Insect Repellent Pants For Africa

Page Updated: May 2021

Do you really need insect repellent pants for hunting in Africa?


Insect repellent pants do the job in one of two ways...

  • The pants are made with material impregnated with an insect repellent such as permethrin OR
  • Mesh pants are worn over your regular pants to create a physical barrier against insects.

Permethrin Insect Repellent Pants Are Useful...

  • If you have always been particularly bothered by insects or are a 'mosquito-magnet', you might find some relief by wearing insect repellent pants.
  • 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 insect repellent pants should be specifically worn at 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, permethrin-impregnated pants or mesh over-pants and industrial quantites of deet smeared on exposed skin may help.

Recommended Insect Repellent Pants

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These men's convertible pants are cool, comfortable, lightweight and provide sun protection with a UPF 30+ rating, dry quickly, and keep bugs at bay. The odourless Insect Shield technology repels biting insects, including ticks and mosquitoes. The partial elastic waistband makes movement easy, while wicking properties keep you cool and dry. They convert into a 10" inseam shorts with a quick zip. Security zip pockets store and protect belongings. Buy Now


These versatile bug-repellent convertible pants for women are treated with permethrin to protect against mosquitoes, ticks, and flies. The zip-off pants are marked 'right' and 'left', are made of wrinkle free nylon with a semi-elastic waistband. Buy Now


These pants have bonded Insect Shield technology to repel ticks, mosquitoes, flies and other insects. They come with adjustable waist tabs and inseam. Buy Now


These women's pants repel bugs and protect from the sun with UPF 30. There is an odourless bug repellent bonded to the fabric to protect against mosquitoes, ticks, ants and flies. They were designed for wading but comfortable for any outdoor activity. The quick-drying, water-repellent ripstop fabric is durable and has a four-way stretch for complete range of motion. The pants come with an adjustable cinch-leg hem and zip-close pockets on the front and back. Buy Now

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These mesh pants give protection from the waist, down to your ankles. They come with adjustable drawcords so insects can't get in from the ankle or waist. Buy Now


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