After the standard t-shirt, hoodies are definitely the next most popular style choice and for good reason. Everyone loves a soft, comfortable, fleece sweatshirt you can layer and enjoy just about all year.
To help you find some of the best options, we've put together this guide to our top picks for custom hoodie styles. We'll be comparing our Basic Hoodie versus our Premium Hoodie, and also a Zip-Up style for you to take a look at as well.
First, we'll compare these options on their price. The Basic Hoodie is definitely going to be the cheapest of the three, but the Premium Hoodie is only a small step up making it an awesome value. The Zip-Up Hoodie is going to be the most costly of the three, primarily because of all the added construction with the zipper and everything. But to get a specific price for your order, check out the quote calculator on our website where you can factor in the number of print locations, number of colors, and all that, to get a specific price for your order.
Now, next to compare them on their fabrics and the feel — they're all going to be made out of a mid-weight, cotton-polyester fleece material that is super soft and fuzzy on the inside.
And because they're all mid-weight, they're going to be great for layering all year-round. They'll all be great to wear with some other layers for something warm in the winter but also their perfect for just a drafty office.
Now, as far as comparing the fit of these different styles, the Basic Hoodie is going to be a bit more roomy than the Premium Hoodie. The Basic Hoodie is just a tubular construction that looks a bit more oversized. So if you want it to layer with some things underneath, or just because you like the oversized look, the Basic Hoodie may be better for that.
The Premium Hoodie has what's called side-seam construction and just overall has a more fitted shape to it. Now, it definitely is still true-to-size and can be layered with other things, but, when you compare them side-by-side, the Premium Hoodie is a bit more fitted than the Basic Hoodie. Also, the Premium Hoodie has what I find are just more durable, sturdy-feeling sleeve cuffs and hemband that just give it a more retail-quality look and feel.
And as far as the Zip-Up Hoodie, it's going to be pretty similar to the Premium Hoodie, but, because of the full-length zipper, it definitely affects the overall fit of the hoodie and it can be a bit more oversized than the Premium Hoodie.
Taking a look at the different color options these styles are available in, they're pretty comparable but actually the Premium Hoodie is going to have a good bit more colors available for screen printing specifically. So, if you're looking for something really specific to match your design, the Premium Hoodie may have what you're looking for.
Pros and cons
- Very affordable
- Soft fleece material
- More limited color options
- Slightly oversized (unless you're looking for that)
- Soft fleece material
- Slightly fitted
- Retail-quality construction
- Many color options
- Small increase in price
Making your pick
That Basic Hoodie is going to be the best go-to for a budget-friendly hoodie option. It's definitely soft and it's definitely comfortable.
The Premium Hoodie, on the other hand, just has higher quality construction overall. So, if you're looking for something that's going to give a more retail-quality look, then the Premium Hoodie is definitely worth the bit extra.
And, of course, the Zip-Up option is always there when you need it, made with the same quality as the Premium Hoodie.
Other styles to consider
If maybe you're still looking for something more unique or just want to see what all there is to choose from, you can check out the rest of our catalog where we have tons of other sweatshirt and hoodie styles, as well as t-shirts, hats, and a lot more.
I hope this guide has been helpful and if you ever need anything don't hesitate to reach out to us.