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.