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    Is there a less expensive stand alone bugnet than ENO?

    My DIY project made from a Coghlans bugnet, permethrin, and a couple loops of cord tied with taut line hitches worked well for most of my trips, but I found myself sleeping with a lot of company night two of a recent trip to a very buggy and arachnid friendly Wyalusing state park. I decided a commercial or cottage product backed by consistent manufacturing and testing would probably offer better protection in such circumstances. My problem is a very limited budget, and the DIY route has yielded at best 90% protection. The least expensive option seems to be the ENO Guardian, I've read the reviews and threads on that particular product here on the forums, and am ok with the pros and cons for my uses. I just wanted to see if anyone knew of a less expensive option before I try to convince my accountant (read: wife) to approve the funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulydanyl View Post
    My DIY project made from a Coghlans bugnet, permethrin, and a couple loops of cord tied with taut line hitches worked well for most of my trips, but I found myself sleeping with a lot of company night two of a recent trip to a very buggy and arachnid friendly Wyalusing state park. I decided a commercial or cottage product backed by consistent manufacturing and testing would probably offer better protection in such circumstances. My problem is a very limited budget, and the DIY route has yielded at best 90% protection. The least expensive option seems to be the ENO Guardian, I've read the reviews and threads on that particular product here on the forums, and am ok with the pros and cons for my uses. I just wanted to see if anyone knew of a less expensive option before I try to convince my accountant (read: wife) to approve the funds.
    look here for the best and the lightest- it is easy to sew yourself
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...fronkey+bugnet
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    here is a cheapy, I have one but have not used it enough to comment

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=1161648

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    I'm rather fond of the Travel Net from Warbonnet.
    7.5oz, so half the weight of the Guardian.
    Also, $6 more expensive.

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    Warbonnet Outdoors makes a travel net. 65 bucks

    I use this with one of my setups, works great plus it's lighter than the enu. anything is lighter than enu's products.

    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/travelers.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepytime Gorilla Sack View Post
    here is a cheapy, I have one but have not used it enough to comment

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=1161648
    I really like the price on that. I can't tell from the site, how does it close?

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    Recent conversion with my sister about options for her kids...
    ---snip---

    The Hug Bug Net - half a net, I do NOT recommend this option for the kids.
    It's ok for adults.
    People use it because lower body is covered by quilt when camping.
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/the-hug-bug-net.html

    Wilderness Logics noseeum bug net with smiley face zipper.
    Marty is great to deal with, ships fast.
    http://wildernesslogics.com/NOSEEUM-...UM-BUG-NET.htm

    ENO Guardian Bug Net
    I use this, a little heavy for some backpackers but I like it. Not as large as some options but we can't test it with Jeff's hammock asap.
    http://www.rei.com/product/754781/eno-guardian-bug-net

    Dream Hammocks Bug Sock.
    Nothing fancy but works.
    Made by Pappasmurf (Randy) on Hammockforums.net
    http://www.dream-hammock.com/BugSock.html

    Grand Trunks Mozzy Net
    Big, roomy, white netting is the only downside
    http://www.grandtrunkgoods.com/2011/...to-net-review/

    BIAS (Butt in a sling) Buginator
    Great folks, good stuff
    http://www.buttinasling.com/buginator.html

    The Tug Net by Pipsissewa on HF
    I like this but it is a DIY project
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=33714

    The Fronkey Bug Net
    Very popular, also DIY project
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=39983

    Ah, which is the best way to go, topic of many a conversation on HammockForums.net

    Zippered is popular because folks feel more enclosed, bug resistant.
    Shock cord closures and draw string closures are popular with the DIY crowd because they are easier to make.

    Some like a vertical zipper because the believe it is easier to zip close or open from inside the hammock.

    Some like the horizontal or smiley face zipper because it is easier getting in or out but a little more difficult to zip open or close from within the hammock.

    Many like the ease of the shock cord or draw string entry, simple and easy to make.

    Others prefer the integrated bug net that can be zipped on or off and is directly attached to the hammock.

    Then there is this, tarp with integrated bugnet.
    http://www.tentcityoutfitters.com/pr...nts&page=other

    The best option, imho, is this laser mosquito killing system seen on this TED talk
    http://www.ted.com/talks/nathan_myhr...p_malaria.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post
    Recent conversion with my sister about options for her kids...
    ---snip---

    The Hug Bug Net - half a net, I do NOT recommend this option for the kids.
    It's ok for adults.
    People use it because lower body is covered by quilt when camping.
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/the-hug-bug-net.html

    Wilderness Logics noseeum bug net with smiley face zipper.
    Marty is great to deal with, ships fast.
    http://wildernesslogics.com/NOSEEUM-...UM-BUG-NET.htm

    ENO Guardian Bug Net
    I use this, a little heavy for some backpackers but I like it. Not as large as some options but we can't test it with Jeff's hammock asap.
    http://www.rei.com/product/754781/eno-guardian-bug-net

    Dream Hammocks Bug Sock.
    Nothing fancy but works.
    Made by Pappasmurf (Randy) on Hammockforums.net
    http://www.dream-hammock.com/BugSock.html

    Grand Trunks Mozzy Net
    Big, roomy, white netting is the only downside
    http://www.grandtrunkgoods.com/2011/...to-net-review/

    BIAS (Butt in a sling) Buginator
    Great folks, good stuff
    http://www.buttinasling.com/buginator.html

    The Tug Net by Pipsissewa on HF
    I like this but it is a DIY project
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=33714

    The Fronkey Bug Net
    Very popular, also DIY project
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=39983

    Ah, which is the best way to go, topic of many a conversation on HammockForums.net

    Zippered is popular because folks feel more enclosed, bug resistant.
    Shock cord closures and draw string closures are popular with the DIY crowd because they are easier to make.

    Some like a vertical zipper because the believe it is easier to zip close or open from inside the hammock.

    Some like the horizontal or smiley face zipper because it is easier getting in or out but a little more difficult to zip open or close from within the hammock.

    Many like the ease of the shock cord or draw string entry, simple and easy to make.

    Others prefer the integrated bug net that can be zipped on or off and is directly attached to the hammock.

    Then there is this, tarp with integrated bugnet.
    http://www.tentcityoutfitters.com/pr...nts&page=other

    The best option, imho, is this laser mosquito killing system seen on this TED talk
    http://www.ted.com/talks/nathan_myhr...p_malaria.html
    Wow, thank you for a wealth of information...now if only I could find the laser system at my local spring goods store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygzr View Post
    look here for the best and the lightest- it is easy to sew yourself
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...fronkey+bugnet
    What he said! My cousin and I have both made these and it was super easy and pretty cheap.

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    This one maybe??

    http://simplylightdesigns.com/catalo...roducts_id/218

    Seems the only way to get a bugnet cheaper is to DIY. I've been looking for quite a while and they're all around $70

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