Kyle

Kyle

Gearhead

Salt Lake City, Backcountry.com

Kyle's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Kyle's Bio



Hi my name is Kyle Brady and I���m a snowboarder. I have been struggling with this addiction since before I could drive. I have moved, quit jobs, and started a terrain park as well as a contest series in the name of snowboarding. Basically, my whole life has revolved around snowboarding since I could drive. After getting sick and tired of flat land activities and compost pile ski hills in Michigan, I relocated to Steamboat. I was in search of that classic western experience and POWDER! Well, I found it. Since then I have relocated to the beautiful Wasatch Front. I found a home at Snowbird and Backcountry.com and have decided this is the life for me. Living in Utah for over 5 years has opened so many doors to other activities. I have expanded snowboarding into the backcountry and yes I do split my own boards. I put over 100 day on my splitboard alone this season. I have fallen in love with climbing and canyoneering here in recent years. That and backpacking pretty much control the summer and keep me occupied till the flakes start falling.

If you ever need any help with any of our products here is how you can contact me

kbrady@backcountry.com


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Kylewrote a review of on September 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

You have to know where and how to set the bad boys but if you do....Bomber. I love the Evo version. Much stiffer and easier to place. I like the option of active and passive placement. In my opinion, they are fairly easy to remove but if teaching someone on trad, they can be a little trickier than nuts. I have the Red, Pink and Black. The pink is by far the most used color and the handiest size. Bought the Pink and Black first and loved how the Pink protected the exposed boulder move in active mode on the East Ridge of Wolf's Head. If you have climbed the route, you are probably saying to yourself, oh yeah that would work well there. It was then I went home and ordered the Red as well. Really light and a great supplemental piece.

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Kylewrote a review of on August 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love this nut set. They place well and remove easy. I personally like the groves but it's hard to say if it helps placing or hurts removal. Regardless, they are solid. There is only 7 in the set and you may want to add a set of micro nuts but If you are looking to grab an extra set of nuts or just don't like to carry a baker's dozen of them. This is the set for you. Camp makes solid equipment and their nut set is no different.

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Kylewrote a review of on August 30, 2016

5 5

I have a few of the old Nano 22's and the new version is so much better. I bought a rack pack in colors in the 22's and after seeing how much better the clipping action is I have set all my alpine draws up with nano's on both ends. I have the Photon draws and honestly the Photon is awesome and light for a full size biner but the weight savings on the 22 and the new gate size and clipping action . I'm sold. Jared, one of our resident climbing experts has a great description of the biner below but I can say for sure it is light years better than the previous version.

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Kylewrote a review of on August 30, 2016

4 5

I used these this weekend in the windrivers to boil water... well sort of. It was in the low to mid 30's and humid I used one cube under my gsi minimalist pot and just over 2 cups of water. The water came very close to boiling but never quite got there. A better rock ring might have helped. As far as starting a fire... amazing. just a few shaving and you can get anything going.

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Kylewrote a review of on August 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This shirt is amazing! It drys fast and keeps you cool in the hot summer heat. The collar feature is nice but my big neck makes it a little less comfortable than it should be. regardless, I love the shirt. I use it mostly for backpacking and climbing. It's extremely lightweight and dries incredibly fast.

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Kylewrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

This is the perfect meal for a pair. I struggled to put the whole thing down and I was starving. I gave half of one of breat to my dog. It's not very ideal to take out the chicken breast but it's not that hard. I put mine in my pot. It does mean you need to clean your pot in bear country if you only use it for boiling.

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Kylewrote a review of on July 24, 2016

2 5

I tried to eat this, I really tried. I did an overnight and had over packed on food so I was good to just pass on it after a few bites. I even tried it again after a few cocktails later in the night and found it the same...not very good. I have found the basic meals like chicken and rice, noodles and chicken and chicken in mashed potatoes are the best.

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Kylewrote a review of on July 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a very consistent meal. I use a little extra water and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes at 10-11000 ft elevation and it's perfect. Make sure you stir it up well to start and don't bother stirring it again until it's time to eat. It takes me all night to eat this meal. It's pretty big. I eat a good portion and then close it and set it close to the fire(if I'm having one) and slowly eat it over the rest of the night. Not a lot to the meal just rice and chicken. Has good flavor, no spice need.

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Kylewrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I actually lost my handle for the old BCA companion shovel so I decided to just buy this BCA and hope the handle was a perfect fit. It was. I'm actually really stoked on the 2 blades. The only thing I have bad to say about the the companion is sometimes the blade is too big for smaller packs and this is where the B1 is nice. It's small but not tiny. It's perfect for solo days and side country for my needs. It does have a flat back so if you wanted this as your everyday shovel, it works great for pits. however there are better shovels for moving large amounts of snow fast in full burial situations.

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Kylewrote a review of on June 15, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs

This no show isn't for me. Tried them on and immediately knew it. They fit smaller than multisport cushion mini so if. I wear a small in those but would go to a Medium in these. I am right between sizes(wear 8.5-9) and would go up in these. They are incredibly thin but feel well made and durable. However, I was not a fan of the fit around my ankle in this no show sock.

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Kylewrote a review of on June 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs

This is a great sock. Warm, cushioned and anatomically correct! I was a Smartwool PHD addict but these have pulled me away. I now have 3 pair. to complement the collection of PHD's. Love em simple as that. I wear an 8.5 or 9 in everything and I bought the smalls. I have had a pair of Medium Icebreaker socks before and they were a little too big.

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Kylewrote a review of on May 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you���re looking for a versatile piece of equipment, the cloak series blankets are for you. I have used the Cloak 15 now on 3 trips with a low temp range of the high 30���s to high 40���s. Most nights I have been much more warm than cold. I have no doubt that I could easily take the Cloak 15 below freezing temps. You would need proper headwear because of the lack of a hood. Being from Michigan I have a great appreciation for synthetics, cold and damp in the winter and hot and muggy in the summer. When I moved West I fell in love with down but have always been weary of moisture. Hydrophobic down has helped ease those worries and at 1lb 4 oz you hardly notice the bag in your pack. I have 5 other bags currently in my house, 2 of which are mine, and the cloak is the softest to touch by far. It���s not even close and the other bags are quickly falling out of circulation. If you���re broad shouldered and a side sleeper, you could have some issues with coverage. Otherwise the size is not an issue. There are no zippers... let me say that again, no zippers! On warm nights you can sleep half covered and on cold night the draft tube and weighted side baffles tuck you in and keep the cold out. The fabric seems durable for its weight. I have Border Collie mix that sleeps in the tent with me and so far the Cloak has held up just fine. The Cloak 15 is quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces of gear I have ever used and is my go to for backpacking. Brooks-Range designed a great piece of gear for the person that demands performance in a variety of conditions.

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