CATWA – Lona (& Other CATWA Bento Heads) | The Mesh Directory

Important Note: This listing is for an older product line. CATWA has a newer line out called HDPRO. This older line may no longer be updated and third party support for it has slowed. To check out info on the HDPRO heads peek at my listing for CATWA HDPRO Majersoft.

This is an overview of the CATWA Lona mesh head for Second Life avatars. Almost all the information also applies to the other CATWA bento mesh heads, however the photos are only of Lona, and the list is what comes with Lona. Other heads may have slightly different content. As always I strongly encourage you to demo before making any final purchasesTo browse other mesh heads, bodies, and more check out The Mesh Directory.

Basic Info

Product Specifics

  • Creator – CATWA
  • Product – Lona
  • Price – L$2650
  • Review Version – 4.5

Included Parts

  • Body – No
  • Eyes – Yes
  • Ears – Yes
  • Head –  Yes
  • Skin – Yes

Expressions & Animations

  • Eye Control – Yes
  • Typing/Voice Animations – Yes
  • Static Expressions – No
  • Facial Animations – Yes
  • Included Gestures Yes

Included Customization

Bakes on Mesh (BOM)

  • Eyebrows – No
  • Hairbases – No
  • Makeup – No
  • Eyes – No


  • Eyebrows – Yes
  • Hairbases Yes
  • Makeup – Yes
  • Eyes – Yes


  • Teeth – Yes
  • Lashes – Yes
  • Piercings – Yes
  • Copy – Yes
  • Transfer – No
  • Mod – No


Bakes on Mesh (BOM)

  • Bakes on Mesh (BOM) – Yes
  • EvoX Skin Compatible No


  • Skin Appliers – Yes
  • Cosmetic Appliers – Yes
  • Applier Save Slots –  Yes
  • Omega Compatible – Yes


  • Materials Enabled – Yes
  • Universal Neck Standard ?When used with the same skin tone, heads and bodies both using the Universal Neck Standard result in a seamless neck.No
  • Additional Neck Sizing Options –  Yes


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Pros, Neutral Notes, and Cons

Other things of note to consider that haven’t been mentioned above.


  • CATWA has a huge selection of heads with an established brand.
  • There are any included alpha slots so you can access them all easily via one HUD.

Neutral Notes

  • CATWA has a huge selection of heads and are well supported.


  • This is essentially a discontinued line. Don’t expect any updates.
  • While BOM compatible, it does not include any BOM skins.
  • Extra animations tend to be addons instead of included like some other heads have.

What’s In The Box

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Official CATWA Links

Example of CATWA Lona In Use

Head – CATWA: Lona
Body – Maitreya: Lara
Skin/Makeup – Atomic: Summer Lovin’ Catwa Applier Gacha (Milk 1)
Shape – Modified version of CATWA‘s Lona Shape
Eyes – AviGlam: Sunset
Hair – Foxy: Charm
Outfit – Vanilla Bae: Drew Back To School Babe Gacha Set
Pose – Crowded Room: Banana Swing (Swing legs)
Location – My private home
Windlight (EEP) – Bryn Oh: Bryn Oh’s BOX MetaLES (This may be included as part of your viewer. Search your inventory and see!)

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