My experience as well. I've never seen an Ultrabreeze suit, but I am thoroughly satisfied with the Clearly Sustainable ventilatated suit. It is a solid, quality suit. Cool, too.I bought the fully vented suit from Clearly Sustainable on a Black Friday special. I've had a few occasions to use it already. Very nice when you need the full suit (I prefer something lighter whenever possible). Zippers are well done as are the pockets and seams, and a whole lot less expensive than Ultrabreeze.
I use long shirt or sweater and a $16 veil from dancing bee equipment that straps on your shoulders. For me is quick and easy to put it on and off. All you have to do is wear oversize sweater or shirt and the veil.Hello, I would really like to get opinions on bee keeping suits. I have been using a hat with veil only since we first got bees 5 years ago. I'm really interested in upgrading to a suit.
Thanks for any feedback!
Astrobee,Ultra Breeze !! Great quality and made in the USA. I own a jacket and a full suit, both are exceptional and have seen LOTS of bee work over many years and have held up extremely well. Great product.
I do not own a Clearly Sustainable jacket, but just looking at it online suggests that it isn't the same quality or does it have the same design features as the Ultra Breeze. In particular, the pockets are NOT mesh fabric (will not provide as good of ventilation), cuffs are elastic vs velcro on the Ultra Breeze. Clearly Sustainable looks to have a plastic zipper, were the Ultra Breeze uses a brass zipper. I suspect that the Clearly Sustainable jacket will hold up fine in occasional use, but for heavy use, I strongly recommend Ultra Breeze.
Yes, for occasional use save the money, but for serious work, performance, and durability, then Ultra Breeze.Astrobee,
It sounds like the Ultra Breeze is a superior product. Brass zippers are great. I really like the idea that it is made in the USA.
However, the Clearly Sustainable suit is often priced at $115. To my way of thinking, $115 vs. $259 for a quality suit that I use 4-6 times a year is a fantastic buy.