Sun and Bug Protection

Category

Insect Repellent
Bug Nets
Sunscreen

Brands

Repel
Sawyer
Coghlan's
All Terrain
Sea to Summit
UCO
Tender
Sol Sunguard
Badger
Banana Boat

User

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 and above

Recent Sunscreen/Bug 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

SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This accessory is designed for the CrossBow 2 StormPak, allowing the user to be well protected from insects, while minimizing weight with the bare-bones setup of the CrossBow 2. For those who want a strong tent that is easy to customize, the SlingFin CrossBow 2 is a lightweight way to do it! When using the StormPak configuration, the tent user has the option to modify this open-air setup by adding the Mesh Inner Drop-In. This accessory is a hybrid between a tent inner, and an open-bottomed centrally… 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

Coghlan's Deluxe Mosquito Head Net

rated 5 of 5 stars This mosquito head netting is great. I used it deer hunting two weeks ago because mosquitos are so bad and all I could hear was them buzzing my head, so we all use them now all the time. I would recommend this for use with small children too. The netting is strong and light and the whole headgear is not heavy on your head. Full review

Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the one to use. Period. Even if it requires some effort to find it. Full review

Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30

rated 5 of 5 stars When you think of Sawyer, you probably are thinking “water filters.” My first thought when I saw Sawyer was selling a sunscreen was, “It can’t be very good. Companies should stick to what they know.” However, after a summer of use, I strongly assert Sawyer’s “Stay Put” SPF 30 Sunscreen is the best sun protection product I have ever used. When Trailspace honored me as the Reviewer of the Month in May 2016, they sent me a prize package made up of the “10 Essentials.” Included in… Full review

Top-Rated Sun and Bug Protection

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$12 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen
$7 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Deluxe Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$3 - $9
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Citronella Candle Insect Repellent
$4
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Repel 100 Pump Spray Insect Repellent
$6
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
All Terrain Herbal Armor Insect Repellent
$9
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent Bug Net
$199
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
UCO Citronella Candles Insect Repellent
$4 - $5
Coghlan's Hikers Mosquito Net Bug Net
$33
Repel Sportsmen Stick Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$6
Tender Ben's 30 Deet Travel Size Wipes Insect Repellent
$5
Sol Sunguard BlueWater SPF 36 Sunscreen
$15
Badger SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Sunscreen
$15 - $16
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 50 UltraMist Spray Sunscreen
$13
Sawyer Jungle Juice 100 Insect Repellent
$8
Sea to Summit Mosquito Box - Insect Shield Bug Net
$40
Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid - Insect Shield Bug Net
$50 - $59
Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid Bug Net
$43 - $52
Kiss My Face Face Factor SPF 50 Sunscreen
$14
Tender Natrapel 8-Hour Wipes Insect Repellent
$5
Dermatone SPF 23 Skin Protector Mini Tin Sunscreen
$4 - $6
Beyond Coastal Active Daily SPF 30 Sunscreen
$12 - $14
Tender Natrapel 8-Hour Insect Repellent
$4 - $7
Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen Sunscreen
$16
Dermatone SPF 33 Fragrance Free Lotion Sunscreen
$12
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion Insect Repellent
$10
Exped Travel Wedge II Bug Net
$99
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Wipes Insect Repellent
$6
 
EMS No-See-Um Netting Bug Net
$8
Tender Ben's 30% Deet Field Wipes Insect Repellent
$6
Coghlan's Mosquito Coil Holder Insect Repellent
$4
Coghlan's Bug Pants Bug Net
$13
Sea to Summit Bug Jacket & Mitts Bug Net
$27 - $39
Sea to Summit Bug Pants & Socks Bug Net
$27 - $39
Sea to Summit Mosquito Pyramid - Insect Shield Bug Net
$43 - $52
Sea to Summit Mosquito Pyramid Bug Net
$35
Repel Sportsmen Max Formula Pen Pump Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$4
Atwater Carey Insect Double Net Bug Net
$40
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Cot Bug Shelter Bug Net
$150
Beyond Coastal SPF 15 Active Lip Balm Sunscreen
$3
Coleman Citronella Lantern Insect Repellent
$8
Badger Anti-Bug Balm Insect Repellent
$12
Beyond Coastal Natural SPF 30 Lip and Face Screen Sunscreen
$7
Sawyer Premium Sunblock with Insect Repellent Insect Repellent / Sunscreen
$10
All Terrain Outdoor Travel Kit
$18
Coleman 100 Max Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$11
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Moisturizing Lip Balm
$3
Coghlan's Mosquito Coils Insect Repellent
$3
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