I was recently sent over the OLIVERS Apparel Convoy Tee and Capital Short to test out and review. OLIVERS Apparel is a performance wear company dedicated to producing top-tier apparel.
"This company wasn’t founded with venture capital, a team of MBAs, or even a detailed business plan. We started with a handful of fabric swatches, a small workshop in California, and a passion for athletics and the culture of sport. Fast forward 3 years, and what began as a fresh take on gym shorts has grown to much more.
Piece by piece, we create athletic apparel essentials, updating them with the best performance fabrics and detailed tailoring to nsure they will last for years to come. But we aren’t only focused on the pursuit of athletic excellence - we’re about the spirit of adventure, and we’re here to help you tackle it head on."
"Handmade in the US with Merino Wool"
I love reviewing products made by companies like OLIVERS not just because of their attention to detail and the high-quality products they make, but also for the fact that they produce every product right here on American soil. As said before, it is hard to find a clothing company in today's day that takes enough pride in their work and will go the extra mile to produce here in the US.
Starting off with the Convoy Tee from OLIVERS. The tee is made from 100% Merino Wool. Merino Wool is not the same as your Grandparents wool blanket, Merino Wool is much more fine, soft, and more suited for a performance tee. Merino Wool is breathable, strong, odor resistant, quick drying, static-resistant, has great wicking capabilities and sun resistant. Literally, everything you could want in a sports/performance tee.
"Athletic Fit for the Perfect Fit"
The Convoy has a natural slim fit which is perfect for showing off your hard-earned muscles while pumping iron. But really, the fit is spot on with perfect length sleeves and waist. The neck stays high and tight without being uncomfortable, while the chest does the same.
"Wear it Anywhere"
Not only is the shirt great looking with some of the best material available, the stitching from the guys over at OLIVERS is top notch. When it comes to a shirt that I will be using to not only workout with but, hike, run, climb, camp, and many more strenuous activities, I want something I can trust and not have to think twice about. I have ripped countless tee shirts while hiking and camping hiking through the brush and I have no doubt this tee will prevail. If for some reason it doesn't everything OLIVERS makes is backed by a 6 month guarantee from anything outside of normal wear.
The Convoy Tee is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the best of the best when it comes to everyday wear. The Merino Wool will last a lifetime while giving the best active wear has to offer. At $68 the Convoy is not the cheapest of tee-shirts, however, the Merino Wool is some of the best fabric out there and the Convoy is hand made in California, which is enough for me to back them. The only "negative" I found with the Convoy was the first outing with the shirt was somewhat scratchy until I first washed. After the wash the shirt felt great.
- Handmade in California
- Merino Wool
- Great Fit
- Tons of features
- Somewhat on the pricey side
- Wool can be somewhat "scratchy" on first wear until washing
The second work of art I was sent over from OLIVERS was the Capital Short. I want to start off by saying I have grown up playing hockey my entire life and in the gym. I am no body builder, however, my legs and back end have always been too large for the right waist size shorts.. Forcing me to buy much too large waist sized shorts and suck them in with a belt. This has never been the problem when buying workout shorts due to their stretch, however when trying to buy nice looking, pocketed shorts it a huge problem.
"Finally a Short That Moves With You"
When I first saw the Capital shorts by OLIVERS I figured they would be another lost cause and would not be worth it. I then read the details on the shorts, the 87% Nylon and the 13% Spandex means the short is tough enough for any activity yet, it will finally move with me instead of against.
- 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex
- 4-way stretch. 170 GSM
- Water Repellant (DWR)
- Slim, athletic cut. Fits true to size
- Stainless steel Italian tack button
- Gusseted crotch
- Bar tack reinforcements
The short also has a 4-way stretch and Gusseted crotch feature. I cannot stress how amazing this is. I have used these shorts for running, hiking, and a full backyard leg workout. The fact that these shorts can look amazing paired with a casual dress shirt or a cut off while doing squats is truly amazing. Another great feature of the Capital is the Water repellent DWR treating. The coffee can find its way on your lap early in the morning runs right off.
The Capital features four extremely soft and light pockets. The two on the front are perfectly placed and sized for everyday carry items.
"Hiking, Climbing, Running, Netflixing"
The Capital Short is hands down the most versatile short in my lineup. I have worn them dressed up for a movie and dinner with the girlfriend, camping up in the Rockies of Colorado, and in the gym. For anyone who wants a bombproof pair of shorts with the ability to move with you into any setting, look no further than the Capital Shorts by OLIVERS Apparel. The Capital comes in at $98 which is in no way cheap, although this price is easily justified by the countless features and the fact they are handmade in California.
- Handmade in Californa
- 4-way stretch
- Gusseted crotch
- DWR treated
- Not cheap