I need a new lightweight pack and 1-man tent. It is for Australia - I live in Sydney so will be bushwalking in the Blue Mountains particularly, but also hopefully the Snowy Mts (and Tasmania, Northern Territory, and NZ if I'm lucky). I have approx 20 years bushwalking experience in most of these regions, but have only ever had a heavy tent and pack (MEC Tarn 2 and Macpac Glissade). I'm not keen to carry that much weight any more!!
Tent - I would like to get something fully enclosed (ie no snakes or mozzies in the tent) and preferably <1kg (35oz). My current first choice is the Tarptent Moment DW. I don't currently use trekking poles but I am considering acquiring some (but they can't be used in a lot of places I would hike). I am hoping to be have some degree of wind/storm resistance but won't take it to the Snowies in winter by myself, hence only 3-season requirements. Ideally I would like to make or buy one of Roger Caffin's tents, but I don't think this is possible yet, so I'll need something in the interim.
Pack - I would like it to have a frame, less than 1kg, tough exterior, and be a good fit for a female. The GG Mariposa looks good for weight and size, but I'm not sure it will be a good fit for a 56kg (123pound) female with short torso. Also, I don't really need outer pockets, but they seem to be a feature of every lightweight pack available. Again, my ideal pack would be to make or buy one from Roger Caffin, as I know these are hardy enough for Australian conditions. But, any other suggestions in the meantime would be appreciated!