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The Best Budget Sweaters for Men

Stay warm and look good

Bearded laughing an leaning against a wall. Wearing a chunky sweater and a hat. Copy space of white wood background. (iStock/ becon)
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Stay warm and look good

The temperature has dropped, the leaves are changing, and snow is falling on our high peaks. All of which is to say it’s officially sweater weather. So we found five tops, each with a different look and purpose, all for under $100.

Prana Corbin Sweater ($80)

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(Courtesy Prana)

This simple, no-frills crewneck sweater is made from 100 percent organic cotton and has a modern two-tone aesthetic. You’re probably not gonna take this all-cotton layer on the mountain, but it will slay around town.

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Royal Robbins Fishermans Shawl Sweater ($95)

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(Courtesy Royal Robbins)

No need for a scarf thanks to the high-rise shawl collar on this top. This ultra-warm fisherman-inspired sweater is made mostly from wool with a bit of nylon thrown in for extra stretch.

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Smartwool Kiva Ridge V Neck ($90)

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(Courtesy SmartWool)

Smartwool makes a few versions of their Kiva Ridge sweater (check out its crew neck and hoodie), but when you want to dress up your après wear, go with the classic V-neck. This one is a blend of merino wool, nylon, and acrylic for stretch and a relaxed fit.

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Basin + Range Crosscut Sweater ($90)

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(Courtesy Backcountry)
    

This wool-and-poly blend combines two of our favorite looks (the chunky sweater and hoodie) into single, casual layer that seems to look best next to a campfire.

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Marmot Stafford Sweater ($50)

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(Courtesy Marmot)

The Stafford is a surprisingly warm layer made from a stretchy wool/poly blend with a soft, fleece interior liner. It combines classic crew neck style with a bit of performance from the quick-dry materials, so it works well under a ski jacket. 

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