My set up seems quite bulky to me. It takes up a large portion of my Gregory Z55 pack all by itself not including food, cookset, clothing and rain gear.
Pictured is my Mountain Hardware 32 bag, Leighlo 3/4 30 uq, WBBB, tarp and stakes. Is this the bulk that can typically be expected?
Nalgene thrown in for reference as well as yard stick (inches).