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My GS troop will be using hammocks in the woods this summer, will this netting cover a hammock?
No, it only covers your head. If that's the only part that the bugs can get to when you're sleeping (i.e. you cover the rest with a sleeping bag) you'll be good with these.
I don't have to use this very often but when I do I love it! Be sure to wear a hat under it though so the mesh doesn't touch your skin. If the mesh touches your skin, then the mosquitoes can get you! The Insect Shield is nice but isn't 100% effective. This is worth having with you at all times because it is so small and lightwieght you won't even remember you have it in your pack until you start cursing at the bugs!
What are the measurements? I'm trying to compare length with another brand to decide which to buy.
Is this the net I want if I'm going to be sleeping with it on?
Not for sleeping for trekking. for sleeping just buy a net
I disagree, I have used mine countless times for sleeping. Yes there is a difference with some other models out there but honestly who is going to buy more than one. I use this one for all my needs. Especially you ultra-lighters. I hate mosquito nets in general, they all make me feel like i have something on. After getting assaulted in the Tuolumne area and in Oregon for many days and having used this repeatedly, its a function of necessity. It does the job very well, I stopped eating flying snacks.
I recently picked one of these up and I sure am glad I did. There are others at half the weight, but also twice the price, and lets face it, this one works. I usually leave the stuff sack at home, which makes the head net alone weigh in at 0.7 oz. It is fairly durable and it fits well over my Sunday Afternoon Visor.
The breathability on it is so-so, but obviously better when moving, or if there is a slight breeze. I have not cinched up the draw cord much so far as I like to let a little draft in, but it is good to know that if it is awfully buggy outside, I can do so if I want. (But I have contemplated cutting it out to save a little more weight...)
Visibility is pretty good, but occasionally I have caught a glare from the sun, hard to explain, but it happens...
Other than being great for mosquitoes and other larger bugs (this will not keep out noseeums) I have been really happy with it on morning hikes... it does a great job at catching the spider webs spun across the trail rather than my face...
All in all, I am happy with this head net, and for the price I can't see why anyone else wouldn't be. But, in the end, I will let you decide that...
I used this on a boundary waters trip. The bugs weren't as bad as I thought they would be but there were definitely times I was glad I had this bug net. I used it with a Columbia hat that has a full brim and everything worked perfectly.
If you do any kind of backcountry camping or adventuring, bugs are bound to keep you company. For those days around camp on warm, windless days these bug nets are a god send. Nothing can penetrate the fine mesh, and they barely obstruct vision. They pack wonderfully small into their included stuff sack, and work well over wide brimmed hats like a filson. Critical piece of equipment if anyone is going to the BWCA or Canada during the early summer.
Would this fit over a hat with a large rim like the Outdoor Research Oasis Sombrero Hat, or the Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat?
Yes, it just might not hang quite as long.
I have a seattle sombrero and the net is a little small for that brim but still works.
i am an old bear hunter.
over 30 years and 9 bears.
i 'v been victimized by all kind of nasty mosquitos in US and Canada.
i went through many head nets before included in jungle types, and military types too.
it all worked for the purpose but this Sea To Summit has most clear view and good coverage.
i also bought a Insect Shield net too.(i have not tried yet)
Last year in August i backpack to JMT in high Sierra with out a tent. I had a head net on when i went to sleep. when i woke in the morning my face was swollen with pain.
you know why.
Anyone know the difference between then insect shield and the classic version besides the $2?
The insect shield version is treated with an insect repellent and the classic is NOT...
This net did a fine job protecting against mosquitoes and larger bugs. Though to my displeasure in Dry Bay, AK I discovered that sworms of no see ums would fly right through unperturbed. Which was perturbing indeed!
What's the difference between the Classic and the Insect Shield? They both have the same graphic. I want to know what makes one worth $3 more...
nevermind, I found my own answer, it is permethrin treated:
It keeps the pesky critters off of my face and neck and I hardly know I have it on.
I bought these for a family trip to Australia. They were great in the outback for keeping the annoying flies in the desert off your face. Very satisfied - no annoying flies on my face and no whining children!
I used to make fun of my friend who would say that having one of these was a must have. After hearing numerous rumors about how buggy it was going to be in the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, I got one before the trip. Thank god! Just wearing it over a simple baseball cap made all the difference. Seeing my friends without one suffering through the bugs made me so grateful to have this. It packs away so tiny, its worth it to just carry it around on every hike just in case.