popover Hoodie

Best Lightweight Hoodie with Sun Protection
Proof 72-Hour Merino UPF Hoodie


Best Overall

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover Hoodie


$118
 

The way they used to make things (hard-wearing, long-lasting) still holds true for Flint and Tinder and Huckberry. Its 10-Year Hoodie is the stuff of legend, made with ridiculously durable 12oz. South Carolina cotton fleece and finished with American-made materials. You’ll want one for casual style every day of the week.





Best Full-zip Hoodie

American Giant Classic Full-Zip


$138
 

If more than 6,000 positive reviews are anything to go off of, then American Giant’s Classic Full-Zip could just be the best hoodie on the market.

Made with a custom heavyweight fleece that gets softer while retaining warmth, you might want one of these in as many colors as possible.





Best Workout Hoodie

Vuori Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie


$118
 

The right hoodie can be a gamechanger in terms of performance, with moisture-wicking fabric and a fit that allows you to move and train as hard as possible.

Vuori checks all those boxes handily, and does so with a customizable half-zip design for added coverage (or ventilation).

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Best OG Classic Style

Champion Powerblend Fleece Hoodie


$27
 

Champion was among the first brands to bring the hooded sweatshirt to the masses and out of boxing gyms and work sites, and that commitment to quality continues apace.

They’re now leaning into the streetwear and fashion spaces, but for expert performance, warmth, comfort and affordability, the iconic Powerblend Fleece is the last word.





Best Work Hoodie

Carhartt Loose-Fit Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt


$50
 

Remember what we mentioned earlier about hoodies fit for frigid days in the yard? This rugged Carhartt hoodie fits the bill perfectly, with a fit that gives you room to layer thermal shirts or henleys.

And the midweight fabric shouldn’t prove too bulky beneath a Carhartt canvas jacket, either. Both are useful tools for your next workwear ‘fit.





Most Comfortable Hoodie

Outerknown Hightide Pullover Hoodie


$138
 

Surfing legend Kelly Slater set out to create a better type of fashion brand, one that focused on organic and sustainable fabrics while reducing textile waste.

His Hightide Hoodie fits the bill perfectly, and it doesn’t hurt that the design is highly useful and supremely comfortable after a day catching some waves and rays.





Best Travel Hoodie

Unbound Merino Ultralight Packable Hoodie


$145
 

Merino wool is one of the most innovative (and yet time-tested) fabrics on the market, boasting moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties.

That makes it ideal for a travel-ready hoodie, the kind you can wear all the while on overly air-conditioned planes, and then pack away – without worry of wrinkles – as needed.





Best Super Cheap Hoodie

Hanes Ecosmart Hoodie


$13
 

These days, the best men’s hoodies feature a few bells and whistles beyond the ordinary, like sustainable fabric that makes a big difference in the long run.

Hanes has long produced some of the most iconic sportswear on the market, but to do so in eco-friendly fashion and in a classic design is an added bonus.





Best Midweight Hoodie

Todd Snyder Midweight Popover Hoodie


$138
 

Todd Snyder helped change the game in terms of making sportswear – like one of the best men’s hoodies – into runway-ready styles.

By collaborating with Champion, he reimagined the sweatshirt in vivid colors and with cool, stylish details – the kind you can even rock under a tailored topcoat.

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Best Lightweight Hoodie with Sun Protection

Proof 72-Hour Merino UPF Hoodie


$138
 

Not every hoodie has to be geared towards cold weather. In fact, sometimes, a lightweight hoodie, with long sleeves and of course, a hood for added protection, is ideal for fighting back against the sun’s rays.

This useful, moisture-wicking hoodie boasts anti-microbial and UPF technology.






Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Classic Hoodie


$150
 

For sporting pursuits, treks into the country and even cozy days at home, Reigning Champ has you covered.

The Canadian heritage sportswear brand puts a modern spin on old-school classics, using durable French Terry cotton and a flattering classic fit to get the details right.






Trumbull Vintage Wash Full-Zip Sweatshirt


$148
 

American sportswear is the primary inspiration for the latest and greatest from Huckberry, a new line of Detroit-made gear fashioned with modern menswear designer Aaron Levine.

This hoodie features a super-soft vintage wash and an easy-access full-zip design.






J.Crew Seaboard Soft-Knit Hoodie


$98
 

It’s sometimes refreshing to find one of the best hoodies for men that arrives out of the box looking like you’ve had it for years.

J.Crew’s Seaboard Hoodie is made with ultra-soft, washed-out fabric in a relaxed yet easily wearable fit, and it’s perfect for beach bonfires and weekend lounging.






Fresh Clean Tees Pullover Hoodie


$29
 

The right fit and fabric is what separates the best men’s hooded sweatshirts from the rest, and Fresh Clean Tees knows how to deliver in that regard.

It’s one of the most affordable hoodies on the market, made with the sort of soft, stretchy yet shape-retaining fabric for which Fresh Clean Tees is known.





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