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Offline BabcockFarms

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Veil, Hooded Jacket, Or?
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:51:59 PM »
Ok, shields up.

I am one not to beat around the bush, I have a large head. When I look at head ware that says one size fits most, guess what, my head evidently is larger than most.

I am looking to purchase protective gear and would like to know what would be the best option for a guy with a larger than average noggin. For those of you who are not familiar with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, they are a rock band from Colorado, a place where I was born, raised, and lived until about 8 years ago. An awesome band, however I have a larger head than Big Head Todd. Ok so Big Head Todd is just a stage name as he only wears a size 7 3/8 hat, not big by any means. I digress; I do have a larger head than the average guy. Some ware closer to a size 8 hat. So what do you think I should purchase. I am afraid that if I purchase a conventional plastic hat and veil I will have an uncomfortable fit.

I know I will probably receive a lot of flack but I don’t want to purchase something that I will be unsatisfied with. As I am just getting started, and at this point this spring will be my first dance, I am trying to be frugal with my funds I have allocated towards this new endeavor.
As always, I appreciate the knowledge of this collective.

Ron
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Offline VolunteerK9

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Re: Veil, Hooded Jacket, Or?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 12:55:06 PM »
I wear a 7 3/4 hat so I feel your pain. I use the English hoods on my suit and jacket and they are both fine. The helmet/veil combos are a little more roomy though.

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Re: Veil, Hooded Jacket, Or?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 09:25:11 PM »
helmet and veil are probably good for your home hive use.  when i started doing cutouts and swarm captures, i found i needed a little more protection.  i like the jacket and hood. 
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Re: Veil, Hooded Jacket, Or?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:28:18 PM »
I always like the hood better.
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Re: Veil, Hooded Jacket, Or?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 11:31:43 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I think I will order one with a hood.
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