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Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet 6.5 oz (184 g)

 
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Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (1)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (8)
  • Easy to apply (7)
  • Long lasting (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry (5)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    MUCH better than OFF, Cutter, etc.

    I've used every anti-bug product over the years, even the ineffectual "lemongrass and eucalyptus oil" or "citronella" type products. Let's be honest: if you hike, live in...Read complete review

    I've used every anti-bug product over the years, even the ineffectual "lemongrass and eucalyptus oil" or "citronella" type products. Let's be honest: if you hike, live in the country, or just go outside these days, you will be eaten alive by mosquitos and you will pick up ticks and (in the South) chiggers and at the beach, sandfleas. The more DEET in the products you use, the less likely you are to get bitten, which means you're less likely to pick up diseases carried by these nasties (not to mention you can avoid the itchiness and pain of bites). Also, studies have shown that the percentage of DEET in a product directly correlates to how long the product lasts/works following application. Deep Woods Off has 25% DEET, while REPEL has 40%. Ergo, you don't have to spray as often. Most family and kid sprays have only single digit percentages of DEET - if they contain DEET at all. (Important note: you don't have to coat your skin with DEET for it to work. I always wear socks, shoes, and long pants when outside hiking/gardening, so I simply spray my shoes, socks and lower legs thoroughly. In the evening when mosquitos are out, I also spray my arms lightly and pat a few drops onto my neck.) I really cannot recommend REPEL enough - it's all I will buy now. Lastly, REPEL uses almost every drop in the aerosol can, unlike OFF. Our aerosol cans of OFF and other brands always leaves a significant amount in the bottle once the propellant is gone, but with REPEL you really do get your money's worth. I wish this brand had the same brand recognition as OFF, because it's getting harder to find.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not happy

    I bought 2 bottles of the repellent and only one worked. The other cap was broken and I was on vacation out of the country so i couldn't exchange it.

    I bought 2 bottles of the repellent and only one worked. The other cap was broken and I was on vacation out of the country so i couldn't exchange it.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    4.0

    less costly than Ben's 100% deet, but st

    By Jaguar expert

    from Phoenix Arizona

    describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Effective
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry
    • Day Trips
    • Travel

    Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

    easy to use, spray and you're done!!!

     
    5.0

    Great Product "It Works"

    By Rob

    from Virginia

    describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Effective
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry

      Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

      I have tried many personal mosquito repellants but this one really does the job...Love it...

       
      2.0

      not happy

      By a concerned mom

      from Jersey City, NJ

      describe yourself Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reduces Number Of Pests

      Cons

      • Cap did'nt work

      Best Uses

      • Vacation

      Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

      I bought 2 bottles of the repellent and only one worked. The other cap was broken and I was on vacation out of the country so i couldn't exchange it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Repel Ticks

      By Flossie

      from Houston, TX

      describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

          I got this because somewhere I read it repels ticks. My poor dog was repeatedly getting infested by the monstrous little bloodsuckers and they like human blood too. I don't know if this product was what turned the tide but I'm finally winning thewar with these nasty pests. I spray my dog's fur lightly before each walk. I spray my tasty ankles to keep the mosquitoes away too.

           
          5.0

          Just the right amount.

          By Dingaling

          from Tennessee

          describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Apply
          • Effective
          • Long Lasting
          • Nontoxic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry

            Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

            I live on a farm and need this to keep the ticks off when I go outside to work in the field. It does a really good job. I have not had a tick since using this product.

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Avoid this company

            By prism68

            from Georgia

            describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • Malfunctioning sprayer

            Best Uses

            • Unable to assess

            Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

            I purchased this to take on an island trip known for its yellow (biting) flies. Once on the island, I discovered the nozzle was faulty and completely quit working after one spray.

            I had no way off the island for the week and there were no stores on the island, so I was subject to many painful bites. I have sensitivity to insect bites and have had another week at home of trying to treat these bites with cortisone creams, etc..

            I contacted Repel and was told that if I send in the UPC label and receipt I can get a refund. Well, I'm not really sure how to cut an UPC label off an aerosol can that is under pressure for one thing... and for another, I do not routinely keep receipts for minor purchases over several weeks in anticipation of the products not working.

            I am very disappointed in their response and will be sure to avoid buying their products in the future.

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MUCH better than OFF, Cutter, etc.

            By Outdoorlawyer

            from Outdoors in GA

            describe yourself Professional/Guide

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Apply
            • Effective
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry
              • Travel

              Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

              I've used every anti-bug product over the years, even the ineffectual "lemongrass and eucalyptus oil" or "citronella" type products. Let's be honest: if you hike, live in the country, or just go outside these days, you will be eaten alive by mosquitos and you will pick up ticks and (in the South) chiggers and at the beach, sandfleas. The more DEET in the products you use, the less likely you are to get bitten, which means you're less likely to pick up diseases carried by these nasties (not to mention you can avoid the itchiness and pain of bites). Also, studies have shown that the percentage of DEET in a product directly correlates to how long the product lasts/works following application. Deep Woods Off has 25% DEET, while REPEL has 40%. Ergo, you don't have to spray as often. Most family and kid sprays have only single digit percentages of DEET - if they contain DEET at all. (Important note: you don't have to coat your skin with DEET for it to work. I always wear socks, shoes, and long pants when outside hiking/gardening, so I simply spray my shoes, socks and lower legs thoroughly. In the evening when mosquitos are out, I also spray my arms lightly and pat a few drops onto my neck.) I really cannot recommend REPEL enough - it's all I will buy now. Lastly, REPEL uses almost every drop in the aerosol can, unlike OFF. Our aerosol cans of OFF and other brands always leaves a significant amount in the bottle once the propellant is gone, but with REPEL you really do get your money's worth. I wish this brand had the same brand recognition as OFF, because it's getting harder to find.

               
              5.0

              This Stuff Works

              By kl

              from MD

              describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beaches
                • Travel

                Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

                We used this insect repellent in the Dominican Republic where the mosquitoes were brutal for my husband. After using this bug spray - no more mosquito bites. He also used it on the golf course and was not bitten. They landed on him, but no bites. There is no nasty smell or greasy feeling on the skin. The only complaint is that the sprayer did not work consistently, however, I will definitely buy this again.

                 
                5.0

                Deep Woods Off

                By Josie

                from Nashville, TN

                describe yourself Casual Adventurer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Apply
                • Effective
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

                    spray it before working outdoors in the yard - very effective

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Really works

                    By Proffittless

                    from LaFayette, GA

                    describe yourself Avid Adventurer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Effective
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backcountry
                      • Day Trips

                      Comments about Repel Insect Repellent, Sportsmen Max, 40% Deet, 6.5 oz:

                      This is the most effective spray I have ever used. It does not have a strong smell and leaves no oily, slimey film like other products. I am the one that is always the meal of choice to every bug in the woods, especially mosquitos. Spent several days trail riding in an area with large pools of stagnant water with large populations of mosquitos and biting deer flies. Never was bothered by anything. Did not sweat off and lasted all day without multiple applications.

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