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    ENO bugnet

    I've read several posts where they recommended to not get the ENO bug net. Besides weight, are there other problems with it?

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    My brother has one and likes it just fine. He's more of a camper than a hiker, so the weight doesn't bother him.
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    I agree, it's a well made net.
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    I have one, but haven't used it much. The biggest con is the price. Costs as much or more than the hammock. As far as doing bugnet things, it seems to do pretty good. Not sure I like the vertical entry zipper as much as a horizontal zipper.
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    I think the cost is probably the biggest negative. As has been said, it's almost the same cost as a Doublenest ($10 cheaper). Personally, I don't think the weight is a big factor- I cut the attached bag off (which I never used). I haven't weighed it without the bag, but if I remember correctly there wasn't too big of a difference in weight discrepancies from other bugnets to begin with (I could be wrong about that though).

    That being said, I like the ENO bugnet. I think the vertical zipper works well, I have plenty of head room in it, I like that it is not affixed to the hammock so that I don't have to carry it and use it when it's not buddy out, and I like that I can use the under-hammock portion of the bugnet to stow clothes or shoes or whatever. It works well for me, but YMMV.

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    I have one. It does work when the nasty's are out.

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    I also have one and enjoy it a lot. It's almost surreal to lay there and watch the nasty's trying to get at ya and not being able to.
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    I've used mine a couple of times and it works well. I did trip getting out of it the first night and now there is a small 'run' near the zipper. Glad nobody had the cameras out when I faceplanted.

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    Not to be misunderstood, I do think it's a good bugnet. It takes a bit of playing to figure out exactly where to hang it. I have a tendancy to run the ridgeline a bit too high, then end up with the net hugging the bottom of the hammock when I crawl in. All in all, a solid piece of gear.

    In regards to my comments on the price, I have the ENO Singlenest. I think the price was the same for both the hammock and the Bug Guardian.
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    I bought a used one for a good price on this site. It is very well made, maybe a little heavy for UL hikers, which I am not. I could not justify spending the money on a new one, though.

    I think another issue is that you have to get out of the hammock to put it on. You can't let it dangle and flip it over if the bugs get bad or flip it off if it gets hot and there are no bugs.

    As a matter of fact, I am changing the design of my homemade bug nets to incorporate some of the things from the ENO.

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