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Best Athletic Workout Hoodie for Men

February 2020

THE JOAT'S Advice

This is an Amazon brand so there is only one place to buy it. The default price is $29 but prices can range from $20-30 depending on sizing and color and availability.

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what we like

  • Fits best for those looking for: A very athletic cut hoodie through the arms and body with long enough sleeves
  • Super comfortable – Has a waffle texture on the interior which makes for one of the comfiest hoodies I’ve ever owned
  • Long sleeve length – You can size down for a tighter fit around the waist without sacrificing sleeve length
  • Thumb holes – Nice to have as a feature which provides a good look and warmth for your hands
  • All season use – Warm enough to wear under jacket in the winter but cool enough to wear outside in warmer temperatures
  • 100% Polyester which makes it comfortable to sweat in and easy to clean and dry
  • Does not shrink after washing/drying
  • Really well priced under $30

keep in mind

  • The logo and stripe design on the chest, arms and back make this a little too casual to wear in a semi-formal setting. I’d love to see a simpler version
  • Just 4 colors for now but hopefully they start expanding this product line once they see how popular it gets
  • Arm pits can build up odor if worn for extended periods of time since it lacks the Silverescent type technology that Lululemon packs into their polyester blend clothing

review

Using the absurd amount of data at its disposable, Amazon has tried its hand at creating in-house versions of many of the most popular products people buy on the site. While they’ve done a good job replicating basic household items like toilet paper and paper towels, a lot of their clothing designs have come up short.

 

This hoodie is one of the exceptions. I didn’t even know Peak Velocity was a brand of theirs that existed until a few months ago. It turns out they make some pretty decent quality products, namely this hoodie, which qualifies it in our minds as a hidden gem.

 

There are a million of these kinds of hoodies on the market now since we all are looking for a comfortable everyday top we can throw over a shirt while working out or simply laying around the house. Nike, Adidas, Lululemon and Under Armour all dominate the space and chances are you already own one from one of those retailers. Most of them usually suffer from at least one of the following issues:

  1. Boxy shape
  2. Short sleeve length
  3. Loose arms
  4. Really expensive
  5. Not durable over time

 

This Peak Velocity Hoodie is the first one I’ve found which provides a really nice fitted cut while also having long enough sleeves which allows you to size down without sacrificing arm length. The waffle textured interior is super comfortable, warm yet breathable which makes it an ideal hoodie to wear daily. I got rid of all of my Lululemon Metal Vent Tech hoodies after wearing one of these for a week and bought it in every color. Given the price point, I think this is a no brainer if this is the type of fit you are looking for.

Sizing Tips & FAQs

I’ve never heard of Peak Velocity before. What is it?

That makes two of us. I think I’ve instantly returned every other Amazon branded piece of clothing I’ve purchased in the past. Based on what I’ve tried so far though this line of theirs might have staying power.

 

How does sizing work?

I think it’s pretty true to size. I’m 6′ 1″, 155lbs and I tend to buy my workout shirts in a size small. I wanted a hoodie which didn’t drape off of me at all so I went with a small hoodie here also and absolutely love the fit. It’s a tighter fit though so if you are a little bulkier or have broader shoulders, sizing up isn’t a bad idea. Return policy is great so if you think you’re between sizes, just buy both and choose the one you like best.

 

How do you clean/dry it?

I just put it in the wash on cold with all my other workout stuff. Tumble dried it low without any shrinkage or issue.

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Related Products & Links

Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Hoodie

This is one of the more popular hoodies on the market in this category. For the price point ($100), I just think it leaves a lot to be desired. It’s thinner than the Peak Velocity one but, like a lot of Lulu stuff, the fit is a bit more uneven and tends to lose shape overtime. After wearing the Peak Velocity hoodies I ended up selling the remaining Metal Vent Tech Hoodies I had on Poshmark.

 

Uniqlo Dry Stretch Sweat Full-Zip Hoodie

Uniqlo makes a lot of good stuff, especially jeans, but their tops always just feel so boxy and loose. It’s a decent price point and the materials are durable so if you are looking for a looser shape and looser arms, this isn’t a bad option.

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reviewed by

Jack

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