8 Most Comfortable Hoodies of 2023

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 2023, selected by our experts.

The Most Comfortable Hoodies

1. Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Hoodie

Overall Most Comfortable 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, and 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, they 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 was the best gift they’d ever received.

I also got my girlfriend 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

Most Comfortable Heavyweight Hoodie

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 

Most Comfortable Budget 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/mid-weight 
Warmth Rating: 4.6/10
Quality: The fabric quality and construction are 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 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 

Most Comfortable 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 of excellent quality and it is worth the price because it will last a very long time. 

5. Nike Men’s Sportswear Club Pullover Hoodie

Most Comfortable Fleece 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, 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.

6. Lululemon City Sweat Pullover Hoodie

Most Comfortable Workout Hoodie

Lululemon comfortable hoodie

Lululemon creates some of the most comfortable clothing available and their City Sweat Pullover Hoodie is no exception. This is my go-to sweatshirt for any kind of workout or outdoor physical activity.

It will keep you warm, but the breathability of the fabric will prevent you from overheating during a run.

The technical fabric blend of polyester, cotton, and lycra that Lululemon used for this hoodie is one of the most unique fabrics that I have ever felt. The outside fabric texture is soft and stretchy with a smooth texture to the touch. If you brush your hand over the fabric it glides across with very little resistance.

Overall Comfort Rating: 7.9/10

Weight: Midweight
Warmth Rating: 5.4/10
Quality: Luxurious fabric and style with high-quality stitching
Fabric: 52% Polyester, 42% Cotton, 6% Lycra elastane. Soft, stretchy, and breathable. 
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Best uses: Running, Outdoor sports, Gym, Yoga, Lounging at home
Fit: True To Size. Relaxed Fit
Price: $128.00
Is it worth the money? Yes. I believe this is the best workout hoodie available on the market. It is the perfect weight with excellent breathability.

7. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Hoodie

Most Comfortable Lightweight Luxury Hoodie

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The Mongolian cashmere hoodie from Quince brings class, comfort, and affordability together.

It is made with 100% grade-A Mongolian cashmere and only costs $99.

This is a great cozy lightweight hoodie that is perfect for a casual dinner party or holiday event. You can dress comfortably while looking great.

The quality is better than I expected at this price point, but the cashmere does feel a little thin and delicate compared to other cashmere sweaters that I own.

Overall Comfort Rating: 8/10

Weight: Lightweight 
Warmth Rating: 3.7/10
Quality: Good quality but the fabric feels very thin and delicate
Fabric: 100% Grade-A Mongolian cashmere
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Best uses: Work, Events, Casual dinners, and Holidays
Fit: True To Size. Relaxed Fit
Price: $99.90
Is it worth the money? Yes. This is most likely the best deal that you will ever find for a cashmere hoodie.

8. Paka Apparel Alpaca Hoodie

Most Comfortable Sustainable Hoodie

The alpaca hoodie from Paka Apparel is one of my favorite hoodies. It is similar to a cashmere hoodie but it feels a lot more durable and easier to wash.

In terms of overall comfort for lounging at home, I would put this as number two after the Cozy Earth bamboo hoodie.

However, the Paka hoodie is more versatile because it is great for layering and outdoor activities like hiking or camping. I wear it under my jacket when snowboarding because alpaca is temperature regulating keeping me from getting too hot or cold.

Alpaca is odor resistant and moisture-wicking so you don’t need to wash it as often as materials like cotton.

Paka also uses high-quality royal alpaca so you can wear the hoodie without an undershirt.

Overall Comfort Rating: 8.6/10

Weight: Lightweight 
Warmth Rating: 5.5/10
Quality: Very well-made. Handmade in Peru
Fabric: 65% Royal Alpaca Fiber, 35% Recycled Nylon
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Best uses: Hiking, camping, lounging, and traveling
Fit: True To Size. Relaxed Fit
Price: $150.00
Is it worth the money? Yes. This is one of the most well-made pieces of clothing I own and it will last for a very long time. Also, buying their clothing helps support the use of materials that are healthier for people and the planet.

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, and discussion boards. We also interviewed over 30 friends asking what their favorite hoodies were and what they liked about them.

Finally, we compiled a list of 37 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.

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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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