Where did he say non-zip? inviscid, where do you live? Uniqlo in Soho had some pretty heavy hoodies last winter--kind of a sueded cotton, very sturdy, and like $30, IIRC. Of course, if you're not in a very small area in NY and North NJ, that's not very helpful. You won't get any sF points for it, but have you checked the mall stores? Places like J Crew have alright hoodies, not great value necessarily, but usually reasonably warm and still well under $100. BR has one for $80 that's a cotton/wool blend and has a double zip and all. Granted, I haven't seen these in person, but they're there.