Adventure Medical Ultralight .5

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Adventure Medical Ultralight .5 -

The Ultralight and Watertight .5 Kit by Adventure Medical Kits is a great choice for sports enthusiasts who enjoy single day activities. It requires a small amount of pack space and can save the day. It is perfect for adventure racing, boating, canyoneering, climbing, hiking, or kayaking.

FEATURES of the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Watertight .5 Kit.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Watertight .5 Kit.


  • Bandage Materials

Weather and Wind:

  • Inner DryFlex™ waterproof liner bag with seam-sealed sil-nylon outer bag


  • Designed for life in the bottom of the pack, zippered ripstop silnylon outer bag has an inner DryFlex™ watertight pouch to ensure contents are kept clean and dry


  • (2) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1/32 oz
  • Butterfly closure bandages and tincture of Benzoin
  • Supply List
  • 1 Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped
  • Medications include (2) Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg), (2 packages of 2) Ibuprofen (200 mg)
  • Day Hiking
  • Mtn. Bikers
  • 3 Alcohol Swab
  • Wound Care
  • Addition to Emergency or Survival Kit
  • 1 Person
  • 1 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
  • Plus, four 1 x 3 in. adhesive bandages, 2 knuckle adhesive bandages and 0.5-inch x 10 yards tape
  • Rafting and Kayaking Day Trips
  • Instrument
  • AMK reserves the right to add, substitute, or delete items if necessary
  • Moleskin dressing for preventing and treating blisters
  • Great for adventure racing, backpacking, hiking, climbing, paddling and cycling
  • Sterile dressings and bandages
  • Backpacking/hiking
  • Adventure Raacing
  • Blister / Burn
  • 1 Bandage, Elastic with Velcro® Closure, 2"
  • 6” x 5.25” x 1”
  • 2 - After Bite Sting and Itch Relief, Wipe
  • (1) Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
  • (2 individually wrapped packages of 2) Sterile Gauze Dressing, 3 x 3 in
  • Plus, 11 precut and shaped moleskin pieces for blister treatment, splinter picker forceps and 3 safety pins
  • 1 - Conforming Gauze Bandage, Non-Sterile, 2"
  • Ideal Uses
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • 1 - Tincture of Benzoin Topical Skin Adhesive, Vial
  • Personal Watercraft
  • 3 - After Cuts and Scrapes Anesthetic/Antiseptic, Wipe
  • 1 - Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3 x 4"
Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight .5 Medical Kit - Carry a first aid kit for your own peace of mind. If your adventures are short and sweet, but you might get wet, put this in your gear bag. Supplies are packed into a waterproof and airtight Aloksak bag. Tested and approved by the US Navy, they are certified waterproof to 200'. The tough, lightweight outer bag is made of 1.3 oz. Silicone-coated ripstop nylon. Remember, the river, lake or ocean can be a long way from medical attention. Keep everyone in your group safe, and don't go boating without one of these medical kits! Contents: First Aid Manual, Medication, Instruments - 1 Splinter Picker Tweezers, 3 Safety Pins, 4 Motrin, 2 Antihistamine, 2 After Bite Sting Relief. Wound Care, Burns, Blisters - 4 3X3 Sterile Dressings, 4 2x2 Sterile Dressings, 1 3x4 Non-Adherent Sterile Dressing, 1 Conforming Gauze Bandage, 2 Butterfly Closure (Fall 2014)
You crave solitude, but you also know enough about the backcountry to be prepared for those not-so-peaceful moments. The Adventure Medical Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit puts first aid essentials into a nearly-weightless pack so you can be ready for any cuts, sprains, and blisters that might pop up. The rugged Silnylon bag with a DryFlex liner keeps everything sog-free in case you catch a little rain or dump your kayak.
The Ultralight / Watertight Series has been redesigned for 2010 and now features proprietary DryFlex bags for the ultimate in ultralight, waterproof storage. For the multi-sport athlete that refuses to be let down or weighed down by his or her gear. The UL / WT .5 is a great kit for one-to-two-day solo trips when you want an ultralight kit with basic first aid essentials. The outer nylon bag protects the kit while giving you space to bring along any personal extras.

Carry the Adventure Medical Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit when you need a compact kit for one- to two-day solo trips. It's ultra light and includes all the essentials.

The Ultralight and Watertight .5 is perfect for multi-sports enthusiasts who enjoy single-day activities. The official medical kit of the U.S. Adventure Racing 24-Hour Series, this kit weighs in at less that 9 ounces, has the most essential supplies, and is protected by waterproof Aloksak insert bags.


Carry this compact Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight / Watertight .5 first-aid kit on 1- to 2-day solo trips


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The Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Watertight .5 L is a compact kit for one- to two-day solo trips when you want an ultra light, essentials kit.
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Area:6 x 4 x 1 in
Bandage materials:four 3 x 3 in. sterile dressings, four 2 x 2 in. sterile dressings, one 3 x 4 in. non-adherent sterile dressing and 1 conforming gauze bandage
Dimension:6 x 4 x 1"
Dimensions:6 x 5 x 1 inches
Group size:1 person
Material:Silnylon pouch
Medications include:4 ibuprofen, 2 aspirin, 2 antihistamines and two After Bite® sting relief wipes
Size:6 x 4 x 1 (15.2 x 10 x 2.5 cm)
Trip duration:1 – 2 days
Upc, Ean, Isbn:707708002922
Weight:4 oz / 113 g
Wound management includes:3 After Cuts and Scrapes® towelettes, 2 antibiotic ointments, 1 tincture of benzoin and 2 butterfly bandages
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Adventure Medical Ultralight .5 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I have always lived by the mantra that it is better to be safe then sorry... but with this medpack if you end up sorry at least you can sort it out ok! Plus it's so light that you can always keep it with you!
I have the older version, but it's still going strong. I've obviously used some stuff up, like the moleskin and med tape... but luckily I haven't had to use most of the more serious stuff but the pack is easily refillable with things you can buy at the store yourself (don't let them trick you into buying their overpriced refills). I'v also added some things like a small bottle of ibuprofen, gold bond power, safety pins, anti-diarrhea pills, and some extra bandaids. I use those things specifically all the time, and i'm always the person who has a bandaid on hand when someone scrapes up their fingers or something.
The waterproof bag on the old one was crap, ripped like the second time I tried to close it, but this was fixed easily enough by replacing it with a durable freezer ziploc bag. It looks like they might have updated the design of the waterproof bag for this new one anyways.
If you aren't already carrying a MedPack I would certainly suggest this one, it's great for 1-2 people, so either make sure everyone in the group has there own, or maybe look at something bigger.

Terran Siladi at on 07/02/2013


This is a must-have kit for day hikes and backpacking. Covers the essentials of wound care: clean, disinfect, and cover to get people on their way and get true medical care later if they need it.

Over the years, I traded out the sting-care and motrin for large band aids, steri-strips, moleskin, gauze pads and a pair of latex gloves. Thankfully, I've only needed it to help other families whose child fell down and went boom. Kid slipped on something, is scuffed up and crying, and the parents are freaking out because they don't have what they need. Happens all the time, and with this kit, one can help out with road-rash or a cut.

On multi-day hikes I toss in some extra everything and it's good to go.

The waterproof sack may seem like over-kill and makes the kit a little spendy, but this is something you can't suddenly need and then find out it's wet and unusable. It's worth every cent.
Aurickh at REI on 06/06/2011

I'm an ex wilderness EMT and current medical student and this is the kit I always have on me. If I'm out with the family or a large group I bring something more, but going solo or with competent friends this is it. I will even throw it in the pack around town for those bike vs cab road rashes or dealing with the random subway first responder situation.
It's a great little package with room for extras. I added a pair of small trauma shears, a couple single use superglue tubes, a very small spray bottle of hand sanitizer and another of deet, an extra set of gloves a couple sugar and re-hydration packets, a couple packets of sting-ease, two yards of duct tape and a mini bic lighter. There is more than enough room, and the whole thing weighs in at under 8 oz. Not bad for a kit that can fit in my pocket and handle any common situation.

BSD at on 07/04/2011

Very complete and trustworthy kit.

I got this kit to replace my bulky/heavy homemade one. I was very happy with it. First off, the tough waterproof bag is awesome, and gives you security knowing your lifeline supplies are safe from the elements. The kit overall is super lightweight and compact, and fits just about anywhere. It has a nice combination of bandages, gauze, wrappings, medications, and the like. I did do a bit of customizing to it, though. I took out the super-thin medical tape and replaced it with a small roll of duct tape. I also added an extra backpack belt buckle, some needles and dental floss, and a couple of gas-x strips. This is a great product that has just what you need in a personal first-aid kit.
PJ the Great at REI on 06/06/2012

Well thought out kit

This is a great all around kit with plenty of room in the package to add more. I've added a magnesium firestarter and tinder, waterproof matches and container, 2 hand warmers, needle and thread, water purifier, and a bit of repair string to the interior of the silnylon bag. Then liquid skin, more ibuprofin, moleskin, bandages, and a bunch more tinctures and wipes to the water proof interior bag. I use this for every adventure, from day hikes with my children to weekends backpacking solo. Has come in very handy after sending a stick deep into my heel on the morning of a 5 hour hike out of a canyon with a 45lb pack. Get one!
caveman70 at REI on 07/07/2010

Light, very handy

I bought this kit with the intention of never needing it, but unfortunately, I did have to bust it out just about every day of my recent 5-day hike. It came in handy for the blisters I was plagued with (new boots are my next big purchase), the cut on my foot from one toenail slicing another toe (again...those boots were not the ones I needed!), and for the bee sting I got later on the trail (first of my life! Who knew those hurt so much?!). Glad I had this along, will definitely be replenishing before the next trip.

I would suggest adding a few additional large Bandaids (or similar) if you can.
HannaBean at REI on 09/09/2011

Good but NOT waterproof/watertight

This is a great lightweight medical kit, but it is NOT waterproof. Water-resistant, yes; waterproof, no.

I took this kit on a half-day canyoning trip that involved some swimming/plunges. Back at home, during my usual gear inspection, I noticed there was water inside the inner-most bag. Not a little bit, either -- most of the items were soaked. I had not previously opened the inner-most bag either.

REI was kind enough to replace the kit, but for anything involving more than a light splash, I will be double-bagging this in a dry sack or similar. I recommend you do the same.
themachina at REI on 08/08/2013

at less than 5oz, this kit comes with an extensive array of items to address the typical wound care, medication, and blister needs. The kit comes with a superlight rip-stop like zippered bag, and a dryflex waterproof zip lock bag inside that tolds all the items. The zippered bag is big enough to also hold AM's pocket survival pak and a Gerber Ultralight LST Knife, and some rubber bands. All together, they make my survival kit. The items seem to be all of high quality.

Yung Lee at on 05/22/2012

Can't go wrong with AMK!

Haven't had to break into the kit yet, which is a good thing! Nonetheless, by adding a couple items such as rubber gloves and a package of Quik Clot, I feel secure in knowing that I can treat most minor wounds. Super-light yet durable, as another review said, you almost forget you're carrying it. This has been perfect on weekend hikes but I do prefer something larger (like the traveler's kit) for the longer trips. All-in-all, a great little kit!
backinthelab at REI on 04/04/2011

this is a minimum kit with bare bones. plan to supplement it with more stuff but it also is a necessity. downside is that the kit is so small that plan to pull everything out then search for the needed item. Otherwise, buy one and get a larger kit for your base station with more advanced care items. This is absolutely perfect for a day hike other small adventure.
I added sting wipes, moleskin, and more band-aid sizes.

David Page at on 07/28/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Good Kit, but too tight of a fit.

I kept this kit in the bottom of my CamelBak whenever I hit a trail, went on a paddle and even just around town/campus and parks. It is a great little kit and everything stays dry. Advanced Medical did a good job of packing it full of necessary items, although I did add a few items (hand sanitizer, rubber gloves, a lighter,matches and a small knife). However, after a few months mine has sadly gotten a tear down the right hand side. Causing me to want to return it for possibly a larger pack, I might compromise next time and purchase a larger kit that is not water proof, and just keep it in a dry sack in my pack. One with more space to make objects easier to get to without having to dump the whole first aid kit all over the trail.

I will list out a few of the pro's and con's for this first aid kit:

-Small and Lightweight
-Waterproof inner pouch
-Good inventory
-Bright color makes it easier to locate in a pack

-Very tough to get to items you need (it is packed tight), and tougher to repack everything when on the trail.
-Can sometimes be difficult to get the inner bag out/back in the outer sack
-The Seam ripped after a few months, did not meet my expectations for "life at the bottom of the pack"

The main reason I would not recommend this to a friend is because it is difficult to access what you need quickly and efficiently. Possibly the larger first aid kits from Advanced Medical are more easily accessible and packable
The Barrett at REI on 11/11/2011

This is a great light addition to your pack for day backcountry split/ski touring. It's ultra-light, takes up next to no room and is waterproof so the contents don't get damp from condensation. The only thing I add is finger/thumb splints. You could probably stuff it in the inside pocket of a ski shell if you really wanted to.

Richard Possin at on 04/30/2013