The Hoodie Guide

1st February 2018
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12th February 2018


Hoodies are one of our most popular items of clothing for print and embroidery but with so many to choose from the choice isn’t always easy.   To some as long as it has a hood and does what it says on the tin they happy, (tins sold separately!) but others require certain needs. That is why the staff came together to recommend hoodies for the hoodie guide. We’ve considered all the brands we have to offer and selected 9 that made the cut.


GD057 Heavy Blend™ hooded sweatshirt  |  Best For Workwear

The GD057 Heavy Blend is our best seller  for workwear due to its durability, warmth & quality. There are 37 colours available to match your brand and the sizing goes upto 6XL in selected colours. The GD057 features a double lined hood, ribbed cuffs and pouch pocket. the hoodies are made from a 50% cotton & 50% polyester blend. Gildan are a brand known for producing garments that last and the GD057 is the perfect example of their durable brand.

JH020 Street Hoodie  |  Best for Leisure

The AWDis Street Hoodies is a great buy for both quality and value. This hoodie features flat lace drawcords, a kangaroo pouch pocket and hidden MP3/phone pocket inside kangaroo pouch pocket with small opening for ear phone cord feed. This heavyweight hoodie has a luxurious feel which is popular among our customers. The JH020 is one of our best for comfort and quality. The street hoodie is ideal for events and always popular with the younger generation this hoodie can generate a great profit with the right margins.

JH50J Kids Zoodie  |  Kids Choice

The JH50J zoodie is by far the best for kids with its fun range of colours and super soft feel (80% ringspun cotton & 20% polyester). Sizes start from 5/6 going up to 12/13. There is also an adult alternative for some of the older kids groups and adult supervisors (JH055 & JH050). Zoodies are a great option for kids sports or dance groups due to their ease of getting on and off for activities. We can print or embroider zoodies either side of the zip and the back.

LW02T Toddler hooded sweatshirt with kangaroo pocket  |  Toddler’s Choice

We love the LW02T toddler sweat, they are super soft and designed to optimise your toddlers comfort – it also helps that they come in adorably small sizes! Starting from ages 6/12 months, up to 5/6 years and available in 8 colours this is the perfect hoodie to keep your little ones snug. The hoodies are made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester brush back fleece, giving the hoodies a lovely, soft luxurious feel. The LW02T features a placket detail at the front neck to make it easier to take on and off. This hoodie complimented with your branding or design would put a smile on any babies face!

JH001 College Hoodie  |   Best Choice for Colour

To some customers colour is key, so that is why we recommend the JH001 College Hoodie as the ‘go to’ for colour choice! With over 50 colours to choose from the college hoodie is particularly popular with our designer clientele and those who have a particular brand colours. The college hoodie goes upto 5XL in some colours and features a double fabric hood, self coloured cords & earphone cord feed. This hoodie also has tear out labels making them a great option for re-branding.

JH003 Varsity Hoodie  |   Best for Clubs & Teams

The AWDis JH003 Varsity hoodie is the perfect choice for clubs and teams, who two colour representation. There are 53 colour combinations to choose from and the contrast design is always a popular choice. Sizes go up to 5XL in certain colours and the JH003 features all the usual AWDis quirks such as the headphone cord feed and hidden earphone loops. Contrast hoodies are a popular trend choice, especially for younger groups who want to stand out!


JH052 Zip Up Hoodie  |  Best Zoodie

Zoodies (Zip up Hoodies) are always popular for their easy access to slip on and off making them arguably the better branding tool for use as a jacket or jumper. The JH052 features a chunky design which feels like a hug to the body. If you often associate quality by weight then it would be hard to pick fault with the JH052 zoodie. The JH052 features a contrast design, a quality brass zip, chunky white cords and deep ribbed cuffs. We love this hoodie because the quality and value you get for this product is outstanding – our customers love it!

AA023 Trend Choice  |  Fashion & Fit

American Apparel have established a look that has made its clothing instantly recognisable. This is why we think the AA023 salt and pepper hoodie is so popular! The hoodie features a fitted design which its sits perfectly on both sexes. This stylish hoodie with the contrast zip has been our trend setter which other brands have tried to copy. A fashion hoodie can majorly influence the look of your company so sometimes its worth spending that little bit extra to create the right impression. The heather blend of the salt and pepper hoodie is super soft and fits comfortably on the body. The AA023 is available in 4 different colours going up to an XL.

KB443 Kariban Hooded Sweat  |  The Ultimate Hoodie

So, now we’ve saved the best till last, the ultimate hoodie…The KB443 heavy contrast Hoodie.
When the fell staff debated the best hoodies for each of these categories, there was no doubt in anybody’s mind, which product should be crowned the ultimate hoodie and here is why…  The KB443 washes like a dream with low shrinkage brushed fleece – keeping that cosy warm feel. The KB443 is the hoodie you will have for many years as the quality is impeccable, made from 80% Ringspun cotton, 20% Polyester and weighing 360 grams.


It is important to prioritise what you are looking for in a hoodie and we hope that by whittling it down to these categories it can give you an idea of what matters the most to you, whether its design, brand, weight, colour or choice. We hope this mini guide has helped you in the decision making process and we encourage all our customers to comment on our blogs for product feedback. If you are still undecided on the best hoodie for you then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for our personal recommendations for your needs.


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