Zorrel - Insect Shield Apparel Long Sleeve Tee Shirt
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- 70% Cotton / 30% Polyester
- 70% Combed Cotton , 30% Microfiber
- Fabric is treated with Insect Shield® Repellent Technology - proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers & midges (no-see-ums)
- Dri-Balance™ Moisture Transport, wicks moisture away from the body
- Machine washable, tumble dry low heat, no bleach
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Zorrel's Dri-Balance Moisture Transport classic long sleeve tee, that has been treated with Insect Shield® Repellent Technology. Seamless body fit and the shoulder seams are covered stitched flat for comfort. With shoulder to shoulder taping and single-stitch finishing on the collar.
What is Insect Shield?
Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel and Insect Shield® Repellent Gear are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted registration of Insect Shield Insect Repellent Apparel--the first-ever, EPA-registered insect-repellent clothing. Recently, EPA has granted Insect Shield extended durability claims for its apparel registration, through 70 washings. Seventy washings is nearly three times the longevity of the original EPA apparel registration at 25 washings. Insect Shield apparel and gear products combine the patent-pending Insect Shield process with a proprietary formulation of the insect repellent permethrin--resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of a garment.
How did permethrin originate, and what are its uses?
Permethrin is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain chrysanthemum plants. The Insect Shield process binds a proprietary permethrin formula tightly to fabric fibers--resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts beyond the expected lifetime of apparel. Permethrin has been successfully used in the United States as an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered product since 1977, with an excellent safety record. It is used in lice shampoos for children, flea dips for dogs, and various other products, some of which are regulated by the FDA.
Which insects does Insect Shield repel?
Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). Insect Shield® Repellent Gear has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and flies. The EPA requires extensive effectiveness data to prove a product's ability to repel insects. Many species and varieties of these insects have been tested, including those that can carry dangerous diseases.
Tested and Proven
Insect Shield technology results from years of intensive research and field study. Numerous studies have confirmed the effectiveness of permethrin-treated clothing as an insect repellent. Insect Shields own testing methods follow United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, and the results conclusively show that our unique, long-lasting insect protection works.
The repellency of Insect Shield apparel is EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings--the expected lifetime of a garment. This is also well beyond the life of most performance finishes commonly used in the technical-apparel industry.
Size: Small | Color: Wet Sand
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-Keeps the bugs away. First tested this out in the rain forest. To be fair, I was also using Insect Repellent. But when I was hiking, everyone who had showered in Deep Woods Off still had a few bites, while I did not. Didn't see any bugs land on me then die, though. It was more like there was a protective bubble around me, while my friends were constantly swatting at bugs.
-Packs well. Bought an extra one that lives rolled up in my bag, just in case (and those cases have been many).
-Dries quickly. Hand washed on a trip and it was dry by morning, even in a humid area. When on, the moisture wicking properties work pretty well, too.
-For the ladies: It doesn't scream "functional clothing." To compare: the Ex Officio Insect Shield shirts look like I went vacation shopping at Orvis. In other words, they might be OK when I'm in the jungle 1000s of miles from home and desperate for a piece of clothing that works, but I wouldn't wear one once I returned home. With the Zorrel one, I can go for a jog, sit out on the patio, etc. (= more uses AND a lower price.)
-It has some synthetic fibers along with the cotton, so it's not the softest, but it's still comfortable.
-It eventually loses effectiveness
Great adjunct to bug spray, etc if you're in an area with malaria and a great way to skip the smelly bug spray if you're walking the dog or in the backyard.