Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Travel gear: bug off!

If you're travelling, or planning to do so soon, you may be thinking about the Zika warnings, and wondering what you can do to protect yourself from the bugs.

HuffPost Travel offers a helpful overview, What to Pack if You're Traveling to a Zika Virus Zone. It even has a net hood that they try to make look sporting. All kidding aside, it's a good overview, so start there.

For fashion and function, here are a few product reviews of bug un-unfriendly gear from around the web:

ExOfficio BugsAway Shirts for Men

Perhaps the best known of bug-resistant clothing, ExOfficio is the first place many are turning to of late.

Johnny Jet reviews the ExOfficio BugsAway Collection, and shares his 3 top picks for men's shirts...   [read more on Johnny Jet]

ExOfficio Bugs Away Products for Women

Practical Travel Gear has detailed reviews of several BugsAway products, including 2 for women:

ExOfficio BugsAway Leilani Multi-Way Dress and Lumen Wrap

ExOfficio BugsAway Ziwa Convertible Pants for Women

Columbia Sportswear Bug Resistant Gear
This field-test and review of the Columbia Sportswear Bug Shield Jacket, featuring its Insect Blocker technology (today's version is just called Insect Blocker) was done complete with "stupefying quantities of Minnesota’s nonofficial state bird, the blood-sucking mosquito" [read more on Gear Junkie]

Repellents, Traps, Tarps and more

Mosquito Repellents That Best Protect Against Zika - Consumer Reports
Mosquito Repellent Reviews
Mosquito Trap Reviews
Mesh-Wall Tarp Gives ‘Oasis’ From Bugs While Camping

Related resources
Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
Zika Virus: Prevention - CDC
Medical concerns while travelling
8 travel gear blogs you should be reading

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