The Best Bug-Repelling Clothing: Women’s Button-Up

Outdoor Research Sentinel Shirt

Oct 8, 2012
Outside Magazine
Outdoor Research Sentinel Shirt

Outdoor Research Sentinel Shirt.    Photo: Courtesy Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research’s Sentinel Shirt, which incorporates Insect Shield technology, is a lightweight hiking top—only 8.3 ounces—with the added bonus of keeping bugs away without the spray. The slim-cut, stylish shirt is made from breathable material, and even has mesh vents sewn under the arms. In our tests, the shirt kept the pests away and didn’t get too sticky or heavy with sweat because of its dri-release cotton, which helps with moisture management. The sleeves can be rolled up and secured, and the zippered pocket has a media port for your iPod. The bug-repellent infused fabric also has UPF 15 sun protection. ($85,