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The 8 Best Bug Repellents of 2019

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent at Amazon

"DEET-free, but...offers extensive protection against mosquitoes and ticks."

Best for Deep Woods: Repel 100 Insect Repellent at Amazon

"A powerful weapon against insect bites and insect-borne disease."

Best for Long-Lasting Protection: 3M Ultrathon Lotion at Amazon

"Offers ongoing protection, even despite sweat or damp conditions."

Best with Sunscreen: Avon SKIN-SO-SOFT Bug Guard at Amazon

"An insect repellent, sunscreen, or moisturizer with perks."

Best Natural: All Terrain Natural Insect Repellent Spray at Amazon

"A natural insect repellent that is safe for kids and sensitive skin."

Best for Clothing: Sawyer Products Clothing Repellent at Amazon

"Specifically designed to treat clothing and gear without damaging it."

Best Repellent Wristband: SelpHbalance Mosquito Bracelet at Amazon

"Kids and adults alike will appreciate the convenience and color options."

Best Wipes: Repel 94100 Sportsmen Repellent Wipes at Amazon

"Effective – even in tropical or heavy insect-infested areas."

Head over to The Spruce's website to see the full list by Erica Puisis here.


May 8, 2022

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Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.

Allen Foster


Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.

Alan Dixon


But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.

Shauna Farnell