I'm keen to drop a lot of weight and am trying to decide on the best options, pretty much figured out what I want to do but could use some input...
I generally hike on Vancouver Island so, wet and windy.
What I started with:
Hubba Hubba (5lb+) - been using this for car camping :\
What I tried next: a heavy tarp/bivy combo. Super comfy but a bit heavy!
Integral Design Unishelter Expedition Bivy - 40oz
Granite Gear White Lightnin 10*10 - 22oz
MHW Typhoon Jacket and Marmot Precip Full Zip rain gear - 28oz (!)
Total weight of shelter, tarp and rain protection... 90oz!!
What I want to move to:
Tarptent Moment - 32oz
Integral Design Poncho Tarp - 10oz
Total shelter, tarp and rain - 42oz
I am not specifically looking at a bivy here only because I'd like to set up the relatively small silponcho up as a gear/cooking shelter...
Am I on the right track, and is there better gear for this climate?
Thanks for any input!