Mozzie Gear was created out of the idea that you should be able to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the bugs. When news of the Zika Virus first started trickling in from Brazil and Mexico, we started looking for lightweight, insecticide free options. We wanted to find something that was comfortable, breathable, and attractive to wear on vacation and for other outdoor activities. After a lot of searching, we couldn’t find what we were looking for! The only options we could find were in olive green or camouflage and they were very stiff and scratchy. The items available were in men’s sizes and were made specifically for hunters. Great for hunting season, not so much for the sidelines of our kids’ sports games.
So, we decided to build a few products to help create a barrier against mosquitoes while on the go. After months of drawing out ideas, cutting and sewing, and looking for the right materials – the Mozzie line was born! We started in 2016 with just one product and we have since launched the bug net jackets, hats, and blankets. We got our name "Mozzie" after learning the Australian slang word for mosquito is mozzie - those Aussies make mosquitoes sound so much nicer!
We are regularly working on making the Mozzie products better. We use a very lightweight no-see-um grade mesh because we know that where there are mosquitoes and ticks, there’s also heat and humidity! So every product is made to be breathable and comfortable even when you don’t want to add layers. The lightweight material also makes it easy to store, pack, or throw in your backpack or purse. Plus, it is snag resistant so you don’t have to worry about being careful.
The Bug-Out Blanket was just launched this year. The idea was hatched on vacation while laying on the beach. The jacket just wasn't big enough to cover everything! So, we came back and designed a blanket with built-in wiring to keep it from laying on your body. It also has indoor/outdoor fabric edging to give it extra durability. Fold it up into the attached utility bag for easy transport. This is the perfect accessory to take on vacation, camping, hanging out in the backyard or even to throw over the baby stroller.
We strive to give you comfortable, insecticide-free, attractive, and lightweight options for everyday outdoor activities so you can spend more time enjoying it and less time swatting!
We'd love your feedback. If you have an idea, think we should change something, or want to discuss fit, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We WANT to hear from you!