"Fisherman's Formula", Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent is gear safe and effective against mosquitoes, ticks, and flies. The 20% Picaridin insect repellent is safe for use during pregnancy and on kids as young as six months of age.
Consumer Reports recently included Sawyer's Picaridin in their summer review on safer insect repellents that are effective against the mosquito that carries the Zika Virus (Consumer Reports' Insect Repellent Ratings February 2016).
To maximize your protection from mosquitoes and ticks, Sawyer recommends using a combination of this comfortable and effective topical insect repellent with their odorless Permethrin insect repellent for clothing and gear.
Picaridin is more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET
Sawyer 20% Picaridin is virtually odorless; it even has a mild citrus scent added to it which evaporates when dry
Sawyer Picaridin Repellent will not harm gear or equipment