The Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Guardian SL Bug Net is designed to protect hammock users from pesky winged predators. Weighing just 13 ounces, it’s excellent backcountry protection from mosquitos, black flies, and other insects.
Providing confident protection from pesky bugs, the Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian SL bug net is perfect for any outing. We will take a look at all the features here and set up.
As the naming suggests, this is the SL version of the guardian. It is super light, which means it is a little bit more streamlined, light weight, more packable and it provides a lot of protection here. So this is going to work with all Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks, but, as I said, it is a little bit more stream lined.
The materials here is what protects you from those winged insects. It is very, very fine no-see-um mesh. So it is going to protect you from even the smallest of bugs. And then you have some other material here to give it a little shaping, some nylon material on top and on the bottom.
There is a mini ridge line that runs across the top here and that is just a very light weight, but very strong cord. What I normally do when I set it up, I have this cord pretty loose. That way when you actually get in the hammock and lay in it and put all that weight down, it is not going to put too much tension on this mini cord. But then once you are inside, you reach behind you and cinch that down so there is a really easy set up here. There is two rings on either side. They clip right to the carabineers that you have your straps and your hammock set up with. And one side the Guardian SL bug net is pretty narrow, the opening. The other side is a really wide opening. So you are able to slide the wide opening through first, put it through about half way and then you are able to crawl in and out of the hammock. Once you are inside, all you have to do is pull the bug net up over you and cinch down the cord. So it is really easy. There is no zippers to fumble with. There is no zippers that could potentially fail or anything like that. It is a really simple design, but it is very well designed and it is very simple to use.
Eagles Nest Outfitters provides a compression sack to stuff this down. And, like I said, it is really light weight. It weighs about 13 ounces. And the dimensions here, it is nine feet long and three feet from about the top to the bottom. So this, again, is going to work with all Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks. It doesn't give you as much sprawling room inside as some of their other bigger bug nets, but for backcountry use, for backpacking it is the perfect companion.
With this set up you are going to have a snug and very effective haven. So you can relax in the outdoors.
It is the Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian SL bug net.