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Kayla Weiser

Kayla Weiser

Little/Big Cottonwood Canyons, Moab, mountains, rivers, and deserts

Kayla Weiser's Bio

I grew up in the mountains of Utah and Colorado, and have found myself unable to leave it. During the winter when not in school, I am all in skiing. I have been telemarking for 11 years now, and won't be stopping any time soon! I enjoy mostly Big Mountain, BC, and park. Outside of skiing, I also dig rock climbing, whitewater paddling, paddleboarding, camping, hiking- pretty much anything outdoors. I love getting out with my boyfriend, and our year-old Newfie, Camber.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 24, 2015

POC Eyes
4 5

I picked these up for my man to replace his old Electrics. Same POC quality in both the frames and lenses. They offer a very crisp picture, and are good protection in both bright and medium light days. I also like the thicker glasses arms, seem to help with the durability factor! The only downside is that they seem a bit tight. He wears an XL POC helmet, head measures at about 59cm, and if he wears them for extended periods of time his temples get a little sore. Hoping that with a little more wear they get stretched out! They do seem to fit the dog perfectly fine.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 21, 2015

5 5

I'm a lil lady, but wanted to get a full finger POC glove. I liked the look of these because of the adjustable wrist, and they've held up to my expectations. According to the size chart I went with the Small, and they're perfect. They don't give me that funny fuzzy/itchy feeling that a lot of gloves do, barely notice that they're there and they don't leave me with swampy hands. I've put them to the test as a beginner mountain biker and I'm really happy that I've had them- protected my hands in multiple falls! I also like that they're not bulky. All in all, I'm diggin' these

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 21, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is precisely the top that I wanted for mountain biking. It's super comfortable- the fabric feels great against the skin, and breathes pretty well. I like that the fabric is more on the soft side compared to some of their downhill jerseys as well. Plus it's SUPER durable- taken quite a few spills and it doesn't look like it's taken a beating at all. Colors are vibrant, and don't fade with washing. It does not have a droptail hem, but I'm not sure I would really want one. The length fits me fine, and the cut isn't tight- I generally run into issues through the shoulders and bust. Definitely want another one, fingers crossed more colors are released!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked this helmet up as a commuter helmet, and I'm confident there is nothing better on the market to fit my needs. If you've read my reviews before you'll know that I'm a firm believer in POC- they fit very well, they're very durable, and they're mighty fine lookin'.
The Crane Pure is an excellent basic helmet. It's super comfortable, actually makes me want to wear a helmet on the roads. My head measures 57-58cm and the M/L is the perfect fit. I also love that they come with removable and additional padding so you can dial in the fit that's right for you. The open vents are nice, nothing fancy but they definitely do help get some airflow moving. Plus it's just a good sleek look! Another awesome POC make, two thumbs up!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 19, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My boyfriend and I each have a really nice bike, and we figured that with 8K in bikes we should probably invest in a nice rack. After much research, this one definitely took the top spot.
It was a little bit interesting to setup- but once we figured it out it was a breeze. I love how easy it is to use! I'm pretty small, and swinging my bike around isn't the easiest of things. The rack is very easy to fold up/down, and to secure the bike. Been using it for both the mountain bikes and road bikes around town, no trouble!
One thing to keep in mind is how easy it is to lose the Trail Doc- lost it within the first week. It was carelessness on our part in not making sure that the rack was up and secure, but still! Thankfully Kuat is awesome and has all of the replacement parts available for separate purchase.
The biggest thing I wish I could change is the lock system. It's pretty tough to run through two bikes- we can do it so the cable goes through one part of the rear frame on each bike, but it's still not secure enough in my opinion to leave in some places. I understand that there's only so much space within the rack to store those cables, but I can still wish. Just need to use it with a separate lock if you plan on parking somewhere and leaving it for a while.
We use it with a Jeep Wrangler so we do have a hitch extender and it STILL is very solid. Just took it on a road trip with a bunch of off roading and it felt great knowing that our bikes were solid in the back! The one odd thing is with all of the friction bouncing around when driving on dirt roads is that the piece that sits in front of your fork can actually rub and cause indentations within the rubber on that piece.
All in all, it's not perfect- but it's pretty close. And it's great knowing that you can easily replace any one of the parts on the rack. Yeah, it may be a $550 rack but I promise it's worth it for both the function and steezy looks.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 19, 2015

4 5

This is my first pair of mountain biking shoes, and for that purpose they work very well. They are a very comfortable shoe- I've used them on rides of about 30min to multiple hour rides and have never felt any pain or hot spots. They do have a pretty wide toe box- I typically prefer a more narrow fit, but these will do for now. I wear a street size 7, and got the size 38.
Now on to the more technical aspects. They are very easy to adjust and get a tight fit. The ratchet system works well- I haven't ever found it to get stuck, and it works fairly quickly to get on and tighten up. My gripe comes with their durability. On my first ride- which literally lasted 20 minutes before night set in- one of the loosening pieces on the ratchet busted. If one of the release pieces breaks, there is no way to loosen that belt piece across your ankle- you must have both pieces working. So I used a steak knife to loosen them up. THANKFULLY Louis Garneau really does stand behind their products, and sent me replacement buckles without any question. I also just found that one of the screws on the bottom under the ball of my foot came out- and I have no idea how.
All in all, they are a good shoe but they are not the most technical out there. They're serving their purpose as my first shoes pretty well, but I will most definitely be upgrading them.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 5, 2015

Heaven in Shorts
5 5

Apparently it is possible to love a pair of shorts this much- I had no idea. These are my first pair of bike shorts, and I don't think I could possibly go with anything else now, POC has ruined me!
To start, these are incredibly comfortable. I could wear them all day on the bike without any pain points. The bands are awesome and keep the shorts in place without being uncomfortably tight. The padding is divine- yes, it's really that good. And the fabric feels great against the skin and breathes wonderfully. Especially on the back! I also love the length. They are also SUPER durable- I've taken quite a few spills on some harsh trails and they keep me protected and don't get torn up.
As far as sizing goes they do fit pretty true to size. I have a 25-26in waist and an athletic build, have them skier legs. I got the XS and they're perfect. The band is a little tight on my quad but not uncomfortable in the slightest, I would prefer that they stay in place- hate when things ride up!
All in all, POC has done it again. 100% worth it, and they obviously make you ride real nice.

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on August 5, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As far as socks go, these are pretty swell. They fit true to size- I wear a size 7 and got the S/M. The socks are comfy for socks, not itchy at all and no blisters. I also like the low cut, they fit just above my shoe and always stay in place. Yay socks!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on July 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These lights are KILLER. I picked up a set for me and the man, and refuse to bike in anything less than broad daylight without them. They have a great attachment system- easy to adjust too, so they'll fit a variety of bar widths. They are easy to turn on and off, and easy to change settings. I do like that they offer so many settings for both front and rear, and these lights are damn bright. I feel MUCH more comfortable meandering around town now!
Another great feature is that the light will reduce its number of available settings once the battery gets low- so it doesn't just die on you. The battery life seems great too! Super easy to plug in and charge up. Hands down the best lights I've used, would recommend them to one and all!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on November 2, 2014

5 5

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

I gave these to my father as a gift as he needed some new running/hiking shoes, and he's stoked! He generally runs a more narrow profile in shoes, so Sportivas offer him the right fit. He did mention that the toe box on these was a little bigger than most La Sportiva models, but for running that might actually be advantageous. The heel pocket is slim and keeps the foot in place. Other than that the length of the shoe fits true to size. He's used these out hiking and for every day use, and plans to take them out trail running, and he says they're awesome. Makes me feel like an awesome daughter

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on April 28, 2014

5 5

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

Oakley workout stuff is awesome! The material is lightweight and comfortable, and wicks moisture well. This particular model is cool because it does have a small media pocket, as well as a small slit opening on the chest of the shirt for headphones (so you don't have to feed them up through the collar of the shirt). The fit is true to size- he usually wear's a M shirt, and I got him a M in this and it fits perfect. I would definitely recommend Oakley's workout line!

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Kayla Weiserwrote a review of on April 28, 2014

5 5

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

I got these for my guy, mostly as gym shorts, and they are AWESOME. I love Oakley workout stuff- the material is very comfortable, and breathes great during work outs. The 9in inseam is a good length for right-above-the-knee fit, so you still have full movement without being restricted. They do fit true to size, and the elastic band does allow for some play. Would definitely recommend these!

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