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    Fronkey too close? Bugsock with tieouts?

    Is a fronkey too close to your face, like mosquito noises or it actually touching your face and getting bit? Can it be tied out or another bugsock with tie outs? or is an integrated net better for this?

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    The Fronkey style is a little bit closer to your face than an integrated bug net, but I've never had a problem with bugs biting me through it or it laying on my face. As long as your hammock has a ridge line you'll be fine. Might take a little getting used to if you're used to integrated nets. It does not have tie outs but you could sew some on.

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    Fronkey too close? Bugsock with tieouts?

    Sounds like a good DIY project will figure this one out. I've got a hammock with integrated bug netting.. Hennessey in fact. The ridgeline keeps it out of my face. My new daily driver is without bug netting, although I did just purchase a net similar to the fronkey.. Haven't really tried it yet but I'm confident that I can solve that problem with a little necessity created ingenuity.
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    I've been using a Fronkey bugnet for several years - never came near my face or any other body part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I've been using a Fronkey bugnet for several years - never came near my face or any other body part.
    Even if I'm using a dutch that is ~58 inches in width. I'm 5' 11.25", 155lbs. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfyHanger View Post
    Even if I'm using a dutch that is ~58 inches in width. I'm 5' 11.25", 155lbs. ?
    I'm 5'11" and 165 lbs. I'm not sure what you're saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I'm 5'11" and 165 lbs. I'm not sure what you're saying.
    What I'm asking is if the net still won't hang in my face based on the hammock size relative to my size, I don't know if my fit in the hammock is on the tighter size?

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    The Fronkey is meant to be used with a hammock ridgeline - you can order a Fronkey for a 10 ft. or 11 ft. hammock. As long as you have a hammock ridgeline, and you order the right size, it shouldn't be in your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfyHanger View Post
    What I'm asking is if the net still won't hang in my face based on the hammock size relative to my size, I don't know if my fit in the hammock is on the tighter size?

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    I've only been happy with it in 11' hammocks. In 10' hammock it was too close to my face, rather the side of my head. I have been bitten through the netting and that's why I will jam a pillow between my head and the edge of the hammock to ensure enough separation.
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