Gear Review: REI Backpacker Plus Extended First Aid Kit
Be prepared for trips of all lengths with this first aid kit from REI.
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[most versatile kit]
“Duct tape and ibuprofen are normally all I carry when I’m solo, but when I’m leading groups or going on a long or remote trip, I want to pack responsibly without getting bogged down with excess weight,” says our tester. “This clever kit hits both buckets, thanks to an integrated mini-pouch that I can pull for shorter excursions—no resorting or repacking needed.”
The primary bag (8.5 x 6 x 3.5 inches) has everything to cover a weeklong trip for six, and the wallet-style minikit packs enough basics for dayhikes or overnights. $48; 1 lb. 7 oz.; rei.com