Ok, useful info. This is my list for backpacking around the northeast from April to September, assuming the occasional night on a summit, with a crosswind, and rain, yadda yadda. I know I had a fleece when I toured the northeast last summer and only used it 3 nights in 30. So I can probably ditch that.
I fear the "nightmare scenario" and am wondering if I should bring a down vest or a fleece vest or something, anything, to complement my 45º bag for a serious adventure. Thoughts?
As for the hammock, Hennessy has a slightly lighter one but it comes at the cost of durability.
As for the raincoat, I had one Marmot Super Mica fail on me during a trip so I bought a slightly thicker Paclite one for durability. You can say it's durability, the better answer is I use it for going to class, going backpacking, snowshoeing, biking, etc. so it goes through the wringer. I could cut 5oz there but it's a nice coat.
As for the gearlist forum, I've posted there before but I thought I'd open it up here because it's A) nonspecific to a trip, B) slightly thought-experimental, and C) more about the idea of a base weight / skin out than the actual items. Though item conversation is inevitable so maybe I should have moved it....