Hoodies, aka hooded sweatshirts, come in three different weights, and when choosing a hoodie to custom decorate, weight matters. The weight is based on the actual thread count of the fabric used to make the sweatshirt. The heavier the thread weight, the heavier the hoodie. Choosing the correct weight of custom decorated hoodie dramatically impacts how warm a hoodie will keep you and how bulky it will feel.

• Custom Decorated Lightweight Hoodie

Lightweight hoodies, like this 5.3 ounce French Terry, are great for indoor wear and for layering with T-shirts. As a general rule, these sweatshirts are soft, comfortable, and move easily with your body. Choose these hoodies for a fashionable custom look, to stay comfortable in an overly air conditioned room or under-heated room, or when the temperature outside cools a few degrees during later spring, summer and early fall.

Suggested Uses:
Summer and early fall evenings, layering, lounging, casual events

What Temperature is it Best For?
60 degrees F and warmer

What Our Staff Says:
“This is one of my favorite custom hoodies! It’s super soft, comfortable and isn’t bulky. My customers love it! Just don’t choose this lightweight to shovel snow on a cold winter day — unless you add a layer on a top of it.”—Tee Labs, Customer Service Team

• Custom Decorated Mid weight Hoodie

Mid weight hoodies are able to keep most people comfortable on most spring and fall days, particularly when exercising or playing outdoors. They are also a good choice in cool, drafty buildings. As a general rule, they are soft and comfortable, but feel a little thicker to the touch than a 6-ounce hoodie.

Suggested Uses:
Crisp fall evenings, fall/spring athletic events, everyday use in cooler months

What Temperature is it Best For?
Between 55-70 Degrees F

What Our Staff Says:
“This is a great soft hoodie for anyone that wants to stay warm on the sidelines or in the stands. Great for fall sports, inside and outside. This is a great all around hoodie and if you are wanting to get a lot of use from a hoodie, you can’t go wrong with this one.”—Tee Labs, Customer Service Team

• Custom Decorated Heavyweight Hoodie:

Heavyweight hoodies are best for outdoor use or in cooler environments, such as an ice arena or a building without much heat. These hoodies are thick and warm, and are wonderful to wear when sitting outside watching a soccer or football game. As a general rule, heavyweight hoodies don’t feel quite as soft as lighter hoodies due to their extra thickness.

Suggested Uses:
Working outside in cold weather, watching hockey games, outdoor activities on cool days

What Temperature is it Best For?
Colder than 60 Degrees F

What Our Staff Says:
“If you are stuck on the side of the road in the winter months doing construction, landscaping or anything outside, this is a great hoodie choice. I would recommend this item when it’s below 60 degrees to keep you warm. If it’s warmer than that, you might be too hot.”—Tee Labs, Customer Service Team