I was on OM there and I posted a comment which I then realised summed up exactly where I’m at with this lightweight thing. So I don’t forget it, I’ll stick it on here.
Lightweight is an odd thing and people spend way too much time on debating it’s degrees and who does it better. To me it’s about losing faff, taking only what I need, moving freely and staying comfortable.
Fanatically shaving grams off and weighing your spare socks is the equivalent of car collectors taking fluff off their seat covers with little bits of sellotape.
That’s the point at which you lose sight of the joy of doing the activity or pastime and become an obsessive, concentrating on the methodology and equipment.
And that’s rubbish.
I love gear. I love what’s coming next. I love that some folk are clever and producing stuff just a little bit beyond what you were just thinking that you needed. But it’s just a set of tools, not the ends in itself.
But, if I want to cut straight I’ll put a new blade in my hacksaw.