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Spencer Oliphant

Spencer Oliphant

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Park City, UT

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Hiking & Camping
Biking
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Spencer Oliphant

Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on December 6, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

If you don't know what it feels like to walk around in biting cold and have your friends alternate between talking about how classy your coat is and complaining about the cold while you're perfectly comfortable, it's because you don't own this Parka yet.
Penfield spared no attention to detail on this Parka and it shows. The fit is relatively slim, while still allowing room to wear a sweater underneath if you really felt it necessary. It's not constricting either - made sure by the double zip that allows you to unzip the bottom just a little to allow more comfort while moving or sitting. I swear a size 41 slim jacket typically and found the large to be a great fit.
The fur hood lining is removable if that's not your cup of tea.
True to size for Penfield products. If you're between sizes probably better off with the larger of the two due to the slim fit.
Buy the jacket. It's worth the investment. You won't be disappointed.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: US 9.5-11

I bought the Blundstone Dress Series Boot and I ended up ordering them a little too big. I decided to try them with a pair of insoles and bought these because of Merino being naturally anti microbial and the temperature regulation factor. I love them. The insoles made my boots fit perfectly with the original insoles still in the shoe and a light pair of socks or a thick pair of socks and without the original insole. So I like that this gives me options as well. I'm very happy with my purchase and doubt this will be my last pair of Superfeet insoles.
My boots are a size 11 and I didn't have to trim these insoles at all.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: US 11

I was a fan of Blundstone Boots before I ever even had a pair of my own but I'm so thrilled about these boots. They do fit a little larger than your normal shoe size in my experience but I also have fairly narrow feet. Typically I wear a size 11 shoe and ordered an (US) 11. They were a little sloppy on my feet but i added a Superfeet MerinoGrey insole and now they're warm and the fit is absolutely perfect. I think they'd work great without the insole if I'd ordered a 1/2 size down. The quality is definitely there, they're extremely comfortable with minimal break in and the style is great. I've worn them 3 days in a row for very different occasions.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Hydro Flask tumblers do everything they should- Keep the cold cold and the hot hot. Size is personal preference, but personally I really like both the 22 and 32 oz sizes. Only thing I really wish is that the larger tumblers were made in the same Sage Green color as HFs 10 oz Wine Tumbler.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I love this jacket. Seems to me that calling it a parka may overestimate the warmth of this jacket. Rather than being a severe weather jacket (though I think it could do this just fine with a sweater or other mid layer) it's a great stand alone shoulder season piece. However, I do think it's far more capable than the picture that paints of this jacket as well. I have yet to have this jacket out in very severe weather, I don't doubt it could handle it.
The quality is definitely up to bar. Burly zippers, and a tough face fabric. I don't worry about how long this jacket will last. It's fairly heavy and very comfortable.
The style is great. I have the dark tan color and it's Carhartt work jacket meets vintage high end ski jacket.
I was nervous about the fit based on the photos above but I actually like the fit on this jacket a lot. There's enough room in this jacket that I could layer underneath if necessary but as a stand alone it still doesn't look boxy and awkward.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This Crew Neck quickly became one of my new favorites. The embossed material is super cool - though this crew has to be hand washed because of the embossing. The fit is very clean. I'm 6'2" and 185 lbs. I have a long torso and often have to decide between too short or too baggy. The Large Farley Crew was neither. It's long enough that it looks natural without being baggy under my arms and it fits great in the shoulders. The inside of the sweatshirt is almost like a terry cloth feel - but very soft. LOVE LOVE this crew.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on October 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is just enough to stop some the bite of a cold morning wind. It's also not so heavy that I can't wear it all day long - inside and out. Not a slouch fit beanie. More of a classic fit cuff beanie. Huge bonus that this is 100% wool and not another cheap acrylic beanie.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on October 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

The only bad part of these shoes is that they're probably not appropriate for every situation. If your favorite sneaker had a baby with your favorite sleeping bag it'd be the Ember Moc. And you'd want to wear them all the time too.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on October 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I got these for my sister who wanted something a little warmer to wear around campus in the fall. First time she wore them I got a text telling me how warm and comfortable they are. Tevas boots and shoes are awesome and the Willow Chelsea is no exception.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

Got these for my sister because she wanted something warm and fun to wear around Campus for Fall. They look even better in person. I've always been a fan of Clarks. Can't say much to their insulation yet because they've mostly been worn around her house but she was excited to have them.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

Bought this for a friend who works at a hospital and wanted something the same color as her scrubs. She loves it. It's enough to fight off the chill when she's working on a cold floor but isn't ever too much. Kind of a theme for the whole Patagonia Better Sweater family.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on August 28, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I think the graphic on this tee is so cool. Couldn't pick one of these up fast enough. The fit, as mentioned before, is a little boxy. Not my favorite. And I noticed the first time I had it on that there were a few loose threads on the pocket, but I have no doubt that's a one off. I was still super psyched about this shirt. Unfortunately, I spilled battery acid on it the first time I wore it and ruined it. May have to pick up another.

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