Short Review: Those that follow my reviews, or those that are shopping for hammocks and hammock gear may have seen my reviews.. I have 5 brands I REALLY LOVE!! Chill Gorilla, Bear Butt, ENO, Kammok, and Grand Trunk (Although I am not really into Grand Trunk as much as I used to be). Anyways, with that being said they are all GREAT BRANDS but all have something that stand them apart.. Chill Gorillas difference is their size!! This big net is not only LONGER than ENO and Bear Butt, but it is also much roomier giving you plenty of space inside the net.. The vertical zipper is actually MUCH easier to use, and the materials of the Chill Gorilla seem to be just as good, if not better than ENO!!
1.) LONG – I have longer hammocks that don’t fit as well in ENO and Bear Butt bug nets due to their length.. This net is at least a foot longer than most making it fit better around long hammocks.. Please note, it fits just as well around the shorter hammocks such as ENO as it does long!
2.) Vertical Zipper – The Vertical zipper is actually very nice.. I took my hammock out this weekend to and tried out the bug net and found it much easier to get into the hammock with the vertical zipper.. BUT THE BEST PART, its much easier to ZIP and CLOSE the bug net.. Those that hammock camp know it takes a few minutes to get situated in your hammock.. It then sucks when you realize you have to uncover and reach to the FOOT of the hammock to grab the zipper of the bug net and close it.. Not with the vertical zipper!! It’s actually very genius!
3.) Great Quality – Built just as good, if not better than ENO.. Quality is GREAT
4.) Easy to Pack
5.) Fits MOST hammocks – Should fit short hammocks just fine.. I checked it with Bear Butt, ENO, and Kammok and had no issues with fit.. It fits and worked wonderfully well.. Being longer, it also fits longer hammocks GREAT such as the longer Chill Gorilla Hammocks!! I am sure Chill Gorilla would rather you use this with their branded hammocks but just know, it will work fine with ENO and other brands!! (WINK WINK, I do recommend Chill Gorilla Hammocks a lot though, especially if you need a budget hammock that is GREAT quality)
6.) Net closes NICE and tightly around your straps keeping bugs out!
7.) Backpacker Friendly – Even though the net is a little larger than most, it weighs nearly the same as other brands if not lighter!! Very friendly for backpacking
8.) Includes Paracord for setup! YES PARACORD!! not that cheap NYLON junk other brands include
Overall: Excellent bug net!! I recommend this to ANYONE