Sun and Bug Protection

Category

Insect Repellent
Bug Nets
Sunscreen

Brands

All Terrain
Banana Boat
Coghlan's
Liberty Bottleworks
Dermatone
UCO
Beyond Coastal
Adventure Medical Kits
Aloe Gator
Tender

User

Unisex
Women's
Kids'

Price

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

Recent Sunscreen/Bug Repellent Reviews

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

BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet

rated 5 of 5 stars A no-see-um head net. Many of the woodsy areas around Chicago are restored wetlands which serve as a breeding and feeding habitat for wildlife, including mosquitos. During a four-hour hike I was not bitten once while wearing the head net. Combined with permethrin treated clothes it was a perfect system to thwart massive swarms of mosquitos. The head net fits over my full-brimmed Tilley hat and the elastic arm loops hold it in place. It fits in a pocket and the light weight makes it a no-brainer… 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

Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

rated 2 of 5 stars Really wanted to love the large tarp + bug tent combo. Gave it 14 nights on the Tahoe Rim Trail — meadows, ridges, trees, granite, mud, wind, and rain. Sheds water like a duck. However, I'm just 5'1" and was unable to sit up under the head end except on nights where I was able to find a near perfect pitching site and didn't need to pitch low due to wind. In order to achieve full height and width at the head end of the inner tent, the front corners of the tarp have to be pitched high. This combo… Full review

Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking poles or in between two trees. It's a versatile shelter that can be used as a ground shelter or even as a hammock tarp. Since this is a modular system, the weight can be easily be distributed between two people. Best used for 3-season backpacking and can be used as a solo or 2-person shelter. Manufacturer Specs: http://www.seatosummit.com.au/products/bug-protection/escapist/… Full review

Top-Rated Sun and Bug Protection

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All Terrain Lip Armor Natural Lip Balm Sunscreen
$2
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30 Lotion Sunscreen
$2 - $12
Coghlan's Mosquito Coils Insect Repellent
$2
 
Liberty Bottleworks Bug Head Net Bug Net
$3
Dermatone SPF 23 Medicated Lip Balm Sunscreen
$3
 
UCO Citronella Tealight Candles Insect Repellent
$3
Beyond Coastal SPF 15 Active Lip Balm Sunscreen
$3
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 100 DEET Tick and Insect Repellent Spray Insect Repellent
$3 - $9
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Moisturizing Lip Balm
$3
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Medicated Lip Balm Sunscreen
$3
Coghlan's Infants Mosquito Net Bug Net
$3
Tender Ben’s 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$3 - $7
Coghlan's No-See-Um Head Net Bug Net
$4
REI Sunblock SPF 50 Sunscreen
$4 MSRP
Repel Sportsmen Max Formula Pen Pump Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$4
Kiss My Face Sun Screen SPF 30 with Oat Protein Complex Sunscreen
$4 - $12
Tender Natrapel 8-Hour Insect Repellent
$4 - $6
Coleman Skin Smart Deet Free Pen Spray Insect Repellent
$4
 
Dermatone SPF 33 Fragrance Free Creme Sunscreen
$4
Coghlan's Mosquito Sticks Insect Repellent
$4
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Citronella Candle Insect Repellent
$4
Dermatone SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Mini Tin Sunscreen
$4
Dermatone SPF 23 Skin Protector Mini Tin Sunscreen
$4 - $6
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
UCO Citronella Candles Insect Repellent
$5
Dermatone B4 Play Suncsreen Sunscreen
$5
Tender Ben's 100 Max Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$5 - $6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Deluxe Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$5
Tender Ben's 30 Deet Travel Size Wipes Insect Repellent
$5
Coghlan's Mosquito Coil Holder Insect Repellent
$5
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Repel 100 Pump Spray Insect Repellent
$6
Repel Sportsmen Stick Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$6
Tender Natrapel 8-Hour Wipes Insect Repellent
$6
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Wipes Insect Repellent
$6
Beyond Coastal Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen
$6 MSRP
Beyond Coastal Active SPF 30 Sunscreen
$6 MSRP
Repel Sportsmen Insect Repellent Wipes Insect Repellent
$6
Tender Ben's Clothing & Gear Repellent Insect Repellent
$6
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$6 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen
$7 - $12
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
All Terrain Herbal Armor Insect Repellent
$7 - $9
 
Elemental Herbs All Good Lips Sunscreen
$7
SOL Sunguard Alpine SPF 30 Sunscreen
$7
Beyond Coastal Active Face Stick SPF 30 Sunscreen
$7
Beyond Coastal Natural SPF 30 Lip and Face Screen Sunscreen
$7
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 50 Sunscreen
$7 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 DEET Tick and Insect Repellent Spray Insect Repellent
$8
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$8 - $9
Sawyer Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$8 - $9
Aloe Gator SPF 40+ Gel Sunscreen
$8 - $11
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