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Alyssa Forrest

Alyssa Forrest

Wasatch Playground

Alyssa Forrest's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Skiing

Alyssa Forrest's Bio

I spent the first 22 years of my life in Maine indulging in all the beauty and activities the pine tree state has to offer. The lure of the big mountains brought me westward and a place with Backcountry.com in December 2009 as a phone gearhead. I am now an Assistant Supervisor here at Backcountry.com and love it. Skiing is my passion and I'm out on the hill as much as possible. I'm also taking advantage of the fly fishing, hiking, road biking, and other misc activities Utah has to offer! I hope you all are living the dream and getting outside with other life loving people, I know I am!

Alyssa Forrest

Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on December 14, 2014

Happy Pup!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Took my pup touring in the lower 20s and this was 100% needed. She was a bit shivery still towards the end from being up to her belly in snow for a couple hours and would of been in bad shape if she had not worn this. A great piece to have when your pup will be in deeper snow or idle on cold days. I bought this for skiing and for her to wear when she is hanging with me while cold weather fishing. All in all, the best thing to throw on your pup when they are going to be in deeper snow, running around in very cold weather, or when idle in a variety of temps.

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on December 14, 2014

Brewer Loving!
5 5

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

I have worn the same sunglasses for years (Smith Gibsons) , and am so glad I finally decided to swap it up. The Gibsons were great but these Brewers are a step up for me. The fit on these is perfect. They stay on during activities and I never worry about them flying off my head.
Activity #1 Fishing
These bad Larrys are great on the river. I have the copper polarized lens that cuts glare and works great in a variety of lighting. They aren't the best for when its darker out, but where we get more bright sunny days here in Utah, that is preferred. They are scratch resistant and stay on my face, I never worry about them dropping into the water even when I'm looking straight down.
Activity #2 Skiing
My favorite part of these glasses is that they do not fog while touring! The way they fit allow airflow underneath, and also don't press on my high cheekbones (people with high cheekbones know this struggle) they work great at showing the snow texture and are so damn comfortable to wear with a beanie.

All in all, I'm pretty damn obsessed with these. I've never been one to baby glasses, but these things are treated like gold. If you want a pair of sunnies that can perform but also look great, snag a pair of these. Zeal has really stepped it up with their optics and I'm pumped to have jumped on the Zeal train.

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on October 2, 2014

5 5

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

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair."
-Audrey Hepburn

Wise words from Audrey! That said, it feels good to look great! These boots brought my wardrobe together. Love these with a dress! The heel height on them is perfect. and the quality is top notch. Highly recommend these for any lady.

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on October 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For catch and release, every fisherman needs to have a means in which to debarb a hook. I purchased these smooth jawed forceps and they do the trick! They are durable for their cost and very strong. I have small hands and these do not feel bulky whatsoever. I believe once it gets colder they will be fine to use with gloves.

If you need a pair of forceps for the river, snag these for functionality and help save some lips!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on October 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this top primarily for hot yoga and I love it! This top mixes loose fit with a functioning lower tight hem to keep everything in place. It works superbly with your body! Stays in place during everything from sun salutation to inversions. You can wear this in a variety of lengths. Scrunched up on your waste or below your bum. As Lexi says, the built in bra is supportive enough for me, but for bigger busted ladies, you would want to wear something additional underneath. If you are in between sizes, I recommend sizing down

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on September 28, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you plan on doing any form of hot yoga, you need this towel. Gone are the days of sliding around your sweaty mat fearing for your ligaments and dignity (Can you tell I've eaten crap in a yoga class?) This towel is insanely absorbent, covers a full size matt, is soft, and becomes even more grippy when wet. This towel will quickly become your best friend, and even when you forget to give it a bath, the antimicrobial properties will save the day. Highly Recommended!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on September 28, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I bought these tights for my hot yoga classes, and they are perfect! I get very very sweaty in these classes and they wick away moisture. Not only do they perform well, they are really comfortable and fit great. I would recommend if you are in between sizes, go down. Overall they look great and perform just as well. For the price point, you cant go wrong with these guys.

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on August 28, 2014

Perfect Day Sling!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this sling. I have used both hip-pack and backpacks and I find a sling to be the most accessible and convenient option.

I have heard mixed reviews from fishing buddies about this sling. Some love it, others find it didn't fit quite right. Please note, you do have to dial in the straps to get a perfect fit. The sling is a bit stiff at first and may feel awkward, but I promise after a couple days on the water, it will feel great. I am 5'2" and did have to cut the straps to shorten them since there was so much excess. My buddy who is 6'5" borrowed it and it worked great for him.

This thing has the perfect amount of pockets and the main compartment can hold a lot of stuff. I really love that the front pocket has a fly keeper, it's great to throw flies on there and let them dry out before throwing them back into boxes.

I know I like to have a few drinks on the river. This thing can easily hold a few cans and the exterior drink pocked can hold a 32 oz Nalgene. There is a small pocket on the main sling strap that fits an iphone and has places to attach accessories. So much room for accessories on this bad boy!

Overall, this is a great sling for a day on the water. You can fit all your boxes and more inside and it sits well on your shoulder. Highly recommended!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on August 26, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My pup is still young and tends to get a bit ADD while fetching. Fortunately for me, this toy held her attention! I have yet to use it in the water, but so far on land she loves it! the design makes it easy for her to carry it in her mouth. The long rope makes it easy to huck this thing quite the distance. She has access to all of her toys at home and this thing has held up to some light chewing. All in all, a must have for your pup. I will update review once I get this in the water, but I expect her to love it!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on August 21, 2014

5 5

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

I snagged some info from another site that describes this dress perfectly!
Soft woven crinkle gauze creates a sweet maxi dress that drapes beautifully. - It's true, this material on this is really flattering and comfy!
-Regular fit with a strapless bodice that's smocked for a snug fit - I went a size down due to my height but if you are taller/bigger busted go true to size. The bodice is stretchy so it will most likely fit you perfect!
-Pleating at the waist allows the skirt to billow and sway.
High-low hemline.
Metal logo hit at back.
The dress has a cotton lining so you don't have to worry about seeing through the material.

Beautiful dress! Recommended

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on July 26, 2014

Water Dog Approved!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great Collar! I love that this is on the thin side. I am not a fan of thicker plastic style collars due to how they sit on my pup and they don?t look as comfy. The weight on this means its quick dry as well. I am a fan of the features that Ruffwear included. There is an big easy to clip leash ring and a smaller streamline tag tab with a no-jingle tag. Buckle is big which means it?s easy to clip on and off. The sizing on this collarhas a huge range! I bought the large for my pup so she could grow into it, she is almost 6 months old and 40lbs and it shrinks down enough to fit her neck. The berry color isn?t overly pink, but still is ladylike so she is no longer confused for a dude. Overall, all you need in a collar and recommended for any dog owner!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on July 15, 2014

5 5

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

I'm a big fan of stretchy boddice top and flowy bottomed dresses. This dress does it! It is stretchy in the back so its can fit a variety of shapes and cup sizes. As stated below, if you are larger chested, it may not work for you since the chest part of this dress does not stretch. I bought the small and am a 34 B, 5'2". Great length, material is comfy and patters are cute!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on June 18, 2014

All I can ski in now!
5 5

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

I had ACL reconstructive surgery in March of 2013 due to a skiing accident and was pumped to get back on the hill this '13/'14 season. I made the decision to get a knee brace to protect my new ACL and had the hardest time finding tights that would fit with the brace. I love merino, but due to the wool fibers and overall texture the brace fit horribly and also irritated my skin. I had heard good things about CWX so decided to try out these tights. THEY ARE A GAME CHANGER. Not only does my brace stay on 100%, these things are as supportive as everyone says. They increase circulation, are breathable, are damn comfortable and do not irritate my skin. If you are in unsure of sizing, I recommend going by height. The way the supportive webbing is structured means that you will get the most benefit by going by your leg length. I am 5'2" and went with the small. Be warned, these will be tight like a tiger, but thats what you want in compression tights!

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Alyssa Forrest wrote a review of on June 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

All you need in a rear light. Does its job and does it well. Stays on the bike and has multiple settings. Easy to change the battery. This has a 2nd job of a dog indicator light. I use it on my pup while camping to see where she is at night.

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