[the fan]Tyler Bounds
First, he started a Facebook page praising Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter—and lobbying for a hike with her. Stalker? No, just a reader with unmatched enthusiasm, which we’re putting to good use. He’s now a member of our official Reader Test Team (watch for his and others’ reviews in the January 2011 issue). And he will, in fact, get to go hiking with Kristin.