How bad does high-loft synthetic insulation (Climashield Apex and Primaloft Gold) degrade when subjected to repeated compression cycles? What's the impact on backpacking gear and apparel?
In part two of this investigation, we see what happens when you crush insulation beneath a stack of concrete pavers - again and again.
The Enlightened Equipment Torrid Apex Pullover (7.7 oz / 219 g, MSRP $175.00) is a synthetic-fill, high loft insulating garment.
Stephen Seeber presents measurements of several market-leading insulations along with four performance metrics to help judge their performance.