Stetson Zika
by Brian Lipton

Stetson ZikaAs the expanding geographic range of the Zika virus has spread from South America through the Caribbean to the United States, has elevated consumer concerns, hat buyers are turning to Stetson Cloth Hats & Caps’ collection, featuring the patented No Fly Zone fabric. The hats are manufactured by Dorfman Pacific.

The No Fly Zone is a comfortable nylon fabric featuring an odorless, invisible insect-repellent layer of Permethrin to help drive off mosquitoes, ticks, ants, chiggers, flies and midges as soon as they land on it he No Fly Zone hats are offered in eight different styles and shapes to suit nearly any individual. Men’s hats come in three sizes (M, L, XL), and are offered in a neutral khaki color. Retail prices for No Fly Zone hats are in the $30 to $45 range.

Stetson Zika“The No Fly Zone hats are a non-toxic, odorless, invisible protection proven to repel insects like mosquitoes and even ticks,” said Bill Stein, VP of Sales for Dorfman Pacific and head of the company’s Stetson division. “Sweating and washing won’t deteriorate the effectiveness of the Permethrin in the hat. In fact, the hats maintain effective protection even after 70 washings. Headwear and clothing provide an extra shield not just from the sun but from insects as well.

Added Todd Gardner, Senior VP of Merchandising and Marketing for Dorfman Pacific: “Given the discomfort caused by insect bites, let alone the health risks, we believe these affordably priced insect-repellent hats will provide an indispensable addition to anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoor life without concern.”