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Kayla Weiser

Kayla Weiser

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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 April 18, 2018

4 5

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

I got this as a gift, and the feedback so far has been great. The pouch is a good size- perfect for traveling with cosmetics, or even as a smaller bag to use for organization in a big purse. The material seems solid- the actual body of the bag is nylon, with brass and leather accents. All in all, great little addition!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on April 18, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I've always heard great things about the ExOfficio Give-n-Go line, so we tried giving this shirt a shot. Unfortunately, it just wasn't quite what he was expecting. It is SUPER light and very easy to pack, but the material is very jersey-like, not a "classic" sort of weave. If that doesn't bother you, I would definitely recommend this shirt for a good lightweight option, especially for traveling! Otherwise, I would recommend something like the Smartwool Everyday line for a more standard weave.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

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

This dress is amazing! The fabric is super soft and comfortable, and the fit is on point. It is very slim fitting, and the back accent is a very nice touch. It can be worn in a more casual setting, or dressed up for work. I am 5'2, 120- I have found XS to be the best size in all of my Toad&Co stuff, both tops and bottoms. The XS was the right fit in this one as well- the sleeves fit well, and it doesn't end up being an awkward length (still hits above knee).

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

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

This is hands down the best warm puffy that I have come across. I have a MH Ghost Whisperer for easy packing and more "mild" cold weather, but I wanted something beefier for the super cold temps that didn't require an additional layer. In comes the Rab Positron- and I couldn't be happier with it!
When I put it on, it literally feels like I am enveloped in a down cloud- like a super puffy sleeping bag for your torso. It is SO warm. I often don't have to zip it all the way up, otherwise I get too warm. I am confident I could wear this over a single shirt in single digit temps walking around without any problem. I also love that it packs down- easy to stash for winter camping or a day out snowmobiling. While it is puffy, I don't find it to be obnoxiously puffy- it still hugs your figure. I also love that it has a longer length!
I typically wear an XS-S in tops, and the Small fits me well with enough room for a hoodie or sweater underneath. If you are looking for a good warm puffy, look no further- this Rab is a winner!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

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

I got these for my man- and after they arrived, I got incredibly jealous and wanted a pair for myself. They are definitely a heavyweight pant- they're almost like a slim fitting sweatpant. He wears them skiing (great for cold days- probably too much for warmer weather) and around the house because they are so cozy. The fabric is soft, and does not itch. The zip pocket is a great feature as well!
If you're after a pair of heavyweight bottoms, look no further- Burton did a great job with these!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

If you get one of the AAAttack bindings, it's definitely worth picking some of these up! Easy to have a shop mount them with the binding, or easy enough to swap out yourself if you're familiar with the bindings. They do what brakes do- keep your skis together, and help stop runaway skis. Can't ask for much more!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

I have a few Pendleton blankets now, but I'm convinced that there is no such thing as having "too many". The Camp Throw blanket is a great addition- it's got the nice heavyweight feel of a true wool blanket, and it really retains the heat well. I have been using this one mostly as a camp blanket, and it is SUPER cozy! Great quality, super durable- definitely would recommend. Get one for yourself, and they make a great gift as well!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This Yakima Rack is a winner- it is super easy to set up, easy to use day to day, and it looks pretty good too. It is super easy to click & release for the most part- it can get a little tricky if it's super frozen though. Another great feature is that it comes with the locks, so you can lock down your gear when you want to go in for an apres beer. It's definitely not completely aerodynamic- it's still a chunk poking up from the roof of your car- but I don't find it to be very noisy at all.
If you're in the market for a ski rack, look no further- the Fatcat Evo is a great functional rack!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

4 5

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

My pops has been a fan of Voile skis for quite a few years now- he's got a good quiver going. He decided to make the switch from tele to AT this year and decided he wanted a pair of the V8s. So we got him a pair for Christmas, and he's been super excited on them! They're a great shape and width for a variety of conditions- so far, so good here in the Wasatch. They are also SUPER light. I couldn't believe it when I picked them up!
In the end, so far I've only heard good things about this ski- great light ripping choice for the backcountry.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

5 5

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

I was on the hunt for a tech hoodie that I could wear skiing or for casual wear- I love Armada, and especially their hoodies, so this ended up being the perfect fit. At least once I got the size right! I have another Armada hoodie in a size Small- it too is a longer fit (maybe not quite as long as the Parker) and it fits snug without being too tight. The small in the Parker was too tight almost everywhere- in the shoulders, in the chest, and I couldn't pull it past my butt. For reference, I am 5'2, 120lb, 32F, and I generally take an XS-S in tops. I ended up swapping it out for the Medium, and that's worked much better! Still a more slim flattering fit, but doesn't restrict movement.
The hoodie itself is super cozy, and I love the longer fit with a pair of leggings. The zip kangaroo pocket is also amazing. All in all, would definitely recommend if you can get the fit right!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on February 22, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I was after a new pair of liners for my BD Stiletto telemark boots, and decided to check into the Intuition line. I reached out to Intuition with some information on my boots, and this is the liner that they recommended- but looking back on it, I definitely should have taken the prior reviews to heart more.
I never got a chance to use them, but my initial impressions were not great. First, for being a $200 liner, it felt junky- it just didn't look or feel like a quality liner. It honestly felt like a piece of semi-stiff cardboard with some soft fleecey lining. Maybe that would have changed with a thermo-mold, but I didn't have high hopes... Second, they are SUPER bulky. Intuition had also told me to size up, which I thought was strange, but regardless this liner was super bulky. I didn't even try to fit them into my shells.
All in all, was hoping for something better in these liners- my old beatup ones are still way better though!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 31, 2018

5 5

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

I got this for my man to replace some of his older Burton layers, and he seems to love it. He wears it both skiing and around the house- sometimes it's hard to get him to take it off, it seems super soft and comfortable. It's got a good weight to it as well- definitely helps retain body heat without being suffocatingly warm.
It does run true to size, but it is a bit longer than a lot of baselayer tops- so you don't have to size up to get a little extra length. He is 5'10, 165 and the Medium fits well by itself or over another thin layer.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 31, 2018

5 5

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

Once you go with compression ski socks, you'll never go back. It is definitely worth the price- you can tell the difference in circulation both while skiing and afterwards. Since they are so tight & supportive, it also feels reallllly good to take them off after a long day! They fit true to size, and are ultralight so there's no additional bulk to squeeze into your boot. Very durable as well- though I would recommend air drying them for longevity.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

These goggles are rather large- but they're pretty dang awesome too! They are super fresh looking, and offer a wide field of vision. They remind me a lot of the Lobes, but definitely larger. The lenses themselves are really nice too- haven't gotten a spare lens yet to try swapping them out, but I'm sure they're easy to swap. But they are durable, and the gold lens is good for a wide range of light conditions. Just make sure to store these correctly to reduce the chance of scratching, POC lenses will definitely get torn up if you don't take care of them correctly.
They pair really well with POC helmets for a seamless fit. Definitely would recommend!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

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

I can't emphasize just how cozy this vest is. I have a Patagonia R2 from a few years back that is soft, don't get me wrong, but this fleece knocks it outta the water. It's so plush it makes me want to zip 'er up and go into hibernation...
But beyond how soft it is, it really is just a nice vest all around. The leather accents around the zips are a great touch, and I love the colors (I have the Raven). The hood does zip into the collar as well, but I find it to be a bit bulky so I leave it out. It does have a nice tall collar though because of that, which I really like.
In the end, if you're searching for the most cozy, flattering, versatile fleece vest- look no further, this is your ticket.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ever since I got a pair of compression ski socks last year, I have been hooked. They are SUPER comfortable- they're supportive without being too tight, and my calves have felt noticeably better after a long day on the slopes. That being said, it also does feel really good to peel these off at the end of the day...
Compared to my other pair (also Icebreaker) these are a bit thicker. I was originally concerned about it seeing as how I didn't want to cause any additional pressure points, but after riding in them, they really don't cause any issues. I actually find the slightly thicker weave to be comfortable, a little bit of extra cush.
All in all, if you're after a pair of womens compression ski socks, look no further- these are amazing!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

4 5

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

If you know the regular Patagonia Fjord flannel, you know how amazing it is. They continued with their great ideas by making this lightweight version for when you don't want something quite so heavy, but you still want to look good. In comes the Lightweight Fjord, and it too is a winner. The material is nice- soft, not itchy, and versatile for a range of temps. It looks nice too, an easy go-to for a casual shirt or you can dress it up. The one pocket design is also pretty fly.
As far as fit goes, it does run true to size- it does seem a little bit shorter in the torso than the regular Fjord in the same size, but it's not too short by any means.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

4 5

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

We got these as a gift, so I can't speak from personal experience, but they do seem SUPER cush. The wool lining is rather plush, definitely going to keep your feet warm! The one downside we noticed was that the lining wasn't as soft as expected, but hopefully they break in a bit and aren't itchy. We haven't received any complaints from the receiver, and she loves to wear slippers around the house. True to size & good UGG quality

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on January 24, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Over the years, I've used plenty of different tele leashes, and this design is still my favorite. They are easy to clip, even in cold weather- you don't have to pinch anything, you can just press it into your boot clip. They will also work with most any tele binding, not just the AXL or Vice! Definitely would recommend, good quality leashes.

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