The Top Hiking First Aid Kits in 2020

Having a simple first aid kit is vital for hikers and backpackers. A good hiking first aid kit will contain essential items to treat common minor injuries and ailments, whilst being lightweight and waterproof.

Many first aid kits are too bulky or not designed to survive the outdoor weather. Therefore choose carefully before purchasing a kit for your hiking and other outdoor activities!

Here’s our roundup of the top hiking first aid kits currently available on the market in 2020.

Lifeline 85 Piece First Aid Emergency Kit

The Lifeline 85 Piece First Aid Emergency Kit is a light hiking first aid kit designed for individuals or small groups. The kit is aimed at treating minor injuries such as cuts, grazes and blisters. These are common, especially on longer hikes.

We’d recommend this as a suitable first aid kit for hikers undertaking day hikes.

The kit also contains a basic first aid guide covering common emergencies and wound care.

Coleman Camping All Purpose First Aid Essentials Kit

This is a much more comprehensive hiking first aid kit than the Lifeline kit above. The Coleman Camping All Purpose First Aid Essentials Kit is designed for longer trips. It contains over 200 items including personal protective equipment, wound care supplies, medication and a cold pack.

This kit is ideal for longer trips, or trips involving small groups. 

We’d recommend attending a practical first aid course so you know how to use all the first aid equipment contained in this kit. 

I Go Compact First Aid Kit

The I Go Compact first aid kit contains 85 items, so is inbetween the Lifeline and Coleman kits above. The I Go is a good medium sized kit for hikers wanting to carry some extra supplies. In addition, the kit is protected in a hard shell.

We think the I Go kit is a great compromise for hikers looking to carry enough supplies, whilst not being weighed down with heavy items such as ice packs.


John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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