Thermacell is a company that’s known for their mosquito repellent technologies. Their products use a synthetic version of an insecticide found in chrysanthemum flowers.
By using this special ingredient, their mosquito repellents are able to create an Invisible Forcefield which keeps all sorts of flying insects away.
The company has implemented this technology in a variety of products with varying range and sizes. However, now they have decided to make this technology truly portable, so that it can be used in remote locations as well.
This new compact form of the repellent is being called the Backpacker Repeller, and it features a design that is small enough to be packed in your backpack, yet strong enough to create a 15 by 15 foot perimeter.
To make this compact design feasible, the company has removed the traditional butane cartridge it generally uses, so you’ll have to rely on external sources, such as the camping stove gas canister that backpacker often carry.
According to company estimates, the system should be able to provide up to 80 hours of protection from a single 100g canister. However, the allethrin pads will last only 12 hours, before they need to be replaced.
The Backpacker Repeller is expected to launch sometime in 2017 for $39.99.