MAXI DEET Insect Repellent

For heavy insect biting conditions, sometimes there is no replacement for the effectiveness of 100% DEET.

Full Product Description

Ideal for use on exposed skin in areas of extreme bug density, low-odor MAXI DEET bug-repellent from Sawyer Products offers up to 10 hours of protection against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, and gnats and the diseases they carry.

In addition to applying to your skin, MAXI DEET can be used on mosquito nets, head nets, and clothing. Use in combination with Sawyer Permethrin Spray for full body repellency. Offering DEET in its pure form (98.11 percent active ingredient), Sawyer MAXI DEET gives you more control on how much you apply and requires fewer re-applications (compared to other lower-dosage DEET aerosol sprays). MAXI DEET is also less bulky and weighs less than other DEET aerosol sprays.

STATS AND SPECS

Filter Material

Longevity

removes

protection from

Mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas, gnats, and ticks

sweat resistant

liquid volume

4

 oz

HEIGHT

6.5

 inches

width

2.5

 inches

length

1.88

 inches

filter Weight

0.9

 oz

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Long Lasting

With its 10-hour effectiveness, you won't have to reapply MAXI-DEET as often as you would a lower percentage dosage.

Protection from Disease Carrying Insects

Ideal for defending yourself from mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas, gnats, and ticks in areas of extreme bug density.

Maximum Protection

Compatible with Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen and can be used in tandem with Sawyer Permethrin for ultimate protection from the elements.

Frequently Asked Product Questions

Does DEET protect against flies?

Some yes, but mostly no. If flies are going to be an issue we recommend using the Sawyer 20% Picaridin topical insect repellent. Picaridin is much more effective against flies than DEET, especially at 20% which is higher than other Picaridin formulas available on the market.

Will DEET ruin my clothes or equipment?

Quite possibly. DEET should not damage cotton, wool, or nylon. Do not apply to or near acetate, rayon, spandex or other synthetics, furniture, plastic, watch crystals, leather and painted or varnished surfaces including automobiles.Be sure to read the labels, and if in doubt try a sample on an obscure surface area and check it after 24 hours of exposure to DEET.

Can I wear a repellent with a sunscreen?

Yes. We would recommend applying the sunscreen first. The trick to a comfortable and effective application of sunscreen it to put it on first thing in the morning or at least 10 minutes of sun exposure to help it fully absorb into your skin.Our SPF 30 sunscreen is a bonding base formula which makes it very breathable while still very effective. You can learn more about this formula at sawyer.com/sunscreen/

Should I use a lotion or spray repellent?

Because of the way they slow down the evaporation of the DEET, lotions always last considerably longer than sprays of comparable DEET concentrations. Sprays have the advantage of being able to be applied to clothing. Sprays remain effective much longer on clothing than on skin. Since repellents work as a 3″ barrier, clothing applications can often protect 6″ of exposed skin and significantly reduce your usage on skin. Our recommendation: DEET lotion on skin and Permethrin spray on clothing.

Why was I told to “get at least 30% DEET” for malaria mosquitoes?

The reason you were told to “get something with at least 30% DEET” is because under older guidelines this was true. Simply put, the higher the percentage of DEET in a given formula, the longer and more effective the protection from insects. Until the introduction of Sawyer Controlled Release Insect Repellent, we would have recommended Sawyer Maxi-DEET® 100% DEET Insect Repellent for the skin. People often confuse concentration with dosage. Lower “dosages” of 100% DEET or DEET mixed in a Controlled Release lotion or even a standard lotion work better than alcohol-based sprays.As an added measure, you may still consider 100% DEET for times of extreme bug density. However, the real question is not how much DEET you start out with, but how much of the active ingredient, DEET, is available at any given time (even hours later) to repel those nasty mosquitoes.Skin repellent with Slow Release Technology–Sawyer Controlled Release 20% DEET Insect Repellent uses sub-micron encapsulation to entrap the DEET. An effective and long lasting insect repellent for use on the skin is a slow release technology that keeps the repellent on the surface of the skin much longer than other formulas. This provides for slower absorption and extended effectiveness against biting insects. The Sawyer Controlled Release Insect Repellent formula provides this type of technology in a formula that is both effective and very comfortable to use.

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