Insect Repellent Jackets For Africa

Page Updated: Jan 2020

Do you really need an insect repellent jacket for hunting in Africa?

Insect repellent jackets do the job by...

  • Being made with material impregnated with an insect repellent such as permethrin and/or...
  • Is constructed of mesh to create a physical barrier against insects.

A Permethrin Insect Repellent Jacket Is Useful...

  • Wearing a jacket is fine on chilly mornings and evenings but not great in the scorching heat of the African day unless you are stormed by a swarm of tsetse flies. In this case, you will do anything to protect yourself, so it is a good idea to pack an insect repellent mesh jacket in your day bag.
  • If you have always been particularly bothered by insects or are a 'mosquito-magnet', you might find some relief by wearing an insect repellent jacket.
  • Certainly, if you are going to hunt in a malarial area of Africa and want to take every possible precaution.
  • However, know that most malaria-carrying and non-malarial mosquitos bite at dusk and during the night, so an insect repellent jacket is rather defunct unless you wear it these times.
  • Certainly, if you are hunting in swamp areas, rainforests or thick damp vegetation near water, where swarms of mosquitoes can make your life a misery, a permethrin-impregnated mesh jacket and industrial quantites of deet smeared on exposed skin may help.

Recommended Insect Repellent Jackets

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This Craghoppers jacket has NosiLife insect repellent, sun protection and moisture control. Buy Now

This women's lightweight mesh jacket has Insect Shield repellent It packs into its own security zip pocket. Reinforced shoulders hold up under straps and the hood keeps insects away from your ears and face. Buy Now

This hooded mesh jacket is compact and lightweight, made of ultra-fine mesh treated with Insect Shield permethrin. The face panel is black for better visibility and the cuffs and waist are adjustable. Buy Now

This Craghoppers Chima jacket has a stretch mesh construction which performs like a second skin, providing protection against mosquitoes with NosiLife permanent insect repellent. The elasticated cuffs and hem provide extra protection from biting insects and the hood keeps them off your head too. This jacket has a full length zip and 4 handy pockets. Buy Now

The Craghoppers NosiLife Akello women's jacket is made of lightweight and stretchy material for great freedom of movement. The jacket provides UPF40+ sun protection and permanent insect protection. It has 2 zip hand pockets, a zip inner chest pocket and a full length zip with pop studs on the front. Buy Now

The Craghoppers Men's Nosilife gilet or vest is made with insect repellent technology and comes with no less than 13 handy pockets. Buy Now

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