Best Quarter-Zip Sweaters for Men

Looking for the perfect pullover to add to your wardrobe? Let us make a case for the quarter zip. It offers the stay-put, functional fit of a hoodie but in a more sophisticated design. Traditional fleece styles look great with jeans and loafers, while other, more form-fitting options are optimal for exercise (they’ll help keep you warm without any added bulk as you run, jump or squat).  Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best quarter-zip sweaters for men on the market from top brands like Under Armour. Even better, they’re all pretty affordable.


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1. Under Armour Tech Quarter Zip

This stretchy option is made of 100% polyester, which helps wick away sweat while offering a second skin fit as you move. It’s also equipped with anti-odor technology to prevent the growth of bacteria that causes stink.

Pros: The material is soft and quick-drying. This jacket comes in a range of neutral to bright colors. 

Cons: This style tends to run large.

Under Armour Tech Quarter Zip
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2. Gildan Quarter Zip Cadet Sweatshirt

This soft and sturdy fleece is made of a blend of cotton and polyester to keep you toasty without overheating.

Pros: The material doesn’t pill easily, even after multiple washings.

Cons: Some users may find this style tends to shrink in the wash.

Gildan Fleece Quarter-Zip Cadet Collar Sweatshirt
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3. Charles River Apparel Crosswind Quarter Zip

Charles River Apparel offers a soft and reliably sturdy fleece available in sizes XXsmall to XXXXlarge. The fleece is noticeably warm thanks to a brushed fleece interior.

Pros: It also come with side pockets and is available in 11 different colors to suit many wardrobes.

Cons: This style runs quite big, so it’s best to order a whole size down.

Charles River Apparel Crosswind Quarter Zip
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