Review: Got Krash? Crash Kits

It’s going to happen. Eventually, you will take your eye off the wheel in front of you, hit an errant rock hidden under a pile of leaves, or take a jump with just a little too much speed. Whether you like it or not, crashing is sometimes a part of the sport.

Now, a startup in Wisconsin wants you to be a little more prepared when you can’t keep the rubber side down, with their Got Krash kit, a convenient, all-in-one package with everything you need to treat crash related injuries. The products inside are brand names, and quite a bit cheaper than if you purchased them at your local pharmacy. See the contents, different packages and pricing after the break.

Got Krash sent us the Alpe d’huez pack, the smallest of their three offerings, which contains enough material to keep most wounds dressed and cleaned for 3 days. At $15.99, we found it about $20 cheaper than if we had purchased the same items at our local pharmacy (and most pharmacies don’t even carry some of the items.) There is also a 5-day kit, the Aubisque ($19.99) and a 7-day kit, the Mont Ventoux, which is still in production with pricing not yet determined.

Contents of the 3-day kit include:

5 Tegaderm Pads – 3 small 2×2, 2 Large 4×4
1 Roll of Tape
1 2″ Roll of Gauze
6 Vinyl Gloves (Latex Free)
12 Bandaids (Latex Free) – 1×3″ Strip & Knuckle Bandaids
3 4×4 Gauze Pads
3 Betadine Swab Pads
3 Triple Antibiotic Packets
3 Alcohol Wipes
1 – 6″ Tubular Net Dressing

The larger packs use the same products, but just provide more of them.

The kits are perfect to put in your car or in a pack while riding. Our test kit fit nicely inside a glove box and easily slid inside a Camelback. The packaging is easy to open (for field dressing) and includes instructions. Even if you don’t plan on crashing (and who does?), a first aid kit is essential gear for any cyclist.

Got Krash kits are available for purchase on their website here.

UPDATE: GotKrash tells us that new packaging (plastic ziplock bag) is on the way. Stay tuned for updated photos.

Comments

Roy - 03/07/11 - 10:24am

I purchased a kit of theirs 2 weeks ago and had to use it yesterday. Happy I had it. Thanks Got Krash!

James - 03/07/11 - 10:36am

I ordered one of these kits last week and received it within 3 days. Everything advertised on their website was in the kit. They mentioned sending me a 4″x7″ frosty bag so I can take essential components and put them in my jersey pocket for longer races or training. I highly recommend this product. Like Brad said, no one wants to crash but it’s always good to be prepared for it!

Slow Joe Crow - 03/07/11 - 12:59pm

How would these kits compare with the Brave Soldier crash packs that have been around for a while? I think Brave Soldier uses a tea tree oil product in some of their stuff but I’ve made do with generic first aid stuff for the most part.

Terry - 03/07/11 - 1:08pm

Joe, brave solider don’t offer a tea tree solution in their kits. They also don’t offer tegaderm, tape, betadine or 12″ of tubular gauze. For the same price, Got Krash is a better product.

Andy - 03/07/11 - 1:48pm

Joe – Our kits include tegaderm, betadine, tape, betadine and more product then Brave Soldier. Brave Soldier have a good product but ours is a faster and more efficient way of treating a crash wound. We a lot more product.

Gillis - 03/07/11 - 4:03pm

REI sells there own in and a few other brands of first aid kits that are great. Lots of different options to choose from. Plus they come in their own pouches/kits. I keep mine buried in the bottom of my camelbak. I’ve supplemented mine with a emergency blanket and TP.

I don’t like the looks of this one because: 1. it come in a plastic box which just goes in the trash. 2. The aforementioned pouch i still have to supply. and 3. why in the world does it not include butterfly bandages?

Just double checked mine, along with most of the listed stuff here, mine has tweezers and aspirin. Of course everyone should tailor theirs to their region.

James - 03/07/11 - 6:11pm

Gillis, this kit comes with a portable pouch. That is the 4″x7″ frosty bag I mentioned!

GTAgressor - 03/07/11 - 7:51pm

Got(my)Krash in the mail today. I ordered one of these kits to give it a whirl. I’m too busy to put thgether one of my own kit, and am too scatter-brained to know what to pack for my rides. Everything in the kit came as stated and I’m very happy with the purchase. The kit came in that plastic box and I was wondering what I was going to do with it, and it hit me. I have a thicker plastic pencil case with a ziplock top that I put everything in and it fits in my Camelbak real well. Very compact. Overall I’m very impressed with the quality and thought of the product. Now hopefully I won’t have to use it all!

Gillis - 03/08/11 - 11:57am

@James,
These comments are screened. So when i posted your comment was not visible yet. Even so, you claim they had to send this “frosty bag” to you. And here and on the website there is no mention or picture of this “frosty bag”. I still stand behind my original comment: The plastic box is unnecessary garbage. Any supplied pouch is questionable at this point. And it doesn’t come with butterfly bandages, something I find important to have for mountain biking and would consider an essential for any first aid kit.

James - 03/08/11 - 12:49pm

@Gillis
Point well taken. i suppose I am giving them the benefit of the doubt about the frosty bag. Here is the email I received from Andy@gotkrash.com
“James, we will be mailing you a 4.5″x7″ frosty bag. This can be used to carry critical components of the gotkrash kit with you on long races or leisure rides. It fits very well in a camelbak or even a jersey pocket. We recently added this product to our kits as many of our customers were looking for a portable solution. We expect to receive the bags by the end of this week and will ship them out immediately. Thank you again for your business.”

I will wait to see if I receive it and them write a follow-up comment. I personally have never needed to use butterfly bandages due to a cycling crash but then again, to each their own. If you find that be a valuable part of your personal kit, then I certainly can’t argue!

The plastic box is nice for reusable storage. I take out the things I need from it and leave the box in my car. It’s better than having a zip lock bag with assorted medical supplies!

Take care

Andy - 03/08/11 - 1:01pm

@Gillis
We are in the works of making a mountain bike kit that would include different items, specific to MTB. We do appreciate your input and will look into adding butterfly bandages into all our kits. With that being said, we’d like to send you a mountain biking kit when they are ready so you can personally try it out. We value criticism, we want to grow as a company. Please send me your contact information, if interested, and we’ll send you the mountain bike kit when its ready. andy@gotkrash.com

As far as the frosty bags go, we ordered those after Brad wrote this review, it was a product we’d been thinking of adding and when the masses asked, we listened.

@James
Thank you for your support!

Cheers,
Andy
Founder of Got Krash?

Gillis - 03/08/11 - 8:09pm

@James
@Andy
Just to be clear about my position. I don’t carry any kind of first aid when road riding (and of the guys I ride with I don’t know of anyone who does). I live in a major city so I’m never too far from help, a fact which hedges my need to carry a first aid kit. And for me crashes on the road are rare. In the rare case I do crash on the road the care generally needed is beyond any first aid kit. That said I do carry a little kit, given out by a local hospital at an event, in my commuter backpack. But it is little more than a few band-aids.

Mountain biking is where my kit find its use. At least once a year it gets used for someone (usually me!). I’ve seen enough deep cuts and puncture wounds from sticks, chainrings, even a brake lever (!) that have required stitches in the end, that without butterfly’s it could have been much worse.

James - 03/22/11 - 11:25am

@Gillis
The frosty bag came in the mail. I love it!

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