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!
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.
- Make your hammock function like a floating tent! - Tarp is extremely quiet, strong and durable - Multiple configuration options for varying weather - All tarp seams waterproofed and sealed - Bug Net offers 360-degree protection and easy double-zipper entry - Universal Fit: Fits all TLG Hammock sizes and many other hammock brands - Individual Carry pouches attached (never lose them!) - Lifetime Warranty & Happiness Guarantee
V9 Tarp Specs
Dimensions: 12ft 8in x 12ft 8in (Diamond) or 9ft x 9ft (Square)
Tie-Outs: 3 per side (8 unique grommets)
Material: Polyester coated Non-Crinkle Nylon
Waterproof: Of course
Color: Black on one side, Silver on the other
Carry Pouch: 11" x 9" (uncompressed)
Included: Comes with a thick ridgeline cord as well as plenty of tie-out line for securing the edges of your tarp. Since every location can require a slightly different setup based on your surroundings, the included Tie-Out line is uncut for your convenience. Simply cut the line as needed or desired. Tent stakes are not included.
Bug Shield Specs
Width: 4ft 10in (9ft 8in circumference)
No-See-Um Proof: ~1300 holes per square inch
Waterproof: No, silly. That's what the tarp is for.
Carry Pouch: 9” x 6” (uncompressed)
Included: Comes with an easy-clip ridgeline for quick setup
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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.
Worley (Denver, CO)
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!
Rick White (Milwaukee, WI)
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.
Alexandrea Austin (Richmond, TX)
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!
Matthew Casey (Minneapolis, MN)
Definitely increases usability
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.