Gear Geek: Seven Ways to Ward Off Mosquitos

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Gear Geek: Seven Ways to Ward Off Mosquitos

In Australia’s Outback, it’s not uncommon to see travelers wearing wide-brim hats adorned with a ring of corkscrews dangling off strings affixed to the brim. All the better, apparently, to keep the swarms of flies from landing on your face. And apparently it sort of works. To ward off mosquitos? Not so much. And even if you avoid Rio due to the threats of Zika, those bugs are still part of our daily warm-weather reality. Here’s a few legit ways to ward ‘em off.

1. Ex-Officio Bugsaway Clothing, Prices vary; 2. Snow Peak Insect Shield Parka, $175; 3. Sea to Summit Bug Jacket and Mitts with Insect Shield, Starting at $37; 4. Buffwear UV Insect Shield, $24; 5. Thermacell Scout Mosquito Repeller Camp Lantern, $40; 6. Sawyer Jungle Juice 100 Insect Repellent, $8; 7. Bug Protector All-Natural Bug Repellent, Starts at $2.

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).