ZE: "I vote hood as they allow you to go 'hands-free'. There's a shocking lack of umbrella etiquette out there - if you're using an umbrella please also use your head."
LC: "Oh man, I am going broke buying umbrellas in this city - the hood just doesn’t cut it and I use it more for warmth and anonymity (obvi)…"
HM: "Hood. While an umbrella is more elegant and I do try to be elegant, it just slows me down."
HP: "I do prefer an umbrella, if only to look like Catherine Deneuve in Umbrellas of Cherbourg. However, sometimes a hood is nice and cozy, depending on the weather and the state of my hair."