Nice to see some climbers on here. I have been experimenting with light weight gear for some time. Nothing worse than lugging a bunch of heavy gear to high altitude.
Here's my non-technical winter day trip gearlist:
Smartwool microweight crew and bottom
Marmot DriClime jacket
Patagonia guide pants
OR Option balaclava
REI One glove
Columbia Ice Dragon boots
Synthetic liner socks under Smartwool socks
Patagonia Ready Mix jacket
Patagonia DAS parka
Cheap wool hat from Old Navy
Patagonia Micropuff mittens
Climb High Gortex mitten shells
Leki extreme poles
MSR Denali snowshoes
Golite speed pack
Petzl Tikka XP
Nalgene Cantene 32 oz(2)
Emergency bag (TP, whistle, matches, mole skin, aspirin)
Magellan Sport Trak GPS
The gear above is for a day trip in winter above 10,000 ft with no technical features and good weather with temps not below around 10F. I will change boots and add crampons, ice axe for more technical climbs. It's pretty light (I should weight it all some day) compared to my old setup.
I do not use the Golite speed for full technical ascents. The gear is just too heavy and sharp for it. I am in the market for a new winter technical pack any suggestions? I use a Dana Designs Shadow Peak pack now but it has seen better days. What is lightweight, takes punishment and not void of features for hanging climbing gear?