The net is easy to pack compact, light, folds out and back very easily; nylon cover does not snag on other pack items. Started fishing early on a windless southern beach, and was attacked by a horde of winged teeth (gnats), but fished distraction free.
They cannot crawl through the net, which is comfortable. However it does somewhat compromise vision which was not a problem as I was standing in one spot. The gnat attack would have been much more distracting, and it is better than smelly sprays.