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    Light Bug Net

    I need a bugnet for my 11' x 5' DIY hammock. It needs to be light for backpacking and I don't have time to make one or wait for materials to come in the mail. The two fairly light ones that I know about that would work for me are the BIAS buginator or the one Wilderness logics sells. I want full coverage so the HUG doesn't appeal to me. The simplicity of the buginator appeals to me, its basically what I was going to make myself. The lightest version of the buginator is just under 8 ounces, the wilderness logics with a zipper is around 10 oz. Are there others that compete with those weight-wise that I may be missing? It kills me to buy something I could make (especially something this easy), but it never hurts to stimulate the economy. Thanks.
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    Warbonnet travel net: 7.5 oz, $65, zipper.
    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/travelers.php

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    I've always liked the looks of the TED net. not sure what it weights in at, but seep entry, no zipper, so it could/should be light.

    Fronkey's DIY is always a solid tried and true standby.
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    Thanks for those ideas. I appreciate your help. Are there any others I may not know about?

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    BIAS Buginator - 8.8 oz, $64.95
    BIAS NanoBuginator - 7 oz - 79.95

    Both are bottom entry zipperless bugnets.

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    Thanks. Do you use one of those? If so do you like it? I was slightly concerned about the nano possibly being hot .... don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litetrek View Post
    Thanks. Do you use one of those? If so do you like it? I was slightly concerned about the nano possibly being hot .... don't know.
    I use both. Other than weight and packability, haven't noticed a difference at all. Concerns about the nano being hot are way over my head - if the bugnet is deployed it's because of my concerns of being bit, which way outweigh any concerns I have about being hot.

    I find them both to be very breathable.

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    I've read posts from people who said the smaller opening, ultralight netting doesn't breath as well as "Regular" netting. It's plenty hot and humid here ... Flying bugs are also a problem but not too bad. I remember that the Mosquitos are plentiful and big along the shore in NJ.

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    I just can't tell the difference between the two as far as airflow, personally. I'd go for the lighter weight Nanobuginator.

    I grew up in Alabama, but also lived in Georgia. I thought the mosquitoes down there were bad, but the mosquito is the NJ state bird. We have a variety of mosquitoes here, not just a few species. And NJ doesn't even have the worst mosquitoes I've seen - that would be Massachusetts.

    And I don't have any evidence, but it sure seems like NJ is even more humid than Alabama in the summer.

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    dream hammocks bug sock, 5.5 - 8oz depending on your specs. seems to pack up small. i do not own one but papa smurfs stuff is great. just one more option.
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