Zip-up hoodies are a staple in many men’s wardrobes. The cozy piece can be worn alone or under a denim or leather jacket for an extra warm and stylish twist. A good one should be soft, durable and feature a sturdy zipper you won’t worry about getting stuck. With the wide selection of hoodies on the market, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite zippered options for men that fit these criteria. Each of our picks, which range from lightweight looks ideal for slightly warmer days to thicker styles made to help you tackle the chill, is offered in a multitude of colors.
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1. Carhartt Hooded Zip Front Sweatshirt
This cotton-polyester blend Carhartt zip-up includes triple-stitched main seams for added durability. It’s designed to not feel too heavy or too light.
Pros: Spandex-reinforced waistband and cuffs keep warmth in. Two roomy front pockets can warm hands or securely store personal items. This hoodie is offered in over 10 colorways and in sizes S to 4XL.
Cons: It may run a bit big.
2. Gildan Fleece Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
This preshrunk fleece zip-up has a soft brushed interior for enhanced warmth and comfort. It also comes in over 20 colorways, including highly visible shades of orange and green for safety when running after dark
Pros: A split kangaroo-style pouch pocket delivers convenient storage. This is also available in sizes S to 4XL.
Cons: This runs slightly small.
3. Ohoo Zip-Up Hoodie
This lightweight zip-up contains 80% cotton for ultimate softness and breathability.
Pros: It also comes in plenty of colorways and sizes. A kangaroo front pocket will hold smaller things like your phone, cards or cash.
Cons: Some wearers may find the hood to be a bit big.