Given the closure of gyms across the world for many (given the global pandemic), a lot of us will be turning to the great outdoors for getting our fill of exercise. With it being winter, however, you’ll likely be after some workout gear that will help keep the elements at bay and there are few better candidates for the job than the humble hoodie.
Take a look at our pick of 8 of the best men’s hoodies for winter workouts below:
Flint & Tinder 10 Year Hoodie ($108)
Building off the success of their record-breaking Kickstarter, Huckberry’s brothers at Flint and Tinder rebuilt the 10-Year Hoodie ($108) from the ground up. They switched to a beefy yet insanely comfortable fabric and they upgraded the metal hardware to give it a more robust, workout ready performance. They perfected the structured fit.
Some stand out features of the 10 Year Hoodie from Flint & Tinder include a structured and flattering fit, a double-lined hood keeps out the cold and a secret inside media pocket for your phone or wallet. ($108)
Proof Tech Pullover ($98)
Crafted from a soft four-way stretch material infused with 37.5® fibres, the Proof Tech Pullover ($98) is as comfortable as it is versatile and performance ready. The 37.5® fibres regulate warmth and keep your body at a comfortable temperature whatever Mother Nature can throw at you and the versatile mid-weight fabric for three-season wear.
The materials used in the design of the Proof Tech Pullover are specially designed to maintain your body’s core temp and manage the relative humidity in the air between your skin and the fabric, keeping both at the ideal 37.5°C (99.5°F). Regardless of the weather, the activity, or the temperature, this pullover hoodie can keep you comfortable, from lounging on the couch to pushing your personal best at the track. ($98)
Mami Wata Rose Street Hoodie 2.0 ($95)
Mami Wata offer African-designed and manufactured surf wear built for worldwide adventures and this is showcased perfectly with their ace looking Rose Street Hoodie 2.0 ($95). The eye-catching design boasts the the location of Mami Wata’s store on Rose Street in Cape Town and a super-cool surfer graphic. The soft blended fabric is made from sustainable African cotton and polyester for a comfortable fit and feel.
Mami Wata is creating jobs, building skills, and enticing people to Africa’s 19,000 miles of coast with a series of apparel that’s bold, adventurous, and focused on the good times which is probably how you’d feel surfing Jeffreys Bay or Cape Town for the first time. Their Rose Street Hoody 2.0 is an exclusive version of their classic surf hoodie which is a Huckberry exclusive so make sure you don’t miss out on this one if you like what you see. ($95)
Relwen Superfleece Hoodie ($198)
This casual, cotton-jersey hoodie is lined with a layer of warm sherpa knit that delivers a warming presence on those cold winter mornings. The Relwen Superfleece Hoodie ($198) boasts a functional snap closure at the hood which is designed to keep your neck warm when the wind picks up. It has a knit polyester tape at the neck and shoulder seams for a comfortable, clean finish.
Relwen aim to combine classic military styling with technical functionality with their apparel and we couldn’t be more impressed with what they’ve achieved with the Superfleece Hoodie. It is extra warm and never slouchy, it’s the layer to grab when looking good matters just as much as shrugging off the cold. ($198)
Wellen Vintage Wash Tie Dye Pullover ($88)
There’s a certain kind of soft that only a well-worn hoodie can achieve. Other clothes might try, but a lived-in hoodie is on another level altogether. That unmistakable softness of your favourite hoodie is what Wellen was going for with the Vintage Wash Tie Dye Pullover ($88), and while it’s damn near impossible to get that kind of broken-in feel right out of the box, we’d bet our bottom dollar that this is as close as it’s humanly possible to get.
To round out the vintage look and feel of this fantastic piece of apparel, Wellen gave it this one a tie-dye job that brings out those vintage vibes like nothing else can. It is crafted from a French terry fabric made with organic cotton that is responsible for this garment’s unparalleled comfort day in, day out. ($88)
Rhythm Uni Fleece Hoodie ($60)
This laidback hoodie boasts plenty of leisurewear style and is a real favourite of ours at Coolector HQ given its affordability and comfort. By taking inspiration from the simple-living, coastal culture that makes surfing so enticing, Rhythm’s apparel delivers a laidback aesthetic that combines art, fashion, and music from the past, present, and future. With its cozy brushed fleece and classic hoodie style, the Uni Fleece Hood ($60) will inexplicably draw you towards the nearest coastline, every time you pull it on.
Some of the most notable features of this classy hoodie from Rhythm include a kangaroo pocket for stashing gear, an adjustable hood with a cotton flat lace drawstring and its substantial cotton-poly fleece that’s brushed for extra softness. ($60)
Fourlaps Rush Hoodie 2.0 ($98)
This zip up hoodie cut from a French terry fabric that’s softer than soft is right up our street here at Coolector HQ and will deliver the ultimate in performances for your winter workouts. The Fourlaps Rush Hoodie 2.0 ($98) has a contemporary, trim silhouette which won’t inhibit movement and never looks slouchy. The added spandex gives a great amount of movement and stretch to proceedings and the thumb holes at the cuffs keep your hands warm and prevent the sleeves from riding up.
Ideal for exercising outdoors, the Rush Hoodie 2.0 has reflective stripes along the side zipper pockets which will add visibility in low light conditions and the toggles at the neck allow you to fine tune the fit of the hood. ($98)
Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie ($118)
A killer hoodie should be just as comfortable as it is functional. That’s why when Taylor Stitch designed their Après Hoodie, they knew it should be capable of being worn at home, out on the town, and everywhere else in between. The Après Hoodie from Taylor Stitch ($118) is a polished-up rendition of the classic hoodie silhouette—with leather reinforcement, YKK antique zippers, and a two piece hood—that’s as comfortable as it gets and is mighty good looking to boot.
The double cloth waffle fabric of the Apres Hoodie will wrap you in warmth no matter if you’re sitting in the sand watching a sea of waves crash on the beach heading out on a wilderness walk for some winter exercise. It comes with two lower welt hand warmer pockets, with leather triangle reinforcements and the custom San Francisco map pocketing makes it stand out from the crowd. ($118)