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Re: Dark Skies Apparel and our Hooded Observing Ve [Re: Sirius76]
      #5629869 - 01/18/13 12:23 PM


Hi Lou,

Our black vest can get quite hot in the daytime sun. We've heard from some folks who don't mind it in cooler weather but in summertime heat it becomes quite stifling.

We're hoping our white vest will help with that. Obviously it can't reflect all of the heat from the sun but it is a huge improvement over the black vest during the day. The white color definitely helps.

The main difference between the white and black vests (other than color obviously )is that the white vests hood is double lined for added darkening. We found a single lining wasn't enough to block out as much light as we liked.

I hope I answered your questions.

And as a quick update to everyone patiently waiting, we plan to have our white vests on the website and available for purchase this weekend. We've had a few hiccups in the production and were not able to meet our own deadline of mid November. We're pretty confident that we'll have them available this weekend.

I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on CN that isn't on our notification list.


Just received the white solar hooded vest, and modeled it for my teenage daughter, with the hood up. She said it made me look like those white hooded people. Fortunately I don't live in the south, but I wish it had a solar observing logo, to avoid having to explain the white hood.

I do like the fact the hood is oversized and extends down over the eyes. I may add velcro to the lower chin area of the hood. But they say some like it open to reduce dew and some like it closed when dew is less likely.

I chose the white one, because it is hot in the summer while solar observing, even in the north. I used to wear a black hooded sweatshirt, and like the name implies, I did sweat alot in summer days.

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