Kangaroo pocket

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Kangaroo Pocket

A kangaroo pocket is a type of pocket, usually featured on hoodies and sweatshirts, that is large enough to fit both hands into. The pocket is open on either side. Other names for it include muff pocket and hoodie pocket.[citation needed]

The pocket sits on the lower front section of the shirt. It is usually large enough to contain some personal belongings. The kangaroo pocket is most associated with casual clothing such as the hoodie or sweatshirt.[1][2]

Although the kangaroo pocket is often considered a stylish feature, it also has practical uses. Its spaciousness allows for carrying personal items like wallets or other belongings typically kept in rear pockets or purses. However, users should exercise caution because the pocket usually has wide openings on both sides, which could result in items falling out.[3]


Kangaroo pockets were created in the 1930s as a hand warmer to be put on sweatshirts.[4] Their functionality changed as people used them to hold phones, wallets, and other personal belongings. That caused them to become very popular with skateboarders and college students as they easily forget where they place their things.[5]


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  2. ^ Olsen, Maris. "Different Kinds of Pockets to Try When Sewing Garments". craftsy.com. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ "What is a Kangaroo Pocket? (with pictures)". Beauty Answered. 2023-05-26. Retrieved 2023-07-07.
  4. ^ "THE HISTORY OF THE 'HOODIE' WITH ADMIRAL SPORTING GOODS CO". Robin Denim. 2020-12-18. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
  5. ^ "What is a Kangaroo Pocket? - Fashion Terminologies". 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2022-10-06.