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I just purchased the Exum and I'm concerned...

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I just purchased the Exum and I'm concerned about how far the collar comes up over your face, it seems it's always in your face when fully zipped. I wore my old Patagonia Pac-lite skiing Mt Hood yesterday and was pulling my collar up in the wind to seal out the chill. With the Exum that would not be the case, but does it cinch down when things heat up? Are all helmet compatible hoods long collared like the exum?

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I was concerned myself...at first.... I use this jacket primarily for skiing, and I almost always zip it all the way up...then scrunch it down under the chin. Works well, and I can hide my face on the chair ride up. Unfortunately the design flaw, for me, is when it is less than fully zipped. Then the fabric flaps all over the place...again, while skiing. Having said all this, I love this jacket and am willing to overlook this one niggle. hth.