Family Friendly Protection

Picaridin Insect Repellent

Highly effective at deterring a wide array of insects including mosquitoes and ticks, Sawyer’s 20% Picaridin insect repellent is more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET. Safe for use on the whole family, the non-greasy Picaridin offers all day protection, has a pleasant low citrus odor, and won’t damage plastics or synthetic coatings.

Reviewed by Consumer Reports as “Fisherman’s Formula” in its list of safe and effective insect repellents (February 2016), Picaridin is effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus.

Maximize protection from mosquitoes and ticks by combining Picaridin with Sawyer’s Permethrin insect repellent for clothing and gear. Learn more about this highly rated combination.

Picaridin Insect Repellent

How It Works

Up to 12 Hours of Protection

Derived from Piperine in pepper plants, Sawyer Picaridin is a synthetic replica of a natural solution that has proved to be a very potent formula on mosquitoes, ticks, and flies while still being family friendly, gear safe, and very comfortable to wear on your skin.

Picaridin spray is effective for up to 12 hours against mosquitoes and ticks, while the lotion is effective for up to 14 hours. Both provide up to 8 hours of protection against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies.

The non-greasy spray and lotion have a pleasant low odor that evaporates when dry and won’t damage plastics or synthetic coatings. Picaridin is safe for use on clothing, backpacks, synthetic fabrics, watches, sunglasses, and more.

Product Features

Family Friendly

An effective alternative to DEET that’s great for the whole family, Sawyer Picaridin is also safe for use during pregnancy. It’s considered to be the repellent of first choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine and Travel for travelers 6 months to 12 years of age. Learn more: Picaridin Research.

The New Standard

Sawyer Picaridin is available in a variety of sizes including our 6 ounce continuous spray and lotions ranging in size from convenient 4 ounce bottles to 1 quart and 1 gallon size dispensing jugs.

Available at:

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  • Amazon
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Dick’s
  • Field and Stream
  • REI Co-Op
  • Target
  • Walmart

The Details

Available Options

  • 0.5 Gallon Lotion

    SP567

  • Picaridin Topical Insect Repellent – 0.5 ounce Pen Spray

    SP541

  • 1 Gallon Lotion

    SP569

  • 1 Quart Lotion

    SP565

  • 3 oz spray

    SP543

  • 4 oz lotion

    SP564

  • 4 oz spray

    SP544

  • 6 oz Continuous Spray

    SP576

  • Lotion Packet

    SP561

Kit Includes

Features:

  • Picaridin is more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET
  • Our 20% Picaridin is virtually odorless; it even has a mild citrus scent added to it which evaporates when dry
  • Sawyer Picaridin Repellent will not harm gear or equipment
  • Effective for up to 14 hours (lotion) or 12 hours (Spray)
  • Use with confidence on the whole family

Available Sizes:

[SP576] – 6 oz. continuous spray
[SP564] – 4 oz. lotion
[SP544] – 4 oz. spray
[SP543] – 3 oz. spray
[SP541] – 0.5 oz. spray tube

Specifications

Identification

Product #:SP544, SP541, SP543, SP564, SP569, SP576, SP565, SP567
UPC: 0-50716-00541-7, 0-50716-00543-1, 0-50716-00544-8, 0-50716-00564-6

    FAQs

    • Q: ViewIs Picaridin safe for pregnant women and children?

      Yes. Picaridin is a fantastic topical insect repellent for the whole family and considered to be the repellent of first choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine and Travel for travelers six months to 12 years of age.

      Learn more about Picaridin in this pdf.

    • Q: ViewIs Picaridin just as effective as DEET?

      Picaridin is perfect balance of efficacy, safety and user-friendliness. It repels a wide variety of pests including mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, sand flies, gnats, chiggers, and midges. It is the longest lasting repellent with up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks and up to 8 hours against a variety of flies, chiggers and gnats. It’s non-greasy, has a pleasant low odor and won’t damage plastics of synthetic coatings. All these factors combined makes Picaridin the optimal topical repellent for the entire family.

      Check out the data for yourself: Picaridin Research

    • Q: ViewShould 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.

    • Q: ViewCan 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/

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