As I get older I like to get stung less, and using a regulation suit down here in Texas is suicide. With the feral stock out here, I would normally get stung 50+ times a day through a regular suit. It is also hot as hell. Usually 120+ days a year over 100 degrees. That is in the shade. Once I bought a mesh suit I swore I would never go back. For reference, I am 6' 2" and 180. I have at this point tried a few and will give the rundown as follows:
Golden Bee - $249 free shipping
Have not owned this suit, but it is a small operation out of New Orleans and I have seen them and they are made well. I am pretty sure they take custom orders.
UltraBreeze - $259 free shipping
This is a nice suit, with the large size having a 31" inseam I had to go to the X-Large to get 33" which is a bit baggy. A nice suit at a not so nice price. The most expensive of the bunch...but it is well made. The other downside is the bad design/placement of the pockets. The hive tools snags and is hard to grab. I do not understand why companies don't add more length to the legs. The more coverage you have the better. They do not take custom orders anymore so you are stuck with what they offer.
Pigeon Mountain - $174+$20 shipping = $194
This used to be the cheapest ventilated option out there at $119, but they have since raised their prices. There is talk about people having to wait months for these but mine arrived in a few days no problem. The biggest issue with this suit (and its a big one) is the lack of zippers on the legs. A real pain in the neck. Also the veil top is ultra thin. You will get stung through it without a hat on. The price hike on this suit has made it a non-option for me.
Mann Lake - $155 free shipping
Just got this one in the mail. Nice pockets. Double velcro protection on the front veil zipper. Good length (33" inseam on the large). Great price. Reputable supplier. Decently made. The one downside is the elastic at the wrists. There are huge gaps and it does not seal tight. Will be wearing gloves only with this one. The best deal so far.
Anyone else know of any other brands please chime in.