Integral Designs Bugamid
Design: 10'X10' Non-freestanding Pyramid
Ease of Setup: Very Easy
Weight: 1 lb 9 oz
Price Paid: $135
This is an indispensable item for backpacking during bug season. I use it for cooking breakfast and dinner when the mosquitoes and flies won't leave you alone. Since it is floorless, spills and crumbs aren't an issue. Meals are so much more enjoyable when the bugs can't make a meal of you. It is also a great refuge to rest under.
The Bugamid is very easy to set up. Just toss the center line over a tree branch and stake out the four corners. You will need an eight foot pole to set it up above tree line. Its packed size is 5" x 12".
This comes along on every trip into the backcountry with my family.
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A floor-less pyramid shaped no-see-um shelter, the Integral Designs Bugamid offers 100 sq ft (9.3 sq m) of screened space and a height of 8 ft. The single suspension point cuts down on weight and offers several set up options. Hang it from a tree branch or support it with an 8 ft pole (not included). An ideal backcountry bug refuge for 4 6 people (includes 25 ft of 2.2 mm Paraline).
Big enough for four to six of your backcountry buddies, the lightweight Integral Designs Bugamid Shelter blocks munching mosquitoes and other pests so you can enter a deep slumber. With just a single point of suspension, you can set up the pyramid-shaped Bugamid Shelter using an 8ft pole (not included), or by tying the top up with a line from nearby tree branches. Use stakes or rocks to secure the Integral Designs' nine webbing loops to the ground, and enter the bug shelter through a five-foot high zipper entryway. Stand up and stretch your legs in the morning near the Bugamid's eight-foot high middle. The Bugamid comes with 25ft of 2.2mm throw line for convenient set-up.