One of the perks of being on BPL staff is the opportunity to purchase new BPL gear a bit in advance of its public introduction. I wasn't involved at all in the development of these garments, so please take my remarks below as those of an early-adopter customer, rather than a BPL insider with a marketing agenda.
That said, my Khaki Thorofare shirt and pants arrived today.
I gotta say, this is some of the nicest backpacking clothing I've ever seen. The fabric has a great bumpy texture on the inside to keep it off your skin, with just the right air permeability to balance moisture transport and wind resistance -- very softshell-ish. Under a jeweler's loop, it appears to have a denier gradient which I imagine will further improve its moisture transport rate. I didn't see it mentioned in the product description, but it also appears to have a DWR finish.
The garments are very well made, with quality I'd expect from a first-tier apparel vendor, not a cottage manufacturer. It has just the features I really want -- usable bellowed zippered pockets, plus hand pockets on the pants (I suffer with chronically cold hands...), lightweight snaps to control ventilation and bugs at the major openings...and nothing superfluous. And, it's *very* light.
For those who've asked about size, I'm 6'2", 160lb and ordered a size large in both shirt and pants. The sleeve and cuff length is about perfect for me, but the cut is a bit larger than I'd like. For somebody my height, but in the 170-180 pound range, I think it would be perfect. (In my case, a medium-long size would probably be ideal, but alas, no such option exists...)
I've used Cocoon products for several years, but this definitely takes BPL clothing to a whole new level.