Insect repellent is one of the most mundane items we find ourselves packing for a holiday. However bugs, ticks and midges are incessantly the bane of any adventurer's trip. Even if you are on a break, those sly pests take no respite and a bite can not only be an annoyance, it could make a happy traveller very unwell. Bugsox are a revolutionary practical invention, protecting against those insects that would like to leave you with an itch or a swell.
The 'sox' are available in two styles: 'adventure' or 'city.' The adventure socks are targeted at walkers and backpackers and protect against insects that bite, including malarial mosquitos. They are equally designed to kill those beasts that hop onto the unsuspecting traveller from the ground, such as ticks. What makes these accessories so effective is the science behind them; the insect-resistant chemical durallin is soaked into the socks and bamboo yarn is used for its anti-bacterial qualities, remaining effective for up to 50 washes. The socks are aptly designed for hikers, whether taking on the Himalayan Mountains or delving into the Amazonian rainforest; they are seamless and made from coolmax fibre, which removes perspiration and cools your hard-working feet.
The alternative 'city' socks work on the same scientific principal. Conversely, they have the comfort and thickness of normal synthetic socks; you'll forget you're wearing different footwear, until the moment you remember you didn't apply cream but are still bite free. Holidaymakers can now get rid of insects without any extra effort, no matter what your destination.
Both styles of socks are perfectly unisex, being available in sizes two to twelve and travellers can choose between khaki and navy colours. Families do not go forgotten as there is a smaller kids' range, offering sizes from child size ten to adult size two. Truly dependable: the design takes account of children's sensitive growing feet and so has no chemical impregnation in the souls. The design even includes a quirky caricatures of a mosquito and a tick.
Price : £14.00