Where can I find a quality, warm, zippered hoodie?
October 7, 2006 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find a quality, warm, zippered hoodie?

The jacket that I've been wearing for a few years bit the dust the other day. Its getting cold in NYC and I'm beginning to thing that I should replace it. I tend to fail at shopping and I want this jacket to be the best it can be. I'm looking for a hoodie that has a full zipper and a hood(duh I guess). It also should be rather warm(but not fleece on the outside) and if possible come in colors other then dark blue as I've noticed that the vast majority of my clothing is that color. It would help if the store had a branch in NYC. For price I'm thinking anything around $50 or under. Thanks for your help.
posted by sdsparks to Shopping (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In general, I always got the best cheap/warm hoodies from places that sell to workers, rather than fashionable places. Brands like Carhartt and Dickie's make excellent, warm hooded sweatshirts that you can get for pretty damn cheap.

If you don't want fleece but you want warm, you could check out something like this or these.
posted by atomly at 9:42 AM on October 7, 2006

I was coming here to say exactly what atomly said. Carhartt zip hoodies are excellent.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:06 AM on October 7, 2006

I've had my Carhartt zip hoodie for 7 years and while it looks about 7 years old, it's still warm and comfortable. Quality stuff, make sure and get the "motel blanket" lined one. Best deals will be at army/navy stores in the boroughs.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:11 AM on October 7, 2006

H&M actually had some nice sturdy ones for about $30 when I went. Make sure you find the decent ones though, they had two kinds and one was supercrappy. A nice mix of colors, I got mine in turquoise. Usually I would say Academy, but they don't have them here.
posted by unknowncommand at 10:18 AM on October 7, 2006

Not to toe the hipster party line, but the American Apparel London Hoodie is great. I love mine. It's not fleece, despite the name, rather it's standard sweatshirt material with a thermal lining (think long underwear). It fits a lot better and is a lot more comfortable than the Carhartt stuff I tried on, and comes in a bunch of colors. AA locations throughout the city.
posted by The Michael The at 11:22 AM on October 7, 2006

Oh, and it's surprisingly superwarm.
posted by The Michael The at 11:23 AM on October 7, 2006

I'm seconding the AA London hoodie. I bought a second one the day after I left my first on the El a year ago.
posted by kcm at 11:56 AM on October 7, 2006

Cabela's carrys a lot of Carhartt and their store brands are pretty good, too.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:25 PM on October 7, 2006

Following what atomly said, in my neck of the woods you can get some really thick warm clothes at places like farm supply stores. (Probably not too many of those in NYC though).

I've gotten double thickness zippered hoodies for about $17, co-workers have shown up in 'fashionable' ones of the same quality that they paid $80 for. Get the worker wear type stuff. You'll save a ton of money and probably get something that will last longer.
posted by quin at 12:30 PM on October 7, 2006

Not to toe the hipster party line, but the American Apparel London Hoodie is great.

Me too! Plus it comes in pink and brown.
posted by myeviltwin at 12:59 PM on October 7, 2006

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posted by dobbs at 2:16 PM on October 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

If you're in Canada, Lululemon sells expensive but extremely comfortable and warm zip hoodies...
posted by sauril at 6:29 PM on October 7, 2006

Target has some nice Champion-branded hoodies- I picked up a couple last week for $20 each, and they come in more colors than navy and gym-short-gray. They're more "fall" than "winter", at least in the northeast, but I usually wear them under a jacket anyway.
posted by bobot at 5:11 AM on October 8, 2006

I really like my London hoodie from American Apparel. It's very warm and soft, plus it doesn't pill.
posted by MadamM at 4:39 PM on October 8, 2006

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