Neutron Ultralight First Aid Kit
If you carry tools to fix your bike, shouldn’t you also carry tools to fix you?
Neutron Components has designed a small, take-anywhere first-aid kit that appeals largely to mountain bikers’ safety. Considering its size, the neoprene pouch contains items that will come in handy should you come upon a downed rider or find yourself in a precarious situation. The team here at MBA is glad that we have yet to use the Neutron on the trails, but there is a piece of mind knowing we have a kit that we can take anywhere. The small pouch may be stuck to your bike, strapped to a backpack (or put inside), and even slipped in a pocket when heading out the door. Our editors know that pushing the limits is part of the sport. Adding a safety kit to your ride is in every way a smart idea.
The team worked closely with local MTB paramedics to design a kit that has all of the essentials in a package size about the size of a stuffed wallet and weighing only 55 grams. Included is an elasticated strap that lets you secure it to your bike or even (as their website suggests) a trail dog. Along with the strap, there is a self-adhesive hook & loop pad that we’ve been using to store this handy kit right underneath our saddles.
The Neutron Components Ultralight First Aid Kit includes:
- 1x small dressing
- 1x medium dressing
- 2m duct tape
- 2x alcohol swabs
- 1x CPR barrier shield
- 2x plasters
- 5x 3M steri-strips
- 2x nitrile gloves
- 1x rip-proof quick-reference guide
- 1x neoprene pouch
- 1x hook & loop elasticated mount strap
- 1x self-adhesive hook & loop mount pad
- Kit dimensions: 100x70x20mm
- Kit weight: 55g
- Included Quick Reference Guide – (download here)
Accompanying the bits mentioned above is also the first aid quick sheet reference. We feel it is best to familiarize yourself with this list while trying your best not to misplace it from the kit. (We’ve included a download of the quick reference sheet above if you wanted to make your kit). Best of all, the Neutron Ultra Light First Aid Kit can be replenished over and over again at your local pharmacy, allowing you to always be ready for trailside emergencies. Let’s face it, our sport can be risky and potentially dangerous, but with this packed into your riding essentials, it will in no doubt add a sense of confidence when enjoying the mountains.
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