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    I hate bugs, noseeum for me.

    I usually use an UQ year around, unless it is 80 degrees at night. So I'm not worried about bottom protection.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Sounds good. I like your other idea as well though.

    For me simpler is better. I guess I'm just lazy.


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    I'm warm sleeper so I think I would want the extra airflow, but then again we've got mean skeeters in Ky. So I may have to go with noseeum or maybe i could just use lycra mesh like this one in this thread http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=lycra+mesh
    Last edited by rigidpsycho; 02-21-2008 at 10:25.
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    Thanks for bringing this back up. I had kind of forgotten about the ideas but talked somewhat about it awhile back. I remember thinking making a sock with a ridge vent. If I ever get around to making a sock that's how I think I'll do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I bet the difference would be pretty negligible, except for when it's extremely hot and you start imagining that if you only had REGULAR mosquito netting you'd be much cooler.
    I have no empirical evidence but, I noticed a big difference between the two in 'breathability'. The noseeum really traps airflow which is great when it's cold; not so much when it's hot. I would usually end-up unzipping the Warbonnet a couple of inches to get some airflow after the initial feeding frenzy had calmed down a little.
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    Noseeum traps in a ton of heat. Try hiking with a headnet. Huge difference.

    Maybe if the bugs were not a huge deal I would consider going with a larger size hole. But I don't want to chance it. Knowing that no bugs, crawlys, gnats, noseeums, ticks, or anything is going to get through.

    There is just something really comforting in knowing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I have no empirical evidence but, I noticed a big difference between the two in 'breathability'. The noseeum really traps airflow which is great when it's cold; not so much when it's hot. I would usually end-up unzipping the Warbonnet a couple of inches to get some airflow after the initial feeding frenzy had calmed down a little.
    Thanks, that's what I was wondering. We're not talking cargo nets here. 200 holes a square inch is still pretty small. Noseeum size just seems like overkill if you won't be venturing anywhere near their territory. Of course, if you are then it's a no-brainer gotta have it. Manufacturers need to cover all their bases so they have to use it. DIYers have the luxury of customizing to their own situation.

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    Noseeum traps in a ton of heat. Try hiking with a headnet. Huge difference.
    I had forgot how much heat the Noseeum netting trapped. Last winter I used only DIY hammocks with no netting. This year I used the Clark UL again and realized there is a big difference.

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    If you use mosquito net and treat it with permethrin the
    noseeums will not crawl through it. You may have to
    retreat once or twice a year. But it is a cooler set up
    in hot weather.

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    I'm getting ready to make a sock, and am putting windows in it and having the fabric and velcro to close it off it needed. Seems like we are thinking alike here!

    I guess my question to all of you is - why use a sock at all in warm weather? Reduce the weight of a sock and just use the net. I'm still pretty new to this, so what am I missing?

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