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Post by Scott » Wed May 18, 2016 8:37 pm

I needed a new net and my wife who does my sewing isn't going to have time for a while. So I did a search for a cheap on. I found this.

Came in today. $20. netting might not be the most robust, but for $20, it isn't bad. It is also really large. Designed to hang from a line, and it hangs to the ground. Zipper in the center.

Anybody else have experience with them?

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Post by Scuba » Wed May 18, 2016 9:22 pm

Looks pretty roomy, heavier than a Fronkey style, but basically it is a Double Fronkey. Not bad for $20
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Post by sarge » Wed May 18, 2016 10:12 pm

That is interesting.
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Post by UncleMJM » Wed May 18, 2016 10:39 pm

I need a new skeeter net. I'm looking for something with fewer holes per square inch, (like 200), rather than the 600 hole/sq" no see um.

Our skeeters are big so small holes aren't needed and I prefer letting a breeze in rather than blocking it out.

How would you describe this netting in these terms?

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Post by Scuba » Wed May 18, 2016 10:50 pm

also, perhaps I missed it but I don't see a length
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Post by sarge » Thu May 19, 2016 7:59 am

Way down on the bottom:
Weight (lb) 0.55 0.55 (118 inches long x 83 inches high)
Ten feet is 120", so it might be a bit short for the Big Gray Weenie, but I went ahead and got one anyway. Will give this a good video review. It looks like its a bit tall to put it on a hammock ridgeline (almost 7 feet), so it might require one of its own, or some kind of arrangement attaching it to the tarp ridgeline.

The price ended up being $31 USD with shipping included.

Interesting in that its my second hammock related purchase from Canada this week.
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Post by Scott » Thu May 19, 2016 9:46 am

UncleMJM wrote:I need a new skeeter net. I'm looking for something with fewer holes per square inch, (like 200), rather than the 600 hole/sq" no see um.

Our skeeters are big so small holes aren't needed and I prefer letting a breeze in rather than blocking it out.

How would you describe this netting in these terms?
The holes are big, I did not count them :lol: but it is definitely not a tight mesh. I don't have a lot of experience with different weaves, but my son had curtain sheers for his net and wanted something to breath better. This definitely does that.
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Post by Scott » Thu May 19, 2016 9:48 am

sarge wrote:Way down on the bottom:
Weight (lb) 0.55 0.55 (118 inches long x 83 inches high)
Ten feet is 120", so it might be a bit short for the Big Gray Weenie, but I went ahead and got one anyway. Will give this a good video review. It looks like its a bit tall to put it on a hammock ridgeline (almost 7 feet), so it might require one of its own, or some kind of arrangement attaching it to the tarp ridgeline.

The price ended up being $31 USD with shipping included.

Interesting in that its my second hammock related purchase from Canada this week.
I got two of them, and over $25 is free shipping, so it was $39 and change for the pair.

Length is exactly right for an 11' hammock with the ridge line about 108.
Even when hung from its own line, it has to be a pretty high line to get it off the ground. I would like it off the weeds, but not sure I am going to worry about it.

I am interested to see your review of it. Shipping was only 2 days...
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Post by sarge » Thu May 19, 2016 10:44 am

Is it an open or closed bottom?

I'm thinking that for summer use, hanging from the tarp ridgeline and hanging the tarp at +/- 7 feet off the ground is dang near a perfect thing.
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Post by Scuba » Thu May 19, 2016 10:55 am

just soak the crap out of it with permethrin and let it hang on the ground
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Post by Scott » Thu May 19, 2016 11:01 am

sarge wrote:Is it an open or closed bottom?

I'm thinking that for summer use, hanging from the tarp ridgeline and hanging the tarp at +/- 7 feet off the ground is dang near a perfect thing.
Closed bottom. Where hammock comes out the sides it has cinch cords. Zipper up one side top to bottom.
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Post by sarge » Thu May 19, 2016 11:02 am

Cool, that makes for a nifty place for the dog to sleep.
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Post by sarge » Thu May 19, 2016 11:11 am

One of the things we're going to be looking at is if we can put a pad in the bottom of this thing for the dog to sleep on, and how the geometry affects how high the ridge will have to be to achieve that.
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Post by Scott » Thu May 19, 2016 10:58 pm

I think you will have success with that. I just have in on the ridgeline like a fronkey style net, and lots of room for a pad on either end. I would avoid the center so you can still lift the side to reach the zipper.
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Post by TXyakr » Tue May 31, 2016 9:07 am

Good that the Canadians are getting more options for them but as Sarge noted shipping is expensive across that border, wall or no wall. About $20 from Canada to Texas was estimate I got. Also wonder how it works against black flies up there?
Canadian $19.97 dollars convert to about $15.30 USD
Occasionally Woot has Yukon Outfitters bug net on sale for about $25 ($50 regular price) not including US shipping, not very light either but I think the netting is better quality.
https://yukon-outfitters.com/products/n ... ck-bug-net

Now when D.T. builds a 5500 mile, 300 foot tall ice wall between us and Canada the shipping cost is going to go way up... only joking. :-) But my Canadian relatives up there sure will have fun building it for him...

Edit: Never mind, they just redirect you to the USA online shop and ship from there if you are not in Canada. Lucky Canadians, their Dollar is worth more than American Dollar but price for this item is still same. Perhaps Canadians don't threaten to default on their debt payments and risk devaluing their currency... OH well warmer with fewer black flies in Texas ha ha ha only giant virus carrying mosquitoes...

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