Midgeewear suits

Submitted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 15:09
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Hi
I have seen these protective suits & hats advertised in 4x4 travel books.
They are advertised as a two piece suit made of Midge mesh.
The company calls itself Midgeewear but I don't have a mail address.
The online address is @ hotmail.
Have any of you heard of these & has anyone tried them.
The midges made a total mess of me at Derby when I'd never heard of them.?
We're hoping to go up to Cape york & I'm thinking of getting a set. I worry that this company might not be fair dinkum.
Any opinions would be really appreciated Thank you.
Take care, safe travels.
Ma.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 16:30

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 16:30
Their website lists a number of Queensland stockists where you could possibly make a purchase if the online thing worries you. They also have a "Contact Us' form whereby you can direct your queries to them,which may also allay your fears.

I'm like you and very cautious about online shopping, but that caution has resulted in my never having had a bad experience.

Good luck. The stuff looks good to me.

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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 14:44

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 14:44
Pa & Ma, the midge wear works reasonably well for my wife, me I just don't eat Bananas, an aboriginal elder In Wyndham back in the seventies told me to not eat bananas as they attract midges and march flies, I don't get bitten by either, but the wife [she is a Queenslander] still does, go figure. As for internet purchases I don't buy anything over the net, I get the minister for finance to do it saves a lot of arguments L.O.L
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Reply By: ROODOO2 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 18:01

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 18:01
Hi Ma
We bought a pair of suits from their web site . No problems , fast post etc. We paid via PayPal [safest online payment ? ] and never felt uncomfortable with the Midgeewear company.The web price was a special ending March from memory, but the were still selling at the special prie late April .
PS No midgees available to test as yet , and not really looking for them.
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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 19:08

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 19:08
Thanks for both replies.
This is the thing!! You can't see the nasty little Buggas!.
I feel safe about the site thanks to you at least but to see if they work?
Take care, safe travels. Ma.

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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 17:36

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 17:36
Hi Broodie,
We don't eat Bananas but maybe what works for some doesn't work for others. ?
Take care, safe travels. Ma.
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:34

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:34
They sound like sandflies... for prevention other than the clothing you mention see the post on midgees/sandflies on the Kimberley coast.

50/50 Detol and Baby oil give 100% protection but beware of the sun. The Brown version of Listerine mouthwash applied after the bite will eliminate the itch. Told this just last night by a guy who lives in sandfly central on the Qld Coast. If you can, leave the bites alone, if you must gently brush but never scratch.

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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 13:36

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 13:36
Hi John,
Yes I will read what you've suggested.
I was told it was Midgee bites. The bites oozed white goo.
I'd never heard of them.

Thanks for your advice.
I was bitten in Qld by something different (I felt it & saw it ) didn't react other than like to a Mozzie bite. The people on the beach said they were sandflies?
I spoke to the lovely girl at Midgeewear this a.m & I'm ordering one of her suits.
They say that at certain places up the Cape that the Midgees or Sandflies or both can be dreadful. Perhaps I should wear a suit of Armour for the Crocs LOL. That'll fix everything.
Mungrel Bities will pick me out of a hundred.
I heard that it was the green Listerene that was a good repellent?
Take care, safe travels, Ma.
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