I'll be happy to share w/ you what I bought but I want to reiterate that THIS IS NOT A VALUE PACKAGE. I went full "weight weenie" when I bought this stuff. Basically I found a web site that reviewed outdoor gear in a apparently objective way (http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/camping-and-hiking
) and I bought the lightest stuff they gave a excellent review to and that met my needs regardless of cost.
Tent - ZPacks Solo+ : Here's the review of the 2 man tent. The Solo+ has the same footprint but a couple less pieces (http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Ultralight-Tent-Reviews/ZPacks-Hexamid-Twin-Tent
). With stuff sack and Ti stakes and cuban fibre ground cloth it weighs 16 oz even/ $500±. I will tell you that there is a company called Tarptents that makes a number of very nice tents that range from 1 1/2 to 2 lbs and cost from $225-300. The guy who runs Tarptents is a very helpful and personable fellow. And if you care about these sorts of things both of the companies manufacture their stuff in the US.
Sleeping Bag- Katabatic Gear Palisade : (http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Ultralight-Sleeping-Bag-Reviews/Katabatic-Gear-Palisade
) It's a 30° quilt type bag which I thought would be better than a regular bag considering the likely variation in night time temps between Washington and SoCal. It weighs 18 oz / $420. They have a "Best Value" marking on another bag at $260. Once again this item is made in the US.
Sleeping Pad- Therm-o-rest Neo-Air XLite : (http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Sleeping-Pad-Reviews
) This may have been a mistake not to get the XTherm model which looks a little wider than the Xlite. I'm a pretty narrow guy and the Xlite is pretty narrow for me. $130±/ 12oz.
In addition to being very light all 3 of these items pack up into a very small space.I am not adding a additional rack / panniers on front to carry this stuff. It's getting put into a dry sack and is going onto the top of my rack in back.
There's a guy who posts here quite regularly named Pete Staehling who wrote an article for Crazy Guy on a Bike on lightweight touring. It's excellant, here's the link: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=9738
. He's down to 15 lbs w/o spending all this money. I couldn't get there.