Gossamer Gear "The One" tent
My favorite tent: only 17 ounces, bathtub floor, very easy to set up, full rain and insect protection, and very versatile. What's not to like? Could it be better? Sure--make a Cuben version and get the weight down to only 10 or 11 ounces.
Feathered Friends Swallow Sleeping Bag + Nunatak down balaclava--custom bag for me made without a hood and with an excellent neck collar, made with NANO fabric--listed at 20 degrees, 25.9 ounces + 3.6 ounces for the Nunatak Balaclava. I think the neck collar and the Nunatak Balaclava make this a 10 to 15 degree bag with a wide comfort range. Western Mountaineering, Marmot, and Nunatak get most of the sleeping bag kudos on this board (and they all do make excellent bags). However, Feathered Friends does too and their customization on fabric, size, length, quality of down, etc., combined with their production speed (compared to Nunatak) and excellent service give them an edge IMO.
Gossamer Gear Lighttrek 4 Trekking Poles
These new adjustable trekking poles rock! Their big advantage over Ti-Goat's adjustible poles (which are also very nice) are the superior handle grips.
IPOD Nano 16 GB
For only 1.5 ounces I can listen dozens of full audio books and thousands of songs and have 20 to 24 hours of battery life before recharging Don Wilson--Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet" is available for download at audible.com. Thanks for the tip on this book.
Simblissity Scree Gaiters
These gaiters fit very well and don't require a strap under the shoe (which always wears out very quickly). Not waterproof, but also very breathable and not too warm. Perfect for non-snow hiking with trail runners.