• I have been using the Velcro piece differently - I assumed it was to adjust the hood back, bringing it up if it is too big.
    Answered on 10/8/2014 9:32:04 AM by Minnesota Mom from Minnesota
  • I think that the velcro on the hood is not to be used to store the hood but is rather a way to adjust the size of the hood. By tightening or loosening the velcro, you make the hood smaller or larger.
    Answered on 10/8/2014 9:32:21 AM by JoeC from Illinois
  • The placement of the velcro strip is quite strategic and does not interfere with using the hood or keeping it out of the way if you are not using it. This jacket is terrific!
    Answered on 10/8/2014 9:39:22 AM by David from Massachusetts
  • OK, so I looked at the one we have... I dont think it is for rolling the hood up. I think it is for shortening the hood---- if you are wearing the hood and the hood is hanging too far over your face, you can use the strap and velcro to shorten the top portion of the hood to get it out of your face, maybe if its windy, it would stop the wind from catching the hanging over bit and blowing your hood off. Just a guess though...
    Answered on 10/8/2014 10:15:07 AM by S from Pennsylvania
  • I can't figure it our on mine either - the two pieces it seems should be on opposite side of the jacket for it to work - one inside, one outside.....maybe that's why Sierra got them...lol...that's the "hidden flaw"
    Answered on 10/8/2014 10:52:42 AM by Mom2Boys from Mid-Atlantic
  • I called the company and the lovely woman who answered the phone got one off the rack and explained the following to me:

    Is IS NOT for rolling up the hood at all!! It is actually for adjusting the snugness of the hood to fit your head better. Between the drawstrings on the side and the velcro, you can get a customized fit. She said that sometimes people will lace their goggle strap through there to keep them from slipping - good to know.

    So, I hope that answers your questions (sure did mine!)
    Answered on 10/8/2014 11:06:15 AM by Mom2Boys from Mid-Atlantic
  • The velcro strip can be used to make the hood smaller. I don't think that you can use it to roll up the hood.
    Answered on 10/8/2014 1:04:40 PM by Ericlf from Illinois
  • I believe the velcro strip is not to hold the hood when you are not using it, but to adjust the size when you are! If the front of the hood falls over your eyes, you would want to shorten it up by relocating the loose velcro further down the attached velcro piece to hold it back. Hope this helps!
    Answered on 10/8/2014 2:34:48 PM by suzyq from Ohio
  • The velcro on the hood is to shorten the length from the "visor" of the hood to the back so it doesn't fall in your face and cover your eyes. Let me know if that doesn't make sense and I can send you a photo.
    Answered on 10/8/2014 6:50:49 PM by Shagmomma from Boulder, CO
  • The velcro strap is to adjust the length of the hood. If you want the brim to stay up higher, you can pull it back and attach it. You might have a helmet on and need the extra length so you would extend the strap.
    Answered on 10/8/2014 8:28:41 PM by Superslug from Washington
  • Geez...I haven't really got here yet with the jacket. I have only used it once though so I will try and take a closer look soon!
    Answered on 10/8/2014 8:59:45 PM by jules from WA
  • The Velcro on the back of the hood is to shorten the hood so it doesn't come so far down in the front over your eyes. This feature is normally only found on high end parkas, which was a pleasant surprise as using the hood is much more comfortable when adjusted with the Velcro.
    Answered on 10/8/2014 11:25:08 PM by Annie from southern Rockies
  • I think the purpose is to allow you to adjust where the brim of the hood hits... for example, I want my brim to hit above eyes vs. at the nose, so I pull it down in th back and velcro it so it stays put.
    Answered on 10/9/2014 7:50:03 PM by HoodieFace from DC
  • Well I guess its not for rolling up your good. However, I did find that if I roll mine up and then use the velcro piece to go through the jacket hanging strap it worked. Not perfect but it does the job
    Answered on 1/18/2017 12:12:02 PM by Scott the anger from South Carolina