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.
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.
The Bug Shield is awesome. Setup is a snap, and I sleep much better knowing I won't be bothered by bugs.
The hammock is big and roomy, and doesn't make me feel the least bit claustrophobic. The white can be difficult to see clearly out of, but you will definitely see any skeeters that managed to get inside with you.
This bug sheild goes up with ease and adds only seconds of time setting up camp. The weight is a minimal consideration when backpacking. The peace of mind knowing you won't have any buzzing and crawling friends around more than make up for carrying another item, which is only the size of a double hammock. This addition is essential for anyone who wants to enjoy nature during the warm seasons.