Same here, made the switch two years ago and have never regretted my decision. My girlfriend and I use an Enlightened Equipment Accomplice 20* when we're together and I use an EE Revelation 10* when alone.
Another option would be to have a pair of boots built by Russell Moccasin, theyre not cheap, but they are very well made and with the ability to be resoled and proper care, would literally last you a lifetime.
This topic has been discussed a number of times. Have you tried searching the sleep systems forum for "pillow", I just had a quick look and found ten different threads discussing pillows. Good luck in your research, it really comes down to the individual and personal preference.
AK Troutbum has a great system put together.
I don't do this, but I do know that a night spent in the backcountry is going to be much more comfortable if you can be warm. If I thought it was possible that I might be staying out there near my buck/bull, at a minimum, I'd be carrying my...
Hey Paul, I noticed that the specs on the UA boots listed them at 19.1 oz, I'm assuming that is per boot. I'll be receiving a pair of Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX boots tomorrow, which are supposed to be very similar to the 4D boot, but more rigid, like a mountaineering boot and still pretty light...