A hoodie you’ll still be wearing in 2026

This sweatshirt comes with a lifetime guarantee

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From the April 2016 issue of the magazine.

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How long should a sweatshirt last? Is it fair to expect a comfy hoodie you scored for $18 last winter to be just as good to go this February? Instead, the fabric has pilled, the colour has faded and the elbows are threadbare. It’s part of what Elizabeth L. Cline, the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, calls the “buy-and-toss” cycle. In the long run, buying a cheap hoodie each winter costs you a lot more than just buying a good one. Flint and Tinder’s 10-Year Hoodie ($99 huckberry.com) was designed to outlast its competition: U.S.-made, 18-oz fleece; special twill-taped safety seams, in which the fabric is over-lapped and double-stitched; and brass zippers and hardware throughout. But the best thing is Flint and Tinder’s guarantee to mend it free of charge: “If at any time in the next decade it rips, tears or otherwise comes apart at the seams, we hope you’ll send it back to us.” The truest testimonial? The brand routinely sells out of sizes and colours, with fans bragging online that they’re waiting for the opportunity to purchase a second or third 10-Year Hoodie.

 

2 comments on “A hoodie you’ll still be wearing in 2026

  1. I bought a $5 navy hoodie from a Gap Outlet about 5 years ago (before their products really went downhill) on the clearance rack and it’s still as good as the day I bought it, even with regular usage. Score!

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  2. Wishing Lululemon would go back to their quality too. My originals are finally worn enough to toss after 18 years. My last pair purchased lasted me 2 years.

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