.... the ULA circuit seems to be a winner, as long as I can get all the rest of my gear light enough (not a fan of the catalyst for some reason).
Aligned with lightweight gear, anyone have any ideas for Tents.
Would like a sub 3lbs, double wall.
The Circuit should be a great pack. I purchased my ULA Conduit ( now called the CDT) from Mt Rogers Outfitters in Damascus , Va. which is right on the AT so they know gear the works for long distance hikers. Jeff at MRO is a big fan of the ULA pack. With the Circuit you've picked a pack at the high end of your volume range, 65L. The temptation will be to pack more than you really want to carry.
I never sleep on the ground unless I absolutely have to. It much better to sleep in a camping hammock. More comfortable and no worries about rain running into your tent.
A sub 3 #, double wall tent will be hard to find. Not many tents offer double wall construction that weight under 3#.
If you carry trekking poles you might consider Light Heart Gear Solo.
I've not used one of these tents but I have seen them displayed at Trail Days the past 3 years or so. They seem well made and the company has grown a lot during the last 3 years now offering several tents. 3 years ago I think they only offered one tent the Solo. The company was started by a woman in Tenn , a seamstress, who hiked the AT and afterward designed the tent she would have liked to have been able to use.
Their solo tent weights 27 oz, and is listed as a double wall tent. It uses a short bit of plastic pipe angled downward about 45-degrees on the ends into which trekking poles are inserted to hold up the roof and hold out the sides. Everything else is just staked out.
The Solo Standardhttp://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=15
The Solo Custom - the difference is the Custom is still made in the USA and it can be ordered in the color of your choice. It cost a few bucks more too.http://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=23
Maybe I will recall the names of some other suggestions later. Since switching over to hammock camping I just don't think about tents to much anymore. If bugs are not a big concern you might consider only using a tarp. Lots of room under them and they are light. Even lighter if you want to spend the extra dollars for a Cuben fiber tarp. With plenty of ventilation not much concern with condensation either. But using them is a bit of a learning curve. However, there is plenty of information on the internet about how to camp under a tarp.
Good luck finding something that works for you.
p.s. Again if you carry trekking poles you might consider the MLD Cricket. However, MLD has an 8 to 12 week delivery time right now. 13 oz - 20oz. Much lighter if you can spend double the money for the same in cuben fiber. Its not really a tent, it is more a tarp with an inner net for bug protection. The inner net can be used or not.http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=47&products_id=174