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Sawyer Products Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent Lotion
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- Family-friendly insect repellent formula with 20% DEET; effective against ticks and all mosquitoes
- Encapsulates DEET in a protein that dissolves slowly, releasing DEET over a longer period of time -- up to 11 hours
- Non-greasy, odorless, and sweat-proof
- Designed to be compatible with the use of sunscreen
- 4-ounce lotion bottle
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|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 1.38 x 2.63 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Size||4 - ounce|
Odorless, non-greasy, and sweat resistant, Sawyer Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent is effective against ticks and all mosquitoes. This family-friendly 20 percent DEET formula significantly reduces the rate of DEET absorption by 67 percent per application, and it extends the duration of its effectiveness up to 11 hours.
Comfortable for use in the backcountry or in the backyard, this EPA-approved formula controls DEET exposure by encapsulating DEET in a protein that dissolves slowly, releasing the DEET over a longer period of time. It's designed to be compatible with the use of sunscreen, and it can be used in conjunction with Sawyer Permethrin insect repellent clothing treatment for double protection.
Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water, and injuries -- everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness to point-of-use water filters that filter contaminated water to levels cleaner than U.S. bottled water.
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Comfortable, trusted protection, in the backcountry or in the backyard.
Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered one of the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water, and injuries -- everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness to point-of-use water filters that filter contaminated water to levels cleaner than U.S. bottled water.
Sawyer Controlled Release Insect Repellent
Effective against Ticks and All Mosquitoes For Up To 11 Hours
Odorless, non-greasy, and sweat resistant, Sawyer Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent is effective against ticks and all mosquitoes. This family-friendly 20 percent DEET formula significantly reduces the rate of DEET skin absorption, up to 67 percent per application.
This EPA-approved formula controls DEET exposure by encapsulating DEET in a protein that dissolves slowly, releasing the DEET over a longer period of time. The controlled release of DEET extends the duration of an application's effectiveness up to 11 hours.
- Odorless, non-greasy, and perspiration resistant lotion.
- Compatible with sunscreens (including Sawyer Stay-Put).
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Sawyer's DEET-Based Controlled Release Formula Work?
An excellent choice for parents who are concerned about their kids' exposure to DEET, Sawyer's Controlled Release with 20 percent DEET — particularly over the course of a week of backpacking or at summer camp. It's also ideal for anyone who requires repeated use of insect repellent.
A time-release mechanism in the formula controls the evaporation of the DEET, allowing it to keep working all day (up to 11 hours), while still being virtually odorless, non-greasy, and effective against ticks and mosquitoes.
Should I Use a Lotion or Spray Repellent?
Because of the way they slow down the evaporation of the insect repellent, lotions always last considerably longer than sprays. However, sprays have the advantage of being able to be applied to clothing, where the spray remains effective longer than on skin. Since repellents work as a 3-inch barrier from the skin, clothing applications can often protect 6 inches away from exposed skin and significantly reduce your usage on skin. Sawyer recommends a combination of lotion on the skin and spray (such as Permethrin) on clothing for optimal protection.
Controlled Release Lotion:
- 4-ounce bottle.
- 6-ounce bottle.
Can I Wear a Repellent with a Sunscreen?
Yes. If you need both types of protection, a controlled release insect repellent lotion (like Ultra 30) is the most compatible topical repellent for a sunscreen. We recommend using Sawyer Stay-Put Stay-Put Sunscreen Lotion. First apply the Stay-Put bonding base sunscreen, then apply the Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent after 10 minutes. The bonded sunscreen is less susceptible to the solvents contained in the repellent, including sprays if you use them.
Full Range of Insect Repellents
Sawyer insect repellents offer superior protection from disease-carrying insects, including the yellow fever mosquito that carries the Zika Virus. Check out Sawyer's range of insect repellents — from topical lotions and sprays to apply to your skin to Permethrin spray for applying to clothing and outdoor gear.
|Picaridin||Maxi-DEET||Ultra30 Liposome / DEET||30% DEET||Premium Controlled Release||Permethrin|
|Usage||Topical (Skin)||Topical (Skin & Clothing)||Topical (Skin)||Topical (Skin & Clothing; cotton, wool, or nylon only)||Topical (Skin)||Clothing, Tents, and Gear|
|Active Ingredient||20% Picaridin||98% DEET||30% DEET||30% DEET||20% DEET||0.5% Permethrin|
|Application Formats||Spray Pump & Lotion||Spray Pump||Lotion||Aerosol Spray||Lotion||Spray Pump|
|Mosquito & Tick Protection||Up to 14 hours (lotion); up to 12 hours (spray)||Up to 10 hours||Up to 11 hours||Up to 10 hours||Up to 11 hours||Up to 6 weeks sprayed on clothing (or 6 washings)|
|Protection from Other Insects||Biting flies, stable flies, black flies, sand flies, gnats, and chiggers||Chiggers, fleas, and gnats||Flies||Chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects|
|Great for Areas of High Bug Density||✓|
|Great for Hunting & Fishing||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Great for the Whole Family||✓||✓|
|Complete Clothing Protection||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||✓|
|Mini Water Filter||PointOne Water Filter||Water Bottle Filter||Squeezable Pouches||Stay-Put Sunblock||B4 Extractor|
|More outdoor products from Sawyer, including water filters, sunscreen, and first aid||Compact filter fits in the palm of your hand, attches to drinking pouch, bottle & more||Highest level of filtration on market, available in personal, all-in-one & hydration pack kits||Durable 34-ounce BPA free water bottle with inline filter||Replacement pouches for Mini and PointOne squeeze filters||Available in SPF 30 and SPF 50 formulas; penetrates where other sunblocks can't reach||Reusable vacuum pump for for snake bites, bee/wasp stings & more|
Top Customer Reviews
Lone Star DR
1. It's DEET concentration is relatively low (20%). While I'm not overly concerned about putting DEET on my skin, I'd prefer to use as little as necessary to repel the bugs.
2. It is effective - biting insects including black flies are deterred (see field use comments below).
3. The time release formula seems to prolong the effectiveness and the product needs to be applied less frequently than other products with similar DEET percentages.
4. It is not as "greasy" feeling as most DEET products. The product is a creamy lotion that largely (though not completely) feels "dry" after applying.
As product is a lotion, rather than a spray, probably would not be as suitable for application to clothing (e.g. socks) to repel flies, mosquitoes or ticks.
I used this product on trips in Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario in June and July, 2011. Even in extremely "buggy" portages while sweating heavily I managed to avoid inset bites. Bug conditions were sufficiently bad that others were wearing netting.
And if it worked for deer flies i believe it will work for any biting insect.
Thank you Sawyer!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this because within the last year I have became EXTREMELY allergic and attractive to mosquitoes and apparently my house is a cesspool for them. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brittany C.
We love this apply once daily my kids never get bit. When they have this onPublished 13 days ago by S. tepper
I had a mosquito for four days and I felt like a turkey on a platter until I applied Sawyer all over! What a relief and I am so glad I had the lotion because it really works.Published 14 days ago by Mindyx
It depends with this product. I always order the Family Controlled Release cream which is great, the only thing to stop black fly from biting me. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jayne
It's the only thing that works against the mosquitos at my house. No harsh smell, not greasy. I have 4 bottles on hand so Im never without it!Published 22 days ago by Nicole
Wow actually this is really cool, really effective at keeping mosquitoes away, and has hardly any smell at all!Published 23 days ago by A Kaz
Kiddo used this at Scout Camp. Had fewer bites than his buddies! He has sensitive skin, and did not have a reaction either.Published 27 days ago by Memphis Mom