Do you always have to have the hood up and zipped shut?
If the bugs aren’t bad or if you’re frequently going from inside to outside it is really not necessary to be zipped in all the time. When they do get bad the hood is very quickly and easily pulled into place and zipped closed.
With the “Elite Edition” it is possible to open the zipper just a small amount without exposing your neck area. Then you can look freely through binoculars or cameras, see clearly to tie flies, eat, drink or anything else that you might want to expose your face for.