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Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
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- 15-foot mosquito protection zone
- Odor-free, DEET-free, and virtually silent operation
- Runs on a backpacking stove fuel canister (not included): pressurized self-sealing (iso)butane and propane fuel mix. WILL NOT FUNCION WITH 100% PROPANE FUEL TANKS.
- Fuel efficient: up to 90 hours of run time on a 4 oz canister, 180 hours on an 8 oz canister, and 360 hours on a 16 oz canister
- Lightweight, minimalist design (114g/4.0 oz). Compact and portable (97mm H x 50mm W x 67mm L).
- Dependable performance up to an elevation of 7,000 feet
- No messy sprays or oily lotions on your skin. Turn it on… Mosquitoes Gone!
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Thermacell takes pride in creating products that are highly effective and make being outdoors more enjoyable. Thermacell Repellents, Inc. is an industry leader in research, development, and engineering proven consumer products. Thermacell products have been field tested by the Department of Defense and are endorsed by the Outside Magazine, Men's Health, and the Today Show.
Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
The Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller creates a 15ft x 15ft Zone of Protection against mosquitoes without messy lotions or sprays. It weighs only 4 ounces, yet delivers up to 90 hours of protection using camping stove gas canisters as a fuel source. You can have an entire evening of mosquito freedom on less gas than it takes to boil a pot of water! Plus, it’s been tested and proven in the backcountry. The Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller is compact, rugged, and effective! See for yourself why so many outdoor enthusiasts would never head out without their Thermacell Repeller.
- Up to 90 hours of repellency from one 4 oz. gas canister
- Weighs only 4 ounces for easy transport
- Works Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
- Silent, virtually odor-free, no open flame
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all Thermacell products
*2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards: Most Innovative Gear – Winner
'Thermacell’s Backpacker Mosquito Repeller has innovation mastered perfectly... Even the longest of camping trips can remain bug-free with this device. Perhaps its best feature is the fact it doesn’t just defend against armies of annoying bugs across a small patch of one’s campsite, instead, it sets up a 15 by 15-foot area of protection. [This] allowed us to move the Backpacker all over our campsites, creating bug-free zones wherever we moved to. A no-brainer for anyone who hates swatting bugs out of their face while camping, Thermacell’s innovative Backpacker Mosquito Repeller easily made our camping trips more enjoyable, and became an instant staple of our quiver of gear from the moment we started using it.'
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|Item Dimensions||1.97 x 2.64 x 3.82 in||2.3 x 10.5 x 6.3 in||5 x 2.38 x 5.5 in||2.3 x 5.5 x 4 in||—||—|
|Item Weight||0.5 lb||0.7 lb||—||6.4 ounces||—||—|
|Size||Backpacker Mosquito Repeller||6.3x2.3x10.5||60 Hour Pack||48 Hour Max Life Pack||—||Single Camper's Kit|
The Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller effectively repels mosquitoes by creating a 15-foot zone of protection. Utilizing the same camping gas canisters (not included) that backpackers and campers have in their bag already, the compact and lightweight Backpacker Repeller is an essential piece of gear. It’s also ideal for use while fishing, gardening, hunting, around the backyard, and more. Heat produced by the camping gas canister is directed to a small mat infused with the repellent Allethrin, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers. Heat disperses the repellent creating the 15-foot zone of protection. Thermacell protects millions of people from mosquitoes with no messy sprays or lotions, no odors, no noise, no DEET, and no open flames. For best results, use on days with light or no wind (bugs are at their worst on these days), and allow 10-15 minutes to form a complete zone of protection around the unit. Dependable performance up to 7,000 feet of elevation. Usage tips include: do not attempt to use with refilled canisters, allow gas to flow for 5 seconds before clicking the piezo ignitor, and only compatible with valves designed to the EN417 specification. Thermacell products are safe, effective, and come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. With Thermacell, Turn it on… MOSQUITOES GONE!
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The product contained in the blue mat is very effective at deterring the little buggers. Mind you, there's always the possibility that one or two didn't get the memo and will land on you, but my experience overall has been remarkably good. My primary complaint with the standard model, is the cost and unreliability of the butane refills. Also, you can't fly with them (I had a dozen of them thrown away on one trip). Plus, I've never been able to keep them lit consistently over 5,000 feet, and occasionally, they go out for no reason - even at sea level.
Secondly, the ooze from the liquid in the mats, eventually builds up over time and it is really nasty stuff. A couple drops took the paint off the top of my aluminum anodized deck table. It will eventually ruin the plastic housing on the unit itself. It's the consistency of dried syrup and nothing I've found will remove it easily. So when I saw this model, I was more than a little intrigued. Say goodbye to the butane refills. An 8oz. iso cart will provide up to 180 hours of run time. Of course that would require 45 mats, but hey, you get the point. As another reviewer mentioned, with the proper adaptor, you can also run it from a propane cylinder, though I STRONGLY suggest you don't do that. Iso-butane operates at a different temperature and pressure than propane. Using an adaptor in combination with a propane tank, at the very least will shorten the life of the product and may result in a clogged valve, rendering the unit inoperative.
After reading a number of negative reviews about the product here on Amazon, I was concerned it may not work, I now wonder how many of the bad reviews here are related to using an adaptor with the wrong fuel. That said, I'm glad I went ahead and bought it. Frankly, I'm convinced most other problems reported here are related to either the type of iso cylinder, or simply not screwing the unit all the way down onto the cylinder.
Some iso canisters have a slightly shorter valve stem, and that can result in the actuator needle not fully depressing the release valve. I've personally had issues with Coleman iso canisters, but Primus, MSR, Jet Boil and others work fine for me.
Best of all, this unit uses exactly the same mats the standard Thermacell units use. I do wish it was a couple ounces lighter, but hey, at just 4oz it's worth it. In combination with Permethrin treated clothing and some concentrated Deet for backup, you should be bite free. I'm one happy camper!
I used it during our 7 day camping trip and it worked just fine. I did notice a few things at the beginning. First, the back packer must be screwed down completely. If not, the top grill will not get hot enough to heat the blue pad and the flame/glow will not stay ignited. When I had this problem, all I did was give it another little turn and it corrected everything.
I absolutely love it. The canister lasted forever!!!! I still use my portable when I'm moving around, but the backpacker is now a permanent gear for my camping trips.
I've read a few reviews complaining about difficulty starting the Thermacell unit. All I did was turn and click!
I highly recommend this product!