Japan gets incredibly muggy in the summer. For many people, the worst part about the soaring humidity is the way it makes them constantly sweat, but for me, the bigger issue is always the mosquitos. Right now, I’m sitting pretty with a relatively low count of only two large, itchy bug bites, but summer is just getting started, and I’m sure I’ll have many more before the seasons is done.
But no matter how much bug replant you spray on, there’s just no way to completely keep mosquitos off your skin, right? Actually, it turns out there is one foolproof method: slipping into one of these full-body mosquito net jumpsuits.
Previously, we’ve looked at some of the interior items from manufacturer Bibi Lab, such as the Sandwiched Between Twintails Pillow and the Cotton Husband. Recently, though, the company has been doing what it can to help get you out of the house, with products like its rolling suitcase with built-in desk.
But if you’ve been holed up inside because of all the bugs buzzing around outdoors, your problems are solved thanks to the Netsmen wearable mosquito net.
The Netsmen will encase you from head to toe in a suit of polyester mesh with openings just one millimeter (0.04 inches) wide. By comparison, an average screen door’s openings are 1.4 millimeters, so you’re in good hands here. For extra effectiveness, Bibi Lab recommends spraying the suit with insect replant. That way, the repellant won’t be directly on your skin, and you won’t be washing it off with your sweat and limiting its effectiveness.
With everything zipped up, the Netsmen forms a complete barrier. If you’re feeling lucky, though, you can also unzip certain sections which fold back on the rest of the outfit and can be kept in place with snaps.
The Netsmen is available in medium and large sizes, recommended for wearers up to 165 centimeters (65 inches) and 180 centimeters (70.9 inches) in height, respectively. Of course, with such stylish fashion offerings, it wouldn’t do to call the suits’ colors plain old “pink,” “blue,” and “white.” Instead, the girlish medium suit is officially the Heavenly Maiden Robe of Feathers Netsmen, while the large is available in the shades Summertime Rain from the Azure Sky and Country Lodgings of the White Tiger.
▼ Bibi Lab boasts that wearing the suits will help give off a mystical aura. If you’re concerned with more mundane aspects of existence, the company also would like you to know that the rear portion unzips for easy pooping.
All three suits are identically priced at 6,600 yen (US$53). Bibi Lab has also been thoughtful enough to include an illustrated diagram of scenes in which having your very own Netsmen might come in handy.
Hmm…you know, I can’t seem to find “Public gatherings with friends, family, or coworkers” anywhere. Oh well, the graphic designer probably just forgot to write it down.