First three major pieces went something like this:
1) Marmot Pinnacle…not the lightest, but a wonderful, comfy WARM bag…very true to it's rating…still use it today anytime below freezing.
2) TT Notch…For me, a shelter under 2#'s was a revelation…still love it, still use it.
3) Custom Zimmerbuilt…31oz. for a FULL featured pack, built just for me…I use it for pretty much any 3 day+ hike. (I did since purchase a Z Packs Blast (customized with most options + lower back mesh) for summer and shorter trips, and that is simply ridiculous at 15oz.!)
Now I'm looking at a lighter "summer" bag (or quilt) and would love a lighter shelter…but…the bugs here (and there) bother me.
-Mark in St. Louis