What do you all think?
What do you all think?
Hammocks.com had a good price on these but appear to be sold out right now.
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I've got one of the ENO nets. My observation is that there heavy and can be a pain in the butt. It's better than being eaten alive by roving bands of killer mosquitoes though.
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Consider making your own "mosquito sock". I can pull the whole sock up and cinch it over my head. If the wind is blowing, that alone takes care of the mosquitos and no barrier is cooler in the summer than even a mosquito net. So far, no problems with mosquitos by using this.
The idea of paying $35 to $40 for the priviledge of carrying 17 ounces of mosquito netting seemed excessive to me. I found some heavy duty nylon mesh (no-seeum-sized weave) on sale at a fabric store for less than $2 a running yard. The material I bought is 5 feet wide by 10 feet long. My homemade mosquito sock weighs only 7.6 ounces.
Simply using tape to bind the edges, I formed the material into a tube. On the foot end, I gathered around the edge about 2 inches in diameter which fits over my hammock but seals itself when the hammock is in use. On the head end, I laced some thin cord through the taped binding so it opens all the way to pull over my head, yet pulls tight as a draw-string. I've noticed a small gap at the head end, but my bandana stuffed into the hole seals it up nicely. I do wear a baseball cap to keep the netting off my face, but I suppose one could figure a way around that.
I have one but mainly use it as a loaner or one I just keep in the car for emergencies. It's not a set up I'd ever use on a regular basis. Having said that, it does work and if you got a killer deal, go for it. If you can afford it I'd strongly urge you to go with a Claytor, Hennessy or Clark.....something with a built in bug netting. You'll be happier in the long run.
Thanks for the input...Chatter, that sock sounds pretty cool. If you have any pictures of it in action that would help a bunch.