My 4 year old ventilated jacket was hanging on by it's last thread. With the occurrence of AFB in 3 of my hives, I took the opportunity to get another jacket. I burned my old one Friday night while I burned my hives. I needed a new jacket ASAP so I headed to Amazon.com since I have a Prime membership. The Natural Apiary ventilated jacket was listed as a Prime item so I could get it today. The weather was supposed to be cold yesterday and cool today so the jacket arriving today was perfect timing for me to dive back in my hives tomorrow.
I'm a pretty big ol boy. I wear a XXL shirt, and my old jacket was a 3X, so after consulting NA's sizing chart listed on Amazon, I went with the 3X again. When the box arrived, I thought it looked pretty small for a jacket that large. I was busy so I didn't open it until a few minutes ago. With the small box, imagine my surprise when the jacket ended up only filling half of it! I took the jacket out and immediately knew there was no way under the sun that this jacket was going to fit me. I don't mean it's a little small, I mean it's the size of an adult Medium T-shirt. The jacket is marked 3XL. It wasn't a shipping mistake. My 14 year old son is built like a fence post and wears and adult medium shirt and this jacket is no larger than one of his shirts.
So, now I've got to send it back, which is no real hassle, but more importantly I'm now 2 days later in ordering one from a reputable dealer.
I called Golden Bee Saturday evening to see if she had any 3X jackets in stock and she didn't. She said she was about 2 weeks behind on making jackets. I'm not sure how long it would take to get an Ultra Breeze from ML. I'm guessing at least a week. Dang it!