NYT Wirecutter Names Ranger Ready one of the Best Bug Repellents

NYT Wirecutter Names Ranger Ready one of the Best Bug Repellents

Runner-Up | Best Bug Repellent
July 2022


“For a bug repellent that’s safe and effective—and that won’t stink or leave a puddle of oil on your skin—skip the DEET and get a Picaridin formula."

Wirecutter independently tests and reviews thousands of products so that you don’t have to. This summer, Wirecutter’s researchers put 25 repellents to the test to see which products actually work in the field. Their mission, to choose the most effective repellents. Ranger Ready is proud to make the podium as the Runner-Up for The New York Times Wirecutter's Best Bug Repellent in 2022!

How Wirecutter Picked

EPA Approval Picaridin 20% 360-Degree Spray
Undergone safety and efficacy testing and can be trusted. Use a 20% concentration of Picaridin, which offers long-lasting repellency. The best repellents have a nice, even spray that is easy to apply.

 Runner-Up: Ranger Ready Picaridin 20% Tick and Insect Repellent. Another standout picaridin spray. Ranger Ready offers pump- and trigger- spray bottles in a variety of scents, as well as bulk refill bags to reduce waste (and lower your costs). $21.00 from Amazon.

“Emits a nice, even clout of repellent”

We developed the first repellent with a 360-degree fine mist spray so you could protect those hard to reach places without using aerosol. 

Ranger Ready 360-Degree Trigger Sprays Upside Down

“We found all of the scents to be pleasant, and the Night Sky reminded us of a light cologne.” 

Ranger Ready created premium scents with Ranger Orange, Night Sky and Scent Zero to encourage use. We thought, while you're protected from nasty critters like ticks, mosquitos and flies, you might as well smell good.

Ranger Ready Night Sky

“Ranger Ready Refills reduce both waste and the cost of additional repellent.”

Ranger Ready Refills

Ranger Ready fans asked us to create a refill option to re-use their recyclable bottles of Ranger Ready. So, on Earth Day 2022, we launched Ranger Ready Refills™, dedicated to our everyday users. You save up to 5 bottles with every 24-ounce light-weight pouch, thereby reducing your carbon footprint.

5 Years From Idea to A Best Bug Repellent


Ranger Ready is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. As a Connecticut-based brand, we're dedicated to reducing vector-borne disease. Our mission is to protect future generations while we aspire to minimize Ranger Ready's impact on the environment. We’re honored to be featured in The New York Times Wirecutter and grateful to our enthusiastic fans for spreading the news.  

Thank You to Our Loyal Fans!


 - The Ranger Ready Team