Our 100% cotton Inspector jacket has two front pockets and heavily elasticized band that falls above the hip. Our jacket has ring pull zippers affixed to the hat and veil and Velcro is in the front and rear where the zippers come together, to keep out sneaky bees. Jacket is sting resistant, not sting proof. Inspector Jacket with zip (veil sold separately) .
This jacket has held up to the work load, Iv had it about five years now and never been stung through it! But you do have to remember to close it up all the way after taking a break haha, Iv done many cut outs with this jacket and has held up. Easy to wash after doing a cutout also. I have just stepped up to the Ventilated Jacket but have not even tried it yet. This is my main jacket when the going gets tough, or just a quick look at a hive.
- Brewer, NC
I bought this jacket with the zip on veil and gloves. The elastic on the waistband is wonderful. At 6ft 2in and 240lbs it fits great and allows me to move with ease. Its also easy to wash and care for. EXELLENT product.
- Michael, SC
Hi I was worried that this jacket would be cheap and a great waste of my money, but when I got it, it fit perfectly and is made with high quality!! Im so glad I choose it!! Ty
- Jon L., NY
Ive been using this jacket for the past 4 years with no issues. Even without gloves the elastic wrist bands are tight enough to keep bees out. Ive never had a bee in the suit. Great durability.
5 Star Jacket
This jacket wears well and is fully functional from the velcro fasteners over the zipper to the multiple pockets. The style of the jacket does not restrict movement yet is well built for protection.
I highly recommend this jacket!
- Gayle Bohlen, NC
Great Jacket !
I used a draw string veil and hat before and thats fine but, after getting tired of having bees get inside, I decided to buy this jacket with the zip on hat and veil. After a year of use I can honestly say I love this thing. The jacket is durable, cool in hot Georgia summers, great visablity, and I havent had a single bee inside. Going to get one for my Father in-law for Christmas.
- KEVIN T, GA
I always said I would never use just a jacket. I didnt think I would be safe in one. Now, I wish i had bought this jacket sooner. Its not to hot for here in tennessee, and it protects great. Would recommend to anyone wanting a jacket or something cooler than a full suit.
- Daniel, TN
I love this jacket, simply put, the bee do not get in. The zip on vail is the only way to go. If you are using a button shirt, you need to get on of these jackets.
Ive used this jacket for the last year. I find it more than adequate for my needs.
My only complaints are that they are very warm, almost hot. My hives are in the Utah desert, and I find myself wanting to work the bees very early in the morning to avoid the sun and heat. The waist band is also a little too lose for comfort. No one has crawled in yet, but....
I bought this Inspectors jacket at the bee farm this spring, it is very well made, very comfortable, and offers excellent protection. I would highly recomment this to anyone looking to purchase a jacket.