Club Ride Takes On The Trail, Garners ‘Made The Grade’ Award

May 25, 2023

Gold Rush Pant moves flawlessly from trail to town

TUCSON, ARIZONA USA/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – From trail to town, the Club Ride GOLD RUSH PANT delivers a mountain attitude in a rugged package. That’s the reason INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR has awarded it ‘Made the Grade’ status for on-bike performance, off-bike style, and enduring value.

‘This is a pant that moves and flexes to excel on the bike,’ according to INVESTMENT’s founder and lead evaluator Peter Reese. ‘With features including a rear pocket that grabs gloves and other essentials while stepping forward into casual settings without fanfare.’

Double-buckle waist adjustment contributes to comfort of the recycled stretch polyester fabric that feels like cotton but never surrenders to on-trail abrasion or repeated launderings. Five pockets plus a bonus zippered leg pocket put tools and snacks at the ready. Roll-up cuffs and reflective accents handle urban journeys as well.

INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR, rooted in 50 years of adventure experience and outdoor journalism, selects individual pieces of gear for video reviews: Nothing chosen is part of a traditional gear round-up, but merits special consideration for performance, lasting value, and embracing a ‘less and better beats more’ approach to a more sustainable future.

Many of the products selected for ‘Made the Grade’ have been in evaluation for three years or more, with some receiving updates since first taken outside or on the road for extended travel. In addition, none have been sponsored by the brands, nor does INVESTMENT receive compensation for their use in the ‘Made the Grade’ initiative.

The video review, including a unique one-word summary of the Club Ride Gold Rush Pant , is available HERE.


INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR is a response to ‘Best of’ gear category lists that frequently confuse or don’t provide concise, credible findings. Focused on video reviews, each Made the GradeTM selection fits the powerful mantra of Know It, Trust It, Keep It.TM, one applauded by manufacturers and industry influencers alike. Consideration of individual products is not limited to new releases, and can be suggested by reaching out to editor@investmentgradegear.com.