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Old 07-03-2014, 06:11 AM
 
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I don't understand that obsession with mosquitoes, for they sleep during daytime (when places are open for visiting) and only start attacking at sunset. Anyway, I'm always stunned at the way people overdress in heat (and are often underdressed by severe cold), it seems to me a lot of people have a hard time adjusting their clothing to the various climatic conditions, often privileging social -conform dress code over personal physical comfort. But that 's "just my opinion"!
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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I don't understand that obsession with mosquitoes, for they sleep during daytime (when places are open for visiting) and only start attacking at sunset. Anyway, I'm always stunned at the way people overdress in heat (and are often underdressed by severe cold), it seems to me a lot of people have a hard time adjusting their clothing to the various climatic conditions, often privileging social -conform dress code over personal physical comfort. But that 's "just my opinion"!

If that were the case, it would be fine. But I get bitten enough by mosquitos in humid weather during the day (here in the U.S., nevermind a rainforest) to know better.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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I don't understand that obsession with mosquitoes, for they sleep during daytime (when places are open for visiting) and only start attacking at sunset. Anyway, I'm always stunned at the way people overdress in heat (and are often underdressed by severe cold), it seems to me a lot of people have a hard time adjusting their clothing to the various climatic conditions, often privileging social -conform dress code over personal physical comfort. But that 's "just my opinion"!
You obviously have never been to Mount Tohi'e'a or Tulum. Both of them had heavy mosquito activity at mid day.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:03 PM
 
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Thanks, these were helpful.

Interestingly when I was travelling all across Sri Lanka (September), and while I was in Hawaii (August) and Florida (July), I have not seen any mosquitoes. On the other hand in Hungary (all summer) and in Italy I have seen and bitten by many.

I just bought this nike workout shirt in a littlebit loose size:
Nike Pro Combat Core Fitted 2.0 Long Sleeve Men's Shirt. Nike Store
It has a mesh-like back. I wonder whether it is useless against mosquitoes. Other types/brands they didn't have in my size in the Sports Authority store.

The Track/hiking pants I saw in shops seemed thick. They may be too warm. What about wearing jeans? I have lots of them.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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Thanks, these were helpful.

Interestingly when I was travelling all across Sri Lanka (September), and while I was in Hawaii (August) and Florida (July), I have not seen any mosquitoes. On the other hand in Hungary (all summer) and in Italy I have seen and bitten by many.

I just bought this nike workout shirt in a littlebit loose size:
Nike Pro Combat Core Fitted 2.0 Long Sleeve Men's Shirt. Nike Store
It has a mesh-like back. I wonder whether it is useless against mosquitoes. Other types/brands they didn't have in my size in the Sports Authority store.

The Track/hiking pants I saw in shops seemed thick. They may be too warm. What about wearing jeans? I have lots of them.
Jeans are way too hot. As I said, shorts or a cotton/linen blend lightweight pant. Tommy Bahama has some nice ones.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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I ended up wearing shorts, and short or long sleeve cotton shirts. At night long thin beige jeans. It was fine.
although I didn't go inside any deep jungle, only on grassy/sandy areas near patches of jungle.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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I use sunscreen, and DEET when necessary. I wear very light-weight cotton t-shirts, and usually capris with sports sandals. The shirts are light enough that you can rinse them out at night, and they will be dry in an hour or two. I used this system in Thailand, Laos and Singapore last winter, worked a treat. In that part of the world, mosquitoes are serious business--malaria and dengue fever. And yes, there are mozzies who bite during the day.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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I would wear trousers.. even though it will be boiling hot, it would probably be better than getting bitten to pieces by the bugs there
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