The Patagonia Storm Racer is light, it packs down to nothing, and it even has some stretch to it. We can't think of a shell that better balances weight, function, and price.
The Gregory Drift 10 hydration pack is stable, has plenty of room for your gear, and is better than most at keeping your back cool.
We can all use a refresher course on navigation and knots. Lucky for us, these NASAR guides are handy, ultralight, and take up no pack space. Bring them along!
Peak to Plateau makes great backcountry garments out of Yak Wool. Check out our review of the Kailash 1/4-zip and Herders Beanie.