The stratos shield is going to allow us to continue camping. My husband is allergic to wasp bites. A few years back he was bit and it gave us quite a scare. We did have an epi pen. It brought to light the importance of being protected by these nasty bugs. Now he can stay safe while being outside. 👍👍
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Stratos shield. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, and it sounds like we achieved that goal with you. We want every experience to be “five stars”! Glad to hear you love your new gear. Richard and the team will be thrilled to hear your feedback!
I purchased the fly to cover my bridge hammock as that company had no rain fly in stock. It will not work with my hammock. I kept the the fly to try with my Husband's Ninox that came in today as Sierra has no Ninox Fly in stock either. The fly works with the Ninox so far. I do have trouble getting it tied high enough as I am only 5'4". I thought the rain sleeves would be a great idea. (They might be when it rains) I am not sure I like it because it is kind of tricky to get the hammock through it. I know, I will get better with practice and have a routine. I especially like the little string pockets to store the tie outs and the quality of material and workmanship seems superb. The customer support and quick shipping all get 5 stars. Now to try out the Ninox!
We’re so glad to hear your good experience in ordering process, from customer support to quick shipping. Love this review!!!
I had my first hang experience on Cumberland Island in August last year. It was a combination of heat, humidity and restless nights fending off biting insects. It certainly was a learning experience that I wouldn't trade for anything, except maybe an alternative to my hammock selection. Along came Sierra Madre and the Ninox. I'm now looking forward to my next adventure with enthusiasm as opposed to apprehension! Thank you Sierra Madre!
Hope you get many more nights of Air Camping!
To try out the system, I took the Stratos System (fly and bug net) and XPlor out to the inter coastal waterway along the southern NC shores for a week. There were of bugs in the area and a decent amount of rain throughout the week. The fly worked beautifully. Despite having three days of constant rain, the fly never leaked into the hammock area. There was no rain coming in from the ends despite lots of wind. The big net worked very well. I did see bugs seeking shelter under the fly but not inside the net itself. I found the XPlor very cozy. Personally, I like a larger hammock for sleeping, but this one was smaller and very compact. Perfect for laying out reading while listening to the rain. I’d recommend this hammock for day use. I’m *quite* broad shouldered, so without a sleeping pad, it may of been a bit too tight for my shoulders. However that could also be mitigated with a ridge line. Overall, I love the setup and am excited to get my Pares to use with the Stratos system. The modularity of three Stratos is what drew me to it. I’m going to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in mid July. A couple nights I will be above the tree line. So having the tent floor option for the Stratos was a huge plus for me. I also plan to take the Stratos tent setup to Joshua Tree in November. I’m glad that one system has so much versatility.