I, of course, want only peace and harmony for the world’s peoples. And stuff coated with Gore-Tex (or EVent, because I respect all faiths. Speaking of which, here’s a nice comparison of Down vs. Synthetics from the folks at Sierra Trading Post.)

(By the way this is another chance for all of you lurkers to overcome your shyness and share your wisdom with the rest of the class. It’s entirely painless, I promise)