I bought this as a gift for my father. At first, he and I were both alarmed at how thin it was. I offered to return it, thinking it was just cheap fabric. He decided to keep it anyway and within a few days had called to brag on how warm it was; "Remember that sweatshirt you got me? It is really light and thin, but boy is it warm! Warmer than any of my others!" This was only one month ago, so I can't testify to how it will hold up in the wash, but for now we are very pleased!
I've been wearing them since I bought them. They did not shrink when I pre-washed them. They held their color and shape. They're comfortable. Maybe too comfortable. I'm spoiled. I'm buying more. Lots more.
The Hanes sweatshirt was precisely what I wanted except for the color which is better than what I thought I was getting. This order went perfectly, so much so that another two are being shipped to me right now. It is way too early to say anything about durability; but otherwise, there is no way this order could have gone any better than it did. If you are interested in a pretty traditional long-sleeve sweatshirt, you would do well to give this one serious consideration. I would give this shirt and the whole buying experience more than five stars if it was an option.