Insect repelling turquoise sarong

Insect repelling turquoise sarong

One of the most useful items I had with me during my trip to Sicily was this colourful sarong from Craghoppers.

Firstly, I loved 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.

I also love the sarong’s versatility. It was comfy and cool worn as a dress first thing on a warm Sicilian morning and perfect for a trip to the beach. In the evenings I used it as a shawl to warn off those pesky little critters.

Insect-reppellent turquoise sarong from Craghoppers

Lastly, 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.

It’s available in two colours, lagoon, shown here and sunset, which happens to be very similar colour to the wall behind this bench in Sicily. I’m more than happy to recommend this sarong as a treat for yourself or a present. You can buy yours here at

Update: Sadly the lagoon sarong is no longer available but yo can still buy the sunset sarong.

Please note that this is an affiliate link. I only review products that I use myself and genuinely love. If I don’t like it, I don’t recommend it.




Posted on

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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