Mine is not an Ultrabreeze but the first time I wore it to a hive inspection I managed to unzip it and couldn't figure out how to get it back together. My face was red, fortunately just embarrassment and not stings.
Study those zipper ends. One end probably has little bumps to keep the zipper from coming off, the other end is straight so it can. Took me half an hour to figure that one out when I tried to get the hood back on.
Have washed my Ultra Breeze several times and never took the hood off.
I zip it closed and wash it on a gentle cycle.
Wouldn't do this if I had a machine that had an aggregator (sp), I have a front loader.
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