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Kayla Weiser

Kayla Weiser

Wasatch, Uintas, Moab, the Swell

Kayla Weiser's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Yoga
Skiing
Climbing

Kayla Weiser's Bio

I was born and raised between the two beautiful states of Utah and Colorado, enjoying my time in the mountains, desert, and everything between.
I am a diehard skier from the start. I've competed in the big mountain circuit, and plan to again this season. I am a telemarker (13th season this year) on burly and fast skis. I prefer ripping big lines and hitting cliffs most days, but love riding park days and building booters in the backcountry. I also love touring!
When the snow isn't falling, I still love being outside getting after it. Rock climbing is one of my top summer pastimes- trad, sport, bouldering. Any sort of camping and hiking is always welcome, including a good backpacking trip. I also grew up running rivers, and still have that in my blood. I prefer rowing, but enjoy getting out in a kayak as well. I've also had extensive experience with outdoor dog gear- I have a two year old Newfoundland- so if you or your furry companion need any doggie gear advice, I'd 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.
Mon-Fri: 8-4:30pm MST

Kayla Weiser

Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 30, 2015

5 5

Fit: True to size

They're ridiculously comfy, ridiculously soft, I might be condemned to living in sweatpants now. I'm short (5'2) and the inseam actually fits. I'm a 25-26" in pants, and the small fits perfect! They are soft on the interior, making them nice and cozy- but they're not too thick or bulky either. I like that the ankle is slimmed down and elastic too, makes for a lower profile while still being cozy.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 30, 2015

4 5

I picked this up thinking that it was going to fit like a tall sweatshirt without the fat boxy fit. The material is comfy, I love the color, but it wasn't quite right for me. The bottom just fit too much like a tight skirt- I have an athletic build so it was just too tight around my thighs. I wish that it fit just a little bit looser at the bottom for more free movement! Still love Discrete, I'll be back for more

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 27, 2015

5 5

I've had one these for a while and have used it regularly under my helmet, but finally had to replace it after the dog decided it was hers to nibble on (she always goes for the merino, good taste). This is such an awesome beanie! I personally wear it unfolded, under a helmet or casually. It provides good warmth and isn't too thick. I love the soft feel of the merino, and it's a mega plus that it doesn't stink after a long day on the mountain. All in all, I love this smartwool cap, it's a winner!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 27, 2015

5 5

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

I got this for my pops to replace his 5+ year old Arcteryx softshell that's starting to delaminate. It is everything that he was hoping for! The fit is spot on- he's a Large in all other ArcTeryx tops (5'11, 160lbs) and the Large fits perfect. He's barely taken it off since I gave it to him... He wears it to the mountain, around town, touring, etc- and it's a good match for all of it. In particular, he wanted something with vents for touring, and these do a good job of dumping excess heat. All in all, it sounds like this is a 6-star jacket, he'd recommend it!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 20, 2015

5 5

I absolutely LOVE this jacket. I got it to replace an AK jacket from a couple of years ago, and have not been disappointed. First of all, the fit is right on point. It's got a cut that helps distinguish you as a lady, but it's not skin tight and allows for easy movement. I am 5'2, 120lbs, and I prefer a loose fit in my snow jackets. I got the Large in this model, which is a little long in the sleeves (as expected) but it's nice and loose. It allows for thicker layers on the cold days, but it's not too much jacket for just wearing a sole base layer for the warmer days. Secondly, the tech on this is bomb. I love having a gore shell. It works very well at keeping the water/snow out, while still allowing breathability. And it's killer in keeping the wind out too! I like the Burton powder skirts (this one is not removable)- they do a good job keeping the snow out on the deeper days, but it doesn't bother you on the days you don't snap it up. So far the zipper has been good on this as well (I have had some trouble in the past with AK zippers), and the pockets are easy to access. I was at first hesitant on the inner pocket- it's not a zip pocket, but it has a full sticky velcro closure. No chance of it ripping open, the seal is good! And last, but most definitely not least, this jacket is mighty swag.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 20, 2015

5 5

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

I got these for my dad as a birthday gift, and with that I won some serious good-daughter points. He mounted them up on a pair of 191 Voile Chargers and he is one happy Dad. He uses them for backcountry, and loves the free pivot. Says that it's super easy to get up the hill, he won't ever go back to something without the free pivot function. Not only does he take them out on serious tours in the Wasatch, he also rallies the resorts with them. He's in a pretty big ski, and says that the energy transfer is top notch. Overall, it sounds like these are a mega win, two thumbs up!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 6, 2015

5 5

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

I picked these up for my stepmom for Christmas, and she loves them. She had the Black Diamond 01s on her K2 Phat Luvs but she was experiencing the problem of the cartridges continually undoing themselves- both annoying and frightening for safety purposes. Remounted her skis with these (mounting templates almost match up exact, just had to move the heel piece slightly) and she is a much happier skier! They go up hills great, come down hills great. The Switchback is a great tele binding, would definitely recommend it for touring/resort skiing.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 2, 2015

5 5

I got this as a gift for my mother, and almost did keep it for myself... It's beautiful! It's handmade, which adds to its style. The colorways are gorgeous, and I like that it's not a super thick and bulky scarf- but it still provides warmth. Plus it's super soft and cozy! It's a nice mix of fashion and function, however nerdy that sounds. Would definitely recommend it!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 2, 2015

5 5

I picked this up as a gift for my dad to wear under his ski helmet, and he loves it. It's really nice and slim, but the merino provides nice warmth. It fits perfectly under his helmet without bunching up, and helps out on the super bitter winter ski days. Plus it's reversible, so it's kind of like two hats in one... All in all, it's a win!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 2, 2015

5 5

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

I got this for my dad, who won't wear any beanie without a tassel, and he has worn it literally every day since. He wears it skiing, around the house, out on the town- I don't think I could peel it off of him if I tried. Swix makes great products- it's a really nice knit. The print is nice too! Not too flashy, but gives it a little flair.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 2, 2015

5 5

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

I got these for my mom, who picked up a used pair of Sorels a little while back. The exterior leather and the sole is in excellent condition, but the liners were trashed. These fit perfectly, and made her boots practically brand new! Love how durable Sorels are, and the easily replaceable liners make them last even longer.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 2, 2015

5 5

I got this for my family dog- a coyote/shepherd mix- and it just looks dashing on her. She looks like a mini german shepherd and the Baja Blue is much too adorable. I like that it's a simple design- easy buckle, no extraneous knick knacks on it. I like the tags silencer- it actually does work! And it's nice that the leash clip is separate from the tags, and easy to snag quickly. Always liked Ruffwear goods, this is no exception. Would recommend it!

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