Thanks for the response so far: this is really helpful.
I can't get in to specifics but of the issues being brought up will be addressed in the next 18-24 months.
If you civilian colors/features we make a few hundred options: check out www.arcteryx.com and veilance.arcteryx.com
For Merino option we have the Rho LTW (Light Weight Wool) and the Eon series. We aren't doing merino outerwear because the fabrics don't meet our durability standards for outerwear (a life span of at least 100 working days in the bush) unless you mix in a bunch of nylon.
FR is strange. Big army types world-wide say it's necessary but when I talk to the soldier systems research scientist and the force mods of SoF units they say it's a boondoggle. Why do you need FR? What level of protection do you need? Is fire really a bigger hazard than heat causalities and hypothermia?
Thanks again and keep the feedback coming.