I am considering adding a 12” skirt of no-see-um bug net around the base perimeter of my GoLite Hex 3. I have the floorless model. My plan is to simply sew this to the bottom hem, which is about 30 feet of sewing.
I have a Tyvek floor which I cut to be about 6” inside the tent wall, all around. I am hoping to simply tuck the netting in under the Tyvek floor once the tent is set up. This should add about 2.3 oz. to the total weight of the tent which is just over 2 pounds with the Tyvek floor.
The plan sounds almost too simple to me and I’ve never read where anyone else did this so, now I’m worried that I may have missed a potential problem. If any of you more experienced than I (which means all of you), see a problem, please yell before I fall off a cliff here.
While this should bug-proof the tent, I’m thinking that this would deter some of the creapy-crawly category also. At least, I can reassure my wife with that line. She loves full tents and I love to backpack with her, so, the Hex 3 works well for us, plus, it’s a great winter tent. I think the size and protection provided for the weight is about as good as it gets. Although, there are many lighter and simpler shelters for undemanding conditions.