The Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller effectively repels mosquitoes by creating a 15-foot protection zone. The MR300 Repeller can be taken virtually anywhere outdoors to repel pesky mosquitoes, stopping them before they can bite or bother you. The MR300 is the newest Thermacell portable mosquito repeller, boasting some new and improved features.
New features include: Quiet ignition, Reengineered grill and switch, Improved ergonomics, and Accessory mounting system
Ideal for repelling mosquitoes from the backyard to the great outdoors
Portable and lightweight
No spray and no mess. Scent-free and DEET-free.
No open flame, no smoky candles
Package contains: 1 Olive MR300 Repeller and 12 hours of refills - 3 repellent mats and 1 fuel cartridge
Mosquitos love me. I have one of these and an older 150, I use them whenever camping in Dubai, UAE and in the woods of Wisconsin. They really got tested to the max when I was making a wildlife documentary in the bush in Chad, Africa. When in a Malaria-rich, remote locations for weeks on end, you need a product that you can rely on. They worked a dream. When one ran out of gas- unknown to me, we were set upon by mosquitos. As soon as I replaced the canister, they were off ! Great customer service too.
The mr300 was a replacement for an older model that took upwards of 30 clicks to light if it even lit. I use it for hunting and the old model was just to noisy. The mr300 works great one click and its working. 100% satisfied with it. I have to give credit to the sales staff because they did give me a discount on the purchase. I really wanted the older model fixed and was told it would cost more to fix then to replace the unit.
Been wanting to buy one and finally did and we used it today to shuck a sack of oysters in Louisiana and did not have one bite and without this product they would have picked me up and flew away with me. If you live in the South this is a must, can't wait to bring it on my boat while fishing!!
I bought this 3 days ago. Followed all instructions and set it on the yard area I was going to work 30 minutes before (they recommend 15). After 1.5 minutes I had 4 mosquito bites on my legs. Save your money. Use Off. So disappointed!!!!
I bought the MR300 unit and the first time I used it, I thought wow, this is magic. Having such a good luck with it, I quickly bought refills and that’s when magic disappeared just like that. The unit lights up no problem and the mat turns white with usage, except the mosquitoes are not even faxed by it. They come around and bite every piece of exposed skin, feet, hands, face etc. So I question the quality of the refills and I’m really starting to think that it was a money grab. Now I am stuck with 30 mats and 10 butane refills. Complete waste of money. I really tried to love this unit (and I did the first time I used it). Unfortunately the quality of the refills is not the same as the original.
My wife does not like sprays or candles but this little gem...we both love!! Works very well and I would highly recommend this to anyone that does not like to use any type of insect repellent spray!!❤️❤️❤️
I’ve used the MR300 with the 24 hour pads for two years now, in some very harsh conditions. They have not failed me yet, and many friends have moved towards these instead of using sprays. Simple common sense, set it up about 15 minutes before entertaining and if it’s windy out, check to make sure the flame hasn’t blown out. We’re very satisfied with ours.
I don't know if the mosquitoes of my central Florida home are more persistent than others but this doesn't seem to work in my backyard. In fact, I even have a picture of a mosquito resting on the device itself. I've tried letting it sit outside by itself for a bit before going out with my seemingly delicious skin and blood, but that didn't help. I'm pretty surprised because this was recommended by a friend who uses it while hunting in literal swamps.
Mosquito Repeller - GREAT - Portable - not so much
I bought 4 Thermacells - two portable and 2 Patio Shields. The units themselves work great, and the poor rating has nothing to do with their ability to control mosquitosl. However I have one major complaint on the personal unit. They don't come with a belt clip. We thought they did as the pictures they display show people walking around with them clipped to their belt. I complained to the company, thinking that they forgot to include the clips, however I was told that they don't come with a clip. I could purchase a clip for an additional $12.99 - that's crazy. I bought the portable model to take with us while boating/camping and was really disappointed it did not include a clip. Come on $12.99 for a piece of plastic and a spring - No thanks! Now I'm sorry I ever purchased these.
I bought this unit at Sportsman's Warehouse just prior to a camping trip since I saw it was highly rated. I inserted the butane cartridge, slid in the repellent insert, gave it a few seconds, and clicked the start button 5-10 times. It lit up and I verified that the flame was consistently on. Everything worked the way it was supposed to (I could occasionally see the vapors burning off the repellent insert, and it slowly changed from blue to white). I initially had the unit sitting right beside me on the armrest of my camp chair, but I was getting bit on my legs. So, I decided to place the unit directly on the ground - next to my feet. When I did that, I got bit on my arms. For me, personally, it seems that this unit is only good for about 2 feet - maximum. I would ideally have one on the ground by each foot and one on each armrest. However, at about $25 each, I don't think I'll be buying four of them. I'm disappointed since one is advertised to handle a 15 foot area.
I bought this sprayer today to take to the lake with me fishing had it running for over an hour before the mosquitoes came out and the mosquitoes still swarmed both my husband and I just as much as without this thing running in fact I had some mosquitoes swarming around mosquito repeller itself....WASTE of money!
I have hade mine for about a year now and my dad's has j have his for about 2.5 years. I take this every were outdoors. Wether that be hiking, fishing, or hunting, it dose it's job. It dose take a minute or so to clear out an area of mosquitoes, buti turn it off one they clear out and the "shield of protection"will stay around for 10min on a normal calm wind day. The only down side is that it is more expensive than regular mosquito spray and dosn't work instantly. But, it dose every bit as it is intended to. Also, the "refills" could be a little bit cheaper, but you can find them on sale at Walmart.
I have three now use around my motor home , work well 1 mr 150 and 2 ea mr300 have had the 150 about year and never failed oUt of all three Ran 240 hours on 150 and 12 hours on new mr300. This was a bad year for bugs
This works great. If you follow the instructions and let it sit for 15 minutes in the area where you'd like to repel the bugs, prior to sitting there, it works perfectly. Our patio is 5 ft by 16 ft and we just set it between us on our table and the mosquitos clear out quick. It is pet safe and doesn't stink which is a bonus.
I have 4 of these units. I kept replacing them when they stopped working because Thermacell told me I could send the unit for repair but would need to pay postage. Weighing this with the cost of just purchasing a new unit, I just opted for buying a replacement. After the third unit stopped working (all over one summer and used only in my yard while gardening I thought it would be worth while to go ahead and send them all back at once for repair. The units were returned to me with a letter from the repair team telling me they replaced the regulator on two units and completely replaced the third unit with a new one. That letter is dated October 24 2019. With gardening season almost over, I retired them for the winter and got them out recently when the mosquitoes showed up around the end of May. June is coming to a close and I am sitting here looking at four defective units as I scratch my bites. I can feel a little warmth from three but they do not generate enough heat to cause a pad to change any color at all and not enough for there to be any glow showing in the plastic window. If I take them into my dark garage and get lucky a speck of light may be present but it is fleeting and not enough to do more then warm the unit before going completely cold and certainly not enough to cause a pad to have any color change at all. All of the units were used with the utmost care by only myself, a little old lady gardener. If you are going on a one or two week excursion in need of protection these units are the answer to your mosquito problems but if you are looking for seasonal relief these portable units may not be the best solution. The real answer to the question following this review asking if I would recommend this product would be it depends on how long they need to put it in service. But Thermacell only gives two options yes or no.
Not what was expected. Stood in my front yard with it for 15 minutes and still was attacked by mosquitoes. I literally live in the woods and was told that I would be able to be in the yard and not get bitten.
I bought the portable repeller over the summer to use while in the garden. I had purchased it in hopes of decreasing the black flies, knowing that this product is more effective on mosquitoes, as I was pretty desperate. To be honest, I'm not sure whether it was helpful or not, but to be fair it was a terrible year for black flies! I will try it again next summer and see how it goes.
I bought the MR300 yesterday morning, 10/13/2019, and used it for the first time yesterday evening. It works great! Down here in East Texas we have huge skeeters that will drain you of your blood quickly and this product keeps them away. It also keeps them "no see 'ums" away also. This morning I didn't use it and the skeeters were ready for breakfast. All I can say is that it works and wish I would have gotten one sooner.
I Bought the Thermacell for hunting due to the mosquito EEE virus in my area of Michigan. It has worked well so far. However, there isn't even a place to clip a lanyard to hang it. The belt clip or a lanyard loop should be standard on all these portable units. I'd give it stars with an improvement in how it can be carried.
Work great but I don't understand why you would sale this without any way to attach it to yourself! It's says portable repeller,but no holster or belt hook nothing. I see the others have holsters but not this one!
I have used this product extensively the past two years. It works great he past. I use it in the early hunting season and in thick wooded areas. I am never bothered by mosquitoes. I highly recommend that when you need refills you use the Thermocell brand refills, the off brands do not work nearly as well.
We bought a couple of these after our neighbors introduced us to them at a backyard fire. I've been using them every weekend for the past 3 months (over 150 hours) and my only complaint is the cost for replacement pads and butane cartridges. These definitely keep mosquitoes away. I can honestly say I never get any bites when the Thermacell is running. Sometimes you will still get gnats, ticks, and other nuisance insects, but no mosquitoes.
You only need to have 1 running as long as you remain sitting still. We project movies and ball games in our backyard and 1 of these usually works well for about a 15ft radius (30ft diameter circle) of neighbors. When we go hunting, we usually carry 1 per person and just latch them to our packs. They don't seem to distract game, but I haven't gone deer hunting yet.
Pads say they last 4 hours, but they usually turn white and start getting pretty hot well before that (this goes for regular pads and/or earth scent). 3 pads probably gets me about 10 hours of continuous use, but if I almost always put a new pad in when I start a new session. Half-used pads that are left in the Thermacell are usually wasted. The butane cartridges seem to last about 12 hours (as advertised), so there's no need to replace them as often.
There have been multiple times I've forgotten to turn it on before the mosquitoes started, which has resulted in dozens of bites - so the mosquitoes are definitely active. A few months ago it was about 95 degrees and 90 percent humidity, while we went mushroom hunting through the woods. Mosquitoes were everywhere and neither me nor my buddy got any bites. We would just walk through clouds of mosquitoes without being noticed.
Highly recommended. I don't like taking the time to review products, but this one really does work so it deserves being reviewed. Do yourself a favor and buy the bulk refill packs because you will go through them faster than you expect and they are much cheaper than the smaller refill packs.
I first heard about Thermacell about 20 years ago while hunting in lowstate South Carolina. Some other hunters told me of this device that kept the hoards of the swamp mosquitoes away. They told me I could buy one at a local gas station, where I went and bought it. To my amazement after I started using it, I was no longer lunch for these pesky bugs. I have since bought more over the years and just purchased 2 more. 1 for myself and 1 for my son who hunts with me. If you don’t have one, you need one.
Took it with a Backpacker as we had been warned the area was terrible for mosquitoes due to the wetlands around the campground. We ran both and it took about 10 minutes and the bugs were gone. There was a light breeze but they worked exceptionally well. My sweetie gets eaten alive and can say she had a total of one bite. One thing we have learnt is don't let them run out at the same time! Within seconds of shutting them down the mosquitoes were back and making up for lost time! I'm so happy I'm buying another! The group we were camping with have already bought or soon will as everyone was convinced how well they work. The others had brought coils that did nothing but smell.
I hate mosquitoes, especially when they follow the dogs in the house and always find me to bite! After a recommendation from a friend, I bought the MR300 portable and attached a strap to the top of the unit. Come evening when the dogs want to go out and back in when the mosquitoes are at their worst, I start the unit and hang it on the screen door handle. It keeps the mosquitoes away from the door so no more mosquitoes in the house! Found out how well it worked one night when the unit ran out of fuel. Turned on the outside light and the screen on the door was loaded with mosquitoes. Put more fuel in and they were gone within minutes. Will always have one of the Thermacell units around our house!
I got this as a gift and let me just say, it's been a life saver here in Georgia during the dog days of summer with all the heat and humidity Georgia is famous for, won't go outside without it now.. thanks to my wonderful sister for the gift
We have a lantern & the Thermacell MR300. We use it anytime we are outdoors or on our patio. We love how they work. If it’s windy we move it around so we don’t get a bite & love it! Highly recommend Thermacell products!
Just purchased this one for evening yard work and a patio shield for house. So far I’m impressed with both. One caveat for the MR300-the back is molded for a clip, but doesn’t come with one. You must purchase a “pouch” system that has a clip. Am assuming product designer bailed on the clip after product hit the market.
The shipping was fast,that's good because the mosquitos are bad From the day it arrived,we've been using it on our patio every day at 5 pm, it works beyond belief. My only regret is we should have also ordered the one that covers a larger radius,(115 ft (36 ft. Dia.) but this one will work OK for now, and i can take it out on the pier for fishing. Our son told us about it, he takes his out in his boat fishing. Other people I've talked with didn't realize that you could buy longer time use pads. 3,4,&12 hr pads.The one we got does not fit with padio decore but it works.
Purchased and used the MR300 this spring, early for any major mosquito problems but plenty of nats, biting flys and a few mosquitoes. The MR300 when used with some common sense works incredibly well. If there is a steady breeze you will need to put it up wind. Simple as that. When the air is relatively calm you will have a good solid zone of protection. If not, you may have to move it around a bit. This is now my second purchase from Thermacell.
This product is another great Thermacell product. We use them hunting, ballparks, and just hanging outside. The slim handle easily slides into pockets. We have never owed a bad product from this company, all fantastic!!
My old one I could put a zip tie on it so I could put a clip on it to hang on my pack or belt loop now I have no choice but to buy the holder for it to use it but I refuse to buy it it's not my style poor choice in design
I was skeptical to say the least. I finally broke down and bought one and was impressed. I hunt in a creek bottom where the mosquitoes are terrible in the summer. It took a few minutes to work but once it did I didn't even hear a buzz.