CDC- and WHO-recommended.
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Holding up great
I am usually the mosquito-munching buffet, and I hate it! On the other hand, I also hate using high concentrations of nasty chemicals on my skin to keep them off. This is the perfect compromise. We have been hanging out around water at dusk, and I got no bites with this spray. It is a little bit sticky right after you apply it, but the slight stickiness goes away pretty soon thereafter. Hands down would recommend this!
I used 30% DEET for week 1, and then compared this Natrapel for week 2 down in Nicaragua. The results were very similar, I got about 2 mosquito bites using this repellent, when I'm normally a mosquito bite FACTORY. Hands down would rather use this repellent than DEET -- NO BRAINER!
AMK Marketing rep Katie Singleton takes you through the Natrapel 8-hour range of insect repellents. Natrapel 8-hour is a DEET-free formula that provides up to 8 hours of protection from bugs and is safe to use around outdoor and fishing gear.
works for runners
I run by a swamp and in the summer there are a lot of biteing flies. I sparyed the repellant on and it seemed to work fine
as for bug repellent, its no 99.9% deet, but its a damn good substitute. two nights, 40 miles on the AT, and this stuff worked like a charm. it also wont melt your jacket or feel like warm cancer soaking deep into your skin, as deet does.
Get off the DEET train...
This is my bug spray of choice. I'm just not a fan of DEET, because as effective as it can be, I don't like all the warning labels, melted plastics, eroded synthetic clothing, and skin-burning sensations that can accompany it.
I used this in the Eastern Sierra last year, which was a banner year for mosquitoes (think thick black clouds), and had great results. I also like the small size of the spray bottle, it doesn't take up much room or weigh a lot in my pack.
If you are giving any thought to getting off of the DEET train, give this stuff a shot.