Any mountain biker who has spent a good bit of time out in the woods, far from the trailhead has likely had the chance to put their first aid skills to the test, maybe even on your home trail network. While your regular weekend rides at the trails down the street from home don’t usually call for packing in a giant first aid kit, bigger trips out into the wilderness should probably be supported by something more than a couple of band-aids, a few zip ties, and a meter or two of duct tape. That is where EVOC has got your back with two fully kitted out first aid kits in waterproof bags to toss into your hydration pack depending on the length and degree of isolation of your next adventure…
With a bit of first aid training and a bit of preparedness, every biker should be able to help their fellow trail rider tend to our mostly minor injuries. The people at EVOC are mountain bikers too, so they have a pretty good idea of what is worth lugging around, and how best to do it. Their two bags focus on keeping everything secure and ready in your time of need. That’s why the little packs use fully waterproof fabrics, taped seams, and roll top closures. No sense in hauling waterlogged or compromised kit around. The roll top even gets finished off with a buckle including an integrated safety whistle, for when you really need someone else’s help too.
The kits have plenty of pockets and loops to keep everything organized and accessible, plus they roll out flat to make everything easy to get to. The kits have a thorough list of what should be where, and even an emergency plan overview printed on the back.
Their smaller kit, the First Aid Kit Waterproof is designed to fit inside just about any pack. Besides the basic bandages, this 1.5l kit (11 x 16 x 8cm) contains disposable gloves, antiseptic wipes, and disinfectant to clean fresh wounds. It also includes an emergency blanket to keep the injured from cooling down too fast, a gel to treat burns, as well as tweezers, a pencil, and paper. This basic kit weighs 380g and sells for 50€.
The fully stocked First Aid Kit Pro Waterproof kit was developed for outdoor athletes who shoulder a bit more trip-leading responsibility. At twice the size (3l; 24 x 17 x 8cm) it gets a bit more of everything to start, then adds in a few more essentials. That includes surgical tape, a flexible/reusable velcro bandage, gauze, and a respiratory mask. While it isn’t for everyone the 540g, 80€ kit is the go-to for many bike guides.