Nice list, Jay. Two quick questions for you:
1. How long are the shoulder straps on that pack? One of my greatest problems with most of the UL packs is that the shoulder straps are too short and the buckle ends up in my armpit. I've stuck with Granite Gear packs primarily because of this. They seem to have the longest shoulder straps in the business - especially on the component-based packs. Does the MLD have longer than typical straps?
2. How do you fit in a standard sleeping bag? I'm typically size XL in most clothing these days and they are all coffin-like. The measurements on most are barely 60" girth. Even the "wides" are only 65" or 66" and still feel pretty snug. The MontBell bags have been a gift - almost TOO wide - but they are not anywhere near your 18oz WM bag in terms of weight.
Mostly just curious if you feel like you're sacrificing some comfort to get those weights or if they really work for you. Thanks for posting this up!