Long story short: I had this micropuff for about three weeks when a ski accident tore off most of the hood. I got in touch with a Patagonia-approved repair shop and they magically transformed a micro puff hoody into a regular micro puff jacket. The only way you'd be able to tell this is that they had to use a different stitching technique on the collar and it is only visible on the inside of the jacket. See... Other than that, this jacket is in perfect condition with no signs of wear or tear and little use. Alpha Green in color, size Medium, 17 ounces. Really friggin sweet (I bought another one with a hood). Asking $85 for CONUS. I'd also trade for a large nano puff of some sort.
More detailed pictures...
On this one you can tell where the pattern changes, but this area is not visibel while being worn.
As you can see, there was some additional stitching needed to make it work, but it is very difficult to tell where they made the pattern changes and these changes are not on the visible areas of the jacket.