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Equinox - The Mantis

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Lightweight bug protection
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The Mantis is a lightweight (4.5 oz.) effective way to keep those annoying blood thirsty pests at bay. Stake out the four courners and then suspend the peak from a tree branch or a pair of hiking poles (pyramidal shape). The floor is also No-See-Um netting. Tighten the elastic drawcord across the sleeping bag for complete protection. 34 H x 33 W x 32 L (inches)
Manufacturer Equinox
Weight 4.5 oz.
Color Mesh
Mfg Sku/Part Number 146260
Material No-See-Um netting
Other Features No-See-Um netting
24 in. zippered access
Pyramidal shapeli>
Mesh stuff sack
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And its made in the USA too! Review by E

I initially purchased this to go with my net-less bivy under a Zpacks Hexamid solo plus tarp and it works perfectly when suspended from the highest point. I like that the net fully encloses your head area with enough room to get your arms inside with you to read. My first time out this spring was met with CLOUDS of mosquitos and I had forgotten my bug spray, so I was relieved to find this in the bottom of my pack. I don't even need to stake it out. I just slip the top portion of my bivy in, which holds the floor of the net in place just fine. Zip it up and cinch it down and you won't wake up with blood-suckers on your forehead. You can also adjust the hight of the net and/or the tension on the shock cord while laying inside it. All in All, great buy. It saves a few ounces over sewn-in bug netting, and you don't have to use it if you find yourself in a relatively bug-free area.

(Posted on 6/13/14)

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