Current base and total weights
Thanks, that is good info. My current winter base weight (excluding food, water, fuel and clothes) with the Aether 70 is just a hair over 16 lbs. If I had an Exos, lighter tarp, and a real TQ (3S Burrow), it would be under 11 lbs, but it will be next winter before I can afford those high ticket items.
I am shooting for a total weight of under 30 lbs (with Aether and current gear). This is down from just over 40 I was hauling last year, so it is an improvement. I also have better and lighter boots and hiking poles, so that will help as well. Next year I would like to be down to a total of 25 lbs or less with the Exos, if I go that route, which I expect. One of my challenges is that I like good food, and that can sometimes bulk up my pack.
My next big trek is the first week of December, so we will see where I am then.
Summer weight will not change too much, as my warmer gear weighs a few ounces less than my high end winter stuff.