Your lifelong best friend, K9 co-pilot, or trusty ol’ truck in the form of a pullover hoodie. At its core, it’s as reliable & consistent as Old Faithful itself. This geyser, found in our back yard of Yellowstone National Park, attracts people from around the world due to its magnificence and predictability. Visitors know that when they go to see this “show”, put on by Mother Nature, that they are guaranteed an awesome experience no matter the weather, season or time of day.
Just like the geyser, you can count on the Ol’ Faithful Pullover to be there for you through thick and thin, no matter the weather or adventure. A companion that enables you to flow with ease from work to play, day to night, and however you choose to Give’r. And the secret sauce? Just wait ‘til you feel it…
Do you spend way too much time trying to decide what layers you need to wear or bring on a trip? Are you often anxious that you will be too cold, too hot, or just not prepared?
The Ol’ Faithful Midweight Pullover is the last hoodie you’ll ever need. It is perfect for all weather and any kind of adventure. With the Ol’ Faithful, you can enjoy more flexibility and the capacity to do what you love to the maximum of your ability.
We’ve designed the Ol’ Faithful with a kick ass blend of materials to ensure superior performance and function while enabling the versatility that mirrors our ever-evolving needs. We’ve worked tirelessly over several years to ensure durability, comfort, functionality, and practicality, all without compromise, to create a go-to layer that will last a lifetime.
The technical foundation is complemented by a sharp and clean aesthetic, while simultaneously (and very much covertly) ensuring your “comfort meter” is perpetually off the charts. Don’t take our word for it, just wait ‘til you feel it.
We identified and used only premium materials to ensure superior performance from our hoodie. We wanted to make sure you could depend on Ol’ Faithful no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. We’re proud of our extensive testing and deliberation, and beyond stoked with the final result.
The 11.2 oz weight Ol’ Faithful features a dense, yet ultra-soft synthetic material that is the bread and butter of this creation. The material is composed of two distinct elements:
The exterior of the layer contains 95% polyester and 5% spandex, providing structure and protection (like an exoskeleton) that blocks wind and precipitation, retains heat and insulates, without being cumbersome, bulky or restrictive.
The interior of the layer contains 85% polyester and 15% spandex, woven in a unique fashion resulting in the plush and cozy feel that is truly without comparison. Several testers, charged with describing the closest comparison to the feel of the material, stated the following:
Yep, it’s THAT SOFT. The weave ensures that the softness, texture, and feel does not break down, ensuring Ol’ Faithful remains your go-to for the long haul.
Unlike many cotton or down based layers, the Ol’ Faithful is made with synthetic materials where loft and insulative properties are maintained even if they get wet, ensuring you keep warm and able to keep given’r. Additionally, the material allows for much quicker drying as the fibers don’t attach and trap water molecules.
During high activity, the performance fabric wicks moisture and sweat away from your body, regulating your temperature, much like an extension of your own skin. This keeps you warmer, drier, and more comfortable so you’re able to bob and weave through your daily activities, enjoying the ride knowing the Ol’ Faithful has your back.
When we say that this hoodie will last you a lifetime, we mean it. We explored hundreds of fabrics and materials, seeking a combo that was stain resistant and that wouldn’t deteriorate or shrink over time.
We did not play around...and we left no stone unturned...or fabric untested. Wash it as much as you want and - BAM! You practically have a new hoodie each time.
Don’t believe us? Hear it from one of our testers!
Get ready for the softest, most comfortable outdoor hoodie ever. The selected material is SO SOFT and SO COMFORTABLE, you’ll feel you’re being cuddled in by a dozen puppies - all while still being protected from any weather encountered on your adventures.
The Ol’ Faithful is made of EXTREMELY soft and plush material, though it is covert to any onlooker. Seriously, you won’t believe it until you feel it.
It’s softer than your best blanket or anything you’ve ever felt. It’s the type of material that can’t be put into words...you’ll just show people and say, “you gotta feel it!”.
Over the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about sizing, fit and what people want in a midweight performance layer. We’ve spoken and listened to our Ambassadors, friends, family members, co-workers, Give’r community members and well, pretty much everyone we know or who we could convince to talk to us. As we gathered more intel, we continued to refine and craft the Ol’ Faithful to a new level of commitment.
We landed on a simply sleek, minimalist look with a slight taper so you can give’r while embracing the “look good, feel good” mentality. Look good no matter if you’re on the slopes or out on a date - with the Ol’ Faithful, you can dress it up or dress it down, and pretty much wear it all around!
When guys and gals began trying to sneak out of the Give’r Garage still wearing the prototype (again, and again, and again)...we knew we hit the sweet spot!
The Ol’ Faithful was designed and created to be your true go-to midweight pullover that reminds you to always give it your all in everything you do and to never hold back.
From concept and initial design through iterations and fine-tuning, we’ve maintained laser focus on the essentials and ensuring no detail was overlooked. With the Ol’ Faithful, you will not find any unnecessary, superficial or sub-par features.
What you get is a year-round, lifelong, adventure-tested mid-layer that is superior in every aspect and on every front - from performance & functionality to comfort and style. No more, no less.
The thumbholes offer the perfect range of protection and warmth without slowing you down or restricting flexibility. Reinforced for longevity and positioned for ease of use.
Keep your phone or any other of your precious valuables safe and secure with the pocket located conveniently on your chest. No need to worry about them getting lost or falling out - the zipper will keep everything exactly where it needs to be.
Utilizing the soft, plush material along the inside of the hood easily makes this the best hood ever. The tri-panel pattern eliminates any awkward points or folds, and ensures you’re toasty, nimble and cozy for as long as you need or want.
Truly, this is the one hoodie to rule them all. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you’re wearing it for, the Ol’ Faithful is a perfect companion for your life and adventures!
Designed to be your go-to for the lifestyle you choose to live, Ol’ Faithful will live up to all of your expectations. From mowing the lawn to camping to hitting the farmers market to fall fishing. Whenever and wherever you choose to wear your hoodie, the versatility Ol’ Faithful offers quickly makes it a favorite.
Everyone, from your significant other to your baby niece or nephew, will want to steal your Ol’ Faithful hoodie.
The unisex design makes it a great fit for anyone. Plus, it’s insanely comfortable. Can you blame them?
At Give’r, we strive to live a life with less regret. We know that living a life true to yourself requires absolute courage. This courage is not always easily accessible or common to observe throughout our day-to-day. The Ol’ Faithful isn’t just a hoodie - it’s a reminder to harness and ignite the courage inside each of us to give life our all, every day. When we align with our passion and choose to give life our all, the feeling is unmistakable and keeps the fire burning. Give’r challenges each of us to strive for more, embrace the challenge, and celebrate the good stuff in life.
The Ol’ Faithful is made with a specialized 11.2 oz weight all-synthetic material, consisting of two distinctive (yet interwoven) elements with different polyester and spandex blend ratios. The fabric was carefully selected, following months of analyzing, testing and prototyping to ensure it met the Give’r bar for durability, functionality, ease-of-care and longevity. The material ensures no shrinkage or deformity with washing/drying and also releases stains with ease! The material exhibits a “dual threat” of performance and comfort, with the following breakdown:
The inside of the layer contains a 85% polyester and 15% spandex blend, combined to perfection to offer stretch, insulation, moisture wicking, and comfort. The textured interior exhibits a unique high-density of surface area to wick moisture away from your body when active, regulating your body temp and ensuring comfort throughout your activity or day.
The inside material has a plush, soft, textured and dense feel that you have to touch to believe! We cannot stress this comfort factor enough...it is akin to the softness of a bunny rabbits ears...and constructed to retain this awesomeness over extended and rugged use for years to come.
The exterior of the layer contains a blend of 95% polyester and 5% spandex, with a structured, tighter weave that protects while still being soft and flexible. The spandex enables flex with your movement, so you don’t have to fight against your layer when you’re out given’r. The density of the exterior weave protects you from the wind and colder temperatures, insulating your body without being bulky or cumbersome.
It is our hope to ship these Ol’ Faithfuls by December 2018, aiming to get all units to backers before Christmas! We have put a lot of thought into this product and what is needed to execute on the production, shipment and game plan to get into backers hands ASAP with winter knocking on the door. We have run some serious spreadsheets, performed lots of abacus work, and months and months of communication with manufacturers, partners and mentors to wrap our heads around what it will take to ensure this Ol’ Faithful becomes a reality. We’ve run the simulations, pushed ENTER on the TI-83, and we’re go for launch once our goal is reached!
The original version of the Ol’ Faithful was launched almost 4 years ago in the form of the Midweight All Sport.
While the original design, style and intent of the product was a huge success for us, we received tremendous feedback from our community for ways to improve upon the solid foundation of a midweight pullover layer. Most notably, we listened to our customers’ feedback on sizing, material, color, and design.
Our first step was to search for the right material. Over several years we attended trade shows, met with fabric pros, spoke with countless manufacturers and developed a better understanding of what was out there and what we were seeking. We created several prototypes, testing along the way different fabric contents, and continually returned to the need for material without any cotton content. Diving deeper still, we started examining dual-layered poly and spandex blends, some heavy, some light, some soft, some structured. The first day we felt the material that has become the core of the Ol’ Faithful, we knew we were on to something!
Once this material was selected, we embarked upon a journey of prototyping, testing, tweaking and repeating. This occurred over the last 2 years, where we’ve gone through 5 major rounds of prototyping and testing to get things dialed!
At long last, in round 6.0, we feel we’ve finally nailed it, and our testers/visitors agree. We now find ourselves tremendously excited to bring this vision to life, knowing that the juice was worth the squeeze over the last 2 years learning and getting things done right. Such is the Give’r way, and we do not take this lightly.
The material is supremely rad, albeit a bit more costly to create. This, along with a larger required order quantity, brings us to you, our loyal and most righteous backers. Help us bring this beauty to life and empower the world to Give’r in a whole new way!
We are psyched to share this project with you, as it has been a long time comin’! The Ol’ Faithful is the result of many years, tons of experimentation and testing and loads of feedback from you, our community. We have listened, learned, tried and tried again, exhibiting patience, persistence and determination every step of the way.
We pride ourselves in creating products that are of the best quality and that carry with them the ethos of our brand, Give’r. We give our all when it comes to creating product solutions, and we design with you in mind. We know how powerful subtle and tangible reminders can be to encourage us to give life our all - so we always give our absolute best in everything we do.
The Ol’ Faithful Midweight Pullover is truly a rad creation. The realities of the material, construction and complexities of the manufacturing is such that we aren’t able to produce it without your help.
Join us. With your pledge and support, we can come together and collectively give’r - bringing The Ol’ Faithful to life.
Risks and challenges
Through our 4-Season Glove Kickstarter Campaign, we learned a great deal about manufacturing, shipping, communication, supply chain management and what it takes to bring all the pieces together. Our experience in eCommerce over the last 6 years has refined our skills and team, enabling us to mitigate much of the risk associated with a project of this scope.
We have worked extremely hard on this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment. You can rest assured that we have been given’r, and will continue doing so, and that we aim to follow through on our goals and promises to our customers as we have done since the beginning.
But we do recognize that life can sometimes throw us a curve ball now and again, and we like to shoot you straight on what we see as the risks and our plans to address them:
Manufacturing Risks: We have been working with our current manufacturer for almost 5 years, and they have been as patient and dedicated as our crew in the development of the Ol’ Faithful. All pieces are in place, the materials lined up and we’ve put the necessary steps and checks in place to ensure a smooth and efficient production process. The timeline is tight, but we assure you, we’re ready to Give’r!
Shipping Risks: We are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but recognize that the holiday season can result in delays and hold-ups due to high demands and volumes.
Other Unknown Risks: There are many things we don’t or can’t know…one of these being what the future holds. We don’t believe the Yellowstone Super Volcano will kick to life in December or that the Give’r Garage will get buried in 20 feet of snow…but regardless of what may or may not come to be, we promise to maintain open and honest communication with you throughout, and we’ll make this radness happen together.
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