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    Looking for lightweight bug sock

    WTB/WTT: Bug Sock

    My wife and I use DD screened in hammocks. Being screened in, you must stay in the hammock bed while you're in. My daughter is a bit more twitchy and fidgety, and likes to hang her legs over the sides, or sit with her feet down - while still being protected from bugs. I'm thinking the only real way to achieve this is to use an open (no bug net) hammock and an external bug sock. This would give her a bit more freedom. I've looked at the commercial bug socks, and they all seem to be around a pound, which seems heavy. If that's what it weighs, then so be it though.

    I've been impressed with the talents and generosity of people here, so I want to give back a small piece by supporting the cottage industry people here, as opposed to the big companies. If you make a simple to use and reasonably durable bug sock, please let me know. Thanks, and I look forward to dealing with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bristolview View Post
    WTB/WTT: Bug Sock

    My wife and I use DD screened in hammocks. Being screened in, you must stay in the hammock bed while you're in. My daughter is a bit more twitchy and fidgety, and likes to hang her legs over the sides, or sit with her feet down - while still being protected from bugs. I'm thinking the only real way to achieve this is to use an open (no bug net) hammock and an external bug sock. This would give her a bit more freedom. I've looked at the commercial bug socks, and they all seem to be around a pound, which seems heavy. If that's what it weighs, then so be it though.

    I've been impressed with the talents and generosity of people here, so I want to give back a small piece by supporting the cottage industry people here, as opposed to the big companies. If you make a simple to use and reasonably durable bug sock, please let me know. Thanks, and I look forward to dealing with you.

    Cheers all,
    Bristolview
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    Warbonnets and wilderness logics are about 8 oz.
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    I've looked at the ENO, but it's a full pound which seems... much. It's also $50 which also seems... much. Plus, I'd rather support the cottage industry guys if I can.

    Thanks for the tips about Warbonnets and Wilderness Logics, I didn't know about those options.

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    I haves a tulle bug sock from papa smurf over at Dream Hammocks. Weight is a few ounces craftsmanship is top notch quality and he's a great guy taboot. I can weigh my later when I get home but I remember it def. being under eight ounces though.
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    The problem with Mosquito netting is that the good stuff is heavy and expensive.
    I bought some pretty tough Tulle once with the thought that I was going to use it once or twice. Turns out I used it for a whole season. There's some good quality ultra lite Tulle out there somewhere, but not the Walmart stuff. Forgot where I got that stuff, I buy so many different material from all over the place. There is a guy on Ebay selling some OD green Polypropylene mos-quit-o netting from Taiwan.
    (here)>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosquito-Net...item2c5af073ae
    It's really light and more rugged than Tulle, but, I thought the holes were too big for around here. They're twice the size of the holes in the average netting. Mosquitoes must be big in Taiwan.
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    Thanks. I have done some tulle work before, but it shredded quickly - probably had the cheapo stuff. I've been phobic of tulle ever since. And yes, skeeters are large over in Taiwan, no winter to kill them off and start over, they just keep growing. Not to mention how many there are in the backcountry.

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