In my quest to travel light, I am going to try a bike-packing approach. To those that may not be familiar with bike-packing it's a light-weight set up used primarily by single track tourists. Since my actual touring bike is in London and I'm in Colorado, I'm using the bicycle that was rescued from the dumpster. I have since added a Brooks saddle to see if that is really worth all the hoopla (the jury is still out on that one, "they" say it needs to be broken in). I'll give it time and then decide.
Of course by putting a Brooks on this bike, I've just added one more rather heavy piece of equipment to this bike set up.
These are made by a local guy here in Durango, Colorado.