Insect Shield Clothing: The Alternative to Bug Spray-Appalachian Outfitters

Insect Shield Clothing: The Alternative to Bug Spray

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When you’re enjoying the outdoors, the last thing you want to do is constantly swat at bugs. Swarms of insects quickly ruin the perfect campfire or the mountaintop view. Nobody likes mosquitoes and ticks, but these pests have become even more worrisome because of Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which are serious illnesses that are spread through tick and mosquito bites. Between these concerns and the thought of bug spray’s unnatural chemicals, and soon you feel like you can’t go outside at all.Luckily, you don’t have to let these fears stop you from going outside – clothing manufacturers like Exofficio and Columbia are now creating Insect Shield clothing as an alternative to bug spray, so that adventurers can still enjoy the outdoors.

What Is Insect Shield?

Insect Shield is a technology that mixes permethrin, which is a bug repellent, with clothing material to discourage mosquitoes, ticks, flies, ants, midges, and chiggers from biting people. It is the original bug-repellent clothing in the U.S. Over 30 brands use this technology, which lasts for 70 washes.

There are many kinds of Insect Shield clothing, including socks, t-shirts, khakis, button downs, pajamas, and toddler clothing.There is even a hammock infused with Insect Shield. Many people have found insect shield to be their personal alternative to bug spray.

Where Is Insect Shield Available?

Columbia Sportswear creates Insect Blocker™ jackets, hats, pants, shirts, and more with Insect Shield. They bring over 70 years of business and design expertise to their Insect Shield clothing. Their outdoor clothing lives up to their mission statement: “Design and deliver authentic, outdoor, high-value products for active consumers of all ages.”


Exofficio also makes Insect Shield jackets, shirts, and pants in their BugsAway® line, which is made of lightweight, wrinkle-free material. The company has been creating clothing for travelers since 1987, and their goal is to enable you to continue enjoying the outdoors.

Insect Shield At Appalachian Outfitters

Appalachian Outfitters has a wide variety of Insect Shield clothing. Visit our store to choose your BugsAway® or Insect Blocker™ wardrobe!

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