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    Integrated bug net or separate bug net?

    I know I will want a bug net on my hammock. But are the hammocks with an integrated bug nets a better choice? Or choose I choose a separate bug net?

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    I personally like a hammock without an attached bug net. I like the option of putting it on if needed. If you know how to sew I made a tutorial on how to make an unattached bug net for a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-grrl View Post
    I know I will want a bug net on my hammock. But are the hammocks with an integrated bug nets a better choice? Or choose I choose a separate bug net?
    I have a WBBB & like the ease of setup with bug net already attached.

    I have a WB Traveler & use during non bug season..

    If weight is a factor the traveler or similar with detachable bugnet can be lighter.

    I would say it all depends on if you go out mainly during bug season, if weight is a factor or if you want easy no fiddle factor.

    there's no better choice IMO.

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    I find it simpler to have a mozzie net integrated to the hammock. I've got the DD Travel hammock with built in net. If I want to sleep without a net, say in autumn of winter, I just flip it over and sleep on, what would be the underside. If I need a net it goes the other way... simple.
    With this style of hammock I'm not messing around with separate pieces of kit.
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    I prefer separate, I have a warbonnet bug net on my diy hammock, leave it at home if I feel like it and bring it along if I need it. Bonus is when its very hot out, I can throw off my top quilt and the bug net catches it, then I just pull it back in as required.
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    I have the WBBB and the WB Traveler. Rarely do I use the WBBB because of the restricted view caused by the added netting.
    On the other hand you will not have the trouble of keeping your UQ in the hammock if you use the WBBB. When entering or leaving the Traveler it is like a lively horse that is kicking of the UQ.

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    The answer is obviously, " Yes.".

    In the past, I have always favored integrated nets on the hammocks that I purchased (a Warbonnet Blackbird & a TTTG Switchback). A big factor in that decision is that I need a net on most of my trips. As a backpacker (not car camper) the integrated net is lighter. And finally, the integrated net is already setup when you suspend the hammock.

    This very weekend, I am making a separate, fully enclosing bugnet for my hammock.
    "Wait just a minute!", you yell! OK, here's the deal. I am now making several hammocks of my own designs - experimenting with different variations. I don't want to make a bugnet for each of them and some have adjustable lengths which isn't well suited to an integrated net. Now I can make one universal bugnet that will fit all of my homemade hammocks.

    So, my answer to your question is, " Yes.".
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    Another Texas gal here and I think it really comes down to the seasons you plan to go out, and where. I love Nov to May locally (usually this means AR) and when it gets hotter I go out of state (ie Colo, NM, etc.) That's why I bought a Warbonnet Traveler with separate bugnet. I very very seldom used the bugnet. YMMV Good Luck!
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    I started out with a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe (bottom entry)...so loved the integrated bug net. Struggled with the fact that I can't really reach in/out of the hammock...it's now sitting in 2QZQ's most capable hands getting a Mod #4 done on it to make it convertible...integrated, or net-less...as I prefer.

    Best of all of the above I think.

    Can't wait to see the finished results!

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    I prefer separate. when the weather is cold and no bugs, I hate a net over me...

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