>>>>No matter who published the chart, it shows the competitor "market leading synthetic insulation" to have a clo of 2.12. This is HIGHER than 800FP down and more than 2x higher than what was previously thought to be the market leader, Primaloft One with a clo of 0.92.
If that spec is correct, we need to find out what this new insulation is!>>>>>
I also found that a bit weird. However, good on them for admitting that their warmth for weight is somehow inferior.
I can definitely see a use for this kind of synthetic if it is indeed very durable and breathable. A hard wearing vest for cold, wet, rough and tough conditions (hard bushwalking in Tasmania especially heading towards autumn, winter, spring) would be good.