Reader Rated: The Ultralighter

Cut weight, not comfort, in three core categories.



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MEET THE READER TESTER

Dan Larson, 41


5’7”; 140 lbs.

> Copywriter

> Portland, OR

> Test terrain 450 miles along the PCT and elsewhere in WA and OR

> Gear P.O.V. “I’ve chased the ultralight ethic for 12 years. With lots of experimenting—and the help of this specialized gear—I’ve cut my base weight to 12 pounds.”