Sun and Bug Protection

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Recent Sunscreen/Bug Repellent Reviews

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

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

Top-Rated Sun and Bug Protection

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet Bug Net
$9 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
BugButton SuperBand Insect Repellent
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Duration Permethrin Insect Repellent
3M SPF 30 Ultrathon Continuous Spray Sunscreen Sunscreen
3M SPF 50 Ultrathon Sunscreen Lotion Sunscreen
3M SPF 50 Ultrathon Sunscreen Stick Sunscreen
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
3M Ultrathon 33 Insect Repellent Sponge Applicator Insect Repellent
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion Insect Repellent
$10
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Spray Insect Repellent
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 100 DEET Tick and Insect Repellent Spray Insect Repellent
$3 - $9
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Wipes Insect Repellent
$6
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30 DEET Tick and Insect Repellent Spray Insect Repellent
$9 - $10
 
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's Clothing and Gear Repellent Insect Repellent
Adventure Medical Kits Ben's UltraNet Head Net Insect Repellent
$12
 
All Terrain AquaSport SPF 15 Sunscreen
All Terrain AquaSport SPF 30 Sunscreen
$16
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
All Terrain Herbal Armor Insect Repellent
$9
All Terrain Kids Herbal Armor Insect Repellent
All Terrain KidSport SPF 30 Sunscreen
 
All Terrain Lip Armor Natural Lip Balm Sunscreen
$2
 
All Terrain Outdoor Travel Kit
$18
All Terrain TerraSport Sunblock SPF 30 Sunscreen
 
Aloe Gator Combo Pack Sunscreen
Aloe Gator Lil Gator SPF 30 Quick Dry Pump Spray Sunscreen
 
Aloe Gator Lil Gator SPF 50 Continuous Spray Sunscreen
 
Aloe Gator Lil' Gator Kids SPF 40 Lotion Sunscreen
Aloe Gator Natural SPF 30 Lotion Sunscreen
Aloe Gator SPF 15 Sunblock Lotion Sunscreen
 
Aloe Gator SPF 16 Lip Balm Sunscreen
 
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Lotion with Carabiner Sunscreen
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Medicated Lip Balm Sunscreen
$3
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Moisturizing Lip Balm
$3
Aloe Gator SPF 30 Sport Quick Dry Pump Spray Sunscreen
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Aloe Gator SPF 40 Lotion Sunscreen
Aloe Gator SPF 40+ Gel Sunscreen
$8 - $11
 
Aloe Gator SPF 8 Sun Filter Lotion Sunscreen
Aloe Up Lil' Kids SPF 30+ Sunscreen
Aloe Up Lil' Kids SPF 45 Sunscreen
Aloe Up Lil' Kids SPF 45 Continuous Spray Sunscreen
Aloe Up Pro SPF 15 Sport Lotion Sunscreen
Aloe Up Pro SPF 30 Sport Lotion Sunscreen
Aloe Up Pro SPF 30 Sport Spray Sunscreen
Aloe Up Pro SPF 50 Sport Lotion Sunscreen
 
Aloe Up Watersports Jelly SPF 30+ Sunscreen
 
Atwater Carey Insect Dome Net Bug Net
$50
Atwater Carey Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$12
Badger Anti Bug Shake & Spray Insect Repellent
$12
Badger Anti-Bug Balm Insect Repellent
$12
 
Badger SPF 15 Lip Balm Sunscreen
 
Badger SPF 15 Sunscreen Sunscreen
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