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Kayla Slack

Sandy, Utah

Kayla Slack's Bio

I am a Gearhead here at Backcountry, I have knowledge in rock climbing mostly but also yoga, hiking and camping! I was born and raised in South Florida near Fort Lauderdale and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when I was 15 years old. From 2014-2018 I lived in Kansas in the Manhattan area!
I moved back to Utah in 2018 and am loving being back!
My favorite place to climb locally is Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons as well as American Fork Canyon. A little further is Maple Canyon and City of Rocks!! I am mostly a sport climber but know my way around a boulder and have tried my hand at trad! I currently teach yoga to employees here at Backcountry which is rad, my teaching style is Vinyasa Flow type classes! I absolutely love to connect with other people who share similar passions as me! So, lets be friends!

Kayla Slack's Passions

  • Yoga,
  • Climbing,
  • Hiking & Camping.
Kayla Slack

Kayla Slackwrote a review of on March 4, 2020

Patagonia does it again!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

Tech Talk: H2NO... more like H2AWESOME (sorry I had to)! Patagonia has made their classic rain jacket even more amazing, continuing to use their H2NO waterproof technology. The much loved Torrentshell has gotten a face lift this season, upgrading to a 3 layer construction from a 2.5 layer. This means that you not only have more protection from the elements, there is added comfort, more durability and higher performance as well! If you care about the environment (as we all do), you probably know that Patagonia is the go to outdoor gear company to buy from as they are really creating the best products that have both the environment and people in mind. The new Torrentshell is made with ECONYL recycled nylon yarns and Fair Trade certified sewn.

My experience: So far, I have worn this jacket on both a warmer (60s) sunny day taking my dog to the park as well as on a very cold and snowing day out with my dog! It performed amazingly in both weather types! Here are some quick reasons I love this jacket.
-Super comfortable when worn with a thin long sleeve and a bigger puffy (800 fill) underneath.
-small brim on hood which is a MUST for me since I have glasses and it provides protection from rain/snow getting on the lenses.
-adjustable hood made it easy to find the right fit and keep the hood exactly where I needed it to be.
-water beaded beautifully (see photo below) when snowing, I felt very protected in this jacket
-Super buttery zipper, love the fabric protecting the zipper which also creates a more sleek look.
-Stowable hood was awesome for the sunnier day when I did not need it.
-PIT ZIPS are a must for shell jackets in my opinion- I used them on the warmer day when I needed a little ventilation- they are easy to access and the zippers don't catch (I have other jackets that do that... so annoying haha).
-wrist adjustment made the jacket way more comfortable for me. I am petite and have shorter arms, the wrist adjustment makes it so the sleeves the right length. Also protects from snow getting up my sleeve.
-Large hand pockets with plenty of room for my doggy bags, phone, wallet, and my hands when it was cold.
-women specific fit perfectly, love the high low of the jacket which covers my bum.

Overall Sentiment: Love at first wear? I think so. Definitely recommend this jacket to anyone and everyone!

Size info:
5'1; 115lbs; got the XS (fit perfectly)

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on August 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have used this duffel multiple times for traveling, it is PERFECT! It is lightweight and durable. I can fit everything I need in it for a carry on, I love the backpack straps and the fact that it stores within itself when not in use. All the pull handles come in handy so you can carry it all sorts of different ways. I definitely recommend this to everyone!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on July 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently got these shoes since I did not have a moderate pair of shoes! I absolutely love them! I have been climbing indoors a couple times as well as outside with them, they are sticky, durable and super comfortable. Very limited break in period which is amazing. I love the stretchy upper material and the velcro. I wear a street size 6 shoe and got a 36.5 in these! They are the perfect fit! I definitely recommend them as a multi pitch shoe, a beginner shoe as well as a good next step to a neutral pair!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 30, 2019

My favorite travel pack!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently used this for a two week trip to London! I was traveling by public transit daily and walking all over crowded London, I felt 100% safe carrying my things in this pack. It is also the perfect size, it had plenty of room for my umbrella, water bottle, sunglasses, wallet, passport, and other things! It has internal pockets which help with organization and the front small zipper was useful to carry small things that I was not worried about. The padded strap is very comfortable and it was so easy to swing the pack from my back around to the front to grab stuff out of it which was so convenient! Seriously my favorite bag, I definitely recommend it!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

Best dress I own!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I LOVE this dress! It is my new favorite! I bought it to wear during my trip to London recently and it is PERFECT! I love the length which comes about 4 inches above my knees and is pretty modest in my opinion. The fit is very flattering, I love the high neck (at first was a bit tight and just took time for me to get used to), most tank dresses show the side of my bra but not this one! It covers my bra completely! The material is super comfortable and lightweight! I wear it with and without leggings depending on the weather and both looked super cute! I definitely recommend you buy this dress! It can also be dressed up or down which is nice!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

These shorts are amazing! The perfect lightweight, comfy summer short! I love that the length is adjustable and they are a little longer than most shorts these days! They are super comfortable and just adorable! Definitely recommend!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

BEST Rain jacket ever!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I absolutely love this jacket, I recently purchased it for my trip to London! It performed amazingly, it was great while it was raining, the water beaded and the jacket is definitely waterproof. I also wore it while it was not raining as a top layer when it was cold and it was awesome! I LOVE how stylish it looks, it definitely does not look like a regular rain jacket, the adjustable waist gives that really nice fit which was very useful and looked really good! I 100% recommend this jacket to anyone who wants a waterproof rain jacket that is stylish and can be worn around town without looking like you are about to hike a mountain! Also not super loud like other waterproof jackets, a little "crunchy" but like only a teeny bit!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I LOVE parks project! This tank is super cute, simple, and fits perfectly. It is a bit longer of a tank which I love because I can wear it normally or can tie it in a knot. It is a very comfortable shirt!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my 6th pair of Tevas, I LOVE all of mine and have been a fan of them for years! These are my first pair that are strictly fashionable for going out and around town! They are so comfortable and super cute! I definitely recommend them, I love the little platform on them as I am short and it give me a little more height! They do get dirty pretty easily but clean up easily as well!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: 35x34

I got these jeans for my husband who is a powerlifter and has bigger thighs. We have had a hard time finding jeans that fit and do not look like skinny jeans on him! These worked perfectly! They are super comfortable and durable, he wears them on a daily basis and loves them!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I love this jacket, I purchased it strictly for a more fashionable option when I am out and about and it is a bit breezy! It works perfectly when it is a bit windy and I need a light layer! I love the color and it looks SO cute with so many different things! The only downside is that it wrinkles SO easily which is to be expected with the type of fabric it is, still a bit annoying!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

This is my favorite cardigan that I own! It is by far the softest and most comfortable piece of clothing I have! It is very cute and casual looking, I love that it can be worn with so many different outfits! Fits true to size!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 1, 2019

My Favorite!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I have worn this jacket multiple times so far while snowboarding. I LOVE the brown color, it goes really well with so many colors, even my lavender pants! It looks really good and works incredibly! The synthetic insulation really keeps me warm and even if the wind is howling and it is snowing, it works! The 2L waterproof technology is perfect and works really well, did not get wet at all! I love the pocket placement, articulated elbows and just all around look to this jacket! I recommend it to anyone who is looking for the perfect resort jacket!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on May 1, 2019

5 5

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

I LOVE this Jetboil Stove. It is so simple to use and is the perfect size. I brought it camping to Moab and used a normal 12 inch skillet with it and it worked like a charm. Easy control over the flame and great for car camping as it does not take up too much room! Such an awesome piece of gear to have, I definitely recommend!

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on April 2, 2019

5 5

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

These boots are where its at! I wore them for the first time yesterday and at first were a bit stiff and uncomfortable (as all new boots are) but after about 4 runs they were much better and starting to break in. I love the simple speed zone lacing system which is just so easy to adjust and makes it a breeze to put on the boots as well as take them off. The boot is comfortable and the purple color is super rad. I recommend sizing down half a size. I am usually a solid 6 and went down to a 5.5 in these and they are perfect.

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Kayla Slackwrote a review of on April 1, 2019

5 5

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

Super versatile backpack. Got this for traveling and the face that I can pack the straps away while on the plane and make it a duffel is probably one of my favorite features. I love the mini pack that zippers off the front, definitely perfect for day trips out and about and makes it so you have all in one and do not need to pack another small pack and take up space. I LOVE the green color. All around suck a killer pack! Definitely worth the money and if you travel a lot I recommend! I am 5'1 and 115lbs and the XS/S works perfectly for me.

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