KitUp! is extremely grateful to all our readers who answered the May 16 call for gear reviewers. To date, we have received 348 applicants! That's overwhelming; much more than we had hoped for.
Unfortunately, it's also many more than we can use, so the applicant portion of our reader gear review effort is now officially closed. There is a chance we will reopen the application portion in the future.
The next step is to go through all the applicants and pick those best suited to be guest reviewers. Our goal was to end up with a pool of about 20 solid reviewers. Now we will likely keep a large number of applicants on file, so don't be discouraged if you don't hear from us right away. We may contact you six months from now when other reviewers are unavailable or don't work out.
The next steps involve selecting the first pieces of gear and getting them into the hands of reviewers. It may take a little time to settle into a smooth rotation, so please be patient with us. We will keep you updated as we move forward.
Again, thank you all for your interest.