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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnan

Salt Lake City, UT

Alex Degnan's Bio

I'm Alex. I am a Gearhead here at Backcountry.com. I grew up in Boise, Idaho and moved out to Salt Lake in 2008 to attend the University of Utah and to ski the lightest snow on earth.

I ski a lot. Mostly Snowbird and Park City, along with a little backcountry touring! Mountain Biking, Camping and Longboarding are great warmer time activities.

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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

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 Degnanposted a video about on March 30, 2014

Spring: there is still snow in the mountains, and the valley temps are warming up enough for mountain biking, longboarding, or anything else you like to do.

But some of us have jobs, and there is only so much light in a day. But with 1200 lumens on your head, you now have the freedom to do ski, bike, skate, etc, in the middle of the night. Now you can ski pow all day, and mountain bike all night...or the other way around!

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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnanposted a video about on March 10, 2014

I'll start this by saying I own the Hero 3, and have always wondered, how much better can the 3+ really be?
I got a chance to test it out this weekend up at Snowbird and it lived up to the hype. I don't know how they do it, but GoPro just keeps making these things better.

Stand out new features:

1) Super View mode: Wider view and it doesn't look boxy or distorted. You can mount it on your helmet and still see your skis without angling it down too much.
2) Low Light mode: This is awesome. Noticeably better picture in off or changing light conditions when compared to the Hero 3.
3) Battery Life: I lent my friend Ryan my Hero 3 while I used the 3+. After our shred, he had one bar of battery left and I had two. I'll chalk that up to a 25% increase like they say.

In the video:
HERO 3 --> Ryan DeVine: Red pants and Rossi skis
HERO 3+ --> Me: Black pants and Armada skis
Both in 1080p 30fps modes
You should be able to see some differences in the two cameras.

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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnanwrote a review of on March 9, 2014

5 5

I did what Ben B. did and bought this for my Hero 3 and now it is the size of a Hero 3+
Its a little lower profile, it looks better, and the buttons are easier to push.
Also, the pictures make it look like this is the skeleton, non-waterproof housing, but it is not. It is indeed the waterproof housing and it comes with the non-waterproof back door as well for better sound when you're not worried about getting it wet.

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Alex Degnanwrote a review of on January 27, 2014

5 5

Its a perfect commuter light. Good price for such a bright light. It has a dimming feature which is nice for when you're on a street that is lit and you don't need to run the batteries down.
It's also very easy to take off of the handle bar mount so you can bring it in with you when you lock up your bike or are not using it.
I highly recommend NiteRider.

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Alex Degnan

Alex Degnanwrote a review of on July 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You can do anything with this mount
I would recommend flipping your GoPro upside down though when you use this for skiing or biking. Otherwise you can get footage that stares at the ground a little too much because when it's right side up you can tilt the GoPro up as much. And if you're using the Hero3, it has a nice feature that allows it to film correctly when its upside down so you don't even have to edit it.
Fits wonderfully over a life jacket too!
Pick one up!

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