Insect repelling turquoise beach sarong

Insect repelling turquoise beach sarong

One of the most useful items I have with me on my travels is this colourful beach sarong wrap from Craghoppers. Here are my top 5 reasons why I rarely travel without it.

Please note that this post contains affiliate links, however, I only review products that I use myself and genuinely love. If I don’t love it, I won’t recommend it.

Top 5 reasons why I love this beach sarong

1. The versatility of a sarong wrap

The sarong has to be one of the most versatile items you can pack. It is comfy and cool worn as a dress first thing on a warm summer’s morning. It’s perfect for a trip to the beach and can double as a towel. If you visit a religious site, it can warn as a headscarf. In the evenings, I use it as a shawl to ward off those pesky little critters. I’ve also worn it as a scarf while travelling and slept under it on the plane.

2. A beach sarong offering UV protection

This sarong wrap also protects you against the sun’s harmful rays. I found it particularly useful when I stupidly burnt my shoulders and back. All the dresses and most of the tops I had with me were sleeveless but this sarong saved the day worn as a shawl protecting the burnt skin from further harm.

Insect-reppellent turquoise sarong from Craghoppers

3. A sarong wrap that repels insects

The picture above was taken in Sicily, while my friends both got bitten by mosquitoes I didn’t get a single bite. One of them was even wearing insect repellent spray and still got bitten. Not exactly scientific proof that it works but considering I normally get bitten more than anyone else, I was pretty impressed. And it is all thanks to Craghoppers’ NosiLife, an insect repellent which is permanently woven into the fabric of this sarong.

4. A lightweight sarong that’s easy to pack

It weighs just 215 g and will easily fit into any suitcase or backpack.

5. A turquoise beach sarong

Lastly, I love the colour. From my website’s colour palette to the clothes I’m wearing in my profile picture you can see I love turquoise.The sarong is a lovely vivid blue matching the colour of an aquamarine sea.

Beach sarong with UV protection and insect repellent

It’s available in two colours, lagoon, shown here and sunset, which happens to be a very similar colour to the wall behind this bench in Sicily.

I’m more than happy to recommend this sarong Sarong from Craghoppers, as a treat for yourself or as a gift. It’s lightweight, never needs ironing, protects you from the sun and from insects and can be worn in many different ways.

In fact, the only time this sarong gets left at home is when I’m heading somewhere chilly when instead I take this versatile Merino wool blanket from Rohan which I wear as a scarf or shawl use as a blanket on the flight.




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July 4, 2015


  1. alison abbott

    What an interesting idea Kat. First off, the color is great and a sarong is so useful when traveling to be worn in different ways. It certainly sounds like it was effective from your experience, and can’t imagine a piece like this wouldn’t be useful in just about every warm destination I travel to, from Nantucket to India. Those pesky mosquitos seem to be everywhere these days!

    • Kathryn Burrington

      Must admit I was a little sceptical at first but it certainly seems to work and I’m sure I’ll use it a lot.

  2. heather Cowper

    What an ingenious idea to combine mosquito repellent with a sarong, I assume that it would last through washing?

    • Kathryn Burrington

      Oh yes! To quote Craghoppers website “NosiLife is a breakthrough in textile innovation, utilising a new and unique permanent anti-insect technology. Tested by an independent testing laboratory, to provide proven protection for the lifetime of your garment.”



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