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."
May 5, 2022
In my side pouches, you can find tent poles (right) and a SmartWater bottle (left). A sawyer squeeze is placed inline from the SmartWater bottle and attached to my Osprey mouthpiece to drink fro, as I walk.
The EWG sees picaridin as a reasonably good alternative to DEET—although it hasn’t been tested as long, it doesn’t have the same neurotoxicity concerns. They recommend a concentration of 20 percent for Lyme protection. Common brands include: OFF!, Cutter, Sawyer, Natrapel, Insect Guard.
Fill them up with tap water and it slowly passes through a filter system. Then the main reservoir below collects the filtered water.