Interesting but keep in mind – This gear list was for a guided horse pack trip so let’s remember a couple of things. Brendan doesn’t have to worry about the overall weight of his pack nor does he have to include things like medical, survival, cooking, and food because the outfitter did. A 3200 cube pack would not have been big enough if it had been a self sustained human powered trip of the same number of days.
The video brings up another point which we have discussed here before. Where exactly does the Kenai Jacket fall in a tight, minimalist system? If it is an insulation piece then why also carry the Super Down Jacket and Pants in your pack? If it isn’t an insulation piece then why carry it at all? And why carry both the Guide Vest and Kenai Jacket in addition to the Super Down top? Reminds me of two things. An argument I had years ago on Monster Muleys about the Sitka Gear 90% Jacket and a disease Reed Thorne calls redundatitus.
By the way, with regard to making both a hooded and unhooded version of the Kenai, wouldn’t it make more sense to make one jacket with a detachable hood?