Effective protection from annoying and disease carrying mosquitoes and other bugs such as flies. The mesh is optimised for ventilation and outward visibility with a drawcord neck with generous length for tucking into collars.
Very lightweight piece of kit that can make a huge difference to comfort and safety - best use is when combined with a wide brimmed hat as per the photo. Sold with and without Permethrin treatment. This Nano version is incredibly light compared with the standard net it will give the same protection but I guess must be less durable.
Permethrin kills ticks on contact with treated clothing. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health it `has low mammalian toxicity is poorly absorbed through the skin and is rapidly inactivated by the body. Skin reactions have been uncommon.`Permethrin is used in tropical areas to prevent mosquito-borne disease such as dengue fever and malaria. Mosquito nets used to cover beds may be treated with a solution of permethrin. Military personnel training in malaria-endemic areas may be instructed to treat their uniforms with permethrin as well. An application should last several washes.
About the Holes!
STS mesh products use ultra-fine mesh that has 80 holes per square cm (around 516 holes per square inch). The WHO recommends a minimum of 156 holes per square inch for mosquito nets and there are many products with 2-300 holes per square inch.
This places STS mesh at the top end of the quality scale and therefore one of the best at doing what it does.