I’ve tried a bunch of different bug net shelters this year, in order to find a bug net that could be used in a shelter or under an ultralight tarp to protect me from black flies and mosquito bites. One of these, the Sea to Summit Mosquito Net shelter did not make the grade.
The problem is the netting. It is sized to repel mosquitoes but not smaller insects like black flies or midges. I can’t understand what the manufacturer was thinking by producing a product like this and not using no-seeum grade netting.
But, if you only need protection from mosquitoes or larger insects, this is a fine product for shelter or cabin use that only weighs 7.3 oz. It is long enough to enclose your entire sleeping bad, and while it does not have a floor, it should be more than adequate protection as long as you do not sleepwalk.
However, this shelter will not work well underneath an ultralight tarp because it requires a fairly high suspension point such as a shelter beam to work.
A two-person version of the mosquito net is also available.
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