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PostPosted: April 10th, 2021, 7:29 pm 
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I am looking for a bug net to use in combination with a tarp. I have found a few that look good but all are really aimed more at use over beds and do not have enough headroom. Does anyone know of a source for one with standing headroom?


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PostPosted: April 10th, 2021, 7:52 pm 
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The Eureka NoBugZone CT13 would meet your requirements. When set up it is 8'/2.5 meters high. However, the tarp is integrated with the bug net so it is not exactly what you're looking for.

It is a great setup and the whole package weighs 5.5 lbs./2.5 kg. Retail price is $180. They might be a bit scarce at this time of year!

https://eurekatentscanada.com/products/dealers/735

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PostPosted: April 11th, 2021, 8:42 am 
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Love the NoBugZone -- large, easy to set up and light for the backcountry. I have yet to get wet under it, as well.


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PostPosted: April 11th, 2021, 9:25 am 
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I own a Big Agnes Bug house. I comes in a couple of sizes.

https://www.bigagnes.com/Deep-Creek-Bug ... ustcol7=56

I bought mine through MEC though I don’t see it listed online any longer. I don’t bring the poles that come with it when tripping as they aren’t compact but rather find a tree to tie off too or use a couple of paddles when the trees aren’t present.


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PostPosted: April 11th, 2021, 7:27 pm 
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Those are not quite what I was looking for but I think I might switch plans and try to track one of them down, they look perfect for our purposes.


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PostPosted: April 12th, 2021, 7:02 am 
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I have a Sea to Summit Mosquito Box Net (double). It is a rectangle that stands about 6’ high, and will accommodate 2 people. It has tie-offs on the four top corners, and loops to peg down the bottom. No door - you have to sneak under it. A pretty tight set-up that I bring on solo trips, or maybe when tripping with one other person.

I also have the Eureka NoBugZone 13 which, as mentioned above, is a great piece of gear.

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PostPosted: April 12th, 2021, 10:05 am 
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I'm 6'3" and love our VCS 16 from Eureka.


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PostPosted: April 12th, 2021, 10:54 am 
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Looks like finding either for sale right now might be a challenge, but can anyone review the differences between the VCS 16 Mesh Room and the NoBugZone 13? The VCS looks slightly smaller, so also lighter and smaller to pack, a few bucks cheaper, and the mesh is detachable.

They seem very similar. Anyone have experiences that would steer towards (or away from) one or the other?

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PostPosted: April 12th, 2021, 11:19 am 
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The mesh on the VCS can be set up independently from the tarp if desired. (or used with another tarp)
So two possible shelters for half of the weight.


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PostPosted: April 12th, 2021, 1:55 pm 
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We use both.

I'd say pros for the VCS are that it is slightly larger than the screen that clips under it providing a drier room during driven rain.

The no bug zone packs slightly smaller, and may be a touch lighter as well if you are counting ounces.

I don't believe the screen for the VCS is available anymore.

I'll never be caught in the bush without one of them; invaluable piece of gear.


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PostPosted: April 12th, 2021, 3:41 pm 
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With product shortages these day for out door activities, I’m wondering out loud if Cooke Custom Sewing might be an avenue for getting a bug shelter this season.
https://www.shop.cookecustomsewing.com/


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PostPosted: April 13th, 2021, 4:32 pm 
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Bug shelters seem to be sold right out everywhere!

In the meantime, I've picked up a Sea to Summit pyramid double shelter. At $45 on sale, it's better than nothing in case of emergency. (It also could come in very handy for use as an "outhouse"? I kinda like having this protection option that's so minimal - packs up the size of my fist.)

I'll explore some options for an add-on mesh room with some local gear makers:
https://hofmanoutdoorgearsupply.ca/
https://www.canoepaddler.net/shop

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PostPosted: April 27th, 2021, 8:50 pm 
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I managed to get a NoBugZone off Kijiji. Looks in great shape and I am quite happy with that as who knows when new ones will be back in stock.


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PostPosted: April 28th, 2021, 12:35 pm 
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I use the 'Onsite Travellers Mosquito Shelter' $42. You can buy it at MEC or SAIL. it has no tarp, but it supper easy to set up, light and nice and tall (I am 6,5") I bring tarps anyhow so that is not a problem for rain. I have been using mine for over 10 years now and had no issues. I have used it as a ground sleeper bug net as well when running an underneath tarp ridgeline for set up. For hanging around camp as a simple bug net it holds 4 people easily. Works great! Very good bang for the buck.

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PostPosted: April 28th, 2021, 12:58 pm 
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Thank you for the report on this tall $42 bed net. Seems like a good value and a good starting point when other systems aren't available. Wish it came in dark mesh instead of white. Note some reviews says this mesh allows black flies through, so it might only be good for mozzies.

I looked at some similar products off Amazon (camping nets, bed nets and nets for patio umbrellas). Most camping nets tend to be for sleeping and aren't tall enough for a hang-out shelter. Very few spec their mesh density, and those that do seem to be unreliable (to put it politely) - meshes seem to be flimsy & coarse, not for noseeums. I guess this isn't rocket science, but I'd only go with a trusted outdoor retailer, and not waste time on Amazon descriptions.

I'm going with getting a "mesh room" made out of proper noseeum netting.

Cheers, Pat.

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