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Bugsaway® technology converts clothing and gear into convenient, effective insect protection.
Bugsaway® products are proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums).
The Bugsaway® Protective Barrier
Bugsaway® Repellent Apparel and Gear is the most effective new tool in over 50 years in the battle against insects and insect-borne disease—a completely new way to protect against annoying and potentially dangerous insects. With its odorless and invisible insect protection, the only way to tell it’s there is that the bugs aren’t biting.
The built-in insect repellent provides a carefree outdoor experience, letting you focus on your adventures—not the bugs.
The Bugsaway® Advantage
Bugsaway® is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA registration process is designed to evaluate a proposed product to ensure it will not have adverse effects on humans or the environment. Bugsaway® has been evaluated at multiple levels—the chemistry, the application process and the final consumer product. The end result was Bugsaway® receiving the first-ever EPA registrations for insect-repellent clothing and gear.
Bugsaway® products are proven to repel numerous varieties and species of mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). This includes insects with the potential to carry dangerous diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue fever and Lyme disease.
Tested and Proven
Bugsaway® technology is the result of years of research and field study. Numerous studies have confirmed the effectiveness of permethrin-treated clothing as an insect repellent. Bugsaway®’s own testing methods follow USDA guidelines, and the results prove our unique, long-lasting properties.
Bugsaway®’s protection is invisible, odorless and as easy as putting on your clothes. Unlike traditional repellents, Bugsaway® products cannot be misused or over applied and do not require re-application.
Bugsaway® has no unpleasant smell or feel. The active ingredient, permethrin, is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain chrysanthemums. It is bonded to the fibers using Bugsaway®’s patent-pending process that transforms ordinary clothing into comfortable insect protection for the whole family.
The repellency of Bugsaway® is EPA registered to last through 70 launderings which is more than double the average life expectancy of a garment as listed by the International Fabricare Institute. This is also well beyond the life of most performance finishes commonly used in the technical-apparel industry.
Normal home laundering is recommended. Bugsaway® products can be bleached, starched, pressed, etc., without effect on the repellent quality; however, they should not be dry cleaned because that removes the active ingredient.
Tested for Effectiveness and Durability
Effectiveness of Bugsaway® as measured using USDA standard knockdown test on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Positive Impact on World Health
One of the founders’ original intentions for developing Bugsaway® was to help protect children from insect-borne diseases. We at Bugsaway® realize the potential to greatly impact worldwide health and continue to support many global initiatives. Permethrin-treated clothing is now recommended by the following international agencies:
Packing tips from Dave Parker of Orvis Travel
Here at Orvis, we put our travel clothing and luggage to the real-life test every day. Our Orvis Travel staff and product developers log thousands of miles a year to bring you the very best, most authentic travel experiences and gear.
With new airline regulations and fees, it’s more important than ever to pack wisely. We asked our own Dave Parker -- Managing Director of our in-house travel agency – for tips on how to pack to ensure you get the most out of your travels: