KUHL’S ‘Made The Grade’ Hoody Keeps The Legacy Going

April 25, 2023

Interceptr hoody turns Kashmira fabric into an updated multiseason piece

TUCSON, ARIZONA USA/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The KUHL Interceptr Hoody continues a tradition of value, performance, and longevity that’s been tested over 10 years. That’s why INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR has awarded it ‘Made the Grade’ status.

‘International adventure travel to making a burrito run, KUHL’s turned a super comfortable hoody into a daily wear piece,’ according to INVESTMENT’s founder and lead evaluator Peter Reese. ‘Between signature thumb loops and the ability to cover seasons and temperature changes, Interceptr belongs in the go-to category.’

Here, there’s enough wind resistance to cover variable weather conditions, with a design that flexes and flows for hiking, cycling, paddling, and other activities. Zipper performance is a hallmark of the brand, and the side panels are the best use of legacy Kashmira fabric.

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 KUHL Interceptr Hoody, 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.