Spencer Oliphant

Spencer Oliphant

, Employee

Park City, UT

Spencer Oliphant's Passions

Biking
Skiing
Hiking & Camping
Climbing

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Spencer Oliphant

Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 6, 2018

5 5

Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 11

I had my doubts, but these are more of a go to than my Triple Grey Ultra Boosts that I waited for to launch for 6 months and then sat around all morning refreshing my page only to pay $200 for. The Solar Boost is more comfortable, more supportive, and holds my foot in place better. I would actually run in these but more often I wear them for going out, or to the office. This is a perfect everyday shoe. Especially at $40 less than the cheapest ultra boosts.
Fit was great for me. I typically wear an 11 and can sometimes get away with a 10.5 depending on the brand. I wear 11 in all other Adidas. 11 was snug but definitely not too tight.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 11

These are great as an approach shoe on less technical routes, or as a hiking shoe on slightly more technical trails. For me, the fit was perfect and very comfortable. I typically wear a size 11 and can get away with a 10.5 sometimes. These were no different for me. I got the 11 and they're comfortable in the office and still when I hit the crag after. I may have been able to get away with a 10.5 but I like the fit of the 11. I do have a somewhat narrow foot but I think most mid width feet should work fine with these as well. I got the magnet/pesto colorway and I love that it's understated enough that it's not out of place in a casual office setting.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 6, 2018

4 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

As mentioned in other reviews, the fabric is a lot lighter than it looks. I also agree that this is a bonus however, because it spots the shirt from looking like an overly formal oxford shirt.
This is a great shirt with a pair of jeans or chinos and the fit is great. Very comfortable all day long. Love the Modela Yellow color.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 6, 2018

5 5

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

Bought this for my buddy who just got his first road bike. He rides it mostly for leisure and commutes a little. He likes that he can throw his phone in it and still access the phone without having to pull it out. It holds a lot and keeps it all in reach.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 6, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Wearing this sweatshirt as I write this. I love the Chai color. Mine doesn't have as much of an acid washed look to it but still has an almost vintage vibe to it. The rib knit fabric that runs up the insides of the sleeves and down the sides under the arms allows the to stretch almost like an athletic jacket, but it definitely still keeps a casual style. The chest logo is understated and classic but definitely visible. Sleeve length on this was perfect for me as was the overall length of the sweatshirt. Stitching seems to be clean.
I have noticed after washing this that there's some definite pilling happening but it doesn't diminish the look much. It's not horrible. But it's enough to knock this down one star.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on September 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: 32x32

Big fan of these pants. Plenty of stretch throughout to keep them feeling comfortable while still maintaining true slim fit. I found that they fit longer than a lot of pants in the same category. I went with a 32 which is my normal length and probably could've gotten a way with the 30 for my style.
Seem to be made of a durable fabric blend. Time will tell.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on July 23, 2018

5 5

I absolutely LOVE my Raen sunglasses. I have them on all the time now and even went out and ordered a pair of Raen prescription glasses. The fit is so classic, they look good on everyone, I swear. The quality is definitely there, too. I don't worry about my Raens like I have other glasses, and they feel great on your face.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on July 23, 2018

5 5

This is my second pair of the exact same socks. Not because my old ones wore out but I needed a backup for when the first pair is dirty. These are great for During or Post workout to help get blood moving, provide some support and help with recovery. CEPs fit system is great so you can make sure you get the right size.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on July 3, 2018

5 5

Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 11

These are the shoes you buy if you want one pair that can do anything. They look good enough for a night out, but they're definitely burly enough that I'd be confident hiking in them. They're comfortable right out of the box with lots of support for your foot so you could wear them all day no matter what you're doing.
The fit was right on for me. I wear an 11 most of the time, and can get away with a 10.5 sometimes. The 11 was the perfect fit.
As a dedicated hiking shoe, there's possibly a better option if weight is your primary concern. As a dedicated casual shoe, you might find something you like better. As a do-it-all shoe, this is as good as I've ever worn.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on June 25, 2018

LOVE These Do-Anything Shoes!
5 5

Fit: True to size

Absolutely LOVE how much extra confidence these shoes gave me while hiking the subway this weekend in Zion.
Start with the basics - the fit is true to size. If you planned on wearing a thick Neoprene sock with them I could see it being practical to order a half size up. If you're plan to use a normal sock or even a thin neoprene sock, probably best to stay true to size. Might be able to get away with a half size down if you planned to wear them without socks.
The footbed and arch support in these shoes was absolutely perfect for me. That doesn't necessarily mean that it will be for everyone, but I wore these through the entire subway without any break-in whatsoever and had no foot pain the next morning. Not much more you can ask for in my opinion.
In hiking the subway, you're hiking on or in sand, dry rock, water, and some mud. On dry rock and in hiking in the water on slippery rocks, I have a hard time imagining a shoe that would've inspired more confidence. The rubber was plenty sticky, even inspiring confidence on rappels over wet surfaces.
The drainage system in this shoe was as good or better than anything I've ever worn. The shoe has small drains on the toe of the shoe that allow water to escape with every step. I don't feel like the vents allowed anything in, and definitely nothing bigger than sand.
Couldn't be more thrilled with a shoe that performs this well and looks great. I got the Charcoal Grey and I love it.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on May 30, 2018

5 5

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

Bought this for one of my sisters and the other one loved it so I had to get her one as well. This is not a big bag. It's really pretty small. But, as mentioned before, holds a surprising amount of stuff.
Very well built, with a stiff face fabric that gets better with time. Just a great all around bag at a reasonable price.

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Spencer Oliphantwrote a review of on May 30, 2018

5 5

Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 11

This is such an awesome sneaker. Fit is pretty true to size. Unless you have wide feet, probably best to stick with your normal size. The freshfoam footbed makes these much more comfortable than other similar looking shoes. These also just have a great retro look to them- I love the gum sole and the white laces. They did come with a pair of black laces as well in case you prefer.

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