I'm interested in the Gossamer Gear G4 and the Six Moon Designs Swift because both are simple, frameless packs that have large exterior mesh pockets. Both packs are similar in weight and price. The G4 has 10L more capacity, but the Swift is made of tougher material (210D Dyneema rip-stop with 420D in high-wear areas compared to the G4's 70D PU rip-stop with 210D in high-wear areas).
Would you recommend one of these packs over the other for a PCT through-hike, or would you recommend another pack entirely?
Here's my gear list with weight in ounces.
Golite shangri-la 1 tent fly, 16 (oz)
Golite shangri-la bug nest, 19.7
Tent stakes and sack, 3.2
Tent peak cords, 1.5
Golite 3-season quilt w/ trash bag sack, 25.6
Z-rest sleeping pad, 10
Fleece balaclava, 1.7
Glove liners, 1
Thermal bottoms, 6
2 pair socks, 3.8
2 pair sock liners, 1.6
Bug head net, 1.2
REI revelcloud vest, 8.6
Golite post cyn thin softshell jacket, 10.6
Frogg toggs rain jacket, 5.9
Frogg toggs rain pants, 4.5
8-oz lg isopro canister (w/o fuel weight), 4.8
Aqua mira drops, 3
2 platypus 1L bottles, 1.6
1 platypus 3L hoser bladder, 3.8
Sea-to-summit sil food sack, 3
PCT bear hang cord and carabiner, 2.2
Pocket rocket stove w/o case, 3
GSI minimalist pot w/ spork, 6.4
Plastic bowl, 1
Petzl tikka plus headlamp, 2.8
Lip balm, 0.3
Bug stick, 1.5
Droid x w/ earbuds, 5.9
Spare droid battery, 1
Phone charger, 2.5
Hand sanitizer, 1.2
Camp soap, 1.6
Toilet paper/paper towels, 1
Ziplocks for trash, 0.2
Notebook w/ pen, 2
Guide book/maps, 3
Base weight (not including the weight of the pack itself): 181.1 oz = 11.3 lb.
Added gear for the Sierras: BV500 bear can, 41 oz + microspikes/yaktracks, 12 oz.
Gear carried outside of pack: trekking pole, victorinox trekker knife, silva compass, lighter/matches, wallet, bandana, sunglasses.
So, which pack would you recommend? I'd appreciate any advice for my gear list as well.