Insect Repellent Pants For Africa

Page Updated: Feb 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

Craghoppers Nosilife Pro women's trousers are lightweight with full stretch construction for superb fit. They are designed for hot weather with high sun protection and built-in insect repellency.There are the various zip pockets, including a RFiD secure pocket. Buy Now

Craghoppers Nosilife women's convertible pants zip off and turn into shorts. Protection is provided with insect repellency and UPF40+ solarshield technology. They are extremely lightweight, fast-drying, and comfortable in hot or humid environments. Other features include drying loops on the waist, 5 pockets (2 with zip fastening), heel tape for added durability and a removable dry bag which comes in the cargo pocket, to protect valuables in wet and humid environments. Buy Now

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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