Hurry & Get It Before Labor Day Weekend—Order With Free 2-Day* by 5PM MT on 8/27
Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan

The Four corners States

    New Feature

    Browse Your Followers or See Who You're Following

  • No Ranking

Spencer's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Paddling
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing

Spencer'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.

Find me on Facebook,

and check out my pics here -
http://swabimaging.smugmug.com

Spencer

PS- that is Denali in the background.

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on October 23, 2009

I would say for camera use, buy these or mitts. I have never had good experience with gloves or mitts while shooting. I take mine off. I may have a super thin liner to help, but when they get too cold, you want to throw them in something that is as warm as possible, ie the mitts or this 3 finger.

(1)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on October 23, 2009

This is not waterproof in that it has a membrane. It is waterproof since it is leather. I have these and love them. I once hucked a cliff and a rock caught my skis and I was in the pow digging them out for 20-30 min. After that I noticed they were wet around the seams, but they stayed warm and I did not notice them being wet inside. Hope that helps.

(1)

 

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.

(1)

 

0 Comments

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on September 7, 2009

My brother has some 135s under foot with teles and he loves them. They are the blue house that were zero camber. It is not as reverse camber as these, but man he kills it out there even when he is not in the pow.

(0)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on July 16, 2009

Happy, I totally agree and feel your pain. I have been converted to eVent last year and it is amazing. The tech details are controversial. Have you ever wondered why goretex specs always just say "guaranteed" for breatheabiltiy and waterproofing? Yeah being indirect seems to solve the problem.

That aside, this is one dope jacket and event is the most breatheable stuff I have ever used. you will not go wrong with this guy.

(0)

 

Spencer Buchanan

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.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on June 11, 2009

One thing to note in this jacket is it wears HUGE! Yes I intended to use all caps there.

This is meant to be an overcoat parka for many layers underneath. I normally fit XL and am bigger than this guy and I can wear this in a L if I was just wearing a shirt under it. Granted if I was in antartica, which is where this is made for, I would want an XL and have many other layers under this.

(0)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on May 19, 2009

These are one of the better. I have tried, no bag one that was 89 and I turned into a sauna tube in a minute. Most will be waterproof but it is the breathability.

I like Big agnes for their eVent bivy or one that is goretex for the best breatheability.

Also yes get a bipod/tripod for soemthing off your face. Some dont care but I cant stand anything on my face.

(0)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on January 16, 2009

At your size shoe, most likely. These are a Euro fit which actually is very different than to what we are used to. I sized up one whole size, so in Eu sizes 2, and they fit great. The idea is when you put them on you will have a space behind the heel. It usually is about one pinky width. Other than that these are the greatest shoes!

(0)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on January 16, 2009

This is very similar to the stingray in water resistance and breatheability, but the fit and material is the main difference. This is gore windstopper, the Stingray is softshell. The gore softshell is probably not as "swishy" or "noisy". The stingray also allows for more layers underneath as it is meant to be worn as an outershell more than this fury. The extra room on Arcteryx jackets you will find not in the waist, but in the arms and chest mainly. They will still taper down to fit your waist right.

(1)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on January 16, 2009

I am not sure exactly on this one specifically, but when you gofrom XL to L there is a difference of 1-2 inches on the back, which is the name of the measurement. So it will be a little shorter at the waist. I would say 1 inches shorter roughly on this jacket. Of course you can always snag it and sned it back if it is too short...

(0)

 

Spencer Buchanan

Spencer Buchanan wrote an answer about on January 16, 2009

This is a super light and warm glove. Dont be afraid to use something other than Down insulation though in gloves. There are plenty with primaloft and thinsulate that will be warm too. Will these be warm enough. Hard to say without trying honestly. It depends on how you handle the cold and how cold it really is. I would get something a little tougher than these though. Hestra Heli, Black Diamond Patrol, or the Marmot Randonee are all killer too and I have the Helis personally. THere is one problem with the Helis; my wife wont let me ever wear them since she is!

(0)

 

load more