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MIDGE SPECS

BEAT THE MIDGES

Midges are just a fact of life if you live or visit the Highlands of Scotland. Particularly on the West Coast where the Smidge ratings for midginess are consistently 5/5. Sometimes a repellent just doesn’t cut it and a headnet is the only answer.

MidgeSpecs midge nets are the industry standard which means stronger netting, better stitching and the perfect sized mesh to stop those bitey blighters!

SEE THE MOUNTAINS

If you’ve used any midge nets, you’ll know how much they obscure your vision. And when you’re in the most beautiful landscape in the world (biased) you want to see it clearly!

Our glasses are standards compliant safety glasses, made of out strong polycarbonate and with an anti-fog treatment. We have two different glasses, an overglasses which is great with standard glasses but are also better ventilated, and a standard safetey spectacles, which are slightly more compact. We can also create bespoke head nets with the glasses of your choice.

SEEING IS SAFETY

Depth perception is obscured by midge netting so with glasses you’ll walk, scramble and climb more safely.

SEE YOUR SUBJECT

If you’re a painter or photographer, seeing is your business. Make sure you can see the bigger picture!

SWEATY NETTING

Midge nets are just sweaty but with the glasses to hold them away from your face, you’ll sweat less and the net won’t stick.

LOOKING COOL!

OK – you can’t look cool in a midge net but at least you can feel cool when everybody else is getting ravaged!

ENDORSED BY HIGHLANDERS

We’ve given Midge Specs to many local climbers, artists, photographer, walkers, paramedics, MRT and mountain guides. They have all given us positive feedback and helped us create the perfect product.

HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

We’ve ensured we use all the highest quality components, from industrial adhesive and CE approved specs to the best midge net material on the market. 

WHO IS BEHIND MIDGESPECS?

Tim Parkin is a photographer and climber who was fed up not being able to see through the viewfinder of his camera and also not being able to see the small hand and foot holds while in the hills. On a mission to develop the ideal solution, he tried multiple iterations on friends, family and colleagues until the best combinations of each component and the most robust way to integrate them was discovered. At the back of Ballachulish is a small shed where he beavers away producing the new must have item for the outdoor highlander!

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We want to know what your experiences have been like with the dreaded Scottish midge. We know they’re not always a pain and don’t stop us enjoying our beautiful landscape, but when they 

Review by Chris Townsend

Review by Chris Townsend

Passionate outdoor enthusiast and writer, Chris Townsend, has written a glowing review of our MidgeSpecs on his blog. He says "The MidgeSpecs are a big advance. I've also worn them over my reading glasses and that's fine too. The wide view through the glasses gets rid...

Review by Mike Prince

Review by Mike Prince

Landscape photographer Mike Prince has written a review of our Midge Specs and published it on his website. Mike had reviewed the NetSpex that were made nearly a decade ago and were part of my original inspiration for MidgeSpecs. When NetSpex stopped making their...

2024 Midge Season Starting

2024 Midge Season Starting

We've seen a few midges hatching here and there but not too many at the moment but it won't be long until we get the first full wave. They'll probably arrive with the next rainy period which is forecast for next week. Midges live...