Need outdoor lighting but the mosquitoes are just incredibly blood thirsty? 

Thermacell has once again come to the rescue with the Patio Shield Torch.

I got a chance to give the Thermacell Patio Shield Torch against the biting hordes and here is how it performed.


I have been a huge fan of Thermacell products for years since I have found nothing else that repels mosquitoes like they do. My wife and I built a small cabin on the edge of a lake that bordered by quite a large swampy area. Mosquitoes could be a serious problem there in the warm weather. Whether fishing in the evening or just enjoying the stars we needed a light source but also needed protection from the massive mosquito horde attacks.

Enter the Thermacell Patio Shield Torch. It is like an oil burning mosquito repelling torch but so much better. There are four LED lights that are powered by ordinary three AA size batteries (not included). Push the button and you have plenty of area illuminated. The heart of the system is the time proven Thermacell pads and butane fuel.


Included with the Thermacell Patio Shield Torch are the following:

  • 1 reusable LED torch
  • 5 pole pieces (put all together offer 47″ of height)
  • 1 outdoor cap
  • 12 hours of refills – 3 repellent mats and 1 fuel cartridge

As with all Thermacell products the Torch has no open flames, no spray, no mess, no drama. There is no DEET to worry about and the Thermacell Patio Shield Torch gives a 15 foot force field against mosquitoes. Gnats and biting flies seem to be deterred also thankfully. Turn on the lights, just use the Thermacell Mosquito Repeller or run both at the same time.


A note on the brightness of the torch light. I was quite surprised that with only 4 LED lights and 3 AA size batteries the light output was quite impressive. I took a few backyard pictures before heading off to the cabin and hordes of awaiting skeeters.


At the cabin the Thermacell Patio Shield Torch was placed by the door on its assembled pole. This allowed us to leave the door open and keep the inside cooler for sleeping and just plain chillin’ out. Evening fishing was quite easier with plenty of light and bug protection. I am always amazed by just how well Thermacell products actually work!


Thermacell products have proven to me time and time again how indispensable they are for mosquito free summer activities. The Thermacell Patio Shield Torch performed perfectly as to be expected. Anything less than that certainly would not be a true Thermacell product.

I highly recommend the Thermacell Patio Shield Torch for the backyard and off grid. Stake it to your desired height and have light and mosquito protection in one handy package wherever you need it.

Be sure to check out all of Thermacell’s incredible products on their website. Once you use them, they will change the way you spend your time outdoors in the summer forever.

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