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Garrett Aland

Garrett Aland

Salt Lake City, Utah

Garrett Aland's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Surfing
Biking

Garrett Aland's Bio

Burning passion for the outdoors, love snowboarding, handgun, rifle and shotgun shooting, climbing and other fun stuff. Feel free to reach me at galand@backcountry.com if you ever need anything.

Garrett Aland

Garrett Alandwrote a review of on July 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden this board for quite a few seasons now. If you're looking for a board that'll handle anything you throw at it, whether you're just starting out, or you're the local pro, the Skate Banana will take it. Great pop for hopping trees, Magne-Traction edges for great hold, and really stable at high speeds. However, in the pow, you gotta ride it hard and fast to stay afloat, but it rips. Looking for a solid, all around board? Give the Banana a shot.

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Garrett Alandwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 11.5

Comfortable boot, has awesome grip, but it runs BIG! Go down at least 1/2 a size. I normally wear an 11.5, and they feel a little big, but a thicker sock can make up for it, but I would go down half a size from normal with these.

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Garrett Aland

Garrett Alandwrote a review of on May 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I originally wanted the Axiom jacket, (ODR009B), but it was just out of my price range. However, the Foray is definitely the next best alternative. For 2 Layer Gore-tex, this jacket breathes and holds it's waterproofing well. The zippers on it are a little difficult to zip, though I guess that's expected with any jacket where the zippers are waterproof as well. The jacket also has plenty of room to layer with. If you're looking for an awesome gore-tex jacket without forking over an arm and a leg, the Foray is your best choice!

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Garrett Alandwrote a review of on May 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

Nixon makes some pretty awesome watches. I picked up this watch in hopes of replacing my Platform watch. I got this and tried it on, and it just wasn't as comfy as my Platform. It looks pretty sweet, and stylish, but it just wasn't for me.

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Garrett Aland

Garrett Alandwrote a review of on April 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 11.5

I got these to get back into running. I normally wear 11.5 in casual shoe wear, Under Armour's site told me to go with a 12. I ended up having to send them back for 11.5, but they are really comfortable and the rocker on these really helps me keep a nice steady roll and rhythm. They take a little bit of break-in to get used to, but they work great and have decent support.

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Garrett Alandwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

4 5

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

It seemed a little odd for me, drinking straight out of the stream at first, but this little oversized filter for a straw is actually pretty sweet. Great option if your bladder or waterbottle happens to fail while you're out on the trail and need to hydrate in a pinch.

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