I've had a 1Up rack for a few years now, and it's freaking awesome. Super secure, and I like how it holds my bikes up a little higher with the staggering. Plus, if you ever need to, you can order spare parts.
I'm sure you'll like it.
As far as your direction, not ultra-soon, unfortunately. Bikepacking a big loop this coming week outta Buena Vista - hoping to get about 400 miles in, but we'll see. I finally bought a 2005 Tundra, so I'll have to look you up soon, Dude.
This is what I use:
Not so much ultra-packable, but it's small enough. I love mine, and I think I paid about a hundred bucks for it.
To echo what's been posted, Pearl Izumi is definitely in my bike-clothes drawer, but my Ibex El Fito knickers are really growing on me. I've been logging lots of miles with my sweet denim jorts on my B17's and Cambium (I'm a Brooks convert) when I can, but when the ride is longer than 4 hours...
This is probably true to some extent, but I'm pretty sure he's got plenty of help if he needs it. I visited him after Todd and Paul went to start Moonmen, and there were a couple of old partners in the shop helping him out. I think his waiting list is longer because they committed to quality...