5 Most Comfortable Men’s Hoodies of 2021

While it’s important to look stylish and follow trends, when it comes to hoodies, comfort is above everything else. 

A comfortable hoodie is an essential piece of clothing in every man’s wardrobe. However, finding a simple hoodie that fits well and feels comfortable is not an easy task. Quality, weight, fit and feel of the fabric are all factors that need to be considered when buying a hoodie.

To help men find the most comfortable hooded sweatshirts, we evaluated and ranked our favorite options from the top menswear, loungewear and activewear brands.

Here are the most comfortable hoodies of 2021, selected by our experts.

The Most Comfortable Hoodies

1. Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Hoodie

Cozy Earth Most Comfortable Hoodie Review Infographic

This bamboo hoodie from Cozy Earth is the perfect representation of luxury comfort.

It feels like something a celebrity would wear while lounging around their home. 

I would say it’s somewhere between a lightweight and mid-weight hoodie. The fabric is thin, but it has a solid weight and warmth to it. On top of that, it has excellent breathability with an almost cloud-like feeling.

Although the hoodie is branded as loungewear, I’ve found it to be much more versatile. It looks and feels super luxurious. Normally, I would never wear a hoodie while dining out at a restaurant or going to bars in the city, but I feel like this hoodie could pass as being somewhat dressy compared to a typical hoodie.

After testing over 35 of the most comfortable hoodies, I’ve determined that the Cozy Earth hoodie is the most comfortable.

Overall Comfort Rating: 9.6/10

Weight: Lightweight
Warmth Rating: 3.8/10
Quality: High-end and luxurious
Fabric: 70% premium viscose from bamboo, 26% acrylic, 4% spandex. The fabric is soft and smooth on the outside with a fine fuzziness on the inside. The stretchy material provides the hoodie with the perfect feeling of ease and comfort while maintaining a slim-looking fit.
Season: All seasons
Best uses: Sleep, lounging, working from home, watching tv, walking the dog, working out, out to dinner or bars (maybe that’s just me)
Fit: True to size. Relaxed fit but looks slim fit
Retail Price: $130
Is it worth the money?

Absolutely. This is my favorite piece of clothing that I own. When I ordered this hoodie online, paying over $100 for a lounge-around-the-home hoodie seemed ridiculous.

At the time, I was more than satisfied with the comfort of my cheap, worn-in college hoodie that I purchased over five years ago. That was until I put this hoodie on. I have never been so satisfied with a splurge purchase.

I immediately fell in love with this bamboo fabric and purchased the jogger pants and t-shirt as well. After I purchased these items for myself, it became my go-to gift for close friends and family members. I bought the hoodies for my friends and my dad for their birthdays and they said it’s the best gift they’ve ever received.

I also got my girlfriend the bamboo pajamas for her birthday and she loves them! I was hoping that would stop her from stealing my hoodie… but that didn’t work.

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2. Carhartt Rain Defender Paxton Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt

Carhartt Rain Defender Heavyweight Hoodie Comfort Review

The Rain Defender Heavyweight Hoodie is exactly what you think of when you heard the brand Carhartt. It has a durable and rugged build to keep you comfortably warm during cold weather and withstand the wear of outdoor work.

What I did not expect out of this hoodie was the super soft fleece lining on the inside. It is very cozy. Especially because the sizing runs a little large. I almost feel like I’m wearing a warm fleece blanket while wearing this hoodie.

 

Overall Comfort Rating: 8.6/10

Weight: Heavyweight
Warmth Rating: 9.1/10
Quality: Durable and well-built
Fabric: 75% cotton, 25% polyester. The fabric is tough and durable on the outside with a super soft cotton fleece on the inside. The hood is lined with a smooth and soft jersey fabric.
Season: Fall and Winter
Best uses: Working outdoors, campfires, walking the dog, lounging around the home during the winter
Fit: Relaxed. Runs a little large
Price: $49.99
Is it worth the money? Yes. This hoodie is the highest value for the price. You get a really warm, comfy and durable hoodie for only $50. Plus, this sweatshirt will probably last over 10 years.

3. Hanes ComfortWash Garment Dyed Fleece Hoodie 

Hanes ComfortWash Hoodie Comfort Review

The Hanes ComfortWash hoodie is by far the best budget option if you are looking for a comfy hoodie. For less than $35 you can get a good quality hoodie to maximize your comfort while watching TV, reading or working from home.

It is certainly an upgrade from that old worn-in college hoodie that you probably wear around the home.

Overall Comfort Rating: 8.5/10

Weight: Lightweight/midweight 
Warmth Rating: 4.6/10
Quality: The fabric quality and construction is great for the price point. The fabric doesn’t feel like it will withstand years of wear and machine washing, but that light and soft feel of the fabric is what makes this hoodie so comfy. 
Fabric: 50% cotton, 50% polyester. The fabric is tough and durable on the outside with a super soft cotton fleece on the inside. The hood is lined with a smooth and soft jersey fabric.
Season: All Seasons
Best uses: Lounging at home, traveling to the gym
Fit: True to size. Relaxed fit
Retail Price: $26.00 – $34.00
Is it worth the money?
Yes. The Hanes ComfortWash hoodie is an amazing hoodie for the price. It is a big step up from most hoodies in the $20 – $30 range.

4. J.Crew Garment-dyed French Terry Hoodie 

J.Crew French Terry Hoodie Comfort Review

The J.Crew french terry hoodie is a great option if you are looking for a high-quality terry fabric hoodie. I compared it side by side with some of the more expensive terry hoodie brands like Reigning Champ and Todd Snyder. The J.Crew terry hoodie was the most comfortable terry I have worn.

Overall Comfort Rating: 8.4/10

Weight: Midweight
Warmth Rating: 6.5/10
Quality: Durable and well-built
Fabric: 100% cotton french terry cloth
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Best uses: Working outdoors, campfires, walking the dog, lounging around the home during the winter
Fit: True to size. Relaxed fit
Price: $89.50
Is it worth the money? Yes. This J.Crew hoodie is excellent quality and worth the price because it will last a very long time. 

5. Nike Men’s Sportswear Club Pullover Hoodie

Nike Sportswear Club Hoodie Comfort Review

Nike makes a very comfortable hoodie. The feeling of the super soft fleece lining in the Sportswear Club pullover hoodie is unmatched. I thought some of the newer and more expensive hoodie brands would have comparable fleece linings, but I was wrong. 

Nike is the most popular fashion brand for a reason.

Overall Comfort Rating: 8.3/10

Weight: Heavyweight
Warmth Rating: 6.6/10
Quality: Durable and well-built
Fabric: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Fleece lined body. Paneled hood with 100% cotton lining.
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Best uses: Going to the gym, outdoor sporting events, relaxing at home
Fit: True To Size. Relaxed Fit
Price: $45 – $75 
Is it worth the money? Yes. If you love a super soft and fuzzy fleece lining inside your hoodie, the Nike sportswear club hoodie is for you.

How we selected the hoodies for our comfort test

We spent months researching the best hoodie brands by reading online store reviews, third-party reviews, blog posts, articles, discussion boards and interviewing over 30 friends.

Finally, we compiled a list of 35 hooded sweatshirts that have a reputation for being comfortable.

We purchased every comfy hoodie we could find and put them to the test with one factor in mind: Comfort.

most comfortable hoodie ratings

It is important to note that not every hoodie is ideal for every climate and use.

Do you want a cozy hoodie to wear while lounging around your air conditioned home? Or are you looking for an extra-warm hoodie to wear outdoors during a chilly fall night.

The most comfortable hoodie for each situation will likely be different.

Here are a few considerations you should keep in mind.

Considerations when buying a comfortable hoodie

  • What fit are you looking for?
  • What weight are you looking for?
  • What fabric do you prefer?
  • How warm do you want the hoodie to be?
  • What are your typical uses for the hoodie?
  • What is your budget?

How we evaluated the most comfortable Hoodies for Men

Below is the criteria we used to evaluate the comfiness of the hoodies:

  • Overall comfort rating – How comfortable is the hoodie?
  • Fit – Relaxed fit is typically the best option for comfortable hoodies.
  • Quality – How luxurious does the fabric feel? Will it last? Or does it feel cheap?
  • Weight – Lightweight, mid-weight or heavyweight.
  • Warmth – How warm is the hoodie?

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