Taking the advice you guys are giving I unpacked the Super Tenere and took a harder look at what I have. Here is all the gear that I have in the two Jesse panniers. The stuff left of center was the gear I'm wearing during warmer weather - across the US to California and up the coast - and then back from Wyoming through South Dakota. The gear on the right is heavier stuff I will wear up in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Alaska, Montana. Not pictured are the Hippo Hands, Gerbing Electric Liner, 3 Pair of gloves - one electric, and my camping gear. [/IMG] So I opened each bag and assessed what was redundant and what was not necessary. Here is the stack I decided I did not need. Yes I need the helmet - it is there for size reference. Got rid of a pair of thick heavy arborist pants, two insulated top coats (one pull over one zip,) two pair of heavy long underwear, two light long underwear tops. I'm not putting this stack back in the house yet - just setting it aside - I'll do another assessment in a couple weeks. [/IMG] I am getting very excited about this trip!!