If you are going to buy foreign made and want to save money, check the www.pigeonmountaintrading.com jacket $95.00 and the full suit $145.00, and youget a choice of hoods/veils. I don't know how much the Mann Lake is. I never buy from them their prices is too high compared with what I can buy from locally and not pay shipping.
New zippers are many times stiff, as is my P.M. jacket zippers. They will loosen up with use. They are quality brass zippers.
So much to learn, so little time!!
"If you tell me you've been catching swarms when my traps are starting to float on my roof top I'll really start crying."
Charlie, Honestly, Yesterday about 6pm I had to help someone gather up a swarm that must have been 6-7 lbs. It did fit nicely into 2 mediums. Because of it being in an awkward position, I built a flexible slide out of landscaping plastic. Scooped them off the rail onto the slide and down and out a few feet into the hive.
So, don't cry in your beer -- Fuzzy
How do these suits and this type of material clean up?
How about the ultra breeze?
Is it easy to wash the stains out?
can anyone comment on any weight difference between the mesh suit vs a regular? a local person here was saying that the mesh one was heavier than a regular one and not to get it.
Sorry I meant how does it clean up compared to traditional material.
What image do you think a dirty unkept jacket portrays and who do you think you would see
I got my PM vented jacket last week and it is definitely heavier than a normal jacket but it looks like it will provide a good air flow. Haven't had a chance to try it yet so I can't say for sure what the pitfalls or advantages are.
The ML jacket is almost identical to the UB. I got the XL which is a little to big for me. I'm 5' 10" 185 so an XL I think would be perfect for you guys. Great product, heavy duty and a good buy!
I have the PM. I like it! Zippers were stiff buy waxed them and they are fine. I got the XL. I'm 6'0 and 215. Plenty of room for me.
the girl at ml said i was a 2xl. :+) i was going to get the 3xl..
In answer to how does an Ultrabreeze clean up: Easily - I just follow the directions on the label, and then dry it flat. That was a good tip about putting beeswax on the zipper. I'm going to try that, the zipper is a nice large size - but very stiff. I was starting to worry about the zipper busting off the seam.
I ordered the Mann Lake vented suit in XL. I am 6' 1" and weigh 210. It is a little big around, but I think a Large would have been too small.