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
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.
Design is great however the pads dont last but 30 minutes and i cant understand why when it seems like last year they lasted an hour or more . also it does repel misquitos dont get rid of them all but most of them.
I purchased the MR300 two weeks ago and it's worked great for me! I set it up 15 minutes before my company arrived and we were able to enjoy the night festivities. Will purchase another one for more coverage area.
I have used the MR150 portable mosquito repeller for several years and with great success. Bottom line; the technology works and works well at repelling mosquitos.
I had the opportunity to upgrade to a newer model: The MR300 in a hunt pack configuration. This product includes the standard MR300 repeller unit, 1 butane cartridge and 3 repellent mats (gives you a total of about 12 operating hours. Additionally; the hunt pack includes a camouflage patterned holster with storage pockets for an extra butane cartridge and 3 repeller mats.
I am an East Coast Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunter. My gear is important to me. It needs to perform it’s designed task and it needs to be reliable. There are not too many things that are more maddening than trying to sit quietly and undetected in the woods while being assaulted by a swarm of “never quit” mosquitos.
This product keeps mosquitos at bay and has always performed flawlessly.
I do have several points for Thermacell to consider as they seek to improve their product line. Hunters hate unnatural noises when they enter the woods. A clank, clunk, click or any sound not found in nature is a sonic alert that can ruin your day. Stealth is critical to a successful hunt.
To this point; I turn my unit on when I leave the truck. While not excessively loud the switch to turn the unit on and push button ignition are sounds I like to eliminate before reaching my stand/blind.
Lastly; the Velcro that secures the holster flap covering the face of the unit, no Velcro NEVER on hunting gear. That sound of Velcro opening in the woods is incredibly loud! Just another reason I secure my flap and start the unit at the truck. A magnetic button sewn into the flap would be a much better choice.
All in all this is a great piece of gear. The “cons” are minor and can be overcome with a little preparation. I would and have recommended it to my friends.
This is one of several Thermacell devices that I own. If they didn’t work, I wouldn’t keep buying them. And they DO work. I hunt in the lowcountry of SC where the mosquitoes are terrible, and Thermacells keep the bugs at bay.
I have used Thermacell products for several years and this version is much easier to use than than my older units that after at least ten years are still going strong. The only thing I can say is they work. Try one you won't be disappointed.
Started working in my garage just before dusk with the garage door open. Soon after darkness, mosquitoes began to appear. Started the MR300 and did not achieve the repellant feature of the unit. Mosquitoes still landed on bare arms and ankles and remained until I brushed them off to which they returned without hesitation in spite of the MR300
As a Boy Scout family in Florida, we constantly use these. So much better than having to cover ourselves in bug spray! There are occasions that we still have to add repellent, but it’s not often. LOVE these products and highly recommend for anyone outside regularly during mosquito times.
Two friends and I went to North Carolina shortly after the Hurricane came that State. If I did not have a Thermacell the hunt would have been misery. When I would come down from the hunting stand, I would hold it out in front of me, like a" cross to vampires" to keep the mosquitos away. As soon as it was off, they swarmed. Thermacells really work ! Nick Charest Bennington, Vermont
Easy to use, safe, and it absolutely works GREAT!!
Opening day of archery deer season in the Central Virginia (Richmond area 10-6-2018. I hunted near the Chickahominy Swamp area in the morning, and the mosquitoes were atrocious! I came down with less blood in my veins, and mad as a hornets nest! I went straight to a Walmart at lunch and bought one of these gems (MR 300). In the evening I went back in the woods, and DEEP into the swamp! I took my climber up to twenty feet high. I lit this unit off, forty mosquitoes turned into ten, then a few, and then NONE! I hung this thing from my stand on the upwind side of me, and that’s all it took. I did see five deer downwind, and out of bow range that fed for twenty minutes without any concern over scent. Attached are two pictures of the standing water, and mosquito rich slop I was hunting by. IT WORKED GREAT, and is the best $19.97 I have spent in a long time!!!! Thank you Thermacell.
I bought this product for now hunting after sitting in stand getting ate up. Used product the very next morning and mosquitos were gone. Thanks for a great product that does what it says it will do. I'm from Louisiana highly recommend if you hunt in the south and don't have this product with you you need to get one.
I have had one thermacell unit for several years. Never had to get another as the one I have has worked flawlessly. I have used it at home in Texas and in Canada bear hunting. The product is unbelievably effective and works just as well as advertised, if not better. I am astounded by negative reviews of this product which maintain it does not work.
I'm from northeast Arkansas, and I took mine out with me for a dove hunt. Only one very determined mosquito got to me the whole morning. I could literally see the wall of mosquitoes around me, like I was in a bubble of protection. I'm a believer!
While in Canada for a bear hunt mosquitoes were atrocious! Once we started using our Thermacell’s we were able to enjoy our hunt and being up in the trees. We would have been eaten alive without them. Highly recommend using for hunting, fishing or any other outdoor activities!
This company knows how to repel mosquitoes and their products really work. We have two of these and have ordered the lantern one as well plus the big box of refills. Trust this company and their products! Thank You All, Rod
I was skeptical. My neighborhood is infested with Asian Tiger Mosquitos, they are active all day, then we have regular mosquitos at night. Tried it in the backyard, and it worked. Yesterday afternoon I went hunting in a swampy creek bottom near my house, no issues using the Thermacell. A friend 50 yards away was not using one and was bothered by mosquitos all evening.
I bought this unit a couple months ago and was a little skeptical about this working very well. We have a log home with a large porch and seem to have problems with mosquitos and flies later in the day. Turned this unit on while we were sitting on the porch. Had no problem with the mosquitos and it even cut down on the flies bothering us. Like the product no smells or noise.