Thanks, everyone!

I agree, removing the hood makes this jacket even more wearable for me. And I took a look at replacement “dual separating parka” zippers and the zipper itself would not be expensive. I may see if I can find one in a color that works for this jacket and ask my tailor to replace it. It shouldn’t cost much and may make it that much more wearable.

The color of this jacket is sooo lovely and I'm glad to see you're making it work

I am late to this thread, but followed the comings and goings on the choice. I am so pleased you chose this puffy. The quilting is so carefully designed, and the colour is super on you.