Cavalor FlyLess: ‘effective if you keep applying it’ 6/10

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.

Cavalor FlyLess

Score

6/10
  • Performance:
    6/10
  • Long lasting:
    5/10
  • Ease of use:
    7/10
  • Value:
    5/10

Manufacturer:

Cavalor

Price as reviewed:

£24 for 500ml

Official description

Cavalor FlyLess is a highly effective insect repellent spray which protects horse and rider. It contains the active ingredient icaridin, a proven deterrent against horseflies, flies, mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. It is effective for up to 10 hours for humans and up to 24 hours for horses. The non-sticky, non-greasy formula is gentle on the skin and won’t stain clothing.

First impressions

I thought the bottle looked the part, was tough and good to handle.

Overview of performance

I didn’t find this to be effective for the hours it claimed as I had to keep re-applying it, but it was effective for a short period of time. The spray was easy to use and the bottle held in my hand well.

Georgi’s likes and dislikes

I really like the hard-wearing bottle and how well it fitted into my hand, but you did need to keep reapplying it to keep the flies at bay.

Verdict

I think it is expensive for what it is — I had to keep reapplying it so the bottle was used up rather quickly.