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M SuperUltraLight Backpacks REVIEW SUMMARY

by Will Rietveld

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Article Summary:

Back in 2003 when our founder Ryan Jordan published his manifesto on SuperUltraLight: Breaking the Five-Pound Barrier, Ryan modestly stated: “I make no attempt to define a new standard for lightweight backpacking, but instead offer you some insight for pushing the sub-5-pound barrier at the ultralight fringe”. Now, three years later, SUL is here to stay. Not to be outdone, Glen Van Peski, founder of Gossamer Gear and designer of the first SUL pack (the G5), took it one step further with “Extreme Ultralight” (XUL), breaking the four-pound barrier. (If this keeps going, the next step might be Levitation - breaking the gravity barrier (but I think you have to smoke something before you can do that!).


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