It’s funny living here in NE
Wisconsin that you never really know when spring will formally get here. At the
time of this writing it is mid-June and it finally is getting to what I would
consider warm weather. We have had a number of cooler to cold days or morning
still this late into spring. The good thing about this is that many of the bugs
have not be out yet or at least for very long. So when I was contacted months
ago from the people of BugBand to review their products I really didn't know
when that might happen. They seem to understand as at least the person I was
dealing with was from Minnesota and they appear to deal with the same every
year. So finally I have had the opportunity to field test their products.
The company describes their BugBand
wrist bands as:
A good choice for recreational and
lighter-duty applications, the BugBand wristband comes in multiple colors, including
Individual wristbands are available in olive
green , blue , yellow ,
glow-in-the-dark and a Family
4-Pack . The vapors from the plastic BugBand wristband form a
protective shield around the immediate area, keeping insects a safe distance
away. While many repellents are easily diluted or rinsed off with swimming or
perspiration, the wristband just keeps working, up to 120 hours. It’s packaged
in an innovative reusable plastic “pod” to store the wristband and it can be
sealed between uses to preserve the active life of the product.
plastic wristband is designed with a patented break-away strap that snaps if it
becomes entangled. It can also be worn on belt loops, hatbands, pet collars,
fastened in tents, attached to baby carriages or applied to other areas where
insects could be a problem.
The company sent me a sampling of their products. To me the
most interesting and needed was their BugBand wrist band. I know personally I
never can apply spray or cream on everywhere and or in an appropriate manner. Those
pesty bugs always seem to find the exact spot I missed. What I need is
something that will be easy, quick to apply an effective. So for the past few
weeks I have been wearing the BugBand wrist band to all of the kid’s soccer
games and when sitting out on the back deck.
For us up here in Wisconsin we do have a fair amount of
pesty bugs that seem to hover and swarm around you. Especially like knats that
just hang there during outdoor events. This always seems to be the case at the
soccer games. Recently at an all-day soccer jubilee we got to the field at 10am
on a warmer and muggy day. As soon as I sat down a swarm of those nasty little bugs
began to hover over me. I took the arm with the BugBand wrist band on and waved
it though the swarm. That was the last that I saw them the rest of the day.
Similar things have happened over the weeks were if I had the wrist band on I noticeably
was not bothered by bugs while I was wearing it.
The band is very light and easy to wear. With the protection
lasting 120 per band that is a lot of use and protection. It is a regular add
on or piece of gear for my walks or runs at this point as well. I simply keep
it in the retail package between uses and pull it out when needed. We've even began
to keep one or two in each of the kid’s soccer bag so that we will never for
If you are looking for an effective and easy to use product
I highly recommend the BugBand product. The family and I are even beginning to
try out their other products as well with the same results. So look for these
great products and keep those pesty bugs off of you this summer.