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  • Repels mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers and sand flies
  • Picaridin can be used on clothing and skin
  • Will not harm gear and equipment
  • Low-odor, non-greasy lotion

Made in USA.

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Best Use Hiking, Camping
Active Ingredient(s) Picaridin 20%
Effective Duration Time Up to 14 hours
Volume 4 ounces
Weight 5 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good protection in the tropics Just back from two trips working with Habitat in Nicaragua and Guyana, with side trips to Belize and Curacao. Very pleased with the repellent properties of picaridin compared to odor and greasiness of DEET. Easy to use and lasts a good while.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Work I bought this product to try out at work. I did not want to use deet anymore and since majority of my work day is spent outside in plants, shrubbery and weeds, I would like survive one day without insect bites.This product has done the trick! I will definitely recommend this to my co-workers!
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bathe in it! I put this mosquito and tick repellant on everywhere I wasn't covered (arms, ankles, face), and thought that would be okay. Well, I didn't get a single mosquito bite, but I did get two different ticks from that hike. One was underneath my shirt, on my stomach, and the other was in my hair, towards the back of my head. I guess it only works exactly where you put it. So, bathe in it, and you'll be fine!
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better smelling! I got this upon the recommendation from one of the employees. He suggested I buy it, and use it in place of the deet/Off bug spray. He said that using the deet, and laying on my newly purchased air pad could deteriorate it, and eat through the material. I digress, it kept the bugs off (but it wasn't incredibly buggy), it smelled nice for when I could smell it. And it didn't leave me feeling sticky. I would definitely recommend this in place of Off.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Mosquito bites I am pretty sure it worked. I used it for a trip to Zika territory. I give it 4 out of 5 stars only because I did not really see many mosquitoes to begin with.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A "must have" defense. After contracting dengue fever in 2015 during my U.S. Peace Corps service in the Philippines, it became evident a more effective repellent solution was required. Research indicated this formula would perform well. My cousins mailed six bottles to me, and it outperformed all expectations. Mosquitoes and other insects ignored me completely.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept the mosquitos away Walked through swarms in Yellowstone and they left us alone. If you're sensitive a slight stinging may be experienced upon application... Children may be more sensitive.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ticks beware! I volunteer at a nature center that has a lot of ticks & mosquitoes. When I am out on the prairie, or in the woods, this product really helps to deter the ticks & mosquitoes.
Date published: 2017-06-11
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Why aren't the full list of ingredients listed anywhere? Please post them, 

Asked by: Rigfmom
We do not have that information available. We encourage you to contact Sawyer directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Is this product waterproof? ie...resists rain, water splashes and perspiration?

Asked by: little snow
This insect repellent should stay on through water splashes and perspiration, but we do recommend reapplying it after swimming.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-01

Can it be used on a baby safely? 

Asked by: DLSM
The vendor says this product is ok for children 6 months and older. If your child is younger than 6 months, please consult your physician.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

How is this product rated as far as its effect on aquatic critters when it comes off in lakes and streams?

Asked by: Betsie
That information is not available. We encourage you to contact the manufacturer directly for specifics.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-06
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