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Overall: 4.3 / 5 based on 17 reviews
14 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Value -
By: Hwkrplt from St Albert, AB, Canada
Shirt is as it claims to be. Comfortable, lightweight and bug-free. Worn on hot days and is well ventilated and not too heavy for heat and humidity. A pleasure for my fly fishing trips. Will be purchasing others.
By: GoingOnSafari from MI
Ordered this shirt for my husband to wear on our upcoming safari. He loves the air vents on the side and the built in SPF. He hasn't worn it yet, so unsure of field performance, but overall a great shirt.
read washing instructions -
The instructions say wash separately. I inquired and it was suggested not to wash with other garments. Not practical.
By: NNCC from San Jose, CA
Top 25 Contributor
I recently bought this for a trip to Alaska, knowing this shirt was going to be put to the test against some serious mosquitoes. I am proud to report that I almost never found a mosquito on the shirt during the week I was there. My friends were covered with mosquitoes and I was free from any. Absolutely amazing. It is also a very nice-looking shirt that is functional in the field and is also something you can wear to dinner that evening. The wrinkle-resistancy is also a very nice attribute to the shirt.
Shirt is very large -
By: Marco23 from Buffalo, NY
I ordered a medium but it quite large. They did not have a small, and so I spent a lot of money on postage in both directions with no shirt to show for it.
Wow - great shirt -
By: TWWorldtraveler from Buffalo NY
I wore this shirt off and on in Costa Rica for more than a week and not only was I bug free but it stood up to packing and wearing with minimal wrinkles! I couldn't ask for more.
A Maine guide loves this shirt -
By: leeb747 from Norther Maine
I purchased this shirt to contend with black flies and other lovely insects that inhabit the north Maine woods in the spring, summer and fall. The shirt does all it's supposed to do and that is wonderful. In addition, the shirt is lightweight and that is just as wonderful on hot days when I'm working in the woods. I see they're on sale now. I'm going to buy another.
Definitely What You Need -
This is the second Ex Officio Baja Insect Shield shirt I have purchased, and if it came in any other colors than the two I now have, I would buy still another. Based on the great fitting and many-featured Baja long-sleeve shirt, this shirt goes one better. The Insect Shield technology really works. This has been a mosquito season to challenge any insect-repelling system and this shirt works almost like armor plate. No bites through the shirt or near the collar or cuffs, and fewer mosquitos just hanging around to annoy. After multiple washings the repelling effect seems undiminished and Ex Officio says it should last up to 70 washings.
Insect Shield Shirt Casting Shirt -
This is the second insect shiled shirt I purchased. These things are super! With ticks and mosquitoes carrying West Nile, EEE, and Lyme disease any protection you can get helps. It helps to reduce the use of bug repellant on your skin. This product works well as I can say I have a lot less trouble with insects wearing it. It also has the bonus of deep pockets, and sleeve tabs to tie the sleeves back. I hope they modify a future version with additional pockets and a "D" ring or two. I'd use it in place of a vest or chest pack for quick trips to a local stream or stopping by the roadside to fish for an hour or so. PS- I also own the insect shield hat and will get another when available. Unfortunately, the pants were just too long for me or I'd have those too.
Good Garden Shirt -
By: MrsOwlLady from Levittown, PA
This shirt does seem to help keep the mosquitoes away. I had to order a man's because there were no ladies' sizes available, so it is a bit sloppy-looking. In fact, my husband says it looks like I bought it in a thrift store. As long as it keep the "biters" away, I don't care how it looks. Bugs have been ruining my gardening time so I bought the shirt in desperation. I am a Penn State Master Gardener so I spend much time in the out of doors and I don't like sprays.
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: