Just adding up the weights before we go on a 27 mile loop hike in a couple of weeks. I've changed some things from our previous trip. I was carrying roughly 25+ pounds (my first time out, actually) and the wife was carrying a little less than 20.
Well, even with 4 days worth of breakfast and dinner (haven't gotten lunch figured out/weighed yet) she's down to 15 pounds. I could join her there if our tent didn't weigh 7 lbs. (I carry the tent) It's a beautiful, roomy Nemo Losi 3P, but it's more akin to car/base camping than backpacking. We could split up the weights, but my legs do have a bit more muscle than hers (cycling).
I've got my eye on the Haven tarp + net tent combo.
But I am at 20 lbs., so it isn't all bad. She's only carrying a little over a pound of equipment that I would need if I went solo.
If I were working with the SMD Haven tent and on a solo trip, I'd be at 16 pounds before food. Sounds like a nice enough goal.