Bugeyes Fly Masks are made from quality four way stretch Lycra (spandex) and the unique pattern has an elasticated gullet to ensure the perfect fit. As they are designed to fit like a second skin, they do not rub or create pressure points and flies and insects are unable to crawl under the mask or bite through the lycra.
The pleating system ensures our eyes maintain their shape.
Available in 11 sizes (please see our size chart), however for custom sizing or requirements please email us.
Protect your horse's eyes all year round with 90% UV stabilised BugEyes Fly Masks
If unsure, it is best to drop down a size for your Bugeyes Fly Masks
No, our spandex (also known by the brand name Lycra) fly masks will add no significant heat to your horse.
Our Bugeyes are made from spandex, also known by the brand name Lycra, a manmade synthetic fibre.
Spandex can expand up to nearly 600% of its size, offers an unrestricted range of motion and snaps back in place. Spandex is breathable, wicks moisture and dries quickly.
We choose to use spandex as it is the only fabric that ensures our fly masks fit like a second skin and doesn’t create pressure points or rub.
We offer two eye mesh types, Ultimate UV and Standard (insect) mesh. Ultimate UV is a stronger, more durable and has a higher UV protection rating, we strongly recommend choosing Ultimate UV if your horse lives in a harsh climate or is tough on fly veils.
The four way stretch lycra will stretch as you pull on your flymask then adjust the elastic around the gullet as needed.
Please refer to our size guide above or contact us.
If you would like a Bugeye in a color not available on the website, please Contact Us to discuss options.
We offer 4 nose flap options to protect your horses nose, we highly recommend our nose skirts as they provide the most coverage, flare away from the horses nose to avoid irritation and do not retain water.
To maintain the life of the product, we recommend washing your Bugeyes once a week or twice a week in harsh conditions. Please follow the below care instructions:
– Cold, hand wash with a gentle detergent that is compatible with your horses skin – Do not bleach, soak, wring or tumble dry – Do not iron or dry clean.
The useful lifespan of Bugeyes varies depending on your horses environment and behaviour, so there is no definitive answer. The key factors that affect the lifespan are:
NOTE: If you live in a harsh climate, we strongly recommend our Ultimate UV mesh as it is stronger, more durable and has a higher UV protection rating than our Standard mesh.