Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
We’ve covered loopwheel sweatshirts in our Five Plus One articles many times before, but they’re not the only type of sweatshirt worth having. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best non-loopwheel hoodies: warm, well-made, and a great addition to nearly any wardrobe.
1) Wonder Looper: Pullover Hoodie 701gsm Double Heavyweight French Terry
If you’re looking for a heavweight hoodie then Wonder Looper’s 701gsm Double Heavyweight should definitely be on your shortlist. It’s made from a heavy, 21 oz. french terry fabric that’s woven on non-loopwheel circular knitting machines. They’re made in Japan and feature raglan-style sleeves, a drawstring hood, and ribbed side seams.
Available for $288 ($259.20 for Heddels+ members) from Redcast Heritage Co.
2) Lady White Co: Super Weighted Hoodie
Lady White Co.‘s Super Weighed Hoodie is another excellent pick if you want a hoodie that’s on the heavier side. They’re made in Los Angeles and are available in a wide range of garment-dyed colorways. With raglan sleeves, a large front pocket, and a soft terry fabric, this hoodie has a lot going for it.
Available for $212 from Lost & Found.
3) Reigning Champ: Midweight Pullover
While I love a warm sweatshirt as much as the next person, heavyweights can sometimes be a bit too warm — and that’s why Reigning Champ‘s Midweight Pullover is such a compelling option. It’s made from a midweight cotton terry, and features a lined hood, flatlock seams, and contrasting drawstring on the hood. RC offers a wide range of colors making it easy to work this sweatshirt into nearly any wardrobe.
Available for $165CAD (~$121USD)from Brooklyn Clothing.
4) Engineered Garments: Raglan Hoodie – Heavy Fleece – NQ086
If you like a more boxy cut sweatshirt, then Engineered Garment‘s Heavy Fleece Raglan Hoodie might be just your style. It’s made in the USA from a 90%/10% cotton/polyester blend fabric, which ensures comfort and breathability with a bit of extra durability from the synthetics. These sweatshirts are finished with a kangaroo front pocket and a double snap hood, which ensures you get extra warmth and protection when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Available for $191 from Sun House.
5) Remi Relief: Color Special Order SP Processed Lined Sweatshirt
Remi Relief‘s Color Special SP Processed Lined Sweatshirt is a bit different than other sweatshirts on this list. While most of the ones we’ve chosen have their design rooted in historical garments, RR’s SP Processed features both a classic design and a distressing to replicate what an older sweatshirt would actually look like with wear. These sweatshirts are made in Japan from 100% cotton fabric, and come in a wide range of colors for whatever washed-out hue your heart desires.
Available for $151 from Haku.
Plus One – Ichi Antiquites: Pigment Dyed French Terry Hoodie Dress – Navy
For a completely avant-garde take on the classic athletic hoodie, Ichi Antiquites‘ Pigment Dyed French Terry Hoodie Dress is here in all its bizarro glory. Of course, in a feminine outfit, this thing would look somewhat regular, but pairing it with other menswear items would certainly make for an interesting look.
This one-size-fits-all hoodie dress is made in Japan from 100% cotton in a faded blue colorway and features the expected elasticated cuffs and hem. Maybe it’s not your style or maybe it is, but either way it’s hard to deny this looks like one comfy piece.
Available for $267 from Namu.