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Sawyer Products SP520 Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent Lotion, 4-Ounce

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Out of stock
Number of Items
1
Manufacturer
Sawyer Products
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Weight
0.010 Pounds
Length
2.63 Inches
Height
6.5 Inches
Width
1.38 Inches
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Features
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  • Family-friendly insect repellent formula with 20% DEET; effective against ticks and all mosquitoes
  • Encapsulates DEET in a protein that dissolves slowly, releasing DEET over a longer period of time -- up to 11 hours
  • Non-greasy, odorless, and sweat-proof
  • Designed to be compatible with the use of sunscreen
  • 4-ounce lotion bottle
Description
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Odorless, non-greasy, and sweat resistant, Sawyer Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent is effective against ticks and all mosquitoes. This family-friendly 20 percent DEET formula significantly reduces the rate of DEET absorption by 67 percent per application, and it extends the duration of its effectiveness up to 11 hours. Comfortable for use in the backcountry or in the backyard, this EPA-approved formula controls DEET exposure by encapsulating DEET in a protein that dissolves slowly, releasing the DEET over a longer period of time. It's designed to be compatible with the use of sunscr...
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Most have hiked and traveled to to Alaska, New Zealand and Mexico and would never go without it.
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I typically get eaten alive by mosquitos, so wasn't taking any chances.
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Otherwise we would apply this DEET product.
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It soaks in quickly, doesn't have a strong scent, and works so well.
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I didn't get any bites during the trip!
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Category: Insect & Pest Repellents
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The usual price range for an insect/pest repellent is between $1.50 to $56.60.

If you want to know about insect/pest repellents in general, please go to our Insect/Pest Repellents: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

It depends on what you are looking for. Let's go over the reasons why buying this insect/pest repellent now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. This insect/pest repellent has okay reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This insect/pest repellent has moderatereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this insect/pest repellent more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

2. Take a look at its price history

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $12.49 $3.97

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed from May 16, 2020 to May 20, 2020, which means that it has steady and healthy supply!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this insect/pest repellent was $12.49, and the lowest price point was $3.97. The current price isn't close to either the highest or the lowest price point, so it's a fairly reasonable time to make this purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, I've seen a small amount of price movement with this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 3.69% at a time.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $10.48 a week from now. It might be best to wait for a future price drop, but if this product checks all the boxes for you, don't wait to optimize for small gain.

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3. Make sure Sawyer Products is a brand you can trust

Sawyer Products doesn't attract too many people on Amazon among other insect/pest repellent brands. I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

4. Manufacturer has generally positive reviews on their other products

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. The manufacturer of this product, Sawyer Products, has generally positive reviews on the internet. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, and if you like this product, I'd go with this product!

5. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml Sawyer Products Other similar brands: Repel California Baby AVON Thermacell

I found 5 brands that have similar products like this one: Repel, California Baby, AVON, Thermacell, and 3M. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from Repel. If you're looking for a insect/pest repellent with best reviews, a product from California Baby gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from Thermacell I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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