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    bugnet opinions

    I am looking at purchasing the bugnet from ENO,(guardian), or possibly one from Hammock Bliss. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? What are your opinions, both positive and negative?

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    I've used the ENO one.

    Positive - It's a really well made net. The side zipper allows easy entry/exit, there's plenty of adjustment with the cinch-ends, and it's just about the perfect size. Also, if you use a structural ridgeline on your hammock, there's no need to tie a seperate line up for the net.

    Negative - It's expensive for a bugnet. Also, it's heavy. But, a large portion of the weight can be removed by just cutting the attached stuffsack and webbing off of it, and just stuff it with your hammock.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Mountain Laurel Designs

    Has anyone tried this one from Mountain Laurel Designs?

    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...1ad5e72f4ef20b

    It is 5 oz. , but $75. Although, for just $20, you will get to shave 11 oz. (Compared to the ENO) Pretty good deal! I am considering it, but I am unsure at this point...
    Last edited by Narwhalin; 02-26-2008 at 11:07.

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    How much does the ENO Guardian weigh after removal of the straps and stuff sack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpettit View Post
    How much does the ENO Guardian weigh after removal of the straps and stuff sack?
    I never specifically weighed it. Lighter than it was...
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    Has anyone tried this one from Mountain Laurel Designs?

    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...1ad5e72f4ef20b

    It is 5 oz. , but $75. Although, for just $20, you will get to shave 11 oz. (Compared to the ENO) Pretty good deal! I am considering it, but I am unsure at this point...
    I bought one from a guy on Whiteblaze but haven't had a chance to us it. I have to make a hammock first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I never specifically weighed it. Lighter than it was...
    Any guestimate on what cutting of straps, sack, etc. would take off for ounces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingjer View Post
    Any guestimate on what cutting of straps, sack, etc. would take off for ounces?
    5 ounces, guesstimated.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    i have the guardian. weight isn't of a major concern to me as most of my camping is during float trip along the river or involves short hikes. it works well, is easy to use and set up.

    I have it paired with my travel hammock double - and if my ridgeline was much longer it woudln't work. the only real use I've gotten out of it was a week in maine this past July and had no problems with it then and a couple of nights near/at home since then.
    Josh

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    I've got the ENO version. I removed the pocket and such which seemed to be most of the weight and leave it attached to my ENO in a "Black Bishop" styled stuff sack. One warning I'll give you, don't forget it's there when you try to get out of the hammock in the morning. Other wise the results will be very, um, lets just say unfortunate.
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