Elements and activities – RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Spray (Safari & Travel)
Quick Facts: ⊙ Only available for export outside the UK and EU; ⊙ Size: 100ml; ⊙ Repels mosquitoes for 6 hours; ⊙ Repels flies, sandflies, fleas, leeches, ticks, and other biting insects; ⊙ Anti-bacterial; ⊙ Spray application; ⊙ Safe 19.5% DEET content (see our section on 'The More DEET the better?' by clicking on the About tab below)
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Beach trips✓ ⊙ Camping✓ ⊙ Hiking✓ ⊙ Adventure travel✓ ⊙ Fishing✓ ⊙ Picnics✓ ⊙ Outdoor sports and hobbies✓ ⊙ Expeditions✓
Why we highly recommend RID™:
RID™ is one of the top Australian-made insect repellents currently available on the market. Packing RID™ Tropical Strength for your adventure is the wise choice for optimal performance. Tried and tested by our team on safari, on expedition, and in warm-weather destinations, RID™ has never let us down and comes highly recommended to all non-EU and non-UK clients. DEET is globally regarded as the most effective repellent products and is safe to use. With a carefully-developed formula and active ingredients for broad-spectrum efficacy, it is bug-proof technology at its best from the swamps and wilds of Australia.
In a handy spray bottle for easy-on, all-over application, RID™ is a safari and outdoor staple for every traveller and adventurer. Why pack RID™? The answer to that is very simple: 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 to kill a wide range of bacteria (introduced by the insect bite or by scratching the area around the bite) which 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). Size of Bottle: 100ml.
RID™ 19.5% Tropical Strength formula, as stocked by The Safari Store, lasts for at least 6 hours (tests show it is usually between 7 and 8) due to its additional repellent and synergists that extend the duration of protection.
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™.
RID5 Terms: • Buy 5 bottles of RID™ Tropical Strength for FREE worldwide delivery. • Enter RID5 at checkout. • Free shipping applies to 5 bottles of RID™ Tropical Spray or Roll-on only. • Offer uses untracked delivery. • If concerned about your parcel going missing please use a tracked service. • This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other discount code or offer. • We are not able to apply discount codes and offers retrospectively. • Not available to clients in the UK and EU - please purchase Bushman Repellent.
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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.
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
Katie, Asilia Africa
I have used RID on your recommendation in Zambia and even the Kafue tsetses stayed away, so it’s great stuff!
Just bought some Rid for myself. My son and daughter-in-law did two years in the Peace Corps in Kenya and swore by Rid. Until I sent them some they were bitten alive despite having all the Cutter and Off products available. Afterwards, never a bite.
This is great product does what it says on the tin very effectively. I didn't get any bites except when I forgot to spray one evening and got bitten on the tip of my finger. It has a pleasant smell and did not melt any plastic unlike the DEET based products are prone to do. Will definitely be using in the future.
We first went on Safari in 2012 and after some research took RID with us. Since then we have holidayed in the Caribbean and RID is still our 'go to' insect repellent. I have taken cheaper alternatives as well as RID and the only time we get bitten is when we use the other insect repellents. RID all the time from now on and with the added benefit of an antiseptic I am sold on this product.! Ordering and delivery from the Safari store is always easy and efficient too!
I used RID on recommendation when visiting Zambia and Botswana, Really good protection, smells ok and unlike other deet heavy products it didn't melt my nail polish or my shoes! I've since used it in Greece, and I am buying more for a trip to the Amazon.