25 Best Hoodies For Men, Because They Aren’t Just For Lounging

From sporty zip-up styles to oversized pullovers, hoodies are a staple in every man’s wardrobe. So, if you’ve not got one (or even a couple) in your repertoire, you’re seriously missing a trick.

At MH we’re all for the transition into more comfy clothing styles post-pandemic. But don’t get us wrong, the best men’s hoodies are definitely not just for lounging: a hooded jumper is also a gym-bag essential, especially if you’re training outdoors. Obviously, a water-proof hood comes in handy on those drizzly morning runs, but hoodies also help maintain your body’s core temperature on dry-but-chilly workouts (when we risk losing up to 10% of heat from our exposed heads). Chucking on a hoodie during warm-ups and cool-downs is an easy way to prevent any injury too, as performing advanced exercises before your muscles are thoroughly warm seriously increases the possibility of strains and sprains.

When hoodies were first introduced back in New York warehouses in the ‘30s their sole function was to keep workers warm, but they soon became a mainstay for athletes and boxers too – who can forget Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wearing the iconic grey marl version in 1977? Fast-forward to the ‘90s and the hoodie turned into a status symbol in its own right. And for the last 30 years, rappers and hip-hop legends have made the humble hoodie part of their fashion uniform, giving the utilitarian throw-on a whole new cool persona.

But which hoodie is best for you? It all depends on your lifestyle, fellas. Technical sweat-wicking versions are ideal for cycling and running, while classic jersey and fleece iterations are a catch-all: they’ll work for rest daysstrength training and warm-ups alike. We also recommend picking up a ‘smart’ hoodie – anything knitted and sans branding – which will help you feel put-together and hella comfy on WFH days.

We know, we’ve totally inundated you with options. But don’t stress, our handy edit of the best men’s hoodies covers just about every style out there, including picks from our favourite brands GymsharkMyProtein and The North Face to name a few.

Post time: Mar-14-2023