Carr & Day & Martin Extra Strength insect repellent: ‘quick and easy to apply’ 9/10

Welcome to our group test of fly sprays. All of the sprays in this group test have been put through their paces by dressage rider Jamie Broom and his wife Georgi, who run a busy livery and training yard near Windsor. Find out what they thought below.

Carr & Day & Martin Extra Strength insect repellent

Score

9/10
  • Performance:
    9/10
  • Long lasting:
    9/10
  • Ease of use:
    9/10
  • Value:
    10/10

Manufacturer:

Carr & Day & Martin

Price as reviewed:

£16.75 for 600ml

Official description

Carr & Day & Martin Extra Strength is a powerful insect repellent that repels midges and all flying and biting insects effectively. It contains the proven, researched active ingredient Deet at an optimum level of 20% for powerful, long-lasting protection.

First impressions

This looked like it would do the job and the fact that it said “extra strength” really drew me in.

Overview of performance

I found the continuous spray really quick and easy on the horses that didn’t mind being sprayed, but it did cause a hassle on the ones that are more sensitive. This was effective for long hours in the day and didn’t have to be re-applied after sweating. However, at dusk in the summer when the flies were really bad, I did have to re-apply it.

Georgi’s likes and dislikes

I really like that when using it on a horse that is relaxed about being sprayed it is so quick and easy to apply. I would say this was the second-most long-lasting spray we tested.

Verdict

*BEST VALUE* I would recommend this as it’s great value and does a good job.