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  • Lighter, faster, cheaper—the Guardian SL is the perfect insect-protection choice for the minimalist backpacker
  • Superfine no-see-um netting offers 360° bug protection; conforms to all ENO hammocks (sold separately)
  • Snug fit with internal adjusters for easy, bug-free manipulation
  • Quick setup and take down to maximize bug protection
  • Sleevelike entry for easy access
  • Included compression stuff sack for easy storage


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Best Use Backpacking
Unfolded Dimensions 108 x 36 inches
Folded Dimensions 5 x 4 inches
Material(s) No-see-um netting
Weight 13 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small and light but a compromise. The instructions with it are substandard and I had to look on the Internet to discover that the lineloc should be used to prevent the net touching you once in a hammock. However once I worked it out it was fine. I'd suggest it's great for occasional use of those wishing to pack ultralight. If it's for a hammock in base camp or pack space and weight are not an issue then I think there are some better alternative option available.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Taking a simple idea and making it complicated Pros: -Lightweight -Affordability -Strong Materials Cons: -Difficult set up -Small space between you and the bug net -Not worth the money saved This is a cool idea but an unfortunate excuse for an application of the idea. The bug net goes onto the hammock like a sleeve. Once it is on it's on and there is no easy way to get out. The space between the hammock and the bug net is extremely small and could make one feel claustrophobic. I have had both bug nets made by Eno and returned the first model to purchase this one. That was a mistake. I had hoped that Eno would incorporate a zipper into this bug net so that it would be much easier to get in and out of when set up around base camp. That is simply not the case. Eno has created a product that will protect you from bugs but will cause you to sacrifice convenience, simplicity, and piece of mind. Do yourself a favor and do not purchase this product.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serves it's purpose I was looking for a lightweight, inexpensive bug net to take on a 3 day hiking trip in the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho. Mosquitos are notoriously bad there this time of year. While it was a tight fit, it served it's purpose. I didn't have to worry about mosquitos while I was using this net. If you are even mildly claustrophobic, do not buy this bug net. However, if you just want something light and cheap that works, this is great.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ENO G Bug Net SL, too small, narrow. I have four hammocks of various makes and have camped dozens of nights in them both in the Southwest and Southeast. All my previous hammock bug protection has come attached. I want to get really light for some upcoming trips so I just got this SL bug net as part of a ENO SubLink bundle. I understand ENO was going for minimalist here. In fact the Sub7 is incredibly light and small but strong. The Helios suspension straps scream "won't work" from their size and weight but they are nothing short of awsome in every way, well done ENO. The ProFlySil tarp is of course nice but just long enough keeping with the minimal thing. When not packing it in I will use a larger sil tarp for Florida rains. But the bug net is where this goes wrong. The Guardian SL is like a cacoon that you pull over you from your foot end (hopefully not trapping in bugs) till it reaches above your head, then you need to tighten the end down at arms length. It just fits in length too. The problem is that it is way too narrow. I tried several different tie off methods from the top with the lift cord but still it's like shimming it over you all the way up. Then it sits on the hammock and net is not far enough from you face. This is because its just too narrow. Even the strecth out line doesn't help because the net as a whole is too snug. No where near as easy as the ENO video demos. And don't even think about a quick escape in the middle of the night or for an early morning nature call. ENO weighs the SL in at 13 oz. that's compared to their regular bug netting at 16 oz. I suggest taking the 3 oz. difference on your back. I like everything but this bug net. Have to decide what to do because really the ENO Guardian SL bug net seems useless you are small and skinny maybe. Rest of SubLink I like. Wish I could trade for ENO's standard but net.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Narrow, too hard to close As others have said, this sleeve style net must be pulled up like a tube sock around you while you are already in the hammock. Then you must reach as far above you as you can to try and cinch the shock cord around the line in front of you. I am 5'10. In order to secure the net at the end of the fabric, I have to grab both sides of the mock, and pull my self up to where I could reach. If you have a sleeping pad in the mock with you, the netting will catch on the corners and you will find yourself arching your back like a teenaged girl pulling on tight jeans to get it over you. In all fairness, it does what it says, but it's big brother is so much better in terms of coverage, ease of use and ability to get out when nature calls. If you like to lay brazilian style (diagonally) in your hammock, you will not be able to do so with this surrounding it.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No. Just no. I bought this a year ago, and it has humiliated me on so many levels. Set up takes way too long. There is no way to easily get in and out of it, which sucks when you are alone in the woods and have to go to the bathroom. It falls on top of you, which makes the hammock way too hot. I just really don't like it. It's brother, the Guardian, on the other hand, is a dream. That hammock bug net is where it's at.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept the bugs out I liked this bug net. worked well. I wouldn't recommend using it if you have two people in the hammock. I am quite small, 5'1 110lbs so I was able to fit in perfectly, I think it may be difficult for a bigger person.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Kit I've had my net for a few years now and I'd buy another if my current one tore. Mine is never close to my face; easy in and out; tight at either end; and a quality constructed product.
Date published: 2017-02-22
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How do you get inside this without a zipper?

Asked by: nc1
REI'S answer is incorrect. The Guardian SL is different because there is less mesh and no zipper in order to save space and weight. The bug net slides across the included ridgeline and the hammock itself, allowing you to climb into your hammock. When you're in the hammock, you slide it back over you and cinch the line down with the included stop. It's pretty simple, but it's not as fast and easy as the standard Guardian net.
Answered by: Wire Fox
Date published: 2017-06-01

Is this only for a single Eno hammock or could it fit over a double with two people?

Asked by: dandilion
The Guardian Bug Net conforms to all ENO hammocks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27
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