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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnan

Salt Lake City, Snowbird, Alta, Park City

Alex Degnan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Yoga
Skiing

Alex Degnan's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.

Born in Louisiana, grew up in Boise, Idaho and moved out to Salt Lake City in 2008 to study accounting at the University of Utah and to play in the mountains.

In the winter I am skiing as much as possible, mostly at Snowbird, and occasionally find myself on the dark side (Alta). Skiing has taken me to some amazing places over the years and it's one of my biggest passions. But you can't ski year round (at least I can't). So I'm always ready to throw down my skis and get on the mountain bike when spring comes. Backpacking and camping anywhere from the desert to the mountains, the occasional climb, and U of U campus longboard laps are other things you may find me doing.

I’d love to answer your gear related questions. If you want to talk about any type of skiing, backpacking, skateboarding, or anything, please hit me up on Live Chat! Just request me when you chat in. I am on there Sunday/Monday (1:30-10pm) and Tuesday/Wednesday (6am-2:30pm) MST.
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Email: ADEGNAN@BACKCOUTNRY.COM
Phone: 1-800-409-4502 ext. 4489

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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnanwrote a review of on February 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wash your tech shell with this stuff, machine dry it on a warm temperature and it'll be back beading water off like it was new. It is good for your technical shell's waterproofing and breathability, to fairly consistently wash them, and like it says int he description, you don't want to use regular clothing detergents because they can clog up the membrane.

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Alex Degnanposted a video about on October 17, 2014

The 360 degree pivoting heel piece allows them to very smoothly release when you need them to and hold you in when you need to be held in.
I usually ride these in the park at a DIN of 13. If I land straight and want to be held in I will be held in.

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I threw that 7 a little wrong and came up a little bit short. My right ski tip actually hit the knuckle of the landing. Instead of twisting my knee all weird, it release so smoothly that I still landed it with one ski on.

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Alex Degnanposted an image about on September 22, 2014

Take it anywhere

Large is large indeed!
It will hold all of my camping gear and all of my biking gear. I use this bag anytime I am car camping because it will hold everything I need it to and it quite durable. As you'll see from some of the reviews below me, it' s not top of the line, but I had a older Stoic version and this has definitely been upgraded from then. It's held up great for me so far.

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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnanwrote a review of on September 22, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've been really happy with these. They have a soft, stretchy material that is super comfy for pedaling a bicycle. Still durable, I've taken a few falls with no rips, tears, or anything. The front vents open up completely (no mesh) to your leg. I though it was kind of funny at first, but it does make for some great venting when you need it.
Join the yeti tribe!

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Alex Degnanwrote a review of on September 22, 2014

5 5

The best JetBoil accessory.
Now you can make coffee; not much else to say
It will pack away inside the Flash no problem. I just unscrew the metal pieces and stick them between the stove part, then it all fits.

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