Mosquitoes can be a terror that make what should be an enjoyable experience quite miserable instead. Sprays work, but they can be messy and wear off in wet – or sweaty – conditions. If you’re hunting, scented sprays and repellents have the chance of blowing your cover. Open flame repellents are okay as long as you aren’t on the move and the weather permits. The Thermacell MR150 is a lightweight option that you can take anywhere and use in any outdoor environment.
The MR150 is scent and DEET-free, silent, uses no open flames, and one package can be used for up to 12 hours of mosquito-free satisfaction. Each package comes with the MR150 unit, 3 repellent mats, and 1 butane fuel cartridge. It functions by heat-activating the mat, which releases the mosquito repellent into the air, creating a 15×15 foot dome of protection wherever you may be.
Always, the skeptic, I used the Thermacell in various outdoor settings to see if it was as effective as advertised. To be clear, this product is only intended to repel mosquitoes. While you may still have gnats and other critters in the area, my entire family and I were mosquito-bite free after many hours in the presence of the Thermacell MR150. For a family like mine that normally can’t go outside to play with our dog without returning to our house with multiple mosquito bites, this product is a welcome addition to our lifestyle.
The product is light enough, but I do wish it were a little less bulky. The operation is incredibly simple. Insert the mat, screw in the butane cartridge, turn the switch to the “ON” position, wait a few seconds for the gas to start flowing, press the start button 3-5 times, and verify that the appliance light is glowing. When finished, you simply turn the switch to the “OFF” position and allow it to cool before storing.
This product retails for $24.99 and comes in a variety of colors, depending on your preference. Refill packages can be found online. It is an effective mosquito repellent option and is a great addition to your next outdoor adventure.
Thermacell MR150 Listed Features:
- Active ingredient – D-cis/trans allethrin
- Assembly Details – No assembly required
- Batteries – N/A
- Dimensions – 7.6″ x 3″ x 2″ (L x W x H)
- Hours of Protection Included – 12
- Light – No
- Model Number – MRLJ
- Rubber Armor – No
- Warranty – 1 Year Satisfaction Guarantee
- Weight (lb.) – 0.4
- Zone Check – No
- Zone of Protection Size – 15 Feet