Re: Which Jacket?
Iíve used the Pollinator Jacket from Mannlake for seven years now; CV-140 @ $109.
The elastic around the wrist has relaxed over time. Now after throwing it on I place rubber bands or tape onto the cuffs.
Other than that its held up well too working the Bees and the washing machine.
Iíve removed the veil from the jacket many times with no zipper failures or hang upís.
The zippers are heavy duty. The veil allows for full vision and
the jacket/veil breaths ok in hot weather for being a Cotton/Poly blend.
The veil stays away from the face. I also have a Dadant Veil Hooded Jacket but the veil touches my face and Iíve been stung, Iím sure Dadant has made great improvements on there jacket by this time. Oh! I used a ball cap when wearing the DVHJ to keep the veil away from my face, but Iím not a hat person. So for me thatís another piece of equipment to remember. I think with a hat under my veil it makes my head that much hotter. I know, boohoo boohoo.
So when I head out the door to work Bees the Pollinator Jacket is my choice. The DVHJ is a back up.
I think the Pollinator Jacket works well and would bye another one.
I'm thinking after seven years, Iím going to do that.
Last edited by Jim Stevens; 09-13-2012 at 06:46 PM.
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