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    Consider the Skeeter Beeter

    I've had one since the spring and have used it on several occasions. You don't have to go to the Skeeter Beeter Pro to get a bug net... the Skeeter Beeter has one too (hence the name). I don't know if the Pro comes with straps, but the Skeeter Beeter doesn't. It comes with ropes. I made my own strap suspension any way... per the instructions above. I got the Skeeter Beeter on Amazon for just over $42 with free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimYount View Post
    I've had one since the spring and have used it on several occasions. You don't have to go to the Skeeter Beeter Pro to get a bug net... the Skeeter Beeter has one too (hence the name). I don't know if the Pro comes with straps, but the Skeeter Beeter doesn't. It comes with ropes. I made my own strap suspension any way... per the instructions above. I got the Skeeter Beeter on Amazon for just over $42 with free shipping.
    My preference for the pro has to do with the larger size and weight capacity. The plain SB was just too small for me.
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    They have one at local outfitter for $85 not sure if it's a pro or not. As for size I'm 6'1 190lb so I'm sure if it would matter.

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    I'm 6'1" and 220 pounds. IMHO, the "non-Pro" Skeeter Beeter would be fine for you. Check the following link:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimYount View Post
    I don't know if the Pro comes with straps, but the Skeeter Beeter doesn't. It comes with ropes.
    The SBPro comes with the knotted ropes. They are limited in function, so I switched them out immediatly to ring buckles. It was easy to do I connected my new rope to the exsisting S-hook and pulled the new rope in as I pulled the old rope out.

    The SBPro is very comfy but, I'm a big guy and I sunk into the hammock so far that it "tacoed". I could not see out, get any breeze, and I had trouble getting back out . So if you're large it might not be the best fit for you. I also ripped the bug net rightaway. It is more like panty hose material than no-see-um netting therefore; it's pretty fragile.
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