Elements and activities – RID™ Traditional Insect Repellent Lotion (Outdoor and Everyday)
Quick Facts: ⊙ For export to clients outside the UK and EU only; ⊙ Size: 100ml; ⊙ Repels mosquitoes for four hours; ⊙ Repels flies, sandflies, fleas, leeches, ticks, and other biting insects; ⊙ Antibacterial; ⊙ Rub-on application; ⊙ Safe 16% DEET content (read our section on 'The more DEET the better?' in the information section below)
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Everyday✓ ⊙ Beach trips✓ ⊙ Camping✓ ⊙ Hiking✓ ⊙ Adventure travel✓ ⊙ Fishing✓ ⊙ Picnics✓ ⊙ Outdoor sports and hobbies✓ ⊙ Expeditions✓
Why we highly recommend RID™:
Quite simply, we recommend RID™ because IT WORKS! RID™ will protect you from all biting bugs (mosquitoes, sand flies, midges, ticks, fleas, and tsetse flies), mosquito-borne diseases, and those pesky flies, ants, and leeches - just as it has been doing since 1956. RID™ also contains two additional repellents, including a fly repellent, that other insect repellents do not include in their formulae. Furthermore, RID™ contains antiseptic which kills a wide range of bacteria (introduced by the insect bite or by scratching the area around the bite) and helps to stop the spread of infection. The range is also medicated and contains Vitamin E for moisturising, chamomile for its soothing relief, and Triclosan (an anti-bacterial/inflammatory agent).
Choice Magazine conducted independent tests on 15 leading insect repellent brands to test the efficacy and duration of protection as stated on their packaging. These tests were performed four times per product on a group of men and women aged between 18 and 70, with readings taken at intervals between 15 minutes and three hours after application. RID™ ranked highest with an impressive 98% score and a recommendation for excellent protection.
RID™ repellent contains DEET which is a plasticiser. Officially therefore, the bottles carry a warning against spraying RID™ on to synthetic fabrics. In our experience with the product, and due to the low levels of DEET, we do spray RID™ on to our Rufiji™ clothing and to date have had no damage to our clothes whatsoever. Having said that, you should use your common sense. For example, if you are wearing an expensive shirt or one which is made from sensitive fabric, it may be best not to spray RID™ on to the clothes. For all clothing, we suggest that you try spraying a little RID™ on to the hem (or an area that will not matter should RID™ cause any damage) to test whether damage will occur.
Please pack RID™ as you would any other toiletries. When you pack RID™ and your toiletries you should always try and remove excess air from the bottle, tighten the lid as much as you can, and pack into a zip-lock type bag. Cabin pressure and rough handling of your luggage by airport staff may result in your toiletries leaking and the same is true for RID™.
Mr. Lee Johnstone
I have previously ordered 3 items as a test as they were recommend but it has worked so well I am looking to order initially another 10 units, for other friends and fellow deer stalkers.
Amazing! Took RID with me on my trip to Montevideo and it worked like a charm! I'm normally mosquito kibble, but not a single bite. Even watched one appear, go "urgh!" and fly off in another direction. Smell isn't over-powering and I won't travel without RID in future.
T Garrick, Okavango Tours & S
RID really did work and I definitely didn't get munched by Mosquitoes or Tsetse flies in Mana Pools (there were MILLIONS of them!).
D Southwood, Travel Africa Mag
RID: the most amazing anti bug spray ever! Would never leave home without a bottle of this stuff, unbelievable.
D White, Okavango Tours & S
Regarding the RID. It is a yes yes yes from me. We all used it and while they pestered us quite a bit we did not get bitten where it was sprayed. I ended up spraying a lot on my shirts and shorts so we recommend it for anyone going to tsetse infested areas.
Augusta von Preussen
No other spray keeps the bugs away quite as well as Rid. I take it on every trip without fail. It’s easy to apply, the bottle is a handy size to throw into a day pack, and it holds the perfect amount for one person on a two week trip. The mosquitos in the areas where we travel can often carry some very dangerous diseases, so as well as preventing painful and itchy stings, it protects my health as well.
S Burrows, Bhangazi Horse S
Rid is fantastic, I have used it for years in Botswana if anywhere near Tsetse flies. It does not seem to have had any effect on my children (as yet) and it works for mozzies too.