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Style #G185

Style #G185 - Threadsy

Anne Dorfman |

Curious about what makes style G185 one of Threadsy’s top-selling sweatshirts? The Gildan G185 Adult Heavy Blend 50/50 Hooded Sweatshirt is a highly-regarded hoodie in the industry and is known for its quality and value. Let's dive into the G185’s features, available colors, shrinkage, decoration methods, and more. 


Most colors feature an 8oz, 50/50 Poly/Cotton Blend.  Heather sport colors are a 60/40 Poly Cotton Blend.  The Cotton here uses sustainable, fair grown USA cotton, which is great. 

Feel & Fit

Weighing 8 oz., the G185 strikes a balance between warmth and wearability. It has a high-quality feel on the outside, which makes it suitable for various decoration methods. On the inside, it offers softness and comfort. The G185 hoodie fits comfortably and true to size, making it a good choice for most body types. 

The G185 also has a pouch pocket and matching drawcords with a double lined hood, and double needle stitching throughout the hoodie.  

The G185 also features a tear-away label, which is great if you want to take that extra step and relabel this with your own branding. 

Available Colors carries the G185 in over 40 colors.  This sweatshirt comes in strong primary colors, earth tones, pastels, and even a safety orange that’s compliant with ANSI-ISEA 107 High Visibility Standards.  There’s a color for almost any situation you can imagine where you need a great hoodie at a great price. 

Wash Test 

To test its shrinkage potential, conducted a wash test on the G185 hoodie. Three hoodies were used for the test, with the light gray one serving as the control. The blue hoodie was washed in cold water and dried on a low heat setting, resulting in some shrinkage. Even on low heat, the presence of cotton in the fabric led to noticeable shrinkage. Drying it on high heat caused further shrinkage, albeit not significantly. To prevent shrinkage, it is advisable to wash and hang dry the hoodie. 


The Gildan Adult Heavy Blend 50/50 Hooded Sweatshirt is compatible with various decoration methods. Its smooth finish makes it an excellent candidate for screen printing, heat transfers, and DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printing. It is also sturdy enough to withstand embroidery. Additionally, the polyester content in the fabric allows for tie-dyeing and sublimation. For the best results, it is recommended to choose lighter "sport" color options or experiment with bleach and sublimation for unique designs. 

Bottom Line 

One can conclude that the G185 hoodie is a great choice due to its exceptional quality, extensive color options, versatility, and affordability. Those interested can visit to read customer reviews or make a purchase.