I've been thinking of getting an SMD Comet. I have a Nimbus Meridian now that I've used three times since lightening up and I think it's a bit too big. It worked fine for my first trip with it, but then I replaced my synthetic bag with a down one (My second trip), my stove system has become a nested BB and snowpeak (My third trip), and my shelter is going to be (I think) a Gossamer Gear The One (though they won't seam seal for me and this creates a problem due to my 1 bdrm apartment and no where to set the tent up overnight!) I wish they could help me out!
Anyways, I no longer completely fill my meridian so I think I should downsize. It's only been used 3 times and is brand-new condition, so I'm hoping to sell it here for enough money to get the Comet.
The thing is, I don't use a closed cell or closed cell inflatable pad. I use a BA aircore pad and I have no plans to change. Can anyone comment on this?
I plan on using the bag for 3-5 day trips or a possible two week trip with one resupply in the New England area.
Thanks for your input everyone!