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Brett Allen

Brett Allen

SLC, UT

Brett Allen's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Brett Allen's Bio

I up-rooted myself from the Midwest and moved to SLC for school (my parents still call me out on that). Nine years later my transplanted roots won't let me leave, nor would I want to. When I am not helping create the best Customer Experience possible I enjoy getting out in the mountains to play in various ways.

My passions are snowboarding, splitboarding, skateboarding, urban cycling, MTB, camping, hiking, and rock climbing. When I am not at work or outside I enjoy creating custom art work in my studio, everything from logo's and album covers to large scale murals. Sometimes I even get crafty with a hammer, old wood, and some nails; or cut an old snowboard into an experimental shape.

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I'd love to have someone from our team answer your gear related questions. Here is how you can contact me:

ballen@backcountry.com

Ext. 4137

Hours:
M-F 9AM - 5PM

Brett Allen

Brett Allenwrote a review of on October 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: one size

These socks are great for shoes that are slightly loose or for shoes you wear all day. The sticky bottom help from sliding around and banging your toe on the inside of the shoe. The one size fits size 10 perfectly.

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Brett Allenwrote a review of on September 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These grips are the best to go out for a rip! I have gone through 2 pairs over 2 seasons and will probably put them on my next bike. The compound is perfect and sticks right to my gloves. I also enjoy the thicker circumference for less arm pump on longer rides.

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Brett Allenwrote a review of on September 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Solid pack for everything you can put it through. Works well for slot canyoning, hiking, biking, and anything else you can imagine. Osprey's mesh back panels are the best for any adventurous activity. It fits a rain shell, bike tools, and a rain shell no problem.

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Brett Allen

Brett Allenwrote a review of on July 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

These shoes are extremely comfortable and breathable. I like them for long days on your feet when you are traveling or standing in a shop most of the day. I have a wider toe box so the stretchable fabric helps combat that issue. I haven't ran in them yet but they seem like they would be fine for a jog.

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Brett Allenwrote a review of on June 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet is very light and breathable. You could probably get away with using it as a biking helmet as long as you don't hang out with those judgmental road bikers. The ratcheting adjuster makes things super easy if you like to wear a hat under your helmet on a sunny day at the crag.

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Brett Allenwrote a review of on June 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Sweet jersey for moto or MTB, the perforated holes make it pretty breezy but the elbow pads are great to avoid a bit of road rash on a small fall. Runs slightly large due to the fact that it's a jersey.

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Brett Allenwrote a review of on June 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing saved my @$$ Canyoneering in some frigid slot canyons in Escalante. If you are using it for canyoneering you may want to buy some knee/elbow pads to keep it from ripping. I didn't have any issues but a friend shredded theirs. The large fits me well, I am 5' 11" 170lbs... roughly a 34 waist.

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Brett Allenwrote a review of on March 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing saved my ass multiple times while traveling abroad and camping. If you don't have one, do yourself a favor and snag one ASAP. It's a lifesaver, especially when you are lost in the Tokyo subways and can't read the maps! Plug it in and you are back on track in no time.

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Brett Allen

Brett Allenwrote a review of on March 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Size Purchased: 11

I bought these for my Dad as a gift and he loves them. He can wear them to business meetings and grab a few drinks after with out looking too fancy. He gets compliments all the time and are his go to casual shoe. He has a wide forefoot and the size 11 fits perfect.

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