It's not fancy or expensive, but Coghlans makes my favourite headnet. Yup Coghlins, as in the cheap brand you find at Wal-Mart and hardware stores. I picked mine up at Walmart for $1.99 (MSRP is $2.28). It weighs 15.8g. It's simple and nicely sized with a bit of elastic at the bottom. I've owned headnets that costed 10x as much, but I like this one best. I guess I'll just say it....my $25 MLD headnet with the armpit elastics (or using it without) just doesn't stay away from my face nearly as well as the coghlans one does. The MLD one is all over my face, while the Coghlans one works super nicely with my OR Seattle Sombrero hat and pretty much never touches my face.
Coghlans sells three different headnets:
- mosquito headnet
- no-see-um headnet
- fancy headnet with a metal ring
I strongly prefer just the simple mosquito headnet unless black flies are a huge problem, then you need a no-see-um one but I really hate those so I'd probably just slather on deet. Mosquito netting is far easier to live with than no-see-um netting. It doesn't affect your vision nearly as much and it doesn't get as clammy/hot inside.