You wouldn't think choosing a particular type of bee suit and veil would be an epic task of life changing proportions. But when you start making a decision from a base of zero experience and no real point of reference you can get hung up on an endless stream of what ifs. I like the way the collapsable veil looks and the only potential drawback that I can see is that you can turn your head and the veil does not turn with you. The other types of hanging veils attached to a pith helmet wouldn't seem to have the same issue. Not sure if there are any other factors to even consider. So after way too much obsessing, I finally made a decision and bought it. https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=672
Sad to say that if it took this much analysis to determine one of the simplest items I will need to start beekeeping, what will it take to decide something really important!