Built-in bug-proof protection
Forget about smelly sprays, potential side effects, or carry-on restrictions. The latest in insect-repelling technology is built right into your clothes. Insect Shield’s line of clothing is treated with permethrin and protects the wearer against a variety of pesky critters, including flies, chiggers, ants, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. You can wash the clothes about 70 times before protection starts to wane — more than long enough to get you through camping season.
Unlike some sprays, Insect Shield’s EPA-registered clothing is safe for babies and pregnant and nursing women; a line of children’s clothing, called Buggies, is cute enough to wear anywhere. Bandannas cost $12, adult-size clothing $36-$90 at REI stores and online at www.rei.com; find the children’s line ($26-$34) at www.buggiesclothing.com.
LYLAH M. ALPHONSE