7 Best Mosquito Repellents in 2022 | Our Top Picks
What’s the Best Mosquito Repellent?
Whether you’re a mosquito magnet, spend time in a mosquito wonderland, or just want to keep yourself safe from mosquito-borne diseases while outdoors, you’ll need an effective mosquito repellent.
Finding a good mosquito repellent can be daunting and overwhelming. Which mosquito repellents actually work? Are the ingredients safe? Will it also protect against ticks?
We’ve listed our top picks for the best mosquito repellent with both synthetic and natural ingredients. You’ll want to read further to learn why you need a mosquito repellent, what considerations to make when choosing a mosquito repellent, and our pick for the best mosquito repellent.
Which mosquito repellents actually work? We’ve found the seven best mosquito repellents, based on various properties.
Our Picks for the Best Mosquito Repellents:
- Best Overall Mosquito Repellent: Sawyer 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent
- Best DEET Mosquito Repellent: Ben’s Tick & Insect Repellent
- Best Picaridin Mosquito Repellent: Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Tick + Insect Spray
- Best Smelling Scented Mosquito Repellent: Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard + Picaridin
- Best Natural Mosquito Repellent: Coleman Botanicals Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent
- Best Natural Mosquito and Tick Repellent: Buzz Away Extreme
- Longest-Lasting Mosquito and Tick Repellent: Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent
December 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan