For solo use this lightweight, low bulk kit is excellent. The selection of contents is pretty good, though I’d add some more blister dressings (two are provided) and a second painkiller. The outer pouch isn’t waterproof and is mainly there to protect the inner Aloksak one, which is. The latter opens along the side, making access to the contents quite easy. You don’t have to remove everything to find items as you do with some kits.

First published: November 2014