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Alex Bass

Alex Bass

Employee

Brighton, Utah

Alex Bass's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding

Alex Bass's Bio

I'm a snowboarder first and foremost. You probably wouldn't expect that coming from a Georgia boy who didn't start riding until he was 18, but that's me. I moved out here thanks to a scholarship offer from Westminster College, where I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Environmental Studies. A few experienced Ice Coasters who also moved out for school took me under their wing and helped me fall in love with the mountains.

In the winter you can find me spending every second of my free time lapping the park or seeking out powder at Brighton Resort, splitboarding in the Wasatch backcountry, or looking for urban features to hit in the city. In the summer I'm usually at the skatepark, cruising around the city on my bike and checking out live music, or hiking with my loyal mutt, Hank, never far behind.

Alex Bass

Alex Basswrote a review of on April 4, 2018

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was so excited to get this hat, and when it first arrived it didn't disappoint; the color looks great and the fit is great. But on my 3rd or 4th time wearing it I reached underneath to scratch an itch on my head beneath the hat, and the strap ripped straight out of the fabric. Never buying anything from this company again. Products look good, but apparently suck ass in terms of quality. A hat should last longer than a week.

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Alex Bass

Alex Basswrote a review of on February 8, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Call me old fashioned, but I've always ridden traditional lace boots, and plan on continuing to do so--with one caveat, however. they have to have Boa Focus now. These boots feel just like regular traditional lace, except the Boa cinches around your ankle to lock your heel down securely, without causing pressure points. The result is less fatigue and better response without sacrificing the feel I love. Only complaint is the liner material makes it pretty difficult to get your foot in.

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Alex Bass

Alex Basswrote a review of on November 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this for a two-week solo trip around Europe and it was perfect. Suitcase-style opening makes it easy to reach items without pulling everything out, and its low-key look keeps you from standing out too much, unlike one of the those bright, bulging backpacking packs. Plus, it fits under airline seats so you don't have to check any bags or even worry about overhead space. Used it a small commuter plane from Munich to Ljubljana and it still fit fine.

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Alex Basswrote a review of on August 16, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I seriously wonder if the creator of this has ever tasted real chili. I ask because this meal tastes like what someone from a foreign country, who had never tasted chili before, would make if given a vague description of what chili is. I've actually tried this brand before, and the Yellow Thai Curry from Good 2 Go is hands down the best camp meal I've ever had, so the problem here isn't the quality of the ingredients or the nutritional value or anything; it's purely a matter of taste. This chili is sweet--like, weirdly sweet. This unnerving sweetness, combined with a suspiciously artificial smokiness and a severe lack of actual spice made this hard to put down, even when I was really hungry. The beans are good and the texture is fine, but the flavor is just not good (if you've ever had actual chili before). By all means, DO try the Yellow Curry; it's amazing (for camp food). But give this one a pass unless you hate good chili.

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Alex Bass

Alex Basswrote a review of on August 16, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

I am a size 33 waist, which is basically impossible to find online for the most part. So, I generally default to 34 and wear a belt when ordering online to avoid the hassle of 32s that fit, but are awkwardly tight. I've actually had a pari of RVCA jeans that were 32s that fit great, but I still opted to go with the bigger size for this. Well, the 34s were extremely tight, to say the least. It didn't help that the fabric has no stretch, and with the synthetic component, I had little faith that they would stretch out over time, so I returned them. However, I was afraid to go through the hassle of trying out 36s, because even though you would think sizing is at least consistent down the line, you really never know and I feared the 36s would be just as huge as most 36s. So I just took the money back. It's a shame, because these have a nice look and feel to them. Try them on in a store if you can.

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Alex Bass

Alex Basswrote a review of on July 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

i've had a ridiculously bad luck streak with flats lately...right up until i bought this pump. suddenly, its all smooth sailing. guess it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. i realize this review was in no way an actual review, since i haven't used it yet. sorry for wasting your time.

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