Editor’s picks for fun and safe outdoor entertainment
Been cooped up indoors for too long? Now is the time to get outside and get some fresh air and fun times. Make the most of the coming months with these favorite gizmos, lotions and potions, and brilliant luxury whatchamacallits — delivered for free to Prime members!
Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent, 2-Pack
Keep mosquitos, ticks and chiggers from bugging you at your next outdoor event or camping trip with these 4-ounce bottles of fragrance-free lotion that is safe for the whole family!
"A well-respected scientist friend mentioned Sawyer Insect Repellent to me and I was skeptical, but ordered it anyway," one unbitten customer told us. "IMPRESSIVE! The scent seems to fade quickly, but the repellent effect continues for hours and I am no longer blowing, swatting, slapping at or getting bugs in my eyes while trying to work."
A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)
Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.
And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.