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    Preferred bugnet color

    Treklight has come out with a new bugnet. I have a Treklight double and was interested until I saw that it is white.

    Apparently, they haven't had any complaints, but my experience is that visibility is better with dark mesh.

    Comments, please.

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    With dark mesh - it's easier to see out of and harder to see into.

    White is the opposite. Go with dark if you can.
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    You're both right. I've seen a number of studies showing that darker mosquito netting can have better internal visibility performance in the sunlight versus white netting. However, in testing our white netting and judging it on its own merit, there hasn't been a single obvious disadvantage or visibility issue that we or our customers have had any reason to complain about.

    As you can imagine our market is very broad and while there are lots of people using our products backpacking, camping, hunting, survival training, etc. (aka the majority of the awesome Hammock Forums community) we also have a huge chunk of people who are just setting them up in the backyard or taking them to the park, beach, etc. So, having the best possible visibility performance and camouflage ability of the net is most likely secondary to many who have told us they simply love the aesthetics of the white netting paired up with our hammocks. We'll definitely be offering a darker option at some point down the road, we've already experimented with a dark green and some other options, but in the mean time I'm very happy with the demand and response to the white netting.

    I should also mention that because it's a white material that means you can always dye it to whatever color you like. I haven't actually done this myself but I have heard from customers who have just dyed the material to whatever color they prefer. I'm still waiting for the first picture to come in of a Tie-Dye Bug Net - who's going to make it happen?
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    Thanks for listening to our comments, Seth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekLightGear View Post

    We'll definitely be offering a darker option at some point down the road, we've already experimented with a dark green and some other options
    A dark green bugnet would be cool. I currently don't have a bug net to go with my TrekLight hammock but I'd be interested in this color.

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    I don't know about a tye-dye bug net but definitely a camo one. The ones that are commercially available are a bit more expensive. Plus that will give you just one more diy project to add to the list.

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    All mine are old Marine issue ones from my time "in." I tried to get my hands on as many as I could back then as they often developed snags. They're not the best, but they're servicable enough. I would VERY much be interested in higher-quality replacement 'nets that are of the same/similar color.

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