Gildan 18500 Heavy Weight Blend Hoodie FAQ |

Gildan 18500 Heavy Weight Blend Hoodie FAQ |

Year after year, the Gildan 18500 Heavy Blend Hoodie remains one of our top-selling hoodies! Due to its wide selection of colours and size offerings, this Gildan Heavyweight Hoodie has become a fan favourite for bulk buying customers and retail customers alike.

Does it shrink?

Because the Gildan Heavy Blend Hoodie is made with 50/50 preshrunk cotton and polyester blend, the polyester component substantially lowers the overall shrink ability of the Gildan hoodie. However, do expect 2-3% shrinkage in length when following the washing label’s instructions.

How heavy is a Gildan 18500 hoodie?

The Gildan 18500 weighs 13.5 oz with an equal blend of cotton & polyester - an ideal weight to wear all year round. The hooded sweatshirt is made with an air-jet yarn for a softer feel and reduced pilling. It is also lined with heavy cotton fleece for extra warmth and coziness.

Is it unisex?

Yes! The Gildan 18500 Heavyweight hoodie is unisex. In fact, all the styles listed on are unisex except for the items under the Ladies’ section.

What is the thickest Gildan hoodie?

While the Gildan 18500 hoodie is the most popular hoodie at, we do offer a heavier alternative from Gildan Canada - the Gildan 12500 hooded sweatshirt (weighing 15.5 oz). 

Gildan 18500 Heavy Blend Hoodie Size Chart

Width 20 in (51 cm) 22 in (56 cm) 24 in (61 cm) 26 in (66 cm) 28 in (71 cm) 30 in (76 cm)
Length 26 in (66 cm 27 in (51 cm) 28 in (69 cm) 29 in (74 cm) 30 in (76 cm) 31 in (79 cm)
Sleeve 33 in (84 cm) 34 in (86 cm) 35 in (89 cm) 36 in (91 cm) 37 in (94 cm) 38 in (97 cm)

How is the fit?

This hoodie from Gildan Canada is true to size and comes with a wide range of size offerings! The waistband sits nicely at the top of the hips, and while there is room for movement, the hoodie does not droop. However, if you are looking for an oversized look, we suggest going up 1 or 2 sizes.

Gildan Sweatshirt from the Same Collection:

Gildan 18600 50/50 Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt

Gildan 18000 Heavyweight Blend Crewneck Sweatshirt

Youth styles

Gildan 18500B Youth Hooded Sweatshirt

Gildan 18000B Youth Crewneck Sweatshirt

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