Looking for help, suggestions, criticism.
A little background: Lady and I are doing the JMT. I'm carrying the tarp and 75% of the food (yeah, I know. I'm a good dude). Since I am doing that (yup always a catch but a good one for me), I get a new sleeping bag and pack and we get to use a tarp instead of a tent.
(My apologies. The weights listed are from the websites. Hard to put it to a scale when I don't own it yet.)
1. Pack: GG Mariposa Plus (23.8oz) or G4 (17oz). Last thing to buy. Depends on the rest of the stuff we are taking. ANY other suggestions?
2. Sleeping bag: Marmot Arroyo 30F. Long. 1lb, 15oz. $269. I'm 6'1. Warm sleeper. Thinking about possibly a 40F bag which would be lighter and slightly easier on the wallet. ANY other suggestions? (PS. Not looking to spend $400 on a Nunatak or anything like that)
3. Tarp: GG SilTwinn (12ish oz) or GG SpinnTwinn (10ish oz). Need something for 2 people. Prefer the shape of these. ANY other suggestions?
4. Pad: Thermarest Z-Lite (10oz). Yes, I am one of the lucky ones that can sleep comfortably on a foam pad. IMHO, this thing rocks! $30. Made in 'Merica. ANY other suggestions?
Again, I am open to suggestions, heckling, trash talking, you name it. Of course, after I figure all of this out, I will be coming back for more for the rest of the gear we will be taking.
Thanks for the help.