No, we're not selling you bugs and rain in a fancy kit.
And we're not selling you little accessories for the bugs and rain you already have either. Weirdo.
You can read more about what this kit contains below, or you can just roll the dice and surprise yourself.
Are you ready to 'Think Outside The Tent'?
If you already own a hammock, or you're buying one right now (high five!), the Bug & Rain Accessory Kit is exactly what you need to stay completely bug-free and protected from the elements on any hammock adventure. If you're buying this today we're even a little jealous, you're going hammock camping!
Read This Article: Hammock vs. Tent: 5 Reasons To Begin Hammock Camping Right Now
Life is better in a hammock, but let's face it - the weather doesn't always cooperate. When the wind and rain decide to pay you a visit, you'll be happy you've got Trek Light Gear's exclusive V9 Strong Tarp.
Designed for maximum protection and maximum versatility, you can set up your tarp in a variety of ways to either allow more airflow and visibility or to create a wall of protection to keep the storm at bay.
When we set out to design our gear we knew we had a choice to make. We could create a hammock with an attached bug net and rain fly, or we could keep everything modular. We consciously chose to make all of our gear modular to give you the most usability and help you get the most value out of what you buy.
The beauty of a component-based product line is that you can easily mix and match your gear and you always have the choice of what to carry and what to set up, every time. Your hammock is a piece of camping gear that isn't - unlike your tent it shouldn't sit in your camping closet waiting for the next big trip. Use your hammock every day at home or at the park and enjoy its relaxing benefits, and when you're ready to hit the trail just 'dress it up' with the accessories you need and your casual hammock becomes a hardcore piece of gear.
Yep, we thought of everything.
For every item sold, we work with Trees For The Future to plant a tree in your honor.
Why is that so powerful? By helping small farmers and villages around the world with the planting of fruit & vegetable trees, shade trees and more, together we're going beyond basic environmental change.
Trees For The Future uses a Forest Garden approach to reforestation - planting trees to not only provide environmental benefits, but also food, income, and community agriculture where it's needed most.
Every purchase creates a chain reaction of good and happiness in the world, and it all starts with you.
Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.
Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.
If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.
Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.
Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!
Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.
If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).
When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.
We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.
Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.
Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!
We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.
Please see our Can I Request A Specific Shipping Carrier? page with important details on which carriers we offer and how to make sure you get your package delivered properly.
When receiving an international order your package will need to pass through Customs in your country. All of our packages will have a Customs Declaration Form which details the items in your package and their value.
PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!
If you have any additional questions about international shipping methods or rates just let us know!
As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?
In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.
If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.
The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).
Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!
Camped in northern Wisconsin when the nights were still cold and the tarp helped hold In the heat. Slept cozy warm and no bugs. I felt like I was in my personal cocoon!
My tree choices were far apart though and I wished I would have brought an extra set of straps for the tarp. I finagled the ropes that came with it enough to make it work though.
Two week backpacking in Belize, the kit was lightweight and easy to set up in a pinch. Kept two of us dry and bug free at night from beach front to deep jungle. The 360 coverage a huge comfort when everything wants to either crawl or gnaw on you! Not a single intruder; countless failed attempts. A single tarp was plenty large enough to cover two hammocks that are hung sharing one hang point or bunked up. The bug net ridgeline clip conveniently clipped to either the included bug net cord or the tent ridgeline cord. The bug net was large enough to bunk two hammocks in a single net while still offering 360 protection, however a bit of tweaking was required to ensure that the ends did not allow bug entry. We ripped one of the bug nets while bunking in a single net, but we were not only using it outside of its intended use, we had also gotten a bit rambunctious that night. An easy fix from the comfort of the hammock with a headlamp and sewing kit. Very happy with our decision to go with this kit and would highly recommend for anyone seeking outdoor adventures! High quality gear that is lightweight and performs!
This kit (the bug screen/rain tarp) was everything I needed to make my hammock something I can camp in. Tried it out Friday night. Took about 25 minutes first time in my back yard to set everything up (first time always takes a bit to tweak - that's why I did it in my back yard). When the time came, got right in, zipped up, and read for a while till I fell asleep. Was very comfortable, and NO BUGS, though the mosquitos and June bugs were out. Looking forward to camping "for real" with this stuff- perfect for tossing in the motorcycle for a multi-day trip.
My family insisted that the big net wasn’t going to be enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay. I decided to give it a shot though and boy were they wrong! I had the best, no bug bites nap outside that I’ve ever had.
Thanks, Alexandrea! Wishing you many more bug free naps in the sunshine!
Minnesota in summer has plenty of mosquitoes and the bug shield lets me enjoy the hammock on the mosquitoes’ turf. Not quite as open and free but definitely better than a tent.