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Comments about Mombasa Outback Travel Net - Single:
This is the type of mosquito net that was issued to us in the Peace Corps in Mali. The biggest benefit is that it hangs AWAY from your body, unlike the nets that hang from a single point and drape down in a cone shape. Any place where the net touches or is very close to your skin, you will get bitten. This advantage for me outweighs the disadvantages, of which there are several:
This is not the lightest net you can get, 11 oz, versus 7 for the simplest single-point net. And it can get a bit stuffy on the hottest nights. It's not particularly attractive, so if you want something you can also hang over your bed at home to look romantic, this is not it. If a mosquito gets inside, it is harder to find against the dark green than the white nets, but it's also easier to see outside the darker nets than the white ones, which reflect light back at you (especially at night if you are using a headlamp to investigate what that rustling in the bushes was)
If you are going to an area where insects may be carrying disease, you should treat the net with an insecticide, which should help keep bugs off in case your arm or leg ends up laying against the net at some point, and will keep them from creeping up under any gaps at the bottom or through holes in the net. There are special products made for this, which you can find online. WHO (the World Health Org.) has a pdf up which talks about why you should treat nets.
In Mali, I was dealing with scorpions large and small in addition to mosquitos, and this gave me much more peace of mind.
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