Zip up this mid-weight fleece hoodie anytime you need a layer of warmth and get into the zone. Clean cut but just roomy enough, we highly recommend it for flights, long haul or otherwise.

Pairs with 401 THE SWEATPANTS

Willy is cut for a slimmer fit so please order one size larger if a relaxed fit is desired.

  • Details
  • 80% Poly  |  20% Tencel
    Made in California

  • Color
  • Hollywood | Black Solid
    Monterey | Dark Gray Heather
    Mendocino | Medium Gray Solid
    Venice | Cobalt Solid

  • Size & Fit
    S 37”
    M 40”
    L 43”
    XL 46”
    XXL 49”
  • Care
  • Machine wash cold with like colors and tumble dry low. Non-chlorine bleach when needed.

  • Info
  • What is the Willy California Zip-Up Hoodie?

    The hoodie is a brand defining item in the men’s fashion space. The perfect mixture of the cool, street look and the functional warmth component is not easy to pull off. Quite honestly, most brands are so busy focusing on the coolness that they forget to give respect to the functional aspects. At its core, the hoodie should be warm enough to do its job in the morning and sleek enough to be worn all day long. The 501 Zip-Up Hoodie is our best item yet.

    The Willy 501 Zip-Up Hoodie is the “do anything” look for the busy guy on the go. A suit of armor for the guy whose day takes him in a hundred different directions. One carefully crafted piece that says cool, warm and serious all in one breath.

    What Makes the 501 Zip-UP Hoodie so Amazing?

    Like all things Willy California, the 501 Zip-up Hoodie rules because we matched a precisely engineered fabric blend with a stylish, sleek cut. The fabric in this case comes from a domestic mill that is synonymous with great outdoor brands. Think fleece jackets and undergarments for skiing.  A polyester blend with significant tencel components to make sure this jacket moves when you move while keeping you warm all day long.

    The fabric also gives our 501 Zip-Up Hoodie the structure to hold the look together. Too often hoodies are drapey and leave the guy looking un-kept. Cool is great but un-kept is not a word we want anywhere near us. Kids like a hoodie that is oversized and blowing in the wind. These kids marry coolness with a slightly sloppy look and call it “grundge”. Professional guys on the go don’t do grundge.  Our sleek and stylish cut serves as a shell to hold your look together to make you feel safe, zipped up and ready to go.

    As usual, comfort is the key with WIlly California. It’s great that our hoodie is warm and structured, but it’s also the most comfortable hoodie you will find. Soft on the skin and warm enough to ski in (actually). This is not a kid’s hoodie.

    How to Use the Willy California Zip-Up Hoodie? 

    Grab the hoodie when you are simply not sure where the day will take you. This item was specifically designed for the cool California “winter” morning but has become so much more. We were so worried about making something that was comfortable AND stylish that we created a gym piece that is actually being worn to the office across the country. As company dresscodes have become more and more casual, the hoodie has become accepted for work. And the 501 Zip-up Hoodie is at the top of the list.

    Nothing says “guy on the go” like the Zip-up Hoodie. When you pull off this look, you are immediately 10 years younger and twice as important. Bouncing from meeting to meeting back and forth around town -- the Zip-up Hoodie is the perfect solution.  The secret sauce here is the Tencel fabric which gives our hoodie the feeling of a protective wrap keeping you safe and secure. Tencel, is a fiber made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown and replaced on specialized tree farms. Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable, earth-friendly solvents. When blended with cotton, Tencel adds wrinkle-resistance and the lustrous feel of a silk.

    When should I wear the 501? 

    A great hoodie has to be functional and stylish. Too often the hoodie space is ruined by frumpy pieces with too much coolness and not enough structure. At Willy, we once again focused on our two most important tenets of comfort and performance to nail what may be our best piece yet.

    When looking cool wins the design battle, a hoodie becomes slouchy and weak. Structure is the key for a great hoodie. Men like a hoodie that wraps their upper half like a custom fit layer of armor. Flip the hood up to battle the elements or stay off the grid. Flip the hood down to have a sleek and professional version on the fly. Either way you go, the 501 Zip-Up Hoodie will keep you warm while looking cool and in charge.

    We engineered the 501 as a full zip hoodie and to be part of a comfortable uniform for the traveling professional. If you’re in an airport or on the move in any way, the 501 Zip-up Hoodie has you covered. While it will keep you warm on the overnight flight, the 501 also breathes very well and will not overheat. Pair the 501 Zip-Up Hoodie with our 101 Standard Tee and our 401 Sweatpants for the ultimate air travel suit. Pajamas at 30,000 feet for the guy on the go. 

    On the way into the office, throw our hoodie on over our 102 Long Sleeve Athletic Polo and mix confidence with style. The boss is the only guy who would wear a sleek and modern hoodie in the office - until now. The 501 Zip-Up Hoodie is the modern blazer in a more casual world.

    Put it on over our 201 Athletic Polo and 304 4-Pocket pants for an early spring golf meeting. Or you can even use the 501 ZIp-Up Hoodie for its original purpose - a layer on top of the 104 Workout Shirt for the walk to the gym. Take it off when you get warmed up or keep it on for the jog around the neighborhood. 

    Where can I get the 501 Zip-Up Hoodie? Any way I can try it first? 

    Right now, you can only get Willy 501 Zip-Up Hoodie from our website. But by sending them directly to you, we’re giving you the highest quality product at the best possible price. Don’t let middlemen hold you back, get the most value for the best price on best sellers directly from us. 

    But hey, we get it. You might not feel comfortable taking a risk like this. Let us make it easier on you: if for whatever reason you don’t like our full zip hoodie, send it back. You don’t have to explain, and we won’t make you jump through a bunch of hoops either. Our brand is all about taking the guesswork out of being a contemporary boss. You sending your hoodie back in will just light a fire under us that will make us improve and perform all the better. That’s our promise. 


Moisture Wicking

Performance Fabrics


Comfort Guaranteed

Four-Way Stretch

Made in California

  • "Just got my polos... Perfectly crafted."

    Rex A.

  • "Probably the best fitting and most comfortable shirt I own."

    Weston S.

  • “Since discovering Willy my husband has gone from slob to suave.”

    Nancie B.

  • "These Willy workout shorts perform AND they are comfortable. You guys make quality product."

    Dre S.

  • "The perfect polo - so soft!"

    Bret H.

  • “Willy California [is] so focused on making stylish clothes that look great and also perform.”

    Bob M.

  • "The 501 Zip-Up Hoodies have quickly become the only hoodies I wear.”

    William S.

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