Thanks for the great article.
Interestingly, the Triumph and the Diad are already being discounted heavily online and in the local NF outlet store. Prices for the Triumph at a recent sale in the outlet store were 88.49 for the Diad and 78.74 for the Triumph. Weight, in men's medium, was 5.95 for the Triumph and 8.65 for the Diad, a little more than spec, but still very light.
The light Hyvent fabric has a very nice hand--for example, turning ones head with a cinched down hood doesn't require huge neck muscles or leave you staring in confusion at the inside of your hood.
And I wonder if the Triumph might not do double duty as a quasi VBL? It feels decent enough against bare skin, and wouldn't get as clammy as a true VBL, but might still give some of the same advantages because of the slowed evaporation of insensible perspiration.
It is true that adjusting the hood seems as if it would be challenging except under optimal conditions, like staring into a full length mirror in a comfortably heated bathroom, but I've yet to find the hood that is easy to adjust in conditions when one would want to adjust it.