Give’r Ol’ Faithful Awarded ‘Made The Grade’ Status

November 8, 2022

TUCSON, ARIZONA USA /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Recognizing the singular nature of the Ol’ Faithful Midweight Pullover, INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR has awarded it ‘Made the Grade’ status. Fitting the mantra of Know It, Trust It, Keep It. TM, this unisex-sized piece was created by Give’r of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

According to INVESTMENT’s founder and lead evaluator Peter Reese, ‘Ol’ Faithful pushes through seasons, weather, and repeated laundering cycles to endure the adventurous life.‘ Of note in this selection are the Pullover’s wind-blocking and moisture-wicking attributes.

Echoes founder Bubba Albrecht, ‘The Ol’ Faithful Midweight Pullover was designed and tested for superior durability, functionality, and versatility as a piece of ultra-tough, ultra-cushy paradise you have to feel to believe. And we are honored to have “Made the Grade.’

In tandem with a relaxed fit with enough structure to keep from being sloppy, the hood profile, reliable zippers and plush interior make the $110 piece more a quiver-of-one than simply a source of weekend campfire cozy. This, in keeping with a focus on ‘gear built to wear in, not wear out.’

As with products selected for ‘Made the Grade,’ the Ol’ Faithful Pullover has been in extended evaluation under rigorous conditions. INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR, rooted in 50 years of adventure experience and outdoor journalism, selects individual pieces of gear for spotlight reviews.

The video review, including a unique one-word summary of the Ol’ Faithful Midweight Pullover, is available HERE. In addition the piece was included in a mission to find the rare Crested Saguaro Cactus in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. View the fast-paced, short documentary 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