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    Anybody know if this ENO Guardian bugnet would press up against a Speer PeaPod when in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingjer View Post
    Anybody know if this ENO Guardian bugnet would press up against a Speer PeaPod when in use?
    I've used a DIY underquilt inside the bugnet without any "press up" issues. There is plenty of space...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingjer View Post
    Anybody know if this ENO Guardian bugnet would press up against a Speer PeaPod when in use?
    I'm having trouble with this one. I'm sure it is my own problem but why would you need an "add-on" bugnet when it is cold enough to deploy a Peapod? I'm sure I'm missing something....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I'm having trouble with this one. I'm sure it is my own problem but why would you need an "add-on" bugnet when it is cold enough to deploy a Peapod? I'm sure I'm missing something....
    Easy, then again, I have Genuine Draft as an example.

    She uses a SnugFit, but the principal is the same. She has to have something under her, even if she was lounging in Hell having a conversation with the pitch-fork dude. Early evenings out here can be very comfortable and a nice temp for the bugs to cruise around. Later in the evening the temps can easily drop 20 or 30 degrees. So she has to have both, warm insulation below and around her and a bug solution. High wind or high altitude take care of the issue without a net, but otherwise she's in a netted hammock during the spring and summer.
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    Second what Cannibal typed.

    The Western US can have large temperature swings over the course of an evening and night due to low air humidity and high elevation. Mosquitoes and black flies can be terrible as the snowpack melts off soggy subalpine areas in evening and morning in late spring and early summer. Once the sun drops, the temperature drops quickly too, perhaps to freezing which makes the PeaPod necessary.

    Example: this trip report. Temps got down to about 34 F so I had to ditch the Hennessy with "Super Shelter" and cower with the dog in his tiny little silnylon tarp-tent with no foam pad underneath. Luckily, the bugs were surprisingly almost non-existent which is highly unusual; got lucky. But...they could've been bad. Hence, PeaPod used with a big net for a different trip with similar conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    5 ounces, guesstimated.
    Just weighed the decapitated Guardian sack: about 2 oz.

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    I've been using the ENO bugnet for two summers with no problems. I removed the stuff sack to save weight and normally keep it in my sleeping bag while in my pack. The material still has no snags or tears and is holding up great.


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    I cut approx 13" off the bottom and just hemmed the cut. The net drapes just fine over the hammock with enough contact against the edge of the hammock to keep the skeeters out (as tested acouple of days ago in Mass on the AT). Entry/exit is easy as there is no more bottom to the net. I thought of removing the zipper to save weight but it makes it easier to load stuff (bag, pad, misc gear) into the hammock. The hammock has beem treated w/bug stuff and I use a pad so there has been no probs w/skeeters getting me in the back.

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    Adding on late to this thread--but... One small problem is that the channel for the hammock lines tends to pull open. Two answers have worked. One is small locking knot to keep the plastic cord lock in place. Of course that can get tough to untie. Another option is to sew velcro into the channel and let that serve as the closure around the hammock cord.
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