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!
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 setup 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 setup, 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 hard core piece of gear.
Yep, we thought of everything.
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.
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.
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!
Very good tarp and bug net, can't think of much to improve upon either.
Thanks to this tarp I was the only one on my most recent camping trip who wasn't rained on during the night. I would have liked if it had come with advice on putting it up. I worked it out myself too late after the rain had started, which is my fault as I didn't have the sense to attempt setting it up on a clear day.
The zips on the bugnet got caught more than I would like, although this seems unavoidable. It's very airy and doesn't take much from the feeling of being in nature. I didn't get a single bug during the night.
Placed order, received it very quickly in Canada on the east coast. Had a small issue that had nothing to do with TrekLight, but they immediately fixed and responded. Yup, I'll use again.