Sendhit has released a first aid kit specifically for mountain bikers, containing wound dressings, scissors, forceps, whistle, wound cleaning strips and more. Though not intended to be a replacement for proper first aid training, Sendhit also enclose an advice card printed in five languages, designed to guide a rider through the most important steps of first aid in an emergency situation.

Sendhit MTB First Aid Kit

sendhit mtb first aid kit fits inside fanny pack

Sendhit tell us that only 23% of riders carry a first aid kit. Personally, I think that’s a gross overestimate. Admittedly, I don’t carry one myself, but I do carry a foil blanket (and a mobile phone, of course). It packs down super small, weighs barely anything, and can go a long way to preventing the ill-effects of exposure while awaiting rescue.

sendhit mtb first aid kit contents

Weighing a claimed 100g, the Sendhit MTB First Aid Kit is designed to be small enough to stuff into a regular fanny pack, so riders have no more excuses not to take basic first aid equipment with them on every ride. A quick glance at the contents tells us this kit is unlikely to be the difference between life and death (no major bleed bandage or foil blanket), but it will, at the very least, allow a rider to treat his or her own small wounds at the trail side, in a bid to stem bleeding and prevent infection.

sendit mtb first aid kit advice on rear

That said, it does contain some key advice on how to respond in worst case scenario situations. Knowing how to contact the appropriate emergency services and how to stabilize an injured rider can be the difference between life and death. Again though, the former will differ from country to country, so you’re best figuring all this out for yourself before trying to buy a cheap solution to a very real and scary problem. To get mountain rescue in the UK, for example, you need to contact the police, not the ambulance service, as they will get mountain rescue on site fastest.

sendit mtb first aid kit contents laid out

So, what’s inside?

  • Wound dressing 6 x 10 cm
  • Non-adherent pad 7.5 x 10 cm
  • Non-adherent pad 5 x 7.5 cm
  • Conforming bandage
  • Wound closure strip
  • Antiseptic cleaning wipe
  • Alcohol Prep pad
  • PE tape
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Forceps
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Survival whistle
  • ID rescue card
  • First Aid advice available in 5 languages (ED, FR, DE, ES, IT)

sendhit mtb first aid kit emergency card

Sendhit also include an emergency card that you can fill out with your key information (like allergy info and medication requirements) so first responders and mountain search and rescue teams can provide the best treatment on site. The kit is compact (16cm x 11cm x 3cm) to fit inside most hip packs and back packs. It’s also mud and water splash resistant.

Pricing & Availability

The Sendhit MTB First Aid Kit is available now direct from Sendhit and their distributors, retailing at € 29.99.

sendit mtb first aid kit plus trailside repair tools

Sendhit reckon the MTB First Aid Kit should fit inside a regular fanny pack along with everything you need for common trail side repairs

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