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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 out West, I love to play outside. My first and foremost is skiing- I have been telemarking for 14 years, prefer Big Mountain but love mixing it up with touring and park days. #spreadtelemark

In the warmer months, I love to get out mountain biking, climbing, hiking, backpacking, camping, and whitewater boating. I also have a 4 year old Newfoundland fur baby, so if you or your pup have any questions on doggie gear, 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.

Kayla Weiser

Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

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

I got these for my man as a day-to-day shoe, and he loves them! They replaced an old pair of zero-drop New Balance shoes, and first and foremost, he really likes the support that these offer. He says that they are super comfortable and easy to move in, whether it's for casual wear or working out. The only gripe is the big cutouts in the lugs of the sole- if you accidentally walk through mud, it's a pain to clean them! Other than that though, they're great- I've only heard good things about them.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I needed to replace an old pump that had the tendency to only work 30% of the time, and I'm glad that I finally upgraded to this Blackburn! It's super easy to use- the base is wide enough so your feet don't slip off, and it's very easy to attach to your valve. The pumping rate is pretty quick, and easy to see the pressure gauge.
In the end, I think this is a great basic pump that works, and it's a killer price too!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I had never tried Seychelles before, but I'm glad that I pulled the trigger on these. They are absolutely adorable, and easy to dress up or down. The suede is nice, and I love the block heel!
I did find them to be small- I am almost always a size 7.0, on rare occasions a 6.5, but the 7.0 in these was too tight. I swapped them out for a 7.5, and they're much better. That being said, I do think that they still run narrow- I have a more narrow profile foot, and these are still tight. They're not uncomfortable for me- I actually find them to be super comfy for all day wear- but if you have a bigger foot these may not be for you.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

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

I absolutely love this sweatshirt! The material is soft and cozy, and the print is simple but fun. The kangaroo pocket is nice- it does not zip, but it's big enough to through your phone in, or keep your hands warm. I got a size Small, and it's sized comfortably- it is still a little longer so that I can wear it easily with leggings, or regular pants. And as with all Tentree goods, I love that there are 10 trees planted per purchase, and further that you can track where your trees are being planted.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

First off, I agree that the shirt is a bit different than the photos- it does have a drop hem in the rear and is a bit boxier than what the photos portray. That being said, I still like it! I sized down, and the fit is still looser and more flowy, but I find it to still be flattering. The material is nice and light- I got the 'Earl Grey' colorway and it's opaque enough that I don't have to wear an additional layer underneath. This makes for a great basic comfy T!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

My best friend has told me for years that Chaco flip flops are amazing- I finally broke down and got a pair, and am so happy that I did. These are the PERFECT pair of flips for adventuring. They are super comfortable right out of the box and the strap is not at all irritating, even when it gets wet (at least in my experience). The tread makes them a bit burlier than your normal pair of sandals too, making them a great choice for hiking if you're comfortable with hiking in flip flops.
All in all, I am super pumped on these, Chaco makes great shoes and these are no different!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked up the Osprey Talon pack, which I absolutely love, but it needed a hydration bladder. This was the perfect choice. Compared to my old Camelbak, this is MUCH easier to fill, and to clean. I like the slide-seal closure, as it's super easy to manage and it's very secure. I also really like the magnetic bit valve feature- this does come with both the magnet on the bite valve itself, as well the piece that fits on to your sternum strap. So far, the magnet has worked well through both mountain biking and hiking. The bite valve too is easy to use, and I appreciate how easy it is to lock.
So far, this bladder has worked very well- no complaints!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I love Toms! They are nice and basic- no additional worthless frills. They also fit really well, and are comfortable for all day wear. I wear socks with them all of the time in order to decrease the chance of them stinking, but in the case that they do develop some stink, they're super easy to wash.
These Alpargata shoes are a bit thicker than my old 'classic' Toms, which is great- it seems like that would make them a bit more durable for longterm wear! It also makes them seem a bit warmer for the cold days.
All in all, I am a big fan- I love what Toms stands for, definitely would recommend them to others!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

4 5

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

This is a great classic Pendleton flannel! It's pretty thick, well-made, and the colors are vibrant. I got this in a size Medium for my man (he's 5'10 165lb) and it fit very well. We ended up exchanging it though for a cotton flannel, as he wasn't a fan of the slightly itchy wool. I'm sure it would have softened with wear & washing, but didn't give it a chance. It wasn't for him, but it's still a great flannel!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

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

This is my man's favorite flannel- it is SUPER soft and cozy, but not too heavy to wear in more mild temperatures. The prints are great too. It's very easy to wash- so far no fading or pilling.
In regards to sizing, I would say that it fits a bit big. He has one in a size Large, which is great for layering underneath. The new one is a size Medium, which fits more like a standard t-shirt. For reference, he's 5'10 and about 165lb with broader shoulders. If you're in between sizes, I would recommend sizing down if you want a more trim fit.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using the Natrapel stuff for quite a few years now, and I'm sure glad that I found it. I don't like having to use DEET unless I REALLY have to, and the Natrapel makes for a great alternative. I am usually the target for a bug-feast, but they don't get me with this stuff. Super easy to spray, doesn't leave you too sticky or greasy, and the smell is pleasant enough. All in all, a great alternative to the DEET!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this pack to use on a river trip- we wanted something that would be easy to clip in, keep our stuff dry, and easy to use on hikes. This one fit the bill! I was surprised at just how light and packable this is, while the fabric still maintains durability. The waterproofing worked well for our needs- it definitely isn't as waterproof as a real dry bag, so if you're looking for something that can be submerged for a long period of time without leaking, I would keep looking. But for getting splashed by waves and some rain, it worked well. Without any sort of back support, I can't say that it's very comfortable- especially for a heavy load. But we just stuffed it along the backside with extra layers, and that made it comfortable for short hikes.
All in all, for our needs- it was perfect. If you are hunting for something super light and packable for say a summit push, or a casual river trip like us, then I would look no further.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I got this shirt for a river trip, and it was perfect! I basically lived in it for a week and a half, and was not disappointed. The material is really soft- the more stretchy material on the inner arms and side of the torso is a nice touch too. It's nice and lightweight for hot temps, and dries super quick. I also LOVE the fit- it has a nice feminine cut without being too tight in the shoulders or chest. I typically wear XS-S, and the Small fit me like a dream.
Hands down would recommend this if you need a good adventuring shirt!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 25, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: S/M

I wanted to love this top, I am typically a fan of Joah Brown, but this tank just did not work with my build. I am 5'2, 120lb, and have a larger bust- that basically resulted in the front half of the tank being pulled up super far, and the slit in the side was open all the way up. It was not flattering at all. I wish it had worked, but I returned it and got a few of the Perfect Shape Tank instead!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: S/M

I am in love with this tank top! The material is amazing- super soft, and it feels really light, It definitely hugs your skin though. I typically wear XS or S, I have slightly broad shoulders for my size and a larger bust, and the S/M fit me like a true small, so I would say it runs slightly small. All in all, super cute tank- I wish there were more colors!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not sure I can fully express just how much I love this hat. It fits well, it looks good, has an easily adjustable brim, and it's SO darn easy to pack! For sizing reference, my head measures 57cm- I typically take a L or XL in helmets, and this hat fit well. If you have a much smaller head than that, this may be too large- I found there to be a little extra wiggle room even with my large noggin (though I could pull it down a little tighter on my head so it didn't get caught up in the wind).
I took this on a river trip down the Colorado River, and wore it all day every day. It offers a great amount of shade for your face and back of the neck, and it's nice that you get the reassurance of the UPF protection. It got beaten by the sun, and by a bunch of river water- but it held its shape and still looks mighty fine. I've had other hats that would fall apart from half of that treatment... but not this one. All in all, if you're wanting something to look good and stay out of the sun, look no further!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on September 4, 2017

3 5

Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I needed some more adventure undies, and at the price point, these were hard to beat. The material is great, they pack super small (really not a ton of material TO pack), and super easy to wash. I just wish they fit a little better, they are a bit of a taller fit- so the band comes up a little higher than what I'm used to. I wear a 25 in jeans, and got the XS.

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