Insect Repellent

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UCO
Coghlan's
Adventure Medical Kits
Sawyer
Tender
Repel
Coleman
Greenerways Organic
Badger
All Terrain

User

Unisex
Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 and above

Recent Insect Repellent Reviews

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great evolution to their older handhelds, which were bulky and require their proprietary fuel cartridges. I hate DEET. I feel this is a far better solution. I've used the handhelds for years from BBQ's to week-long backpacking trips. These just plain work and you don't have to cover yourself in DEET! These are smaller, lighter, and don't require Thermacell fuel! I've already tested this new unit and it works flawlessly.  Full review

Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s, but Permethrin treated clothes are much more effective in tick prevention based on my experience in tick-infested areas. Sawyer Permethrin can keep ticks from landing and biting, and can actually kill them on your clothes. It is the repellent I depend on for work and recreation—effective and easy to apply. A recent forum thread reminded me I hadn’t reviewed bug protection products that I planned to write up last year.  With today being… Full review

Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s as mosquito and tick prevention for work and play, but now am a full convert to Sawyer Picaridin and Permethrin combination to keep the bugs away. Picaridin has similar effectiveness to DEET without the worries about plastic degrading and other effects on gear. A recent forum thread reminded me I hadn’t reviewed bug protection products that I planned to write up last year.  With spring coming on and today being excellent gear-treating… Full review

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent solution to the eternal mosquito problem. Face it. One of the most uncomfortable things out in the wilderness is those little insects that bother, bite, and suck our blood. It can make a lovely trip a nightmare. Thermacell has for many years made mosquito repellent devices for home, patio, and hunters/anglers. But most of their products are too bulky and heavy for backpacking. New this year is their "Backpacker" model, which is designed for those of us who travel light. The heart of… Full review

Para'Kito Mosquito Repellent Band

rated 4 of 5 stars The Para'Kito Mosquito Repellent wristband is highly effective and easy to wear. The brightly colored wristbands are easy to load and adaptable to your wearing needs, like on a chain or around an ankle. I received the Para'Kito wristband with two refills to trial ($19.50). I wore it while hiking at Lake Tahoe and then Mont Blanc and found it to be very effective in cool temperatures and hot. It can also be worn around an ankle. I found it comfortable to wear due to the adjustable velcro strap. So… Full review

All Terrain Herbal Armor

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is the only DEET-free bug spray I have found that is effective against the mosquitos and ticks in New England. However, it doesn't work well as you head farther south down the coast. I don't remember exactly when I first discovered Herbal Armor, but it is now the only insect repellant I carry when I'm in New England. It is, however, one of the few pieces of gear that I only carry in certain regions. While it has served me well on hikes throughout New England, it has failed me miserably every… Full review

Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to use and long lasting this bug treatment really works. If you visit buggy areas or are concerned about ticks at home or on trail this stuff is peace of mind in a bottle Designed to be used to pretreat clothing and gear to repel ticks, chiggers, mites and mosquitoes this product works as advertised.  After one full season of use I am convinced of the effectiveness of Sawyer's permethrin and will keep using it so long as that remains the fact. Application is simply a matter of waiting for… Full review

UCO Citronella Candles

rated 5 of 5 stars Effective power in a small package! Mini and Micro Candle Lanterns offer 3-4 hours of burn time per candle. Citronella oil is mixed into the paraffin and the scent is released as the candle burns creating a natural insect repellent. This 6-pack of Citronella tealight candles will provide you with approximately 18-24 hours of light. Very effective in keeping insects away from sight for many hours. Full review

BugButton SuperBand

rated 1 of 5 stars Does not work in the least. Went camping and like an idiot I purchased 10 buttons and 8 bracelets instead of spray. Now I am paying the price and lots of itch cream. They don't work at all. I even witnessed mosquitos biting me right beside the buttons and all around the bracelets as well. Lesson learned. Full review

Top-Rated Insect Repellent

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UCO Citronella Tealight Candles
$3
Coghlan's Mosquito Coils
$3
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 100 DEET Tick and Insect Repellent Spray
$3 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent
$3 - $8
Coghlan's Mosquito Coil Holder
$3
Tender Ben’s 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent
$3 - $8
Repel Sportsmen Max Formula Pen Pump Insect Repellent
$4
Repel Sportmen Max 40
$4 - $6
Tender Natrapel 8-Hour
$4 - $7
Coghlan's Mosquito Sticks
$4
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Citronella Candle
$4
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
UCO Citronella Candles
$5
Tender Ben's 30 Deet Travel Size Wipes
$5
Tender Ben's 100 Max Deet Tick & Insect Repellent
$5 - $6
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Repel 100 Pump Spray
$6
Repel Sportsmen Insect Repellent Wipes
$6
Repel Sportsmen Stick Insect Repellent
$6
Tender Natrapel 8-Hour Wipes
$6
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Wipes
$6
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent
$6 - $8
Tender Ben's Clothing & Gear Repellent
$6 - $8
Tender Ben's 30% Deet Field Wipes
$6
Repel Citronella Candle
$7 - $12
Coleman 100 Max Insect Repellent
$7
Sawyer Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Greenerways Organic Bug-it-Off
$8 MSRP
Coleman Citronella Lantern
$8
Sawyer Jungle Juice 100
$8
Badger Anti Bug Shake & Spray
$9 - $12
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 DEET Tick and Insect Repellent Spray
$9 - $10
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
All Terrain Herbal Armor
$9
Sawyer Ultra 30 Liposome Controlled Release Insect Repellent
$10 - $11
Dermatone Herbal Insect Repellent Spray
$10
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion
$10
Sawyer Premium Sunblock with Insect Repellent Insect Repellent / Sunscreen
$10
Badger Anti-Bug Balm
$12
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's UltraNet Head Net
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent
$12 - $17
Coleman Gear & Clothing Insect Treatment - Twin Pack
$13 MSRP
Coleman 40% Deet - Twin Pack
$13 MSRP
Coleman Yard & Camp Fogger - Twin Pack
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Para'Kito Mosquito Repellent Band
$20 MSRP
 
Grand Trunk Outdoor Organic Incense
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
$40 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tender Natrapel Plus Deet-Free
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Duration Permethrin
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Log House Designs No-See-Um Bug Jacket
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
3M Ultrathon 33 Insect Repellent Sponge Applicator
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
BugButton SuperBand
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