No I worded that off a bit, I think the delta between brands at roughly the same rating is about the same. Like 720 fill mont bell vs 800 fill whatever is just not that big of a deal.Anyway, no need to be a dick.
My impression was that it was more fashion-side of technical - if you look, a lot of the brands discussed are ones like Isaora and Outlier. There isn't that much chat on hardcore outdoor stuff like Westcomb or FF or whatever.
I mean, I know the hype is there for FF. But realistically there are plenty of good down jackets. The nice thing FF has is the customization, but I would never suggest that they were very good looking. Even their lightweight down jackets are kind of puffy and seem meant for purely technical adventuring.And I would almost ignore the ratings and just look at the article underneath for some down basics. I honestly have never really noticed much of a difference between most...
Honestly it is all trade-offs in weight, size, expense, etc. A liner - you would want lighter so that it doesn't bunch, etc. A long-term traveling jacket might need more pockets and possibly more insulation depending on where you are going...I am not endorsing anything written here, but the general article seems useful:http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Down-Jacket-Reviews
Shame about the delay - also have heard that Acura was benchmarking the 458 and now has to compete against the 488, so we shall see.
My biggest problem is the styling looks like the R8 with a slightly uglier front.