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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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (9)
  • Easy to apply (8)
  • Long lasting (8)
  • 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

     

    Avoid this company

    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...Read complete review

    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.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GET THOSE MOSQUITOS

    By farm wife

    from Oregon

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Effective
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        We send these with a friend when he goes
        annually to hot, high humidity, terrible mosquito
        country. He says they are wonderful.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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...

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (2 of 2 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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                (2 of 6 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

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