Ultralight backpacking is a style of backpacking that emphasizes carrying the lightest and simplest kit safely possible for a given trip. This style has now spread to kayaking enthusiasts, and other rugged outdoor adventurers that rely on their own skills for survival.. bringing on the essentials along, an ultralight hiker or climber can be prepared, but no be bogged down with excessive gear. Base pack weight (the weight of a backpack plus the gear inside, excluding consumables such as food, water, and fuel, which vary depending on the duration and style of trip) is reduced as much as safely possible, though reduction of the weight of consumables is also applied. Field & Stream is the America’s Leading Outdoor Magazine with 1,250,000 impressions each month.
  • The Ultralight/Watertight .9 was recommended in a two page spread inside the just out September issue.
  • “Everything you need to treat a minor backcountry injury.”
Best waterproof camping, hiking and outdoor kit on the market!

Why are the Ultralight / Watertight First Aid Kits so Special? Jason Cartwright, President of Adventure Medical Kits makes it very clear - "We DO test our kits and the Ultralight and Watertight series, not only internally, but we have professionals test them as well:

The Ultralight / Watertight .9 has been tested, abused, and approved by adventure racers in the Eco Challenge, Primal Quest, and Raid Gauloises.

...If you are familiar with Adventure Racing, our kits are the official kits of adventure racers.  They race through any climate, multiple challenges (paddling, running, biking, climbing, etc) and I have personally spoken to many of the teams who have praised our kits for being waterproof.  I have witnessed some of our testing which has included submerging the kit in a 5 gallon bucket of water for over a week and everything inside staying dry.  We also take a lot of pride in our materials and we have waterproof coating on the ULWT series bags.  The zipper is the one place that could leak, but with the waterproof bag materials and the dryflex bag inside (if properly sealed) ensure that the contents will stay dry.

The dryflex bag is the real key to the kit being watertight and if sealed properly, is basically waterproof.

This is one of our most reviewed and most popular series of kits and a kit series doesn’t become that popular by under delivering on its brand promise.