Old REI bug headnet/ bivy w no bottom
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Tim Cleary

Locale: Lost
Old REI bug headnet/ bivy w no bottom on 08/03/2012 18:53:44 MDT Print View

About 15 years ago, I bought a bug netting system from REI. It was basically a mini dome with crossing poles. When I say mini, I mean it was a 4 sided pyramid with maybe 18" of head room and 20" square. The mosquito netting covered the dome and then had a drape of maybe 3 feet to cover your sleeping bag. The poles were about the thickness of chopsticks, maybe just bendable plastic bits.

We had a fire at home and lost stuff including this. I am wishing I still had it. Anyone have any idea what I am talking about or knows of something similar? I am guessing it weighed maybe 6 oz or less...

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
. on 08/04/2012 00:16:48 MDT Print View

Not if it had 2 cross poles it didnt weigh 6 oz. You could MYOG.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Mantis bug net on 08/04/2012 04:32:01 MDT Print View

Equinox Mantis Bug Net 4.5oz, but you need to hang from trekking poles, tree branch, shelter rafters, ...


Edited by brooklynkayak on 08/04/2012 04:34:36 MDT.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
A little heavier on 08/04/2012 04:53:36 MDT Print View

A little heavier, but has a frame:


Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Summer on 08/04/2012 04:58:05 MDT Print View

I prefer a full length bug bivy in the summer so I can sleep on my sleeping instead of in it on hot summer nights. A full length bug bivy has more air flow and so cooler as well.

My summer choice:

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Old REI bug headnet/ bivy w no bottom on 08/04/2012 10:20:17 MDT Print View

I have one of these still in great shape that I used when I was going through Asia,it weighs 10.7 oz on my scale.It has an open bottom where elastic crosses to hold the poles in place,it has maroon trim and a maroon colored stuff sack.

Edited by annapurna on 08/04/2012 10:23:28 MDT.

Sean Rhoades

Locale: WV
bug net on 08/04/2012 14:04:00 MDT Print View

www.simblissity.net Inner Peace 4oz bug net. Doesn't have a frame, but is quite light.

Tim Cleary

Locale: Lost
That was it on 08/04/2012 14:17:48 MDT Print View

The maroon one you mentioned. Surprised it is that heavy, I remember the 2 ft poles being super flimsy.

I will look at the other ones, snks for the suggestions.

Stephen Komae
(skomae) - MLife

Locale: northeastern US
REI Bug Hut on 08/05/2012 16:05:24 MDT Print View

They still sell it. It is called the REI Bug Hut

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: REI Bug Hut on 08/05/2012 18:12:40 MDT Print View

Stephen,The REI bug hut is bigger and almost twice as heavy at 21oz

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
I got one you can have. on 08/05/2012 20:48:31 MDT Print View

Tim, I have had several of those around for what must be 20 years. I just went to my gear closet and found one buried deep. I'll send it to you for free. PM me your address.

It is called Sleep Screen by EPCO Design.

Edited by HairlessApe on 08/05/2012 20:59:49 MDT.