The Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men to Buy in 2022

The Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men to Buy in 2022

Make no mistake: crewneck sweatshirts are a wardrobe essential. Throw it on over a workout shirt on a chilly morning when you’re out running errands, take it with you on the plane to help you stay warm or use as a makeshift pillow if you’re in a window seat, or keep one in your car, just in case you run into some unexpected cold weather. The best crewneck sweatshirts for men are made from cozy cotton and only get softer the more you wear and wash it. Some have a vintage feel, while others are more contemporary in style and are as fashionable as they are functional.

While you certainly probably already have a crewneck sweatshirt stuffed at the bottom of your dresser, we implore you to see about adding a new piece from the list below to your collection. Vintage has its time and place (and if it’s torn or egregiously stained, that place may be the garbage), but some of the today’s best menswear brands have updated this streetwear staple to a more modern fit and style. The style-savvy editors at Men’s Health have personally tried dozens of sweatshirts over the past few years to find the best crewneck sweatshirts for men. Below, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best crewneck sweatshirts for men in 2022.

  • Best Overall Crewneck Sweatshirt

    Interloop Crew Sweatshirt
    Buck Mason

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  • Most Comfortable Crewneck Sweatshirt

    Oversize Crewneck Sweatshirt
    Nike Sportswear

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  • Most Versatile Crewneck Sweater

    Crewneck Guide Sweater

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  • Best Casual Crewneck Sweatshirt

    The Track Crewneck Sweatshirt

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  • Best Basic Crewneck Sweatshirt

    Essentials Training Crewneck

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Best Overall Crewneck Sweatshirt

Interloop Crew Sweatshirt

  • 100% Cotton fabric
  • Pre-washed for a lived-in feel

This crewneck has the feel of your college varsity crewneck and the sophisticated look of a PhD professor, thanks to the dense, mid-weight cotton French terry. The shape holds up extremely well, even after multiple washes. From the first wear, it has that broken-in texture that will make you reach for it over and over again.

  • Material: 350 GSM three-end brushed back cotton French terry material

Most Comfortable Crewneck Sweatshirt

Oversize Crewneck Sweatshirt

  • Heavyweight cotton French terry fabric
  • Small embroidered logo

This oversized crewneck gives this classic sweatshirt a modern streetwear-inspired fit. Made to look slightly boxy, it’s a piece that’s easy to layer with the rest of your wardrobe. The contemporary fit and 100% cotton material will cement this crewneck as a go-to airport ‘fit.

  • Material: 100% cotton

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Most Versatile Crewneck Sweater

Crewneck Guide Sweater

  • Tightly-spun yards for density, warmth and durability
  • Naturally breathable

Unlike most of the crewnecks on this list made from cotton, Filson turned to wool to create their exceptionally durable crewneck. This is not a casual weekend crewneck–this one is thoughtfully designed to keep you warm and dry in extreme weather. Merino wool is naturally water repellent, which means that this sweater absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water without feeling damp or clammy. Definitely toss this one in your weekend bag before your next fall camping trip.

  • Material: U.S.-sourced merino wool

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Best Casual Crewneck Sweatshirt

The Track Crewneck Sweatshirt

  • Certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Classic crew neckline

If you like more of an athletic fit, the Track Crewneck Sweatshirt from Everlane is a great buy. Made from a custom-developed, organic french terry, this crewneck has that premium feel at a fraction of the cost. Plus, there’s tons of colors to choose from.

  • Material: 100% organic cotton

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Best Basic Crewneck Sweatshirt

Essentials Training Crewneck

  • Moisture wicking
  • Four-way stretch fabric that stretches any way you move

For a more lightweight option, we recommend this Essentials Training Crewneck from Rhone, which is made with recycled polyester fabric. The moisture wicking properties in this crewneck make it the perfect layer to throw on before an early morning run when the air is still cold but you know it’ll heat up before you make it back home. We also love the fit, which stays close to your body to trap the heat but doesn’t cling or restrict your movement.

  • Material: Recycled polyester fabric

Best Athletic Fit Crewneck Sweatshirt

Powerblend Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt

Just like Champion’s notoriously cozy hoodies, its fleece sweatshirts feel just as nice, thanks to its cotton-polyester blend that’s smooth to the touch. But don’t let its premium comfort fool you: the crewneck is tough and durable, and can stand up to stains and keep its shape after plenty of washes.

  • Material: Cotton and Polyester

Best Lightweight Crewneck Sweatshirt

Merino Crew-Neck Sweater

  • Standard fit that hits at the hips
  • Thin weave for breathability

This merino wool crewneck is the perfect year-round layering piece. The soft and lightweight fabric and moves with you, and the thin material makes it easy to pair with shorts in the summer or underneath a long sleeve in the fall. The fit is loose and meant to hang slightly away from the body for a more casual look that still feels elevated.

  • Material: 100% extra fine Merino wool

Best Affordable Crewneck Sweatshirt

Garment-dyed Sweatshirt

  • Garment-dyed color that softly fades over time
  • Rib trim at neck, cuffs and hem

A quality crewneck can cost you. If you’re looking to save without compromising on comfort, this affordable crewneck from J. Crew is a downright steal at $20. The traditional athletic cut ensures a snug fit while the French terry cotton fabric gets better with every wash.

  • Material: French terry cotton

For the past few years, we consulted with Men’s Health’s Style editors on the top crewneck sweatshirts for men. We put more than 30 men’s crewneck sweatshirts to the test throughout all four seasons, evaluating each one with careful scrutiny. We paid particular attention every little detail, from the fabrics to the cut to the durability to the overall style, and made notes on what works and what doesn’t live up to its promises. The list above represents our honest picks of the best crewneck sweatshirts for men in 2022.

Cristina Montemayor is a freelance writer and journalist living in Austin, Texas, covering beauty, grooming, style, and culture.

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