Black Diamond Beta Bug Shelter

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The Black Diamond Beta Bug Mesh Shelter goes inside your Betamid or Beta Light to add bug protection and a waterproof floor for times when a floorless design just won't cut it. You can also use it alone for bluebird days with a few too many flying critters. At only 29oz, the Bug Mesh Shelter adds a lot of extra protection for very little weight or bulk. This Black Diamond shelter sets up with the two trekking poles you're already using to hike, so you don't have to carry tent poles.
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I bought the Beta Light after seeing someone use a teepee style tent for winter camping. It is incredilbily lite and small, and lots of space. This is more of an A frame though.
The BetaBug allows me to have a light weight "tent" when I would carry trekking poles anyway. Still pretty light if I bring the poles just for the tent.
I have not used it too much so far, but it lookes to have a solid bathtub floor, and the netting will keep you from touching the tent wall, which might have condensation. A small glitch which Bibler said they plan to fix, is the Bug's Door opens on the right, and the tarp on the left, when it is staked out. I may get the tarp sewn so I can stake out the other side.
You can unstake one of the front corners of the tarp, and roll it back so u get not only a front view, but a large side view as well. Then roll it shut by looping the tie out over the stake, perhaps just before falling asleep. It would be nice if you could stake out the door into an awning so you could leave it open when raining, when there no rain, might be able to add a little fabric a do this.

dayhiker at on 10/02/2003

I baught the beta light for Comberland island Georgia in late july. This was the best thing i had on the trip. Although the bugs were not really bad, this shelter allowed much air to circulate. I used it with a simple light weight 10 x 10 tarp. Also, i hung the beta with cord instead of poles. Poles get in the way. Several good thundersotrms proved that i needed to close the ends of my tarp. Will work on this idea. Otherwise very good bug shelter.

jerry payton at on 08/24/2008

I love my BetaBug. I had the Betamid, which is the perfect tarp for my outdoor adventures...just about 2 pounds! The BetaBug gives the the added protection from nature's relentless nuisances...mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other airborne pests. Thanks to the BetaBug I can get a restful nights sleep to tackle the next day's hike!

Mike in Vermont at on 08/12/2003