First, I don't know anything about Polish gnocci, but, I do know the best gnocci in the world is made by Argentines.
Back on topic:
I almost always use socks in my shoulder straps and gloves in the hip belt. Quite comfortable. I often pack with nothing in either of them, especially, if I don't have much in my pack. I've worried about my socks/gloves getting wet while it rains but I don't seem to remember that being a problem.
For me the Gossamer Gear Mariposa is a great pack. The problem I find is that I never fill it up and have to use the compression straps to tighten it up. If I had the money I would buy a Gorilla because I think it's a bit smaller with the same features.