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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 October 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite shoe I have ever had for trad. It is the most versatile by far. That's why I love it. I have a pair of Katana's and some Stonelands I also wear on trad but for more specific climbs. If it's a day we are just heading to the rock without a true plan, these are packed. They are very stiff but just don't be a wuss and use it to your advantage. I rock a 42 in these and that is also my street shoe size. I also have a 42 in the Katana's and a 43 in the stonelands. This is actually my second pair. I have an older model that has some padding on the achilles tendon that I actually like better for long-term comfort. I will be sending them off to get resoled.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have pretty much switch my rack over to these. Really light, small, lots of colors, and you can still easily tie a clove hitch off in them. Huge fan!

If you have any questions contact my friend Jared Downs, jdowns@backcountry.com. Hes on the expert team and can help you out.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

By far my favorite climbing helmet. I have been using a hard shell and finally decided to get this last year per Jared Downs (jdowns@backcountry.com). I use it climbing and split-board mountaineering. Its not the lightest on the market but, its pretty close and I feel like it offers a little more protection versus the lighter options. I have another friend that uses it and its saved him a few times.

Overall pretty comfortable fit for me. Doesnt sit to high but, higher than a BD option I tried once. Really great fit when you have to wear a beanie underneath it.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

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

I dont ski a lot but, I had an opportunity to go and I ended up in these boots. I borrowed a friends set up, we happen to be the same size. For not heat molding them to my foot (I did use my own foot beds) they were pretty comfortable. Pretty stiff 120, great for someone with a wider foot and medium sized instep.

If you have any questions contact my friend Ben Rabinowitz, brabinowitz@backcountry.com. Hes on the expert team and can help you out.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Easy to take on and off is my favorite part. I've tried using liners and my hands still get really cold so I find myself constantly taking my gloves on and off. These gloves are warm enough that I can do that and still keep my hands warm. I find myself using just the mitten portion of it a lot more than the trigger but, the trigger comes in handy every now and again. Ive tried a lot of other gloves, mittens and combo's and find these keep my hands the warmest longest. They usually last me 200 days, then the liner is broken down and doesnt hold warmth very well.

If you have any questions contact my friend Ben Rabinowitz, brabinowitz@backcountry.com. Hes on the expert team and can help you out.

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Kylewrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Review by my roommate. "I went with a 43 which is the same size as my approach shoe. Definitely comfortable and am able to wear them all day. I really like them in this application, an all day trad climbing shoe. They are pretty stiff and definitely durable. I could see where sizing down a little bit might be helpful if planning to climb on steeper terrain."

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Kylewrote a review of on October 6, 2017

4 5

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

Pretty comfortable on a long hike I did while carrying 50 lbs. The booty and its ability to be interchanged is definitely the best part. The booties are great around camp or for some added warmth in a sleeping bag. I havent really used it that much but, it seems as though its incredibly durable and will last a long time.

If you have any questions contact my friend Ben Rabinowitz, brabinowitz@backcountry.com. Hes on the expert team and can help you out.

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Kylewrote a review of on May 29, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this thing. It has no wiggle in the entire system. Nothing in the hitch or anything! Not sure if I got lucky but it is amazing. It locks down the bikes by the tire. My friends that hooks to the frame scratches bikes. It may be a little long with the attachment for 4 bikes but I don't care. It's legit.

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Kylewrote a review of on April 23, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked this up thinking it was going to a medium flexing, directional twin I could use for jibbing around in the backcountry. I don't really find this board to be a mid flex board. This is a solid medium-stiff board. Between the bindings is really stiff and the tips feel a tad softer. I can charge on this thing. I have a Rome Whiteroom and this definitely feels stiffer.

Not a POW stick. This is not the board I take out with the snorkel. I have my whiteroom for that. This turned out to be a great board for going after the steeps once the conditions allow it.

It shed snow well because of the top sheet
Fairly light and a tight connection.

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