I was looking at the conduit today... that might be a good choice but I'd still say give the alpine vapor a hard look over... it's NICCCCeEE, durable, versatile, and smaller which is the direction your going anyhow.
Level 1 I see. It's good that it helps getting you to your goals and increase safety out there. I don’t have any difficulty between GPP & SSPP but once you get to a good base most people (some not all) go on to pick a sport or specialty goal be it a marathon, tri, bike race, or climbing.
For all BPL:
I find it quizzical that some UL peeps are so analytical and discerning when it comes to fabrics, weights, burn times, caloric density, etc. Yet somehow don't get nearly that crazy when it comes to the body that carries it all. That seems exactly like not caring what’s in your pack...
I'm going to stop now, step down off of my small soapbox, because I don’t want to alienate people, seem preachy, or elitist. I just don't want people to think it's the bee’s knees or waste their time.
p.s. I pm'd you.