Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit
The Day Tripper Lite is a well designed, user-friendly…
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps (Sample provided by Adventure Medical Kits for testing and review)
The Day Tripper Lite is a well designed, user-friendly first aid kit that is organized in a lightweight water resistant bag. This kit is recommended for the outdoor enthusiast that plans on day hiking solo, or with another individual.
- Little/no modification needed
- Exterior list of included materials
- Well organized
- Detailed Quick Guide
- No included gloves/body substance isolation (BSI)
- Pouch is not waterproof
- One might consider additional antibiotic ointment
New Hampshire-based Adventure Medical Kits is a company that has been providing first aid materials to the consumer since 1973. Their products have been on the shelf in most camping and outdoor shops for over 40 years, helping people take care of wounds as well as providing peace of mind for outdoor enthusiasts around the world.
Although well suited for day hikes, this kit IS NOT recommended for backcountry use; Adventure Medical Kits offers a ‘backcountry’ line of first aid kits that include additional necessary items.
Note: This product review does not involve the use or recommendations on how to apply first aid in any setting. It is highly recommended for everyone to learn and practice first aid based on their needs and environment.
Having been certified as a WFR (Wilderness First Responder) since 2013, and had previous medical training since the early 1990s (WFA, CPR, AED), I feel that the quality of materials in this first aid kit to be of the highest quality available to the public. This is a big pro for such a low cost kit ($15 USD).
The Day Tripper Lite is feature rich for being 3.6 oz/103g. The water-resistant cordura nylon pouch does not feel cheap, and has a more durable, waterproof bottom.
Note the sewn bottom attachment loop
The rear of the first aid kit has a material list, along with a web address for ordering replacement components.
Note the sewn top handle/attachment loop
Opening the first Aid kit reveals two sections for quick action:
- Cuts & Scrapes/Medication
- Wound Care/Burn/Blister
Cuts & Scrapes/Medication
- 1" x 3" Easy Access Bandages (x5)
- Knuckle Easy Access Bandages (x5)
- Butterfly Closure Bandages (x3)
- Triple Antibiotic Ointment (1)
- Antiseptic Wipes (x3)
- Alcohol Swabs (x2)
- Safety Pin
- Splinter/Tick Remover Forceps
All of the adhesive bandages, tools and packaging is of high quality, with necessary printed information. One may choose to include more antibiotic, since only one single-use packet is included. It may also be a good idea to add a set of nitrile gloves (no latex: some people are allergic) in the event body substance isolation is necessary.
Not listed, but included is a folded non-sterile dry paper dressing
All medication is individually prepackaged and in a larger package with expiration dates.
- Insect Sting Wipes, 2.0% Lidocaine (x3)
- Acetaminophen, 500mg (x4)
- Antihistamine, 500mg Diphenhydramine (2)
- Aspirin, 325mg (x4)
- Ibuprofen, 200mg (x4)
The forceps are high quality, and have a good point for splinter/tick removal
- Wilderness First Aid Guide
- Moleskin, Pre-Cut/Shaped (14)
- Medical Tape, 1" x 2.5 yards
- Sterile Gauze Bandage, 2" x 4.1 yards
- Sterile Dressing 2" x 2" (2)
- Sterile Dressing 3" x 3" (2)
The included first aid quick guide is surprisingly in depth. Basic patient assessment is included, along with basic description and treatment for many of the typical scenarios one may find themselves in on the trail.
Whether on an everyday loop, or adventuring a new place all day long, the Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper Lite provides peace of mind to keep the hiker and a friend prepared for whatever may come!
Many thanks to the people out at Adventure Medical Kits for the opportunity to test this product for the Trailspace Gear Review Corps!