Are you a bug looking to keep pesky humans out of your space so you can enjoy the outdoors in peace?
We've got the perfect solution for you.
All it takes one little mosquito to ruin a perfect hammock day. When the bugs come out, tell them to buzz off and get their own hammock with our Bug Free Hammock Shield. It's the packable and practical accessory to help you kick back and enjoy your hammock without the mosquitoes, bugs and 'no-see-ums'.
A full 360° of bug protection means you can relax in peace while the bugs move on to harass your less-prepared friends. Sorry friends, maybe next time you'll Trek Lightly.
Note: The hammock is sold separately.
Don't be fooled by other so-called 'skeeter beeter' hammocks that feature a bug net which is attached to the top of the hammock only - mosquitoes are often more than capable of biting you right through the bottom of the hammock!
The Bug Free Hammock Shield completely surrounds your Trek Light Hammock (and almost all other non-spreader bar hammock brands). And since it's a separate accessory you can easily enjoy the hammock without the netting - set it up when you need it, leave it packed up when you don't.
This is the perfect addition to a hammock set up! It’s super easy to set up just slide the hammock through tighten the ends and the clip onto a line and voila! The bugs can’t get you. The only thing I ran into was that the line it came with to clip to could have been longer. It was only just long enough to secure to some knots on the first trees I used and not long enough at all the second location (fortunately I always have some paracord in my pack so it was no problem to clip onto that. These trees were pretty far apart, probably about as far as you could go comfortably so in theory it’s long enough for general use, but I would definitely bring along some paracord or something else longer just in case your trees are wide)
The net was easy to set up and worked great to keep bugs out. Easy to get in and out of! But I had to Macgyver the ridgeline cord because it didn’t even come close to wrapping around 1 tree and reaching the other side. Fortunately my tree happened to have a nail that I could secure 1 side to.
I have great faith in the bug net although I have not had a chance to use it yet. What was exceptional was the correspondence that accompanied the product. The individual notes were a very nice touch.
I love the bug shield. Only needed it in the morning and evening on my camp out, so during the day I used it as a super comfy pillow. =)
It works. It's fairly heavy and bulky as it wraps the whole hammock and seems to have more netting than is needed. I replaced the integrated ridge line with 550 cord as it seemed flimsy. I changed the clips for the ridge line to small metal carabiners too as the plastic clips look like they will fail easily. The end slipped over the hammock one night and up allowing mosquitoes in - making sure it extends beyond the hammock should minimize that risk. Overall I'm happy with the purchase and slept comfortably.