Insect repellant clothing.

Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 08:08
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Has anyone had any REAL, PERSONAL experience with insect repellant clothing such as

Insect Shield available online from the US and a small range from Pestrol


Craighoppers Nosilife available from Anaconda amongst other places

or any other similar brands.

Did they work? Are they rubbish? Do they work till the first few washes?

Any personal opinions would be very welcome.


I PLEASE PLEASE ask that no one posts with opinions on whether they may or may not work, or comparisons to insect lotion / sprays unless you have actually tried one brand or another yourself. Also I am NOT INTERESTED, even 0.001%, in opinions on the health aspects of permethrin. There are too many threads hijacked with that discussion already, please post on those already destroyed threads, or start your own thread if that is what you want to talk about.

Sorry for the shouting and firm requests, but I have had a few threads hijacked to the point of being useless and about completely different subjects lately and really want real world experiences on this particular subject.

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Reply By: wholehog - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:15

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:15

No chemicals, no shouting and relevant. ;o)
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:08

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:08
Useful contribution as usual Wholehog. Thanks.
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Reply By: cruiser 3 - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:00

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:00
My sister said her uncle used put dry cow manure in a tin in the house and light it and the smoke kept mossies away.
Hope this is relevant and I won't offer opinions or hijack the thread.
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Reply By: Member - Ian W1 (QLD) - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 15:20

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 15:20
My wife and I bought some Nosilife shirts before our trip to Europe last year as we had heard that midgies were particularly bad in the northern part of the UK. We washed the shirts a couple of times before wearing them and again a few times while travelling. We had no problems with bites through the shirt, only on our bare arms. I reckon they worked OK. We haven't tried them with Aussie mozzies etc. cheers, Ian
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Reply By: Herby56 - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 16:14

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 16:14
My wife and I have experience (Alaska and Australia) with the following materials/brands.

Brand: Fjällräven with Material: G-1000
Brand: Meru with Material: Armadillo

They both works really well. They have trousers and long sleeve shirts.

But I don´t know where you can buy these brands in Australia.
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 09:42

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 09:42
I purchased a hat from mountain designs a few back which was manufactured with an in built insect repellent.
I can report with confidence that it does in fact keep the sun off, and that I have never seen a mosquito bite it.
I'd like to think it works somewhat, but how I can judge its performance I have no clue - the perfect sales gimmick?
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Follow Up By: Krooznalong - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 13:25

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 13:25
I bet you've never been bitten on the head (the bit under the hat) and therefore the repellant must surely be the sole reason for that!
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