I frequently go outdoors hiking, biking etc in the Colorado mountains. I decided to try this product to compare to what I normally use, Repel Sportsman Max formula lotion. I paid $8.50 at WalMart for the Off! Clip On repellent for a 12 hour use, substantially more than the 4 oz. bottle of Repel that has lasted me for a few years now. In the Maroon Bells wilderness near Aspen, I was camped about a 1/4 mile from a small lake, and a few hundred yards from a stream - plenty of skeeters and biting flies. I hung the Off device on my right side belt and waited for the repellent to take effect. There was very little effect...ever. In fact, I noticed that it had NO effect on the left side of my body and lower legs. I watched mosquito's land on me without hesitation and frequently. Went on a hike for about 4 hrs and watched as mosquitos continued to land on me including my right shoulder and leg. I even took the device off and held it pointing at a mosquito on me. I had to get it within 2" before the thing flew off. The day before I had used the Repel lotion. As always is the case, the instant I put the lotion on, bugs stopped landing on me. They still flew near me, but don't land on me. Not only does the Repel lotion repel the skeeters, but also biting flies which is a big plus as they hurt much worse when they bite compared to mosquitos. Save your money and go with the lotion. It's far more effective, lasts much longer, and you get a lot more uses for the money.
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