Meet Your New Favorite Stay-At-Home Hoodies for Men
The best hoodies for men 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 2021 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 designs.
To help you cozy up to your favorite new stay-at-home hoodie, and even after this pandemic clears up, we’ve compiled 23 of the best hoodies for men to consider right now.
1. Everlane French Terry Hoodie
If you’re looking for a no-fuss, go-to everyday hoodie to rock from fall through winter, look no further than the Everlane French Terry Hoodie. This cool yet cozy cold-weather staple is part of Everlane’s “Uniform” collection — which is a line of clothing that is perfectly crafted for everyday wear. Need to run a couple of errands around town? This is the hoodie to do it in. Looking to go on a quick job in cooler weather? This is the hoodie to do it in. Lounging on the couch like the potato you strive to be? This is the hoodie to do it in. No matter what your day brings, Everlane’s French terry’s got you covered, from the neck to your waist, at least.
2. Feat BlanketBlend Hoodie
OUR 2020 PICK
This year, the Feat BlanketBlend Hoodie won our “Best Hoodie of 2020” category in our SPY Man Awards. Why, you might ask? This 2020-centric pullover is clad in none other than the style of the year — tie-dye. That’s not all, upon throwing this bad boy on, you’ll notice that it feels just like your favorite blanket. Those two characteristics make it perfect for the amount of time we’ve spent indoors this year by mixing it with our go-to pattern for whenever we *rarely* left the comfort of our own home. There’s genuinely no other hoodie that hit the nail on the head the way this one did.
3. Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Hoodie
BEST FOR BEATING THE HEAT
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 dog days of summer were almost full throttle experiencing. That’s why we like Outdoor Voices’ CloudKnit Hoodie. It’s a lightweight as hell choice with the softest material you’ll ever feel on a hoodie. It’s made from primarily polyester fabric that’s designed to layer light and comfortably even during the summer, hence the name “CloudKnit”.
4. Alo Caliber 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 Caliber Hoodie is made in the USA, designed with four-way stretch making it great for yoga, running and other sports. The attention to detail in this hoodie is remarkable. Aside from the overall slouchy appearance, the drawstrings feature a thicker tip which makes handling easier and presents an innovative way of preventing strings from getting lost in the hood.
5. American Giant Classic Full Zip
Deemed “the greatest hoodie ever made”, American Giant’s classic full zip-up hoodie’s got a lot to live up to — and it does. Coming in a slew of different colors (like this seasonably stylish red), this cozy zip-up is fit to match whatever your style is. Because it’s made from heavy-weight cotton fleece, it’s totally made to handle colder weather with no problem, which is strange for a zip-up. Most of the time, we’ll never feel like a zip-up by itself has the ability to keep us warm, but let American Giant’s surprise you. It’s also tailored to fit your body so it won’t look boxy when on.
6. Patagonia Trail Harbor Hoody
Patagonia is one of the most active, mainstream American brands on the frontlines of environmental relief. That mission is directly reflected in their products, like this hoodie, which is part of the company’s Fair Trade Certified line. It combines organic hemp and an organic cotton/French terry blend for ultimate breathability and comfort. Finding a Patagonia hoodie can often prove difficult (particularly during colder months). Get on it while you can!
7. Everlane Waffle-Knit Hoodie
The best hoodies can do it all. They’ll work whether you’re trying to look stylish, sweating 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 Everlane is down for any and all challenges. Made from 100% cotton, you’ll be comfortable all day regardless of what you’re doing. This must-have is available in a few cool colors, but we’re loving this blue teal color that can represent any season you choose to wear it in. Wear it with a pair of khaki pants, your favorite beanie and go-to boots this winter.
8. Comme des Garçons PLAY Patch 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!
9. Nike Sportswear Club Fleece
Straight from the iconic athletics brand comes the prettiest-in-pink hoodie to rock no matter the occasion. Except, for like, a funeral. That’s probably not the best look. This hot pink pullover — which Nike appropriately calls Fireberry — is a casual must-have in any guy’s closet. It’s a total eye-catcher thanks to its vibrant coloring, but stays true to Nike’s classic minimalist branding. So really, it’s the best of both worlds and we absolutely love it.
10. Lululemon City Sweat Pullover Hoodie
BEST FOR MOVING
True to its reputation as the biggest name in yoga apparel, Lululemon made a hoodie that moves with you, thanks to a soft, stretchy blend of French terry, polyester and Lycra. Those fabrics make it super breathable too, meaning you can reach for this hoodie if you’re planning to shoot hoops or get active after work and don’t want to change. The athleisure movement — and its emphasis on comfort and style — isn’t going anywhere, and a hoodie like this deserves a place in your closet.
11. NikeLab Fleece Hoodie
BEST FOR FALL
If there was ever a time to start restocking your hoodie collection, it’s now. Fall threads tend to hit stores toward the end of summer, and when the weather changes, you better be prepared. This men’s hoodie is made from a super-soft fleece material, perfect for lounging around the house or quick errands around town in chilly weather. Aptly called “Cedar” in color, it gives us some seriously cozy-as-hell autumn vibes. We’ll take two, please.
12. Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Pullover Hoodie
Coming in at just under $20, this hoodie from Hanes is an absolute steal. Don’t act like you don’t already know the brand, they’ve probably covered your family jewels more than a couple of times in your life. This casual sweatshirt is just as comfortable as the undies we already know and love and it’s available in more than 25 different colors. You can wear by itself as a hoodie or as a base layer with a jacket or flannel shirt. If you’re searching for the best hoodies under $50, this is it.
13. Nike Sportswear Club Tie-Dye Hoodie
While none of us really could’ve anticipated how popular tie-dye would become this summer, is anyone really mad about it? The funky colorful blob variations look tight, we can’t lie. Nike got in on the trend by creating this tie-dye hoodie in various colors to bring a handsome splash of color to the otherwise mundane yet hellish world we’ve experience this past year. If you’re worried this trend will be 6 feet under by the time fall comes around, get real, tie-dye will never go out of style — but, this hoodie’s probably going to go out of stock, so you better act fast.
14. Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt
BEST BLACK HOODIES
If you’ve ever been blessed with owning something from Buck Mason, you’ll know full well how quality and comy their stuff is. Case and point, this hoodie. With an effortlessly stylish all-black look, you can stay comfortable while looking cool, calm and collected no matter what the day brings. This is an all-season kind of throw-on, making it perfect to wear no matter where you’re from or what the weather’s like outside your front door.
15. Champion UO Exclusive Reverse Weave Snap Hoodie Sweatshirt
Champion is without a doubt one of the founding fathers of the modern-day hoodie. Their hoodies and crewnecks stylishly and affordably dressed kids across the world from the mid-80s to the mid-90s and existed in both popular culture and the world of sports simultaneously. In recent years though, we’ve seen an influx in popularity again, and with that, a surge in pricing. While that part low-key sucks, we still love Champion for their wide variety of cozy-wear. From strutting the streets to lounging around the house, draping that 15+ pound post-quarantine bod in this purple beauty is the move this fall. Best part of all? This UO exclusion has a snap closure instead of the classic drawstring design, making this baby a real standout. Pair it with a casual jean jacket and your favorite dad hat to finish the look off right.
16. Britney Spears Hoodie Sweatshirt
BEST POP CULTURE HOODIE
Ready to rep your favorite pop icon of all time whenever you leave the house this winter? Well, you know what they say, it’s Britney, bitch. This all grey hoodie works as an ode to our main pop girl and all of the bops she’s put out over the years. Additionally, now’s one of the most relevant times you can wear Britney on your hoodie due to all of the internet rumors and conspiracy theories going around talking about her freedom. Hopefully, none of that is true, but if you really are a true Britney stan, work this into your wardrobe and work to #FreeBritney.
17. Gap Vintage Soft Hoodie
While we didn’t find this at our favorite local vintage shop, we won’t be surprised that in a few years, you will. This brand new “vintage” inspired hoodie from Gap has everything you want in a soft, worn hoodie. It comes in a range of colors that boast either bright or dark facades (depending on your preference) that will totally work as your new everyday favorite. We’re loving this muted grey marl color that will pair well with literally anything. Act fast, as this hoodie’s going for under $30 right now.
18. Gucci Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie
BEST DESIGNER HOODIE
As stylish hoodies for men go, here’s the luxe you’ve been looking for. This Gucci hoodie features their ever-so-classic mirrored G logo on a green and red racing striped box, complete with the brand name plastered on each side. This hoodie is quite the in-your-face alternative to mostly any other hoodie on the market and acts as a casual bragging right to friends and strangers on the street alike. To create the ultimate outfit for this Gucci hoodie, wear it with your favorite light wash denim and one of Gucci’s staple sneakers.
19. Faherty Whitewater 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 Faherty 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!
20. Vuori Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie
BEST TRAINING HOODIE
This Vuori hoodie is made from the brand’s signature DreamKnit fabric blend of polyester and elastane that maintains its natural shape, even after vigorous exercise. That means the hoodie excels at wicking moisture and regulating your temperature as you pour sweat into it. No more overheating, even when your workout is on fire. And is there a more badass color than true black? Absolutely not.
21. Everlane ReNew Air Hoodie
Everlane is always dropping incredible new basics, so it’s no surprise to see them crack this list yet again. The fresh ReNew Air collection, which also features pants and shorts, combines comfort and simple-yet-elegant style. True to Everlane’s sustainability commitments, it’s made mostly of polyester recycled from plastic bottles and includes some stretchy elastane for extra flexibility.Buy: Everlane ReNew Air Hoodie $60.00
22. Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt
BEST SILICON VALLEY ENERGY
The answer is no, you can never have too many grey hoodies. They are so iconic and versatile, your closet can be full of them. So don’t feel bad about snagging a grey hoodie of every style. The zip-up grey hoodie offers some serious tech bro vibes, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Something about it must be special, considering it’s a uniform of so many Silicon Valley tech employees. You might not build the next great startup, but with this hoodie, you’ll at least channel that energy, and you’ll look great doing it.
23. Everybody.World 100% Hoodie
LA-based Everybody.World is quietly becoming a household name for simple, ethically-made threads. Its wholesale branch just supplied Lorde’s new merch, so you can bet they’ll blow up soon. Because of the company’s incredible sustainability practices — everything’s made from 100% recycled cotton — the prices are a bit steep. This incredibly comfortable hoodie will run you $100, but it’s completely worth it. You’ll look great, stay cozy and help out Mother Nature. What could be better?Buy: Everybody.World 100% Hoodie $100.00