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Buying a mosquito net

  • ComingtoTha-
    iland

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    We are going to Thailand in a week and have never bought a mosquito net before. Can we get one at any camping store (like REI)? If so, what exactly do they look like? (Sorry if that's a stupid question). We looked online and are unsure of what exactly we should be looking for. Is it something that covers over the entire bed, or just that covers over our body? Finally, approximately what cost should we expect to pay in the U.S.?

    Thanks to all of you in advance for your help.

    #1 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 11:24

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  • tsargood

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    Hi, They come in various styles, the best ones are suspended from a single point directly above the bed, here is a link to a picture

    They are very light to cary and easy to put up. You will need to take some sticky hooks with you or a few screw in hooks that you can re-use. You will find that many of the more budget accomodation rooms already have hooks above the bed for this purpose.
    I paid about $40 for mine.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Tim

    #2 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 15:53

  • tsargood

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    yes , they cover the entire bed

    #3 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 15:55

  • marianwarren

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    Can these be purchased in Thailand, or is it preferable to buy before leaving home? I would imagine, if available there, they would be cheaper.

    Regards

    Marian

    #4 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 16:10

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    Here's a link to another Mosquito net provider -- I've not bought one before -- I just had this link stored away somewhere. They're quite a bit cheaper, but perhaps not as sturdy as the one posted by tsargood.

    #5 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 16:39

  • tsargood

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    I'm sure you could get one somewhere inThailand. Although to save wasting your valuable travel time you may want to get one before you leave Australia. Check out this web site, they deliver.
    Happy trails,
    Tim

    #6 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 16:39

  • calitraveler

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    yes, you can buy a net at rei -- i just did! it's called Mombasa Defender Mosquito Net for $26. it's for a single traveler, but it could easily fit over a full bed. it comes with rope and hooks.

    #7 Posted: 4/8/2006 - 11:45

  • wolfman

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    you can purchase a decent net in b.k.k. reckon a 500 up to 1000 baht; depending on size.

    #8 Posted: 4/8/2006 - 16:10

  • tsargood

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    Hi again, I have been out buying new travel gear for my next trip. One of my purchases was a new Mozzie net, the brand is 'Lifeventure', it has an intergrated collapsable wire hoop at the top which makes it very easy to put up. Last time I traveled I used the old wooden frame type that wore a hole in the net after months of putting up and down. It cost £32 here in London, expensive but im sure it will last longer and its ease of use is far better.
    Who would have thought there was such a science about Mozzie nets!
    Tim

    #9 Posted: 7/8/2006 - 17:19

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