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Kayla Weiser

Kayla Weiser

Gearhead

Kayla Weiser's Passions

Paddling
Yoga
Skiing
Climbing
Biking
Hiking & Camping

Kayla Weiser's Bio

Born and raised in the Rockies, my main squeeze is skiing. This is my fourteenth season telemarking; I love it all, from big mountain lines to park days to a nice tour.

I also enjoy rock climbing, as well as getting out hiking, camping, and backpacking. I grew up running rivers in the West, and love being on the water. Started rallying on a mountain bike this past summer, and realized that's my next best thing to skiing for the summer months. I also have extensive experience with dog gear- I have a 3 year old Newfie- so if you or your furry companion need any doggie gear advice, Camber and I would be happy to help!

Follow me for updated reviews on the newest and greatest gear and adventures. You can email me personally at kweiser@backcountry.com, or ask for Kayla on the Live Chat system.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 21, 2016

4 5

I got this as a little travel case, and let me emphasize LITTLE. I thought it would be big enough to at least fit make-up and brushes, but it's even a little too small for the brushes. The case is super cute though, and I figured out it's fine for truly small accessories- like jewelery. Perfect for jewelery! Just one pocket and zipper, super straightforward and simple. Still can help to keep you organized!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 21, 2016

4 5

I had been in the market for a good pair of glove liners, and ended up settling with these- ended up being everything I wanted and more! They are VERY low profile, easy to slip on under a pair of gloves/mitts for added warmth, and they're quite soft and cozy too. For how slim they are, they do add quite a bit of warmth. The screen fingers work perfectly, really nice for snagging those shots when it's too cold to go bare-fingered. Another plus is that they dry fairly quick, awesome for the snow days! Burton seems to have upped their game on these liners, they're definitely better than their older models which weren't quite as durable. Definitely would recommend!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Extra Small

This hoodie is my new go-to. It is RIDICULOUSLY comfortable, I can't get enough! Love the longer length- perfect pairing with some leggings or skinny jeans. It is super soft and cozy on the inside, nice amount of warmth without being overbearing. The thumbholes are another sweet feature, help keep you that much warmer. I have washed it a handful of times and haven't had any issues with it holding up, it still looks great! As far as sizing goes, it does run a little larger- if you're in between sizes, I would recommend going for the smaller. Overall, super radtastic!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Holy guacamole- these mitts are just awesome. I've been a longtime fan of my BD Legend gloves, which are holding strong in their third season now, and was in the market for some mitts. I'm not a fan of big gauntlets, and prefer the lower profile. I ended up settling on the Sparks- and boy oh boy, my fingers are set for winter.
Right off the bat, I was surprised on how waterproof these are. The first day I took them out, we were out snowmobiling and backcountry skiing for about 8 hours. I brought backups, but never had to pull them out- these kept me warm and dry ALL day long. I did use them with a light glove liner for added protection, and my digits were toasty- even cruising on the sled at a nice balmy 10F. Also, these DO have the individual finger dividers. I'd never had a pair of mitts with them and wasn't quite sure at first, but after a few uses I do like them- definitely help in retaining more heat. I did find that these found a little bigger- I'm a solid Medium in the Legends and the Mediums in these are just a tiny bit big.
All in all, totally stoked on these mitts. I would expect them to be at least twice the price for how sick they are!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Of all time. Seriously. I love headbands, but finding a cute and classy one is a much bigger endeavor. This Pendleton is by far the best! It looks amazing- very well-made, colors are vibrant, and fit is spot on. Not super bulky too, which is a plus. And the fleece liner is ah-MAZING. For how thin the headband is, it's surprisingly warm! Classic Pendleton quality, would definitely recommend it.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 18, 2016

4 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Extra Small

This shirt is ahhh-mazing! The fabric is basically the best- super light and flowy, and incredibly soft. The fit is pretty on point- it's drapey without being super baggy and unflattering. It is a little shorter- if i lift my arms a bit of belly shows, but it's not a belly shirt by any means. All in all, very cute shirt- easy to dress up, wish I could live in this fabric every day!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I've been spoiling my dad with ArcTeryx, and when he started talking about needing a new insulating jacket, I knew the Atom LT was the ticket. He had mentioned that he wanted something synthetic for ski touring, and having the women's Atom LT myself, I figured he would love it just as much as I do. Sure enough, he barely takes it off! He's been taking it out skiing- awesome layer under his shell, and easy to stuff in your pack if you're too warm. Also a great layer for around town. Sheds light moisture, wicks moisture, and the stretch panels along the sides allow for better breathability as well. True to ArcTeryx sizing- he's 5'11, 160lbs, athletic build- always a Large, and the L fits him like a glove (especially in the shoulders and arms where others always fall short). Plus the Anaconda color is pretty sweet!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I picked this out to replace some of my dad's old to go mugs, and boy is it a perfect fit. Super durable, love that it has a solid lid. Works on keeping your hot liquids hot, cold liquids cold. And I have to say, that huge handle is a plus as well- makes it a breeze for transport, especially when you're bundled up. Plus, it's easy to clean- definitely worth it!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Super cute tank, the fabric is amazing! It's very light, pretty flowy. Love the detail on the front, it does have a nice scoop neck too. I was a little surprised to get it and find that there is long fringe that lines the back, but I ended up loving it. Definitely adds a unique little flair. Overall, awesome little tank- can be dressed up for going out, or kept casual with a sweater and jeans. Fits true to size!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 12, 2016

5 5

I didn't know that it was possible to love a pair of ski poles so much. I've been using some old Scotts for the past however many years- and they worked, but finally made the step and upgraded to the Soul Poles after everyone raved about them. Totes confident that was a good choice, these are BOMB.
I am pretty short and a telemarker, so I do like my poles a little shorter. The shortest size still was too big, so we did some simple adjustments. Cut the grips off and got a replacement pair from Soul Poles direct, glued them back on, and so far so good.
My favorite part of the pole of course is the bamboo. I love that they're each unique, and they wear really well. Swing weight is awesome, not in the least cumbersome. If you're in the market for a bamboo pole, look no further- these are all you need.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 11, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this for my little sister, who only wants to wear full zip hoodies nowadays. It's a super cute basic sweatshirt- not very thick or lined at all, but a great layer for cooler weather. The pattern is adorable too! Fit is true, she wears a 7-8 and I got her the M so she had a little room to grow into it

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got these for my bf who was in dire need of some every-day snow boots. After pouring through... a lot of options, settled on these and couldn't be any more stoked.
He found them to fit 100% true to size. He generally wears a 10.5, and the 10.5 in these work well with a basic cotton sock or a medium Smartwool PhD. Easy to get on and off, and dial in the fit. The neoprene soft-fit harness is pretty swell- definitely helps keep junk and snow out of your boot.
Also seem to be very well built, quality materials and so far, so warm. The leather is bomber- doesn't mark as easily as I thought it might. Easy to dress up with a nice pair of work pants, or use as your to/from the mountain boot to ensure you don't end up with cold feet for your apres beers. All in all, if you need a steezy snow boot- these are your ticket.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 11, 2016

Large n' In Charge
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am a diehard fan of the Lobes. I definitely prefer the spherical style- I used to have the Smith IOS but found them to be a little small for my liking. I ended up replacing those with some of my boyfriend's old Lobes, and fell in love. I just picked up a fresh pair, and I think that they've gotten even better over the past few years- the fit is more on point (stay against my face without as much adjusting), and the anti-fog treatment seems to work better.
I use these day in and day out for skiing and sledding- the Persimmon lens is an awesome all-around tint that blocks your eyeballs on the super bright days, and also helps with depth perception on the flatter light days. The mirror on them is also superb. The anti-fog works extremely well in my experience. Yes, they will fog if you're doing something active and generating a lot of sweat- as will all goggles. The anti-fog treatment on my new pair does work a lot better than my older pairs, although this could be just from it wearing off over years of use. The lenses will scratch if they're not babied. But so long as you keep them in a clean goggle bag, and only use that clean goggle bag to clean them, no issue.
All in all, awesome spherical goggle- good fit, good colors, definitely would recommend them.

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