Carhartt Men’s Midweight Hooded Zip-Front Sweatshirt Review

Daniel Bishop
Written by
Last update:

In today’s article we will be reviewing the Carhartt Men's Midweight Hooded Zip-Front Sweatshirt.

We scrutinize all products before we share our detailed thoughts on it with you.

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $

Check Price on Amazon


  • Vibrant and stylish design, perfect for casual wear
  • Thick material; provides you with extra warmth
  • Able to stay on for a long time
  • Soft material allows for a comfortable feel
  • Can also be used for working outdoors in harsh weather
  • Cost-effective


  • Some reviewers have pointed out that the hood is not effective
  • The small size fits a bit loose, so it is not effective for people with a short neck.

To most people, Carhartt hoodies are known as rugged clothing. They work well in dirty and tough jobs where you're assaulted with much dirt and grime. This is actually not very far from the truth. The company has always made clothing for jobs that require work that is rough and tough and that is what is conveyed by their name.

With that said, Carhartt could have simply taken the typical idea of construction of a sweatshirt and left it at that. With how rough and tough construction jobs can be, a sweatshirt would have done a good job at informing people that they could rely on Carhartt clothing for certain jobs. This is not exactly what they did but it's what they did well.

Instead of deciding to run with the "conventional thing" that you would expect a company that made tough jackets and such to go with, they decided to take a different route. They put a zipper in the hood of the sweatshirts. This is a detail that completely changes the overall image that you think the Carhartt sweatshirt is intended to provide. Any athlete or any one of those people your mom always warns you about to stay away from will notice this detail.

This detail is not at all irrelevant to the usefulness of the sweatshirt. In construction or any other dirty jobs, you can put this sweatshirt on because you know that it will protect you from harm and keep you warm when they are walking through fumes of a wall collapsing on m. It comes in handy when the pipes you're working on burst and spill all that water you just busted through, or when you spill grease and soil all over yourself. It's even more useful when worn by a college student.

A sweatshirt does much more than just keep you warm and protected. At the time that Carhartt decided to add a zipper to their sweatshirts, the sweatshirt industry was focused on comfort. They were putting less effort into the protection that you get from wearing a sweatshirt.

The added zipper also adds a little more comfort and style to your sweatshirt. It will get rid of the tight feeling when walking around while wearing it. Your sweatshirt will get a little bit looser, making you feel as though it is more comfortable than it was before you put the zipper in.

Learn More on Amazon

Not what you’re looking for? Read our roundup review: 21 Best Clothing Brands for Men Worth Every Penny