Thanks for all the feedback, ill try and cover all the questions, tell me if i miss anything.
as far as the pack goes, I definitly like the durability of silnylon and dyneema over that in my GG G6, i found when using a spinnaker pack, i am almost constantly obsessing over the safety of my pack, for one thing, this made me enjoy the experience less. also, I do ALOT of off trail hiking, a spinnaker pack is not really suitable for this
In addition to the durability, I really dont like packs without a hipbelt and water bottle pockets. when scrambling, running, and stream crossing, the pack is not stable, and all the weight is on the shoulders, this is not bad for weekend trips, but with food for multiday treks without resupply and 2liters of water, my pack goes above the 20lb comfort level, and when I am just doing an overnighter or a weekend trip, this is when i really like to push the mileage and I need the hipbelt for stability so the pack dosent bounce up and down uncomfortably while moving fast.
my choices for packs are a salomon raid revo 20 SLAB pack for short trips, Golite Jam for up to 10 day treks, and a ula Amp for those trips in the middle.
I guess it wasent clear, but my salomon shirt listed is the long sleeve, I wear a short sleeve version in the summer.
I have used this system down to 30 uncomfortably, 35 is really the limit for comfort, but with the long shirt, wind shirt, and rain jacket, i have enough to keep me warm. if i expect anything below 35 i add a coccoon pullover, but i sleep fine if the weather dips below the expected temps.
I never leave the windshirt at home, it is a crucial part of my layering system, it gives me a few extra degrees of warmth under the rain jacket, and is significantly more breathable, If i had an eVENT jacket, i might consider dropping it, but i dont like wearing my rain jacket while hiking unless it is really raining
ahh, the trekking poles, I have not yett tried the fixed length poles, I like to be able to collapse them and stash them in my pack for those lengths of road i sometimes come upon, are there lighter collapsable options?
For my spoon, I just shaved an ounce off by cutting off some of the handle, i really did not need the length
I use esbit for colder temps, and when i am at higher altitudes, these are conditions alcohol dose not burn well.
but when possible, i like alcohol because it burns much hotter, boils faster, and much cleaner
with the cuben stuff sacks, all 4 are the weight of a single silnylon sack, 1.1oz is worth the organization, making life more simple at camp.