Bugsaway Clothing

Bugsaway insect repellent technology converts clothing and gear into convenient, effective protection against bugs.

Bugsaway insect repellent clothing and accessories are proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums).

The Bugsaway Insect Repellent 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

EPA Registered

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 insect-repellent 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 insect repellent 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 insect repellent shirts, pants, and other accessories have 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 insect 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.

Easy Care

Normal home laundering is recommended for Bugsaway insect repellent clothing. Bugsaway products can be bleached, starched, pressed, etc., without effect on the repellent quality; however, they should not be dry cleaned because dry cleaning removes the active ingredient.

Tested for Effectiveness and Durability

The effectiveness of Bugsaway was measured using the 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:

  • The World Health Organization: www.who.int
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians: www.familydoctor.org
  • The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: www.hhs.gov
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/travel
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Please note that Bugsaway items are available in the contiguous 48 states only.

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