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Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent 20-Percent Picaridin Pump Spray

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  • LEFTnotruc(Has a similar effect to DEET, yet is safer on gear and equipment,500)
  • At 20, this long lasting topical insect repellent is effective up to 8 hours against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, chiggers and fleas
  • Our 20 Picaridin is virtually odorless; it has a mild citrus scent added to it which quickly evaporates when dry
  • Will not harm gear or equipment

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Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent 20-Percent Picaridin Pump Spray + Adventure Medical Kits/Tender Corporation Natrapel, 8 Hour deet free repellent 12 pack wipes
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FEATURES of the Sawyer Picaridin Premium Insect Repellent Spray Has a similar effect to DEET, yet is safer on gear and equipment At 20%, this long lasting topical insect repellent is effective up to 8 hours against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, chiggers and fleas Our 20% Picaridin is virtually odorless; it has a mild citrus scent added to it which quickly evaporates when dry Will not harm gear or equipment

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  • ASIN: B0078ZMVW0
  • Item model number: SP541-PARENT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,998 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Can apply to clothing without ruining them!
Soverybored
Great stuff, works well and keeps mosquitoes at bay!
Kelly M. SImmons
And it smells much better than other repellants.
Don L. Parce

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Rickky on September 7, 2011
Size Name: 4 - ounce Verified Purchase
Sawyer SP544 Insect Repellent, 20 Percent Picaridin, 4-Ounce Spray I was reluctant to try this as opposed to Deet but when I read the European military results I decide to give it a try and was very pleased. I wouldn't say it worked better than Deet but Picaridin worked equally well without the oily feeling, and Deet you have to be careful that you don't get it on plastic. Once you spray this on the only way you can tell you are wearing it is because you are not getting eaten up by mosquitoes. It just has a slight lemon smell at first. The only thing I found that it didn't work on was deer flies but Deet products didn't work on them either. Also I am comparing this with 100% deet products as I always buy the strongest strength available, and 20% Picaridin is the strongest available.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Soverybored on June 6, 2012
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Worked magic when were in Isla Holbox, Mexico. The island was very buggy (mosquitos, noseeums and biting flies) due to the standing water from the recent rain, as well as from the lagoons at either end of the island.

Pros:
1) 3 oz pump spray was enough for 2 people, for a 6 day stay, with copious applications in the morning and evening. Added bonus of being small enough to put in carry on luggage.
2) Easy application: spray is awesome.
3) Is not greasy like DEET: DEET sprays tend to just leave a greasy, oily film that just slid off your skin at the hint of sweat. This worked great on top of sunscreen.
4) Strong chemical smell dissipated quickly.
5) Worked FANTASTICALLY against all kinds of bugs - especially the flies and the noseeums at the beach and lagoon areas. Friend who wore DEET still had flies buzzing all over her, while I was happily bug free.
6) Can apply to clothing without ruining them!
7) Less scary to use than 30%+ DEET sprays/wipes.

Cons:
1) Though not greasy, it did tend to get sticky especially if you over-apply.
2) I developed a skin reaction to the spray (slight rash on arms), but that's probably because I kept reapplying when I didn't need to.
3) NOT water/sweat-resistant. I noticed that after wading through the waters at the beach, a few minutes when I got back onto land, skeeters were swarming my ankles.
4) Clothing application: needs to be reapplied (basically, I would spray my pants again when I would re-wear the following day.) I feel like the spray lost its effectiveness after several hours when sprayed on my pants (the bugs could and would bite through my nylon ripstops.)

In short: This is an awesome spray. I would buy it again (but use less obsessively.)
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ed Clark on September 13, 2009
Size Name: 3 - ounce Verified Purchase
The only reason I gave this four stars instead of five is that that it isn't absolutely perfect: a few flying pests still get in your face, but probably fall dead to the ground after a close enough encounter with your Picaridin shield. It's by far the best insect repellent I've used, non-greasy and long-lasting. Follow the directions closely to avoid getting any in your eyes. If you catch a whiff of this stuff you'll find it very disagreeable; though it doesn't smell bad, your olfactory senses will recoil at its obvious toxicity. Buy it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By William G. Etter on August 2, 2011
Size Name: 4 - ounce Verified Purchase
The Summer of 2010 was a really bad one for biting flies on the Chicago Lake Michigan beaches a block and a half from our home.

Fortunately we had just returned from a vacation in Florida for which we bought 3 different types of insect repellent; a 20% DEET product, a popular Lemon Eucalyptus based product and Sawyer's 20% Picardin spray.

We proceeded to use all three at various times and of them the Sawyer was the only one truly effective against the flies. (The Lemon Eucalyptus product just seemed to amuse them and, while the DEET containing spray was mildly effective against the casual pacifist fly with no real ambition, it withered before the truly determined pest and most of all when they swarmed ... as I said, a bad summer for flies.)

With the added benefit of not being DEET (with all of its problems and concerns) there was no question of which product we were going to re-order for this Summer.

In fact I just did.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J on July 29, 2011
Size Name: 4 - ounce Verified Purchase
I bought this for use in Peru, primarily for use in the amazon rain forest and the inca trail. I fared as well or better than the rest of the group who used only OFF (deet product).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jack Rothman on August 3, 2010
Size Name: 4 - ounce
We took this to Eastern Africa on a trip. We also are in the woods quite often here in the USA in hot, tick and mosquito infested areas, looking for birds. The stuff works great. No smell or irritation and it doesn't ruin binocular or camera equipment plastic like DEET. We came home with no mosquito bites!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Danny on July 1, 2013
Size Name: 4 - ounce Verified Purchase
I have never been a fan of putting Deet on my skin. It doesn't feel right to me and I do not care for the smell. I spend lots of time outdoors hiking and going on multi-day backpacking trips, so I need something that gives me good protection from biting insects.

I have tried many of the natural repellents. They hardly worked at repelling insects but helped to repel humans. The smells were too intense and I regretted putting them on.

I read about Picaridin as a gear safe alternative to Deet and that it had been used for years in Europe with great results. My first weekend using this product turned out to be a low mosquito weekend. Everyone else in the group had ticks on them and a couple had chigger bites. I had not one tick nor chigger bite on me. I was instantly sold on it and bought more. Subsequent hikes while using Picaridin have left me without ticks and chiggers. Hikes without using the stuff always ends with chigger bites and more than half w/ a tick or two on me.

I have now used Picaradin on a handful of weekend trips and here is what I have noticed:

The good:
- It is much nicer on the skin than Deet. The scent is nicer as well.
- Ticks and chiggers really do hate this stuff. If that is your concern, buy this. You will not regret it.

The bad:
- It does not seem to cover the same area as Deet - What I mean by that is that I with Deet products, I spray them trying to cover every inch of exposed skin but am sure that I miss some. This has not been a problem in the past. When using Picaradin, I can tell exactly where I missed because I will have 5 mosquito bites all in a line in a hard to reach area of my body (i.e. the back of my arm elbow).
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