The new Hammer line extension introduces retail-influenced unisex sweatshirts, plus microfleece, softshell and Windwear jackets for men and women

Gildan has announced a major extension of its Hammer range with the introduction of nine new retail-styled mid- and outer-layer designs. “The Gildan Hammer line offers unbeatable choices to meet the demands of decorators and their customers alike. This collection redefines classic T-shirts and outerwear by integrating fashionable details, tear-away labels and innovative fabrics that are perfectly printable. From the incredible softness of the combed ringspun T-shirts and sweatshirts with a smooth finish to superior protection from the elements with a range of resilient jackets, the attention to detail throughout this line is second to none. With a modern palette that includes eye-catching colours, this collection strikes the right balance between ultimate comfort and standout style to satisfy any need in any season,” says Gildan.

Sweatshirt styles

The new Gildan Hammer Adult Crew Sweatshirt (HF000) is generously cut in 305gsm 80% cotton, combed ringspun/20% polyester three-layer fabric with a 100% cotton face. Finishing details include a half-moon locker patch, twin-needle stitching at the shoulder, neck, waistband and cuffs; 1×1 rib with spandex; and tear-away label.

The Gildan Hammer Adult Hooded Sweatshirt (H500) and Gildan Hammer Adult Full Zip Sweatshirt Jacket (HF700) share the same heavyweight fabric and key features as the sweatshirt. These are complemented by a single-layer, three-piece hood with cross-over opening and rib trim to the edge, plus pouch pocket on the hooded sweatshirt; and a coil zipper and pouch pocket on the sweatshirt jacket. The sweatshirt styles are available in a choice of five colours – black, ash grey, graphite heather (60% cotton/40% polyester), sport dark navy and white – and in sizes XS-3XL. They are suitable for embroidery, DTG and screen print and all except the graphite heather colours can be discharge printed.

Gildan Hammer Micro-Fleece Jackets

Gildan Hammer Adult Crew Sweatshirt

Outerwear designs

The brand’s new Gildan Hammer Unisex Micro-Fleece Jacket (PF800; PF800L for women) is made in 280gsm 100% polyester with anti-pill finish. It has a full-length reverse coil front zipper, two front hand pockets with reversed coil zipper and cadet collar, and a tear-away label for rebranding. The microfleece comes in nine colours – black, charcoal, forest green, maroon, navy, orange, red, royal and safety green — in sizes S-4XL. Gildan recommends the new style as being suitable for heat transfer, screen printing and embroidery.

Offering another level of protection, the new Gildan Hammer Unisex Softshell Jacket (SS800) and Gildan Hammer Ladies Softshell Jacket (SS800L) feature a 98% polyester/ 2% spandex, three-layer, abrasion-resistant stretch fabric with micro-fleece inner. Design features include a reverse coil front zipper with 15.25cm storm flap, two front hand pockets and one shoulder pocket with reversed coil zipper, and drop tail hem construction. The garments are water-resistant, windproof and breathable and are finished with a tear-away label. They are available in a choice of eight colours – black, charcoal, forest green, navy, orange, red, royal and safety green – and come in sizes S-4XL. The jackets are suitable for heat transfer printing, screen printing and embroidery.

The remaining two new styles, the Gildan Hammer Unisex Windwear Jacket (WR800) and Gildan Hammer Ladies Windwear Jacket (WR800L) are described as “very streetwear” and feature an open backliner panel for easy decoration access. The jackets are made from 100% polyester (70gsm) with a brushback tricot liner in the body and self-fabric liner in the sleeve for added warmth. Water-repellent and windproof, they boast a packable hood with adjustable toggles at the collar and hook-and-loop closure; adjustable toggles at the hem; double-welt hand-pockets; an internal storage pocket at the right chest, with hook-and-loop closure; a reverse coil front zipper; elasticated cuffs; and tear-away labelling. The Windwear styles are available in the same eight colours as the softshells and in sizes S-2XL.