Going lightweight means going minimalist. Take some lessons from a Clint Eastwood movie. Take what you need. And then go.
Just some thoughts on gear as a hobby.
Fakespot helps sort the dross from the gems regarding lower priced gear and clothing for the outdoors.
The clothing I take for some deep winter, usually multi-day, camping.
Backpacking gear on the cheap. If you are new to backpacking and/or on a budget, here is a complete gear list for less than $300. Updated Jan 2017.