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    Sock Bug Net with 600+ holes/square-inch for 11' hammock

    I think I'm gonna buy a Dream Hammock Freebird, 11' long, double layer, customized. I need a Sock Bug Net to go along with it. So far I've found

    ticket to the moon mosquito net 360 9'2" x 4'3", 16oz, 523 holes/square inch

    dream hammock BugSock 54" deep, custom length, I think zipperless, about 8oz
    wilderness logics NOSEEUM-BUG-NET 9'7" of ridgeline 10.5oz
    butt in a sling - buginator 9'9" x 4'2", 8.8 oz or nano 7oz, zipperless (is that a Fronkey-style bugnet?)
    ENO Guardian Bug Net 9'4" x 4'3" 16oz
    Grand Trunk mosquitonet 12'x32" has floor and 32" spreader poles 22.5oz

    My main considerations are that it fits loose on the 11' Freebird and that noseeums and other critters cant enter from anywhere (including where the suspension goes in, zippers, etc). I've read that 600+ holes/square-inch is desirable for protection against tiny noseeums, but anybody knows the number of holes per square inch for the nets above? Is there other bug nets for 11' hammocks that I should consider? anything that could help me decide which one to take?

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    Humm I'm not sure. I have always had a hammock with a sewn in bugnet. I will however be getting a topless one soon and will be in the market for a net if my DIY HUG doesn't work. I'll follow this thread.
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    If weight is not an issue, stay away from the Nano 7oz, as I get rips/tears/holes, that I have no idea where they came from.

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    I chose the buginator and its nano-noseeum ....fronkey style...so....I'm thinking that its even smaller than regular noseeum?

    No scientific evidence to support this though ...im taking their word for it.

    I do like the way WL bug net goes on over the hammock .... it seems like it would make it easy to take it off partially when you were just sitting and didn't need it. its also made for 11ft hammocks.

    Not sure but I think the DH net is like this as well.

    that hammock bliss net is nuts with 2100 Holes Per Square inch.


    heres a good DIY ....fronkey style ....video with some science behind it......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRoEpK-7SY <-------science @ 46seconds

    not sure what it translates into holes psI though but it seems extremely durable.
    And you could customize it for your hammock.

    also...I read in your link you wrote..
    "I was reading reviews of mosquito hammock and this guy tried one of their double bottom in the Peruvian rainforest. He says they could still bite him through the 2 layers of the hammock, and suggested to "add a false bottom which would hang slightly below the hammock, preventing mosquito bites from below". So I figure I would be better off with a separate net, big enough to not touch the hammock anywhere. This would also add the versatility to not use a net when not needed."

    Have you thought of a fronkey style net with a Underquilt protector from 2QZQ?
    The Under quilt protector hung loosely would afford you more protection I would Imagine.
    But would be a 6.5oz weight penalty.
    It would be your false bottom.
    They also have "extenders" for a net as well.


    when you get back you need to make a thread with what you went with and why though.
    your trip is gonna be epic.
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    I chose the buginator standard for my 11' only just. The fabric welder is having needed family time so be lenient with the timeframe.

    Another option is to buy the noseeum off eBay..... I'm doing that too.

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    You guys are building hothouses. Treat everything with permethrin, and go with a more open mesh that will permit some air flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    You guys are building hothouses. Treat everything with permethrin, and go with a more open mesh that will permit some air flow.
    I think hes really worried because hes going to the jungle in south america.

    where they have stuff like this.....

    Botfly <--- not for the squeamish....seriously.

    Id be treating my stuff with napalm.

    your advice still holds true I think.
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    The bug net design used by Cricket and based on the Fronkey lay out is bullet proof, but very warm inside because of the poor circulation. The fabric from WMT comes in colors and it's possible to go with the lighter ones to keep down the heat.
    Makes a pretty good sock to stay warm on cold nights when the bugs aren't out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryandjane View Post
    The fabric welder is having needed family time so be lenient with the timeframe.
    I am a newb but can't help but wonder....is this statement in code? should we rendezvous at checkpoint Charlie before the fat walrus eats cake?

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    I can attest to the Dream Hammock bug net. There's no bugs or scorpions or whatever anyone else worries about getting into this baby.

    I just got it a month ago (mine is 52" deep instead, but my Freebird is only 58"), along with my Freebird, and I find preinstalling it, but not pulling it over the hammock, and storing it in the bishop bag, provided, works perfect for keeping it out of the way when not needed. When needed, simply pull it out and over you an the hammock. When done with it, simply stuff it back in.

    Hope that helps!

    This is what it looks like in real life (please don't judged the hang, it was my first attempt! ):


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