Yes! I tried to close it for like an hour! I finally got it shut, but you need to worry about denting it. What worked for me was stuffing the edge of the bra under the plastic seal on the inside, and then putting the hood down about 6 inches, lifting it up a couple inches and then dropping it if that makes sense. It's something you've gotta get the hang of. Good luck! I know how much of a PIA it is!