As the months grow colder, custom hoodies are the perfect addition to your merch line. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled our top 5 favorites to help make your selection easier. From cost-effective hoodies to high end/heavy duty hoodies, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Which Hoodie is Right for You?

When choosing the best hoodie, brands must factor in budget, quality, fit, style, and more. Of course, your goal matters, too. For instance, fashion brands may want the highest quality to represent their brand; whereas, others may want the most economical hoodie as promotional giveaways.

Whatever your goal is, we have a solution for you.

Our 5 Favorite Hoodies to Customize

With our years of experience making custom hoodies, Philadelphia clients have been most pleased with the following. Here are the top five hoodies for screen printing or embroidery:

1. Gildan G18500

This cost-effective hoodie comes in a wide range of colors and sizes. It offers a class fit that’s not too tight or slim, and has a mass appeal to customers. With a deep inventory, it is usually in stock which permits a quick turn-around for customization.

independent trading co ind4000 hoodie


2. Independent Trading Co. IND4000

This style is our go-to for printing direct-to-garment, because of its 100% cotton face (learn more about why that’s important). This sturdy, heavyweight hoodie is known for its excellent fit, and is compatible with both water-based and discharge printing. There are several single color options, but also two-tone options to choose from.

3. Champion S1051

Are you looking for more of a streetwear look? Featuring a pouch pocket and drawstring complete with metal grommets, this hoodie is an excellent option for streetwear brands. It is made from comfortable, heavyweight material with a classic fit. This hoodie also features the Champion logo embroidered on the cuff, which may or may not be a drawback depending on your design goals.

bella + canvas 3719 hoodie

4. Bella + Canvas 3719

This fashion-forward hoodie is a great option for fashion brands. It is extremely soft and plush, making it the softest option on this list. It offers an up-to-date, slim “retail” fit and includes kangaroo pockets, and ribbed cuffs and waistband. There are several color options available, including solids, color-blocked, digital fleece, and marble fleece colors. This is a perfect fit for fashionistas!

5. AS Colour 5101

This durable hoodie (pictured in the header) is made from quality-construction and is highly resistant to pilling (those little lint balls that accrue over time). Its smooth surface makes it ideal for screen printing, and it comes in a dozen different colors. The kangaroo pocket and lined hood make it a cozy option.

Custom Hoodies, Philadelphia

Now, it’s time to see your design brought to life! With the best custom hoodies Philadelphia has to offer, Press & Release Printing can help with everything from design to mock-ups to printing. Contact Us today to learn more about our Philly printing company.

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