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Is it madness to buy a down jacket without a hood?

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OnlyHereForTheCamping Mon 07-Nov-16 08:47:45

I have ordered am uniqlo down coat, lovely colour and great price but no hood
Will I hugely regret this ?

Thisismynewname123 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:55:46

I think so. I have a lovely warm winter coat which doesn't have a hood, but most of the time I don't wear it and instead wear and older, worn out warm winter coat because it has a hood. Which is why I'm waiting to receive a new Uniqlo down coat that I just ordered yesterday because it has a hood! I think it's a necessity.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Mon 07-Nov-16 09:03:38

Bums! It is such a good price but obviously for a reason

jazzandh Mon 07-Nov-16 09:06:11

Well I like a lovely high collar that almost comes up to my ears and a hat (weight depending on weather). I never wear a hood, they restrict visibility and flap it's really whether you are a hat or hood type person!!

mando12345 Mon 07-Nov-16 09:16:23

I prefer without a hood, looks untidy and I prefer to wear a wooly hat if really cold, much warmer than a hood.
That coat has a high collar you can zip up.

Rudymentary Mon 07-Nov-16 09:18:19

prefer a non hood

GraceGrape Mon 07-Nov-16 09:18:48

I think you can't wear down in wet weather anyway, so as long as you have a decent hat it shouldn't matter, unless you're considering a serious expedition.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Mon 07-Nov-16 09:19:47

I cycle to work so I thought this would be good to shove in pannier. I hate going out to meetings in my hi vis jacket.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Mon 07-Nov-16 09:21:24

Lol at serious expedition. My hooded one was handy for the school run but my days of standing in a windy playground are over

swimster01 Mon 07-Nov-16 18:46:22

I think you need a hood in the UK ...

MadisonMontgomery Mon 07-Nov-16 19:33:29

I do think they look better without a good, but realistically you need one in our climate.

AteRiri Mon 07-Nov-16 19:37:59

I have that coat.

I always wear a beanie though when it's cold.

CottonSock Mon 07-Nov-16 19:40:23

Probably not waterproof anyway so wear a hat. I dont think a hood would look right on that coat

OnlyHereForTheCamping Mon 07-Nov-16 20:18:12

ateriri do you like it?

maggiethemagpie Mon 07-Nov-16 20:39:25

I have a thermoball jacket, it's not hooded. I have a beanie hat for that.

AteRiri Mon 07-Nov-16 20:53:45


Yes, I like it. I also have ultra light down vest with hood and without.

Oly5 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:01:45

I would need a hood.
My north face arctic parka is my favourite wet weather coat!

OnlyHereForTheCamping Mon 07-Nov-16 22:17:45

Thanks all, I will wait and see w hen it arrives

CallarMorvern Mon 07-Nov-16 23:12:17

I have a shorter hollow fibre jacket , which I prefer hoodless, I just wear a wooly hat. But I also have the aforementioned Artic Parka and I have a love hate relationship with the hood. Yes, the hood is gloriously warm, but it does restrict visibility and bugs me being round my face.

FannyWincham Mon 07-Nov-16 23:58:03

I need a hood at the moment as there is no other way of keeping my head dry when pushing anorak and wrangling a preschooler. However, I hate the way in which it affects my peripheral vision and I wouldn't cycle with it up.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Tue 08-Nov-16 07:17:04

I still have a Berghaus thing I got as a freebie on mn a million years ago. It was reasonable waterproof at one time but not now. After having it so long I am sick of th sight of it.

Thisismynewname123 Tue 08-Nov-16 08:38:43

depends on your hair maybe! I said I need a hood because the slightest hint of wetness in the air and by the time I get to work I have a frizz ball on my head. So when it's not wet enough for an umbrella I need to use a hood to keep my hair looking semi-presentable

OnlyHereForTheCamping Tue 08-Nov-16 13:16:03

I have short straight hair and I cycle with a helmet to work. I will not be staring in any shampoo ads in the near future

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