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Jumpsuit and jacket for ocassional use?

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Good day,

This is James, Happy Holidays to all of you. I want to buy two bee suits (one jacket and one full suit - jacket and pant) for my landscapers who visit my family's small Apiary in the Houston, TX area.

These would be for occasional use, when the landscapers are working in the area. Good ventilation is helpful, but I prefer to spend a bit less than the Ultra Breeze Bee suits which I believe run ~$250 for the jumpsuit and ~$150 for the ultra breeze jacket with hood.

I am hoping to spend about 50% of these prices.

Thank you for your suggestions
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A former landscaper here.
Forget the jumpsuit (full-suit).

A landscaper must be able to move freely (kneel/bend/squat).
A loose jacket with loose pants/jeans - the best combo.
All my jackets are $30 tops; not paying more; not necessary either.

PS: as a landscaper in winter, I don't mind a full-suit t then (VERY well insulated at that - a different priority in winter);
but winter and the bees don't overlap - a non-issue.
 

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....... Jeans don't breath and can get hot and sweaty pretty quickly out in the blistering heat.
When you are in landscaping (just as in construction) - safety trumps the sweat.
Tough jeans are about safety of your legs, while still allowing the work.
Steal toed boots are hot too - but their safety trumps the flip-flops.

Of course some landscapers will show up in flip-flops and shorts - unwise to hire such folks.
What is wise - you dress properly and you start your work at 5am (and done by 2-3pm when the real heat strikes).
 
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