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I’ve gone through 2 jackets this year. It’s always the zipper on the veil that goes. Wife has tried replacing it but plastic zippers suck. Tried replacing it with a metal zipper but was just a temporary fix.
Is there one out there that is good quality and has heavy duty metal zippers that last and is not so freaking hot as the full cotton ones. Almost die wearing the full cotton jacket in the summer.
 

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I had posted a couple of days ago about a new jacket for a hot and humid climate. I did order a BEEKool Pro Ventilated Jacket from Blueskybees for $115. Thanks for the responses folks, it really helped.
I looked at the UltraBreeze jacket but it was $163 on Amazon.
The Guardian jacket https://guardianbeeapparel.com/shop/vented-jacket/ has a zipper to just open the front of the veil to take a drink or wipe the sweat, $159. I wanted it but then I thought an extra zipper would be one more zipper to fail. I may get it next year.
This guy demonstrates a few bee suits which points out some things to look for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Rvmbcmwh4
 
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