I'm not sure I can sign off on the Dancing Light Gear pants. The weight is great, but what makes the Stephenson VB gear and RBH's sox and (from what I hear the Jacket) so highly thought of is their
textured interiors. These serve to mitigate what is often felt by VB wearers as that swampy, clammy feeling ( somewhat akin to a typical Washington DC
Summer heatwave 90 degree, 90 % humidity kind of day--you should empathize,Ryan). It kind of pulls some of the moisture that sometimes accumulates
against the skin when wearing the VB.
As far as I know the Gram Weenie VB is just Sil-nylon.
I wonder if Ryan Jordan might tell us if he has any VB pants available, what make and weight? If he doesn't have access to a pair of the Stephensons, now, he probably will not get them in time for the trip unless he's holding off until late Jan.
Ryan F.--I don't know the basket weight, try the Leki website. I believe their baskets fit and they may post weights.