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Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian Basecamp Bug Net

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    5 Reviews


    Skeeters suck.

    Nap on your hammock in skeeter-infested environments with the Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian Basecamp Bug Net protecting you.
    • No-see-um mesh
    • Zippered closure
    • Attached compression stuff sack
    • Compatible with all ENO hammocks
    • Item #EGN001B

    Tech Specs

    no-see-um mesh
    1 hammock
    [folded] 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 in, [unfolded] (length) 9 ft 4 in, (width) 4 ft 3 in
    Claimed Weight
    16 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Poor materials and design

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The first problem I had was setting up the hang line, tie the rope across 2 trees and use the hooks on the bug net to attach to the rope. Well that was easy, but upon laying in the hammock the first time 2 hooks broke so now in stuck with a saggy bug net. Please note that I only weigh 180lbs. 2nd issue was the flooring somehow seemed to soak up water from underneath even though all sides were covered with my rain fly. 3rd issue goes back to the hangrope, after spending 4 days camping in the mid October sun the rope somehow melted together and fused into a knot that could not be undone. So now I'm stuck with a bug net with 2 broken hooks and no new hang rope since the original melted . Not to mention this product has only been used for a maybe 6 or 7 days total since July, and a new problem arises with every use.

    good idea, poor design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I wanted so badly for this to work, as I hoped to be able to use this to sleep in my tent with my doggo underneath. First use of this product was on a 30 day backcountry archaeology expedition in Belize in June: extremely rainy, humid & hot, and plenty o' bugs, snakes, and other critters.

    I tried to set this up with my eno double nest. It's easy enough to set up the hammock pulled taunt through the holes of the netting, however, when you actually get into the hammock the holes will loosen because they are only "closed" by simple drawstring cinch cord, which is virtually impossible to fully cinch up with any weight in the hammock at all. Mosquitos and other bugs were CONSTANTLY getting in through there, so I had to stuff the holes with my socks to try to keep critters out.
    The only way the cinch holes would stay closed was if I loosened up my hammock straps to have a lot of slack, so that the straps wouldn't move around from horizontal to slanted down towards earth when I got in, which made the hammock lay right on the earth because if you are using this you can only hang your hammock at a VERY SPECIFIC height so everything lines up.

    Even after using socks to fill the space where the hammock pulls through the net, the space between your face and the net or the hammock and the net is less than minimal, so I ended up sewing my own guy out lines on the sides of the mesh because it was so cramped inside and extremely uncomfortable in the humid jungle. The net hangs very loose, and absolutely cannot be pulled taunt by the floor guy outs alone, which is a huge waste of potential space.

    Lastly, we need to address the way you enter this bug-net-coffin, which is via a zippered door at one end. Yep, hope you planned for the tension adjustment that will occur with the zipping and unzipping of the door. If you, like me, cannot compress your entire body like an octopus to fit through a tiny opening without touching the walls or door at all, you will probably accidentally pull out at least one of the ground stakes on the door side out as you try to get in/out. And you probably just touched your hammock a tiny bit too, crawling under it, so now those cinch holes need to be adjusted again. Good luck adjusting those in the pouring rain at 3am while you're being swarmed with flood flies.

    On the good side: the floor is extremely waterproof! Did not need additional ground cover!!!

    In short: this product is a total waste of money because of poor design. I am a 5'3'' 130 lb person with 10+ years of backpacking experience (including over 300 nights with a hammock/tarp setup). This was a pain in the butt to set up and fuss with over a month, I would lose my mind trying to set this up nightly on a full on backpacking trip.

    Just in case I somehow was doing it wrong, I let 3 very experienced outdoors people try to hang this better on three separate occasions, and no one could get it work in such a way that a person could sleep in a hammock off the ground inside this net without needing constant readjustment.

    TLDR: Bad design, just get a Hennesey system with integrated net.

    Pictured: cinch holes where all the mosquitos and no-see-ums that are going to eat you will come in.

    good idea, poor design

    Just purchased - haven't used yet - 2/3

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    another pic of the label of the Guardian.
    weight is actually 44oz (not 16 as listed in the tech specs)

    Just purchased - haven't used yet - 2/3

    Just purchased - haven't used yet - 1/3

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Gave it four stars because it's quite hefty! but might be 5 once I set it up and try it out. I bought this because I usually camp with another person so this might work for two people, one on a hammock and another on the floor of the net.

    Also, the pic I'm adding is to show the size of this bug net (I'll update and add a side-by-side pic later) compared to my girlfriend's entire system (hammock + bug net, gear sling, straps and tarp).

    (Texas state park pass for scale)

    Just purchased - haven't used yet - 1/3

    This product is awesome!

    Used it on a trip near the Everglades using my Hennessy Hammock... Even though the HH has a built on net system it doesn't stop the mosquitoes from buzzing underneath your head... with this product that issue no longer contributes to sleepless nights... There is plenty of room to store your bags, even room for camping pets, and it is light weight and very simple to put up.. Would I recommend this to anyone.... absolutely!

    This product is awesome!

    i have the same setup, minus the base camp bug net...
    and i am very interested in adding it to what i have as a sort of lightweight, live anywhere, tent/hammock ground/air combo...
    though it seems like it could be pretty tricky to use if it was raining much...
    do you have experience with that setup in the rain? and thoughts or recommendations about it?