This year has already turned out be a very heavy mosquito season in my area because of all the wet weather we have had. A lot of old swamp land has turned back into swamps, which of course has created trillions more mosquitos than we have had in the last few years.
My wife and I go fishing in the evenings on our local watersheds. The skeeters get incredibly thick starting promptly at 6:00pm. I got tired of wearing repellant chemicals because it ends up getting in my eyes and I start to taste it. I almost feel like I am going to get cancer because of it. Therefore I looked all over for what I felt was a safer alternative.
I chose this Dorfman Pacific head net because is will fit over my wide brim hat nicely and is compact when not in use.
I noticed a huge benefit during the first night I used it. The mosquitos really wanted at my face, but the tight woven netting kept them out. It was weird trying to resist the urge to swat at them as they buzzed so close to my ears but, the netting did keep them far from my head.
So far, the netting has held up very well and seems to be quite durable. Not even the smallest of flying bugs can get through its tiny holes.
The elastic band that goes around the hat is not too tight, but yet holds the net on pretty well in moderate wind.
The backside of this netting is solid fabric. It is light weight, but yet prevents mosquito stingers from piercing it. Since the backside of any head netting is more prone to resting on skin, having a solid backside is much better than having 360 degrees of netting. It also helps with sun protection on the back of your neck.
The bottom has a draw string to cinch up the shoulder area. The string and the string lock are made of quality material. I did not have a single bug get inside the netting.
Its size worked very well. It fits my large brim hat and has enough length to reach below the collar of my shirt when it is cinched up.
The only downside of this product is that you do lose a bit if vision because the netting is so finely woven. Of course, this will happen with most netting, but I find this downside to be much better to deal with than the alternative of wearing strong chemicals.
I highly recommend this product, and its quality is such that I would gladly take it on a trip in the Amazon forest.