Can you guys share your experiences with small, powerful monolights?
The goal here to to have as much power as possible (in the 600ws range) with as little weight/gear as possible, but still being able to get about 2-300 pops at full power.
Keep in mind, this is for applications deep into the wilderness for multiple day trips so recharging is not an option and any package would have to weigh 15lbs or less because it has to be carried in along with water and backpacking gear.
A few hours of research has landed me on the Alienbee 1600 + vagabond mini lithim combo wich gives me 650ws at about 7lbs without a modifier.
Multiple speedlights are not an option because I want modifier options without needing a ridiculous amount of adapters, small parts, and batteries to worry about while out there. It only slows down the process and there is an increased risk of failure when relying on so many parts.