i believe the single 1.1 and double 1.1 are mosquito proof. the 1.7 is not, i've heard of them biting through the double 1.7 before.
the tradeoff, is that the 1.7 fabric is alot more breathable. of course if you're using any bottom insulation at all, then they're not going to be able to bite through the bottom no matter which one you get.
folks have had great success treating the hammock and other items with premethrin as well.
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
i guess i have had a misconception of the varying layers---
i was thinking that a 1.7 double layer would hold more weight than a double 1.1 layer---thus the material must be stronger and/or more dense which would mean the pesky needlenose bugs would nto be able to poke through....
Have I had it wrong this whole time?
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a mosquito stinger is way longer than fabric is thick, so the thickness has nothing to do with it. it's the thread count(tighter weave), and generally the lighter fabrics have a higher thread count. 1.1 is often calendared as well so that may have an effect also