Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan

The Four corners States

Spencer Buchanan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

Spencer Buchanan's Bio

I grew up in the wiles of New Mexico and never understood its beauty until I got outdoors and away from the towns. Now I live in Utah and have skied, hiked, paddled , fished and camped in about every where in the four states, among other ventures in Minnesota, Florida, Alaska and most other western states for that matter.

Trying to teach a 2 year old daughter and a wife to ski at the same time is daunting, but after teaching up at Park City Ski Resort I have some tricks up my sleeve still.

My main hobby is to shoot the action, not be in it. i do a lot of photography and I have seemed to dabble in almost every sport but just enough to know how to get the sickest shots.

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http://swabimaging.smugmug.com

Spencer

PS- that is Denali in the background.

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote a review of on October 19, 2009

5 5

It took as little as 5 minutes for me to never want to take off my asyms!

The buds that come with the iphone/ipod hurt my ears really bad. Skullcandy in general are nice since you can customize the in-ear cushion, but most buds will hurt my ears, or they wont stay in for 5 minutes. Try biking, running, or doing any activity that requires you to move and buds will not stay in.

I once had a pair of headphones that clipped over the ear and that would a great idea, they stayed put, but again would hurt behind and inside the ear. Finally, the simplest design that allows you to utilize the cable as the over ear clip and the fit on the bud itself is incredible!

The volume controls is tough and will not move at the slightest touch. This is good for me since I run the cable under my shirt often.

The iphone model is stellar and a quality mic for sure. In fact I have the ipod touch and found an app that will allow me to make calls on it with the mic so double bonus for me!

Cable is transparent but braided underneath and looks super sturdy.

Get your last pair of headphones with these guys. They look a little different, but you wont look like a dinkus that cannot keep his ear buds in while charging up a mountain, or down it again.

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Spencer Buchanan wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

5 5

I have the Xl and yeah I fill it sadly. It is super durable. i have taken it to Alaska, and many a camping trips. I actually have the white one and it gets a little durable but easily washable. It turns a lot of heads because it is such a bright color where you normally dont see white. The extra shoulder straps turn into a way to carry it like a backpack. I have hucked this up 2 miles before like that. If you place your gear right it will feel moderately comfy.

The other nice thing is how water resistant it is. It will keep everything dry in a heavy rain. (I tested it with a hose.) It is not waterproof, but will keep dry if closed. I might have to snag a smaller one for a lighter trip too. Great for anything, rope bag, trailing a bike on a hitch etc.

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Spencer Buchanan wrote a question about on January 16, 2009

Just looking at these I am so sold! The question I have is the wear and tear on the slipper material or the outer shell. As I have seen with other PF shoes the soles are very flexible. Has anyone had experience with unusual wear on either the sole or the slipper sole?

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Spencer Buchanan wrote a review of on November 7, 2008

5 5

This is a sick sleeping bag and is super toasty warm. I notice people tend to have bad reviews for Big agnes because they misunderstand that they are not your normal sleeping bag! The bag has no insulation on the bottom. This is smart since there is no poin really since as soon as you lay on it, you have flattened any insulation there anyways. The pad is what keeps you warm on the ground. SO Big agnes slapped in a sleeve instead at the bottom to put the pad in. Never did I roll around and lose the pad from under me. Such a confort as compared to any other bag I ever had. It is kind of a love it or hate it system though. Some complain that is limits mobility in your bag or you cannot sleep on your side. I say they are babies! I am 270 lbs, and a big kid in the shoulders and gut. I was comfy on my side, back, stomach, anyway. Granted I was pretty snug in a few positions but I am not dancing in my bag, I am just trying to sleep and stay warm. This combo is a winner. The pad is tough, and rolls nicely. I might get an air core too for something lighter on the summer trips, but for 0 degrees, you will be toasty with the heavier pad. Big anges seems to rate a bag at 0 degrees, for example, and then they seem to out perform that by 5-10 degrees. Cant totally rely on that, but that is my experience with this one. The zipper is strong, goes about 3/4 down the side of the bag and zips in nicely into another if you get left and right zip bags. The best testament to these bags is my wife! She has had trouble finding a bag that fits her hips and keep her warm too. Yeah we could get a crap-bag from wal-town, but we wanted something that will work and is light. This bag won her over and she does not complain about being cold! Woohoo!

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