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Sea to Summit Head Net with Insect Shield

    Sea to Summit Head Net with Insect Shield

    When the bugs are swarming, the Sea To Summit head net with Insect Shield® is the key to keeping comfortable in the outdoors.

    • $12.95

    Item # 799982

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    • EPA-registered, odorless Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel helps keep biting and potentially disease-carrying insects at bay
    • Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel is effective through 70 washes
    • Soft polyester mesh fabric blocks bugs; black mesh offers better visibility than white mesh
    • Head net is sized to wear with or without a hat
    • Elasticized draw cord creates a seal to keep bugs from getting in
    • The Sea To Summit head net with Insect Shield® comes packaged in its own small stuff sack; hat not included

    Insect shield products can't be shipped to Canada.


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    Sea to Summit Head Net with Insect Shield Specs
    Best use
    1.3 ounces
    Insect Shield
    Insect repellent
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    Sea to Summit Head Net with Insect Shield

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    Rated 4.4/5 based on 10 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromEasy to use, excellent value Bought this for bicycle riding (over the helmet). While not an ideal way to wear it, it does an outstanding jo of both sealing the bugs out while maintaining decent visibility both forward and with a rear view mirror. I hate eating bugs on a ride, and this has given me the protection I wanted. And, it's light and compact! Perfect!
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromMakes hiking enjoyable Purchased this headnet for my hiking and backpacking adventures, especially during the spring and summer months. I took on a 17 mile hike a bit ago, and the biting flies and mosquitos were eating me alive. Next day, went out and bought a new hat and this net. I just took on the same trail. Not a single problem with bugs! In fact, for a while I didn't think there were any bugs and that perhaps I wasted my money this trip. That is until every hiker I crossed paths told me they were so jealous, and that they were all getting welts from their bites. They asked me where I got it (REI of course!). I honestly had such a good time thanks to this net. I have also purchased a spare net to keep in my bag just in case my hiking partners need one. Or sell it at a permium to a desparate hiker. Haha! (just kidding).
    Date published: 2012-07-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromFieldwork-worthy I purchased this head net over a year ago, and have now used it through 2 full field seasons while working out the forests of West Africa. I have been incredibly impressed by this item, as it has yet to break or show any signs of holes, despite 6 months of heavy use, thorns, killer bees, etc. I don't know what I would have done without it, as it was likely one of the most important items I carried out in the bush with me, and was instrumental in keeping out the swarms of sweat bees that although are tiny, are unable to penetrate the net. Even better, it can be washed easily, and dries quickly. Given the price, this is an incredibly good find! The only drawback about this net is that, being black, can be rather hot at times if you are in full sun (and may potentially attract insects because of the color).
    Date published: 2010-07-26
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromExcellent Weapon Against Mosquitoes! Used on the Pacific Crest Trail this summer with lots of voracious mosquitoes. Was unobtrusive and very effective. No bites on neck/face at all during 5 days. Worried about it fitting over my REI Paddlers hat, but it did.
    Date published: 2012-09-08
    Rated 2out of5
    by from1000's of mosquitos I was very disappointed with this head net. The picture is misleading because it shows the product with adequate netting reaching her shoulders over a hat. I have a mil spec boonie hat, and the netting is too short, leaving the netting above the shoulders exposeing the neck when the cord is cinched and if you don't cinch it the blood suckers manage to fly up inside the net. My conclusion is that the manufacturers must have altered the original pattern. Another mention, this is not No-See-Em netting, but had larger holes which I didn't care for. REI needs their own label on a headnet that has a superior design to this offering.
    Date published: 2010-08-08
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromLight, inexpensive, but a little small. It's very small, light, and less expensive than other nets. It is more easy to see through than some because the mesh is not as fine. My primary complaint is that it did not have adequate circumference, interior volume, or size. It was always against my nose, chin, and just didn't have enough room inside. particularly with a hat on which most people will be using outdoors in some form. (Not a good net to use with a full brimmed hat, it won't fit.) Small headed people using a baseball cap might be ok. It's small size was a consistent problem every time I put it on and tried to use it.
    Date published: 2010-07-21
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromKept me sane in bugland I took this head net on a 3-week backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail, where the no-see-ums were out in force, along with mosquitoes and black flies. I didn't get a single bite on my face or neck when wearing it. My only (minor) complaint is that the dark netting somewhat impairs vision.
    Date published: 2013-07-04
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat piece of Gear for the Price I've purchased two of these nets, the first one for my wife. After seeing her success and love of the product, I picked up one for myself. Sprays, lotions, bug candles, etc all have their place and work well in their own right, with their own pros and cons. I've found this little net to be indispensible now in certain regions where we hike and backack pack, and at certain times in the day or by season, bug protection is heavenly. There's nothing worse than a beautiful day ruined by black flies or mosquitos or other bothersome bugs. Another feature about this net is I've used it as a back up fishing net. I found myself fishing out of a mountain stream and without a fish leader. I placed a few small fish in this net and tied it to a root on the bank where I was fishing. Live food doesn't spoil; great multi-purpose action.
    Date published: 2013-11-21

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