Outdoor Vitals is a Utah-based gear manufacturer who has come out with a selection of hammock-specific gear items. I was able to test their Solo Plus hammock, diamond tarp, and multi-function bug net over the past few weeks.
Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Bug Shelter Therm-a-Rest sent me a package that included their updated Slacker Hammocks, new hanging kit, and their own 360-degree bug cover. The Bug Shelter is designed to cover the hammock to provide complete insect protection. Manufacturer: Therm-a-Rest, Made in Vietnam MSRP: US$79.95 Available Features/Specifications Weight: 17.3 oz (490 g) Ridge Line Webbing: 2.26 oz (64… Read more
I originally drew this illustration back in 2008[1. The revised instructions were posted to HammockForums.net in 2010] after making a hammock and bivy-style bug net from an inexpensive Mombasa bug net (or similar cot-style mosquito net). This project was an attempt at a low-cost, easy-to-make tube-style net that I could use both for lightweight backpacking with… Read more
Overview The Butt in a Sling (BIAS) Buginator is a zipperless tube-style hammock bug net meant to provide a near 360-degree bug-free enclosure to a net-less, gathered-end hammock. The main advantages of the Buginator are lighter weight and easier entrance and exit by eliminating a zippered opening. The bug net also features a “performance cut”… Read more