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    Bug Net question

    I recently purchased a WBBB, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Yes....call me crazy, but I guess I'm an open hammock kind of a gal after all. I currently have a Trek Light double, and I'm thinking about a WB Traveler. Both are 10 ft. hammocks. I'm debating about a bug net now. I probably won't need one very often, but would like to have one if needed. I like the design of the ENO Guardian with the ridgeline clips & vertical zipper. Also the WB net looks good. The ENO lists it's length at 9 1/2 feet. Would this be a problem with a 10 ft. hammock? I can get the ENO on Amazon.com for a good price.
    Any input on these bug nets is appreciated. Thanks
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    The WB one is terrific!!!!
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    Get an open top hammock, then a WB bug net for summer and a Papa Smurf hammock sock fr winter. Options...it's all about options.
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    Hello KJ,
    Nice to meet fellow floater on HF. I kayak the Green and Colorado rivers in UT annually. Wonderful places to get away. I can't answer your 9' net on a 10' hammock but i did have a question if you don't mind?
    If you add a net to your open hammock are you not in the same boat(pun intended, haha) you were in the WBBB. I thought you could unzip the WBBB and fold the net back, hence it's an open hammock. I must be missing something here.

    thanks

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    as far as the length goes, you would want to compare the bug net length with your ridgeline length, not fabric length.

    For example the WB Traveler is a 120" (10') piece of fabric, but only has a 101" ridgeline.

    So a 9'6" bug net should be fine.

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    I have an older unused WB bugnet if you are intested. PM sent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Get an open top hammock, then a WB bug net for summer and a Papa Smurf hammock sock fr winter. Options...it's all about options.
    Kathy is stepping away from the WBBB and BBO because of a touch of claustrophobia. A Papa Smurf sock would not take her to her "happy place".
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    Also, for comparison, the eno hammocks are 9'10"

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Hello KJ,
    Nice to meet fellow floater on HF. I kayak the Green and Colorado rivers in UT annually. Wonderful places to get away. I can't answer your 9' net on a 10' hammock but i did have a question if you don't mind?
    If you add a net to your open hammock are you not in the same boat(pun intended, haha) you were in the WBBB. I thought you could unzip the WBBB and fold the net back, hence it's an open hammock. I must be missing something here.

    thanks
    It's kind of hard to explain. On the Blackbird, the netting and zipper were fairly close to my shoulders & head when I was on the diagonal. If I unzipped, un-did the zipper side tie out and threw the net over, I would be pretty close to the zipper line on that side with not much side fabric to hold me in. The Blackbird seems to work best as an enclosed hammock. As Law Dawg points out, I suffer from a little bit of claustrophobia, so I think I'm destined to be an open hammock person after all.
    Other than a June Deso trip, we don't really get many bugs on the river, so I won't be using a bug net very often. I might need it for some car camping in the Unitas or maybe on a fly fish trip to the Green below Flaming Gorge. Glad you enjoy the Utah rivers. Deso, Lodore, and San Juan are some of my favorites, but my real loves are the Main Salmon & Middle Fork.
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