Mainly I'm undecided on my rain gear (how much, what type) and how light to really bother to go, now that I'm firmly in the "pretty light" category and this trip is not crazy extreme. Male, 6'1" 205 lb, 41 yrs. I've got a moderate schedule (8 nights, might cut to 7) to hike the 95 miles of the Wonderland trail. Starting Aug 3, clockwise from Sunrise.
This is pretty rough but it gives the general idea.
Tarptent Rainbow, stock stakes (32?)
Marmot Arete men's long bag (240z)
Mountain Hardware Thruway 50 pack w/ sitlite pad for support (32oz)
Exped UL7 regular air mattress (16 oz)
(mainly wearing): REI zip-off hiking pants/shorts, REI long sleeve poly shirt, REI hat, injinji socks, Montrail shoes, cheap synthetic underwear.
(cold weather): cheapo down vest (8 oz), beanie, polartec midweight bottoms, extra socks
(rain): So far I have a Marmot Precip (13 oz) jacket and a cheap poncho (6oz?). Wondering if I need rain pants and if so which ones.
(hot weather, swimming): cheap and light running shorts + poly muscle tee (8 oz total).
Samsung Galaxy S2 w/ spare XL battery (GPS, kindle, communication)7 oz with spare battery
Sansa clip mp3 player w/ headphones (2 oz or less)
Sony NEX-5 with 16mm pancake lens and light case (12 oz)
Micro rocket canister stove, 8 oz fuel canister, about 8 oz cooking kit (pot, bowl, spork, lighter, etc., 3 oz led headlamp, tiny little pocketknife, sawyer squeeze filter + iodine backup, etc. Of course I have DEET, sunscreen, first aid kit.
For food, mainly it's freeze dried prepared dinners, gorp-type snacks for lunch, breakfast of larabars + powdered full fat milk & chocolate whey protein. I estimate 2 lb / day for food.
The whole package is about 12 lb before food and water, definitely under 13. I have one resupply planned halfway, so my pack will almost never be over 20 lb carrying weight. I've already spent a fair amount on gear so I won't be buying a new bag or anything this year - the only purchases I might make are raingear or minor additions, at this point.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions!