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Welcome to our third article of the series ‘Keeping mosquitoes away while camping’ and today we are discussing some best products to keep mosquitoes away. If you hadn’t read the previous 2 articles on this topic then you’re missing a lot.
Read the previous two posts of the same series:
- Best way to keep mosquitoes away while camping (100% Working)
- Best mosquito repellent for camping (100% Natural)
Why I’m forcing you to read the above articles before continuing this one? Because if you already had read these two then you know I always recommend not using any chemical-based repellent devices or sprays until the chemical less, cheap, easy, harmless, and the natural solution failed to work.
If you are in hurry then these are the products that I recommend:
#1 Thermacell Patio Shield (Best overall fuel-based)
#2 Thermacell Radius zone (Best overall battery-based)
#3 Thermacell MR450 Portable Mosquito Repellent Device (Best overall for Hikers)
#4 Thermacell Backpacker Gen 2 (Works with camp stove)
#5 Thermacell Cambridge Lantern (Work as both mosquito repellent and a simple AAA battery lamp)
I recommend you to have a mosquito repellent device as an addon to natural solutions. So in this article, I am going to list the best mosquito repellent device for camping, hiking, and patio and from that list purchase a device that suits all your needs.
All devices that I am going to list here as best are from the ‘Thermacell‘ brand. Thermacell mosquito repellent products have enough reasons to be mentioned as best. Some are:
- All Theramcell devices are Evaluated & Registered by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for safety and effectiveness.
- No DEET
- No spray
- Scent-free, long-lasting, and easy to use
- Mosquito protection range is 15ft
- Very affordable price
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed so if you’re not satisfied with repellents then contact thermacell and they fill fix it for you.
- I love the slogan – ‘Turn it on Mosquitoes gone’
5 Best mosquito repellent device for camping, hiking, and patio
1. Thermacell Patio Shield – Overall Best Mosquito Repellent
This thermacell device is a fuel-based mosquito repellent that uses heat-activated thermacell repellent mats to create a scent-free, invisible, 15ft zone of protection from mosquitoes.
By purchase, it comes with three mats and one fuel cartridge. The price of this pack is cheap but you need to consider some more price when the 3 mats turn blue to white and when the fuel cartridge ends, and then you need to buy more. The mats on purchase come with 4 hours of protection.
And when the 3 ends you can buy 12-300 hours protection refill and fuel cartridges pack from Amazon at a very cheap rate or from any other place where thermacell is available for sale.
2. Thermacell Radius zone – Overall best chargeable repeller
The design of radius zone 2.0 is such it can operate easily on any elevation and will protect you during the worst mosquito pressure.
The refills of radius gen 2.0 come in various sizes of up to 40 hours.
This repellent has a plus point of charging which means at a single charge you will get protection for 6.5 hours where it takes only 5 hours to fully charge. If you have any source of charging in camping then you can use it while charging.
Overall this is one of the best mosquito repellent devices for camping which runs on a battery.
3. Thermacell MR450 – Overall Best for hikers
I don’t know why people go for portable ultrasonic mosquito repellent devices when you have such a great choice. I don’t think ultrasonic devices works because nowadays they are free because there are many free apps available in AppStore and play store claiming that they will remove mosquito just by sound. What do you think?
The Mr450F currently is a perfect choice for hikers as you can hold it on your pant’s pocket, belt, and can stick it somewhere outside your backpack. So wherever you go it will give you 15ft zone protection from mosquitoes and their bites for hours.
It’s advisable to have a pack of refills if you’re going to hike for days so that you can use it wherever you need it.
This is made for backpacking, camping, and hiking because you can simply connect this with your camp stove.
The pack comes with a water-resistant bag and 4 repellent mats where each will give you 12-13 hours of protection inside 15ft of the zone. As it is made for backpackers so it only weighs 4oz.
This can make 1st in the list but it is not because it needs more care. As thermacell said – ‘Only use pressurized self-sealing (iso)butane and propane fuel mix, never use 100% propane or refilled canisters, and only use canisters with valves designed to the EN417 specification. Other canisters may not provide proper fuel flow.‘ – that’s why it is not making #1 in this list.
If you’re a night person and do overnight camping trips then this Cambridge lantern is a good choice due to its dual functionality – this lamp can be used as a simple lamp or it can be used as a mosquito or if you want you can use it for both light and as repeller.
It has a small handle so that when you need to go to the toilet in the dark night you will be protected from mosquitoes with light to see around. As same to other thermacell mosquito repellent devices, it also gives you a 15ft zone of protection.
You’ve come to the end of the list of best products to keep mosquitoes away while camping, hiking, or patio. Each product has its own unique side. So, which above mosquito repellent device is fulling all your needs. And if no above-product is fulling your need then tell me what you need most in a mosquito repellent device and I will try to find that which suits you.
Michael is heavily inclined towards traveling to natural places and documenting cultures/people from different parts of the world. He also loves hiking and camping and is spirited toward all outdoor activities. He will share his passion for outdoor life and brands or products we use outside our homes. He has good research skills, and that’s why you can see why his articles are packed with info that is factual and not readily available. He also has the vision to travel the whole world and share it with all readers of Outdoor Favor.