22 Best Hoodies For Men 2024 - Forbes Vetted

Much like a good pair of jeans or a white t-shirt, the best men’s hoodies play an important role in your year-round wardrobe. They’re definitely more than something to throw on for the gym—newer designs are stylish for whatever is on your agenda for the day, whether it’s traveling, working remotely or grabbing coffee.

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22 Best Hoodies For Men 2024 - Forbes Vetted

If you’re stuck with worn-out sweatshirts lurking in your drawers or just haven’t picked up a new hoodie since the ‘90s, you’ll want to experience the softness, quality and comfort that comes with the latest options. Ahead, we did the research and found the best men’s hoodies to wear over and over again, including our top overall pick from Lululemon. See what else made our list of highly recommend picks.

Sizes: XS to 5X | Colors: 8 total, including Heathered Ultra Light Grey and Black | Materials: 59% cotton, 38% polyester and 3% elastane

Lululemon’s bestselling hoodie gets top marks across the board for its breathable cotton French terry that feels soft against your skin, stretchable design that moves with your body and classic fit. Subtle details also make this hoodie stand out, such as panels in the sleeves that prevent this sweatshirts from feeling too tight.

What the reviews say: “Great fit, the color is perfect. Washes well, doesn't lose shape or texture.”

Sizes: S to XL | Colors: 10 total, including Winestain and Charcoal Heather| Materials: Micro-brushed French terry, cotton jersey

There’s no shortage of zip-up hoodies on the market, and choosing a new one can get overwhelming. Mack Weldon’s is one of the best. The micro-brushed French terry and cotton jersey are extra soft and comfortable to wear zipped or unzipped, if you want it to function more like a jacket.

What the reviews say: “Nice stretchy material. It hugs the body, but not tight. It’s very comfortable. The finish is smooth and soft. Hands down, one of the best I’ve had.”

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 11 total, including Antique Grey Mix and Original Navy | Materials: 100% cotton

For a hoodie that’s great for the beach and hanging outside on cooler days, Todd Snyder’s sweatshirt has vintage vibes with a worn-in look from the first wear. This style is part of a collaboration with Champion, with a knit that resistant shrinking and retains its shape over time.

What the reviews say: “Softest, most comfortable hoodie, great fit. Love the longer sleeves and large cuff. I was always looking for the perfect hoodie and always returning them. Bought one of these….then another….then another…”

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 5 total, including Black and Navy| Materials: 75% polyester, 25% spandex

Bonobos’s hoodie is the ultimate hardworker, made with a sporty double-knit fabric and two-way front zipper. It’s great for layering under a collared shirt or wearing more casually on the golf course. The grosgrain locker loop adds a stylish touch.

What the reviews say: “The materials is so soft and comfortable...It works when I wear it untucked [with a] shirt and I like the [hoodie] just a bit longer than the shirt.”

Sizes: XS to XL | Colors: 4 total, including Light Grey Melange and Dark Navy | Materials: 100% organic cotton

Copenhagen-based Norse Project’s Arne Logo Hoodie takes its style cues from retro-classic sweatshirt designs. Cut from diagonal, loopback cotton, it has a relaxed fit and understated logo on the chest, along with an adjustable drawstring hood and kangaroo pocket.

What our fashion editor says: “From a brand known for perfecting Danish design, this pick is laidback and cool, without trying too hard. Norse Project’s sweatshirts are super soft, too, and have a broken-in feel from the first wear.”

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 2 total, including Oxford Blue and Black | Materials: 100% combed ringspun cotton

American Giant’s Classic Pullover features the brand’s proprietary heavyweight fleece, with 100 percent combed ringspun cotton that removes the heavy fabric’s roughness. The hoodie also contains a double-lined hood for extra warmth and protection.

What the reviews say: “The fabric is thick, soft, and will be great to wear in the fall and winter. It fits well, in that it is roomy, and the hood is large, and comfortable.”

Sizes: S to 3XL | Colors: 7 total, including Midnight Black and Carbon Navy | Materials: 59% cotton, 38% polyester, 3% spandex

Chances are you have a thin hoodie that’s been in your closet for years. If that's the case, it’s time for an upgrade. L.L.Bean’s lightweight sweatshirt is slightly fitted around the waist and has a looser design around the chest and sleeves. It also has everything you should look for in a pullover: It’s breathable, stretchy and soft against the skin.

What the reviews say: “The first one was so soft and comfy that I’m back for another. Great fit. Not too heavy or light. A great hoodie.”

Sizes: XS to XL | Colors: 2 total, including Hthr Cloud Grey and Navy | Materials: 100% cashmere

J.Crew’s best-selling hoodie is crafted from 100% cashmere, making it the softest piece in your wardrobe. The hoodie has a fitted casual silhouette and ribbed cuffs that you can easily style rolled up or down, making this good for the office or dressier situations.

What the reviews say: “I am a big fan of J.crews cashmere hoodies, and whenever they release a new color I always buy one...It’s true to size, and fits well. I hope they make this in more colors like chocolate brown, or a dark grey. This cashmere hoodie and the cashmere full zip hoodie, which I hope they bring back, are definitely some of the best cashmere sweaters I have ever had.”

Sizes: XS-XXXL | Colors: 4 total, including Air Blue and Milk Stone | Materials: 100% organic cotton

Outdoor Voices already knows how to make extremely comfortable workout wear. Its top-rated Terry Hoodie is no exception. Cut from organic loopback, garment-dyed cotton, it’s designed to wear well over time, and has a soft, brushed texture and oversized fit.

What the reviews say: “I was looking for a good quality grey hoodie and this is perfect. I ordered a small since it was unisex but ended up sizing up to a medium because I wanted it a bit more oversized and comfy. It's such high quality and looks and feels great. I wear it dog walking, lounging around, running errands and even to and from exercise.” 

Sizes: XS to 3XL | Colors: 29 total, including Black and Light Bone| Materials: 80% cotton, 20% polyester

Shoppers have loved Nike’s hooded sweatshirts for decades. They’re comfortable and cool, and have a versatile fit. This top-rated Sportswear Club pullover has a fleece lining that keeps you warm all season and comes in 30 colors.

What the reviews say: “Literally my favorite hoodie I own; it’s so soft and comfortable definitely worth buying.” —Nike

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 3 total, including Jet Black and Navy Blazer | Materials: Not listed

When you need a hoodie for warm-ups at the gym or workouts outside, Rhone’s is made for training. Cut from a moisture-wicking material, it has a relaxed fit that allows movement and breathability. The design is streamlined and clean, and easy to layer.

What the reviews say: “I really like this hoodie a lot. I knew it would be comfortable but as mentioned exceeded my expectations. I can wear it everywhere including the gym. I originally thought I would wear it for after gym but the fit is incredible.”

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 8 total, including Solid Black Triblend and Charcoal Black Triblend | Materials: Tri-blend fleece

After the past two years, we’re pretty sure there’s no such thing as an office dress code anymore. But if you need to look work appropriate and comfortable on the weekends, Alo’s Triumph hoodie is sleek and streamlined, with a soft tri-blend fleece inside.

What the reviews say: “Fits like a glove in a good way, I wasn’t looking for a loose fitting hoodie. If you want a little more room size up. Kept me fairly warm but not sweaty.”

Sizes: XS to 3X | Colors: Black, Navy, Dark Green, White, Oxford Gray (24 in total) | Materials: 82% cotton, 18% polyester

Champion has long been known for its athletic wear, especially hoodies. After the brand’s revival (and a few celebrity sightings) in the last few years, Champion is trending again, and their high-quality cotton pullovers remain bestsellers for their versatility and comfortable fit, whether you wear for actual workouts or beyond.

What the reviews say: “It’s super soft and so comfortable. Definitely worth the money.”

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 18 total, including New Amethyst and Sage | Materials: 77% cotton, 23% recycled polyester

If you like your hoodies to have a lived-in, softly broken-in look, then check out Gap’s selection of vintage-like cotton pullovers. Each one has an adjustable drawstring that secures the hood in place and a front “kanga” pocket to keep hands warm.

Sizes: XS to XL | Colors: 18 total, including Red and Brown | Materials: 70% cotton, 30% polyester

Abercrombie and Fitch’s designs have come a long way since their moose logo days, and this neutral color sweatshirt is proof. No longer does the retailer only sell traditional navy and cream shades (although you can find those, too), but now there are options like this rich brown hue, perfect for fall.

Sizes: XS to 3XL | Colors: 6 total, including Birch White and Gravel Heather | Materials: 100% recycled knit fleece

Patagonia’s iconic hoodie is crafted from 100 percent recycled knit fleece, fabric scraps and recycled bottles, which are sewn together to make a streamlined sweatshirt that’s soft with plenty of natural stretch.

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 9 total, including Graphite and Hull Teal | Materials: 100% Organic Cotton

This sweatshirt is designed to feel more like a t-shirt than a heavy hoodie. Thanks to the textured slub knit organic cotton, the top has the perfect weighted feeling that’s best to throw on post-swim or after a jog.

Sizes: XS to XL | Colors: 5 total, including Platinum Heather and Black Heather | Materials: 89% recycled polyester, 11% elastane

The best hoodies have soft cotton and moisture-wicking fabric. If your current selection hold sweat and water for hours, it’s time to upgrade. This performance sweatshirt quickly moves moisture to the fabric’s outside layers, which allows it to dry faster, so you never feel cold while wearing it after or during a workout.

Sizes: XS to 4XL | Colors: 7 total, including Carbon Heather and New Navy | Materials: 70% cotton, 30% polyester

Nothing is worse than a hoodie that’s too tight that you can’t actually pull the hood up. This loose-fitting pullover is designed to be roomy and has enough give to fasten the three-piece hood with plenty of space to rest your hands in the pockets.

Sizes: XS to 3XL | Colors: 7 total, including Black and Light Gray Melange | Materials: 60% cotton, 40% polyester

This sweatshirt from H&M has everything you need in a hoodie: A relaxed fit, soft fabric and a large front pocket. Pair it with joggers or jeans for causal look or suit slacks for a more dressed-up fit.

Sizes: XXS to XXL | Colors: 4 total, including Navy and Smokestack Heather Grey | Materials: 66% cotton, 34% recycled polyester

If you’re looking for a hoodie that’s stylish but doesn’t stretch your budget, consider Dockers. This pullover has a relaxed ‘90s-inspired unisex design with long sleeves and side pockets to keep you warm.

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 4 total, including Black and Amparo Blue | Materials: 100% cotton loopback terry fabric

If you’re tired of solid colors, opt for a hoodie with a graphic element: This option from Saturdays NYC comes in a classic colors, dressed up a logo for the right amount of detail.

At Forbes Vetted, we are a team of experienced writers, editors and subject matter experts. Every product we recommend is doubly vetted by our staff editors and independent reviewers to ensure that only the best advice reaches our readers. To find the best hoodies for men, we conducted in-depth research, analyzing dozens of hoodies for their fit, materials, comfort, size ranges and more. From there, we narrowed down our top selections based on brands that Forbes Vetted has tested, along with hoodies that scored highest in our editorial review and ratings from actual users who have worn the hoodies themselves. The final selections for this guide represent several weeks’ worth of comprehensive research and vetting by the Forbes Vetted fashion team. It was last updated in January 2024.

A great hoodie is a staple in every guy’s closet. It might not be as worn-in as a white tee or as formal as a button-down, but a hoodie can anchor a lot of menswear looks. Here’s what to keep in mind to find high-quality options that will last:

While a hoodie can be used for work or play, it helps to know when you’re likely to wear it. If it’s for hiking, for example, then durability is key, says Hallie Abrams, fashion expert with The Wardrobe Consultant. If it’s for work in a business-casual setting, then style and the right weight are important. No matter the activity, though, every hoodie has to be comfortable, at a minimum.

Hoodies come in a variety of materials. “Nothing beats French terry,” says fashion expert Cindy Conroy. “The brushed fabric makes for an exceptionally soft hoodie that delivers on comfort, wash after wash.” French terry is a cotton knit with loops on the inside and a smooth surface; it’s breathable and versatile.

If you’re planning on being more active in your hoodie—working out and whatnot—then you’ll want at least a hint of polyester for its stretch and moisture-wicking potential. “Man-made fabrics like polyester add durability and a moisture-wicking element to the garment,” says Abrams.

22 Best Hoodies For Men 2024 - Forbes Vetted

Sublimation Tee Shirts You have two choices when shopping for a hoodie: with or without a zip? It really comes down to personal preference, but generally speaking, a zipped hoodie is more casual and laidback while a pullover hoodie is more formal and fashion-forward. “A pullover hoodie [without] prominent logos or pockets is polished,” finds Abrams, adding that hoodies without drawstrings also have an elevated look.