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Jason Johnson
(etex9799) - F
Mesh/Net on 05/20/2013 10:09:32 MDT Print View

Is there something besides noseeum, that will allow more breeze to blow thru the tent but still block mosquitos? not worried about noseeums

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Mesh/Net on 05/20/2013 10:13:47 MDT Print View

Tulle works, but is delicate. There is a tougher form of this material, still lighter than noseeum, but I don't know what it's called.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Mosquito/Fly netting vs. No-See-Um on 05/20/2013 12:42:54 MDT Print View

Mosquito or fly netting is about 200 holes per square inch, Noseeum is about 600. I agree that for my use I would rather have the bigger holes, but all my tents have the windproof stuff.

As of 2010 Dan Cooke of Cooke Custom Sewing had 70" wide black mosquito net yardage available.

Edited by jimqpublic on 05/20/2013 13:02:51 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Mesh/Net on 05/20/2013 16:01:52 MDT Print View

Find a large fabric store and ask for synthetic mosquito netting. There's usually a wide range available.

I have used tulle for my tents. Yes, it is weaker, but it was only 9 gsm. How rough are you going to be?

Note: light netting can be a begger to sew. But it can be done.


peter vacco

Locale: no. california
Re: Mesh/Net on 05/20/2013 20:31:15 MDT Print View

you can indeed , as Roger says, make panels out of tulle. they are not really structurally fantastic, but if not in a stressed deployment, the lifespan can be considerable.
i some time ago fabricated a window for my Akto. this window modification totally changes the character of my dwelling.
it is better in all ways except there is a small bit of added mass.
the sequence of operations required to make this work out are .. considerable.
but ! it can be done.

peter vacco

Locale: no. california
Re: Re: Mesh/Net on 05/20/2013 20:36:51 MDT Print View

we try again ...akto

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Mesh/Net on 05/23/2013 07:05:43 MDT Print View

Yes, I have seen it called mosquito net and available at some outdoor supplies. It is heavier.

Also, I find the the little zippers(#1 size I think?) that often get used on noseeum nets are too fragile and don't last more then 50 to 100 days in the field.
They always seem to fail during heavy bug season:-(
I have replaced/repaired many.

I have had no problem with the next size up(#2?).
Of course the bigger zippers are a little heavier.