Conditions under which gear is used are very important!
Mine are as follows: 3 seasons Cascades, summer in high Rockies. I'm not really happy until I'm up around timberline. In other words, possible freezing nights anytime and possible severe storms, especially in the Rockies. My 80-lb. dog goes with me, so I need a bug-free space for him as well as for myself.
Shelter: Currently Tarptent Squall 2, 36.3 oz. with stakes, including extra side stakes and guylines. This was my first seam-sealing job, so I went a little overboard on the seam sealer. I want to get a Gossamer Gear Squall Classic to save ~10 oz., but with repeated postponements of when these will be back on the market (originally last Dec. or Jan., now June, next ???), I'm no longer counting on it. The alternative is to shoehorn dog and me into a Tarptent Contrail--too small, I know, but at least the Contrail, unlike my last attempt at putting the two of us in a solo tent, has adequate ventilation.
Pack: Six Moon Designs Comet (older version), 27 oz.
Sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super, 24.6 oz. (size short)
Pad: POE Insulmat Max Thermo (older version of the Ether Thermo), 3/4 length, 16.9 oz. Will replace with Thermarest NeoAir at 9 oz., but only if the latter is equally comfortable.
Total 6.6 lbs. currently, 5.5 lb. with proposed changes. The tent change, one way or another, is definite; the pad is still a maybe.