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What types of hoodies are there?

There are a bunch of different types of hoodies available to suit your style and needs. Some of these styles include:

Sleeveless Hoodie

Pullover Hoodie

Zippered Hoodie

Fitted Hoodie

Oversized Hoodie

Cropped Hoodie

Should hoodies be tight or loose?

Different people like different fits.  If you prefer a laid-back, casual look, a loose hoodie might be a good choice for you. You may also find them to be more comfortable, as there is plenty of room to move freely. 

However, if you are aiming for a more sporty look, a tighter-fitting hoodie could be for you. Tight hoodies might also be easier to layer underneath other items of clothing, as they are less bulky. If you are wearing a hoodie as a cover when exercising outside, you may also find a form-fitting hoodie keeps you warmer and creates less wind resistance for running. 

Both styles are great - it just depends on what you prefer when you look in the mirror and what feels most comfortable. There aren’t any rights or wrongs when it comes to clothing! 

What kind of hoodie should I choose?

Hoodies are extremely versatile and can be worn to a lot of different activities and occasions. Are you exercising in the cold? Wear a hoodie. Are you going out to town to do a spot of shopping? Wear a hoodie. Or maybe you just need to keep warm around the house? Wear a hoodie. 

Let’s figure out the best hoodies to choose for each activity and how to style them.  

Best hoodie to choose for exercising

When choosing a hoodie for exercising, it pays to think about what kind of exercise is on the cards.

When thinking about the top picks for your gym bag, a hoodie likely isn’t the first thing on your list. But some people swear by wearing a hoodie when exercising in the gym, as it helps to prevent injuries by helping to keep muscles warm, not to mention they are also super comfy. If you need a hoodie for exercising indoors, it might pay to opt for a hoodie that is breathable and relatively lightweight. If you choose something too heavy, you may be at a higher risk of heat exhaustion and poor performance. 

However, if you prefer to exercise outside during the winter, you may be better off with something slightly heavier to ensure you don’t freeze. Ultimately, the hoodie you choose will depend on how cold it is that day. As a result, it can be beneficial to have a range of different hoodies in your winter training kit, so you can pick and choose based on the temperature. 

How to style a hoodie for exercise

Styling a hoodie for exercise is all about comfort and practicality! If you are wearing a hoodie to work out in, you’ll want to pair it with a comfy pair of tights/leggings or shorts. This will allow you to have a good range of motion for running, jumping, squatting and whatever else. If you need some extra help in the tights-buying department, take a look at our tights-buying guide.

You should also pop a breathable singlet or t-shirt underneath, in case you get too hot and need to strip off the hoodie to cool down. Pair your outfit with quality men’s footwear or women’s footwear to keep your feet comfortable as you work out. If running is your preferred form of exercise, utilise our running shoe buying guide to get the best shoes for you. 

Exercising Wearing Hoodie

Best hoodie to choose for a streetwear look

If you are looking for a hoodie purely for style reasons, you might want to opt for an oversized style. If you can’t find an oversized style, simply buy a hoodie you like in a couple of sizes up from your regular size. Trends are fickle but currently, oversized hoodies are bound to get you some fashion brownie points.

Some streetwear gurus will also place a large focus on brands. At Rebel Sport, we have a bunch of cool streetwear brands like Nike, adidas, Champion and more. These brands regularly feature clear branding and have a strong identity, earning you extra cool points in the fashion world. 

In terms of colour and style, it ultimately comes down to your taste. Everyone is different so go with what you feel most comfortable and confident in. We stock a wide range of hoodies at Rebel Sport to give you that freedom of choice. 

How to style a hoodie for streetwear

There are so many ways you can fashionably style a hoodie. If you need an extra layer, consider layering the hoodie underneath a leather or denim jacket for extra style points. Another option is popping it underneath your favourite puffer jacket. 

In terms of bottoms, a pair of slouchy track pants or a pair of jeans makes for an effortlessly cool look. Pair this with some casual shoes from Converse, Vans or adidas and you’ve got yourself a full outfit. 

Best hoodie to choose for warmth

If your main priority is to stay warm, you’ll want a hoodie that is thick and made from a warm material such as fleece. Fleece traps your body heat, keeping you toasty during the winter. Check out our range of adidas fleece hoodies that are winter-ready.

How to style a hoodie for warmth

The answer is rather simple. Layer, layer, layer! Hoodies make a great layering piece and can be worn underneath puffer jackets and coats to keep you warm. 

You may want to pair this hoodie with a beanie, which will look good regardless of whether the hood is up or down. If you live in a super cold area, you can even pop on a men’s thermal or women’s thermal underneath your hoodie for extra warmth. 

How to choose which hoodie to buy

As you might have realised, there are a multitude of options when it comes to buying a hoodie. Every hoodie offers a different level of warmth, a different aesthetic and a different fit. When choosing a hoodie,  you’ll want to factor in a few things before you go ahead and make your purchase. 

  • What you need it for: This is probably the first thing you should ask yourself, as it will determine what style, fit and features you need. A hoodie designed for exercising will offer more ventilation and be less warm, so keep that in mind. 
  • Material: Are you after a hoodie that is warm for winter? Or are you just after a light layer?  A fleece hoodie will be much warmer than a cotton hoodie, so make sure to inspect the material before you buy. 
  • Pockets: Do you need pockets in your hoodie to carry your keys and wallet? For some people, this won’t be a dealbreaker, as they may use a gym bag or carry around an alternative bag. However, if you are an outdoor runner, pockets may be a necessary feature for you. Look out for zippered pockets so nothing falls out as you jog. 
  • Fit: Are you after a streamlined, snug & sporty fit or an oversized fit that looks trendy when running errands? This will be up to personal preference but will largely dictate how much wear you get out of it. 
  • Versatility: Do you want a hoodie you can get a lot of wear out of? If you don’t have many hoodies in your wardrobe, it can be handy to start with neutral shades first before branching out into pops of colour.

Which brands are best for hoodies

At Rebel, we stock a wide range of hoodie brands to suit your every need. We only stock the best quality brands so whatever you choose, you can rest assured that the quality is up to scratch. 


Shop hoodies at Rebel Sport

At Rebel Sport, we’re proud to stock a wide range of hoodies for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a casual oversized hoodie for running errands or a streamlined hoodie to wear on your morning jog, we’ve got it all. Kit out your wardrobe with adidas hoodies, Puma hoodies, Under Armour hoodies and so much more. We have all of the leading sports brands at your fingertips. View our hoodies online, or drop into your nearest Rebel Sport and speak to our helpful in-store team.