I couldn't pass up the Sierra Design Ridgerunner 30* Long down bag for $120. 2lb5oz. That for the TQ and the Leighlo 30* 2/3 UQ my Wife got me for Christmas should keep me nice and toasty!! About the hood, I usually find a way to bunch it up and make use of it as a pillow. Why I always get a long bag though I am only 5"11"