Heavyweight vs. Lightweight hoodies

Heavyweight (550gsm) vs. Lightweight Hoodies: 

The 'weight' of a hoodie directly relates to the thickness and warmth of the hoodie. It is often measured in grams per square meter (gsm), with 550gsm being a common option. Usually, heavier weight hoodies are more expensive than lightweight. Hoodies over 500gsm are almost always in the $100-$200 bracket and harder to find. However, our heavyweight hoodie is luxury whilst still very much affordable. Here is a guide to which one to choose.

Warmth and Insulation:

Heavyweight (550gsm): Our heavyweight hoodies are crafted with thick, dense fabric, which provides excellent insulation, making them perfect for cold weather. If you live in a region with harsh winters, a heavyweight hoodie will be your go-to choice. The inside of our heavyweight hoodies are lined with thick sherpa fleece, which makes them incredibly warm and comfortable.

Lightweight: Lightweight hoodies are more suitable for transitional seasons or mild climates. They offer some warmth but are not designed for extreme cold. They are perfect for layering or for those cool summer evenings when you need just a touch of extra warmth.


Style and Versatility:

Heavyweight (550gsm): Heavyweight hoodies tend to have a more substantial and rugged appearance. Most people prefer the look of the more silky, more polished heavyweight hoodie.

Lightweight: Lightweight hoodies usually have a slimmer and more form-fitting profile compared to heavyweight hoodies. They are designed to provide comfort and style without adding bulk to your silhouette.


Heavyweight (550gsm): Due to their thicker fabric, heavyweight hoodies are generally more durable and can withstand more wear and tear. They tend to last longer and hold up well after multiple washes.

Lightweight: While lightweight hoodies may not be as rugged as their heavyweight counterparts, they can still be durable if made from high-quality materials. However, they may show signs of wear and tear faster if subjected to heavy use.


When deciding between heavyweight and lightweight, the right choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. The truth is, 9 times out of 10, a heavyweight hoodie will look and feel better as opposed to a lighter-weight hoodie. If you're looking for maximum warmth, better fit and a generally more polished look, go for our heavyweight hoodie (550gsm). Ultimately, having both types in your wardrobe can cover all your hoodie needs, ensuring you're prepared for any weather or occasion.