Please excuse my ignorance, I am but a mere poor colonial posted to the cooler climes of the UK, and have been issued a plethora of your excellent winter kit (ours consists of a thin cotton version of the norgie and a fleece kind of jacket called a 'Cuddly Koala' which is about as warm as a cotton singlet). Very impressed with the smock, but I am baffled by the wire in the hood. Firstly and foremostly in my experience hoods are there to merely look good, and should never ever be used. Consequently, I can't seem to get the hood to roll up out of the way neatly due to the bloody great bit of wire. Before I go cutting the fkn thing out and chucking it, is it actually there for a purpose? Or should I get rid of it without delay.