The Round Up: Women's Hoodies

Words by Isobel Coughlan

Hoodies are one of those pieces of clothing that you just can't have enough of. There's always an occasion for them. Brunch, errands, the gym, you name it — I've always got time to wear a hoodie.


If you're like me, you're always looking for another style to add to your collection. We've picked out the top eight hoodies on the market to help you find one that adds style and functionality to your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to see the winners from brands we trust all in one place. Let's dive in!

The Sports Edit Team’s Top Picks: Hoodies

From the gym to the couch, hoodies are always welcome. But don't buy any old options. Use our expert-approved list to level up your comfort.

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1. Sweaty Betty - Escape Fleece Hoodie

First on our list is the Sweaty Betty Escape Fleece Hoodie, a piece perfect for anyone looking to stay warm and comfy in a minimalist style. While this hoodie has no loud prints, it comes in three colours and features front pockets, a curved hem, and a drawstring hood. Ideal for relaxing and those winter morning runs.

The hoodie has a relaxed fit, so size down if you want a tight or tailored look. It's also made with an Italian luxury cotton blend fabric. So, remember to wash it at 30°C (no higher!) and keep it away from the tumble dryer.

Key features:

  • Insulating fleece
  • Available in black, navy blue, and lightning blue
  • Moisture wicking fabric

2. YMO - Reset Hoodie

Next up is the YMO Reset Hoodie, an organic cotton icon all sustainability-conscious readers will love. This is a great place to start if you've been considering organic activewear!

The Reset Hoodie provides an oversized fit and extra coverage with a longer back hem. It also has side splits, a drawstring good, and a soft rib trim to help keep the heat in. Size down for a tighter fit. Since the hoodie is made from 94% organic cotton, you should wash it at 30°C or on a cold wash.

Key features:

  • Longer back hem for full coverage
  • Non-restrictive oversized cut
  • Organic cotton fabric

3. Vuori - Restore Hoodie

Looking for a trusty front-zip hoodie? Vuori has you covered with the Restore Hoodie. This low-key hoodie has a centre zip for easy on-the-go wear, a drawstring hood, and a longline design for comfort and coverage. Plus, it's made with four-way stretch technology to ensure you're not restricted when hiking, grabbing coffee, or chilling.

The Restore Hoodie provides an oversized fit, so you don't need to size up for extra space. It's made from 66% organic cotton and 34% polyester. Wash on a cold cycle, and don't tumble dry to keep it extra cosy.

Key features:

  • Four-way stretch and an oversized fit
  • Longline design for coverage
  • Front zip for flexible style and easy wearing

4. Girlfriend Collective - Reset Hoodie

Girlfriend Collective Reset Hoodie provides oodles of style for your walks, gym sessions, and lazy days. Available in black and moss green, this hoodie has a soft feel, extra stretch, and a drawcord hood. The fabric is also quick-drying and moisture-wicking, meaning you can rely on it when the workout gets sweaty.

Though more cropped than other hoodies, the Reset Hoodie still has an oversized fit. So, it's ideal if you want a hoodie that finishes at your waist but doesn't give a bodycon look. The Reset Hoodie is also made from 91% recycled plastic bottles. Machine wash it on cold and lay it flat to dry for the best results.

Key features:

  • Sustainability recycled plastic bottle fabric (RPET)
  • Quick-drying and moisture-wicking
  • Peached on both sides of the fabric for an extra soft feel

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5. Sweaty Betty - Elevated Studio Hoodie

Want a workout hoodie that has a dramatic flare? We've got your back. Introducing the Sweaty Betty Elevated Studio Hoodie, a standout piece with flared sleeves that'll keep you warm and stylish on any gym run.

The hoodie also has an adjustable hood, elasticated cuffs, and a breathable design to ensure you don't overheat while getting active. This hoodie has an oversized look, so you should size it down for a tighter fit. Wash the hoodie with similar colours on a cold wash and avoid fabric softener to ensure the piece keeps its flare.

Key features:

  • Dramatic flared/balloon sleeves
  • Breathable fabric
  • Adjustable hood

6. Vuori - Halo Oversized Hoodie

If you're looking for an everyday essential that seamlessly integrates into your wardrobe, the Vuori Halo Oversized Hoodie could be your match. This pick works for all occasions, including rest days and hardcore workouts. The hoodie features an oversized fit, a soft feel, sweat-wicking properties, a kangaroo pocket, and a drawcord hood. Awesome.

The features don't stop there. This pick is also made from Vuori's DreamKnit fabric (89% recycled polyester), making it extra comfortable whether you're active or relaxing. Size down for a fitted feel. Machine wash on cold with similar colours to protect the fabric.

Key features:

  • Recycled polyester DreamKnit fabric
  • Sweat-wicking properties
  • Kangaroo pockets and a drawcord hood

7. Varley - Victoria Hoodie

The Varley Victoria Hoodie is here to upgrade your hoodie-style game. With a modern look, a customisable drawstring waist, and a sleek silhouette, this is a hoodie you'll want to show off at brunch. It also comes with side pockets, airy side vents, and a high-neck hood.

The Victoria Hoodie has a relaxed, longline fit for extra comfort. If you want a baggy feel, select your standard size. However, if you want a more tailored look, size down or pull the waist drawstrings in to adjust the feel. This piece is made from 85% cotton and should be washed in a cold setting.

Key features:

  • Adjustable waist drawstring
  • Soft cotton fabric
  • Side vents and pockets

8. Lilybod - Lucy Hoodie

Finally, Lilybod's Lucy Hoodie is another excellent contender for your next favourite hoodie. This option ticks all the boxes with a relaxed fit, kangaroo pocket, customisable drawstring hood, and elasticated cuffs. It even has a longline design for extra coverage and warmth in the colder months.

The Lucy Hoodie has an oversized fit and a longer design. So, select the size down if you're looking for a snug fit. The hoodie is also made from 70% cotton and 30% polyester. Wash with similar colours on a cold wash to keep the hoodie clean.

Key features:

  • Longline design and oversized fit
  • Customisable drawstring hood
  • Kangaroo front pocket


The Takeaway!

Hoodies come in all shapes and sizes, so don't forget to browse all the options. You'll find your perfect match in no time.

Hopefully, this list has inspired your search. However, if you're still on the lookout for the perfect athleisure pick, see our Women's Hoodies collection here.