UPDATE: I received the pack today and it's going back. I would not buy it again, so hopefully my post didn't trigger anyone to buy it. Explanation in reply #6 below. ____________________________________________________________ Origina post: I did it, I bought the cheap ultralight pack and tent from amazon. I don't go backpacking enough to justify the cost of the high-end ultralight brands so this helps reduce the weight of my two heaviest items. Previously my tent and pack weighed a full 10 lbs and now, 6 lbs! The trekking pole tent has turned out great. It's the updated Pine Country Trekker 2.2 weighing in at 3.5 lbs after I added 4 more more tie-downs and corresponding stakes. Looks like this, The pack is a Onetigris clone of the z-packs style 55 L pack weighing in at 2.5 lbs, $80 delivered. This brings my base weight to 20 lbs. That's not as impressive as a lot of you guys but I started out at 35 lbs so I'm thrilled that I could get there without spending a fortune!