268 of 273 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
100% Effective, 8 Feb. 2011
Was going to the Dominican Republic and EVERYONE mentioned being bitten. Wouldn't say I particularly suffer with bites and stings abroad but always get a few. Decided I'd look for a repellent containing more Deet than usually found at Boots. Had a quick look on Amazon and came across this product. Had initially checked out Repel 100, but this is real heavy duty stuff more suitable to backpacking in a jungle and there were a few warnings about melting nail varnish and taking the colour off shoes. Decided to try Repel 55, which turned out to be perfect. Says that one 120ml bottle will last 4 weeks. Used it generously every night for 2 weeks and had plenty left. Expected to be suffocated by strong chemical smell (which I would have put up with if successful) but was surprised to find there was barely an odour. Huge success with this product. Didn't get bitten once, despite spotting mosquitos in the room and spending most evenings sitting out at dusk and evenings dining by the beach. My fellow travellers did get bitten, so began to borrow my Repel 55 and also became bite free. Would highly recommend this product.