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  • Liposome-based repellent allows for a controlled release of the 30% DEET solution thereby extending the effectiveness for up to 11 hrs.
  • Lotion resists perspiration and is nongreasy and odorless
  • Bottle is sized to meet airline carry-on restrictions

Made in USA.

Active Ingredient: DEET (30%)

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking, Camping, Hiking
Active Ingredient(s) DEET (30%)
Effective Duration Time Up to 11 hours
Volume 3 fluid ounces
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sure this is better than bug bites Pro: Keeps bugs away. I spent a week in the Peruvian Amazon and didn't get a single bite where this stuff was applied. I still got buzzed constantly, but no bites. Con: Within about two minutes of applying this stuff to my skin, I began to feel a burning sensation. Kind of like if I had rubbed my arms with a fresh habanero pepper. It was strong enough to be distractingly uncomfortable. I don't know if I'm allergic or don't react well to DEET or what, but I wouldn't recommend this product unless you're going to a place where the bugs carry REALLY nasty diseases. I'd prefer the burning feeling to yellow fever or malaria, but if I was in a place where bug bites are just an annoyance I'd go with a non-DEET forumla for sure.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best stuff I've found, yet! We usually use 100% DEET liquid on our clothing (ankles, wrists, hat, etc.), but have been using this 30% DEET lotion on our skin for the past couple summers with good success. You do need to reapply it periodically if you're sweating a lot, but otherwise it works very, very well. I wore short sleeves (and applied this to my arms) in a very mosquito-filled area of the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan's U.P., with no bites on my arms. I'd see the mosquitoes circling nearby, but they did not bite me on my arms. Worked well for our 10-year old companion, too.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't leave home without it! My favorite mozzie repellent: I've used this product in SE Asia and on safari in east and southern Africa. It's really effective even though it has less DEET than some competitors. The best part is that I hardly notice any odor and can forget I'm wearing it. I have fairly sensitive skin and I haven't had any problems using it.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cap too long I bought this yesterday on recommendation from my sister who said it worked great on her trip to Africa. My bottle has a smooth black cap. When I took the bottle out of the box, it was already leaking around the cap. After a little investigation, I saw that the bottom of the cap hit the shoulders of the bottle before the sealing surface contacted the top of the neck. I sawed 1/4" off the bottom of the cap, and it appears to seal OK now.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meets Airline Carry-On Requirements We bought this before going to Ecuador and Peru. Everything works except the packaging. During each flight, the bottle leaked and I had made sure to tightly close the bottle lid. Fortunately I had it in a zip log bag. I've probably lost 50% of the bottle and not used very much on my skin.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product; leaky bottle The product works as advertised. However, when I told the salesperson that a number of the packages were sticky, he stated they'd had problems with leaky bottles. During my subsequent trip I discovered mine had that flaw. Luckily it was stored in a sealed bag.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great but not really odor-free I bought this for hiking at a 'scent-free' resort. It protected me well from insects but its label said it was odor-free after application and that wasn't true. Didn't smell as bad as other DEET products but it was still unpleasant. Consumer Reports said it was the best on the market and I don't doubt that, just can't quite give it 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oozes everywhere This lotion is impossible to carry. It leaks out of its own un-opened bottle & makes a sticky mess of anything near it.
Date published: 2017-06-05
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sure this is better than bug bites Pro: Keeps bugs away. I spent a week in the Peruvian Amazon and didn't get a single bite where this stuff was applied. I still got buzzed constantly, but no bites. Con: Within about two minutes of applying this stuff to my skin, I began to feel a burning sensation. Kind of like if I had rubbed my arms with a fresh habanero pepper. It was strong enough to be distractingly uncomfortable. I don't know if I'm allergic or don't react well to DEET or what, but I wouldn't recommend this product unless you're going to a place where the bugs carry REALLY nasty diseases. I'd prefer the burning feeling to yellow fever or malaria, but if I was in a place where bug bites are just an annoyance I'd go with a non-DEET forumla for sure.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best stuff I've found, yet! We usually use 100% DEET liquid on our clothing (ankles, wrists, hat, etc.), but have been using this 30% DEET lotion on our skin for the past couple summers with good success. You do need to reapply it periodically if you're sweating a lot, but otherwise it works very, very well. I wore short sleeves (and applied this to my arms) in a very mosquito-filled area of the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan's U.P., with no bites on my arms. I'd see the mosquitoes circling nearby, but they did not bite me on my arms. Worked well for our 10-year old companion, too.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't leave home without it! My favorite mozzie repellent: I've used this product in SE Asia and on safari in east and southern Africa. It's really effective even though it has less DEET than some competitors. The best part is that I hardly notice any odor and can forget I'm wearing it. I have fairly sensitive skin and I haven't had any problems using it.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cap too long I bought this yesterday on recommendation from my sister who said it worked great on her trip to Africa. My bottle has a smooth black cap. When I took the bottle out of the box, it was already leaking around the cap. After a little investigation, I saw that the bottom of the cap hit the shoulders of the bottle before the sealing surface contacted the top of the neck. I sawed 1/4" off the bottom of the cap, and it appears to seal OK now.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meets Airline Carry-On Requirements We bought this before going to Ecuador and Peru. Everything works except the packaging. During each flight, the bottle leaked and I had made sure to tightly close the bottle lid. Fortunately I had it in a zip log bag. I've probably lost 50% of the bottle and not used very much on my skin.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product; leaky bottle The product works as advertised. However, when I told the salesperson that a number of the packages were sticky, he stated they'd had problems with leaky bottles. During my subsequent trip I discovered mine had that flaw. Luckily it was stored in a sealed bag.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great but not really odor-free I bought this for hiking at a 'scent-free' resort. It protected me well from insects but its label said it was odor-free after application and that wasn't true. Didn't smell as bad as other DEET products but it was still unpleasant. Consumer Reports said it was the best on the market and I don't doubt that, just can't quite give it 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oozes everywhere This lotion is impossible to carry. It leaks out of its own un-opened bottle & makes a sticky mess of anything near it.
Date published: 2017-06-05
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