Insect Protection

Top-notch camping insect protection

Here at Alton, we love sleeping wild. But, insects biting you all night long? Not so much. That’s why we made our Bug Net Tent. Ultralight, easy to set up and designed for versatility, this innovative mosquito net for camping is perfect for multi-day hikes, bikepacking and paddling trips. The micromesh construction allows optimal ventilation, ideal for warm climates where insects are at their worst.

Camping insect protection done right

With our Ultralight Bug Net Tent you can rest easy knowing you have the best possible insect protection without unnecessary weight in your pack. Featuring tear-resistant noseeum micromesh and a durable, 100% waterproof bathtub-style floor and multiple setup options, you can adapt your shelter to the conditions. Pair our Ultralight Bug Net Tent with the 3m x 3m Ultralight Tarp to make an all-weather, insect-proof shelter.

Be prepared with our camping mosquito net tent

This ultralight mesh shelter is the ultimate way to create a bug-free zone where you can sleep undisturbed. Backed by a Lifetime Warranty*, our high-performance mosquito net tent delivers unbeatable insect protection, enhanced ventilation and flexible configuration options. Incredibly easy to set up, you can pitch it using hiking poles, rope or even sticks. With this mosquito net for camping you can set off on your next adventure prepared for anything.

Insect Protection FAQs

  • Whether or not you need a mosquito net for camping depends on the conditions. If you are camping somewhere with lots of mosquito activity or if mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent, you need a camping mosquito net. You can sleep comfortably and safely without worrying about insects biting you overnight by providing an enclosed, insect-free space.

    Even in places where mosquitoes are not as prevalent, a good camping insect net may still be beneficial because it protects you against other pests, such as ants, spiders and leeches. The added security against pests of all kinds can help you sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed. That’s a great reason to invest in a good mosquito net for camping!

  • You can do a few things to help keep mosquitoes and other insects away when you are camping.

    Here are our go-to strategies: 

    1. Do some research. Take the time to research where you are going so that you know what to expect ahead of time, which is especially important in locations where mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent. 
    2. Wear protective clothing. Reduce the amount of skin you have exposed by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks. Opt for loose outer layers because mosquitoes can bite through tight-fitting clothes.
    3. Use insect repellent where your skin is exposed. It goes without saying to follow any instructions on the label and avoid sensitive areas, such as your eyes.
    4. Consider where you set camp. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so try to pitch your camp in open areas, away from any bodies of water or those with dense vegetation.
    5. Use a good-quality camping mosquito net. The mosquito net will protect you against mosquitoes and insects of all sizes as you sleep. 
    6. Build a campfire. Campfire smoke can help to deter mosquitoes and other insects. If conditions don’t allow a campfire, try burning some mosquito-repellent incense.

    Keep these tactics in mind and reduce the chances of mosquitoes bugging you on your next adventure. If you are looking for outdoor equipment that you can rely on, shop Alton’s technical camping gear online now.

  • If you plan to sleep wild in Australia, a mosquito net for camping will be very useful. Australia is home to various mosquito species, including some known to transmit diseases like Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses. Although the risk of contracting anything from mosquitoes is low in Australia, it is worth being prepared, especially in certain regions and specific seasons. Coastal and wetland areas tend to have higher mosquito populations, particularly in warm, wet weather. As always, research before your trip to ensure you are adequately prepared.

    Plenty of ways to deter mosquitoes and other insects when camping in Australia exist. We suggest using mosquito repellent, wearing protective clothing, and taking bug netting camping. A good mosquito net for camping, like the Alton Ultralight Bug Net Tent, gives you an enclosed bug-free zone to sleep in, protecting you from mosquitoes, spiders, ants and other pests.

  • We think good gear should be for life. That’s why every Alton product is covered by a Lifetime Warranty* against manufacturing defects, our All Good Guarantee. If your Alton gear is not performing as it should, we’ll repair it or replace it for you. 

    Shop Alton’s industry-leading camping gear online now. Free shipping for orders over $100AUD within Australia and $150USD in the USA. Learn more about our worldwide shipping and delivery rates here.