Maxpedition FR-1 Pouch Review

The Maxpedition FR-1 was designed as a first-aid pouch but is very versatile and has other uses. Other people use this organizer as either a an outdoor survival kit or a EDC (every day carry) general gear organizer. I chose to use my FR-1 as a first aid pouch and keep it strapped onto the side of my main pack.

Maxpedition FR-1 Combat / Medical Pouch Review of Features:

maxpedition FR-1 Combat / Medical Pouch

  • Extreme Durability
  • Heavy Duty Zippers
  • Bungee Straps
  • Modular Webbing
  • Optional Attachments
  • Clamshell Opening Style
  • Carry Handle
  • Paracord Zipper Pulls
  • Water/Stain Resistant
  • Double Stitched Stress Points
  • Many Colors To Choose From

As any usual product out of Maxpedition’s lineup the FR-1 is extremely durable. Constructed out of 1000-Denier military grade ballistic nylon fabric, YKK zippers and tracks, reinforced stress points, paracord zipper pulls, high tensile composite nylon thread. The FR-1 is also triple polyurethane coated and has Teflon fabric protection, this pouch is very durable and well constructed!

I am able to carry everything I need in this small pouch and can handle minor to fairly serious injuries with the contents. I used to carry a pre-made medikit but recently I have been switching over to custom kits. When it comes to safety and first-aid kits quality cannot be compromised.

Maxpedition FR-1 Claimshell Design

Quickly Get Access To All Your Most Important Gear!

Maxpedition FR-1 Specifications
Manufacturer: Maxpedition
Category: First Aid Pack/Organizer
Carry Handle: Yes
Storage Capacity: Very Good
Material: Military Grade Ballistic Nylon
Coating: Dupont Teflon Stain Resist
Zippers: YKK #10
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The clamshell opening design offers quick access to all your gear inside. A very innovative feature is the paracord adjusters that can control how wide the pouch opens. Adjusting the paracord up to the right length will ensure you don’t have loose gear flying around when you open your kit. I like how the clamshell design allows quick access to everything inside. Many people including myself use their Maxpedition FR-1 as a medical pack and quickly getting access to what you need is very important.

9.6 Total Score

Maxpedition FR-1 Review Score:

As with most Maxpedition products the FR-1 is made of 1000D condura, it has the waterproof teflon treatment which also repels dirt and grime plus the solid YKK zippers. This pack is built to last. What I love most about it though, is the clamshell design and all the well laid out organizational space. The claimshell design allows you to quickly get what you need without searching around in confusion.

9.6Editor's score
Overall Quality
10
Functionality
10
Storage Space
8.5
Durability
10
Value
9.5
9.4User's score
Overall Quality
10
Functionality
9
Storage Space
9
Durability
10
Value
9
PROS
  • Claimshell Design
  • Paracord Adjusters
  • Lots of Internal Pocks and Compartments
  • Tough Carry Handle
  • Modular Webbing
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Water Resistant
CONS
  • A Bit Pricy
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Modular webbing makes it easy to attach the FR-1 first-aid kit to your main pack. In my experience this feature is worth its weight in gold. It means you don’t have to keep your FR-1 inside your main pack you have the option of securely strapping it to the outside which allows easier access and also means more space inside your pack.

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To conclude this Maxpedition FR-1 review I’d like to say don’t let the size fool you. Once you start packing gear into the FR-1 you’ll see just how much space there really is. This pack excels in every area, it’s one of the best first aid packs on the market today! I highly recommend this valuable piece of survival gear.

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  1. Reply
    John August 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    This pack is awesome, I love the FR-1 I bought it all the way back when it first came out and its still in near perfect condition. The durability of Maxpedition gear is legendary!

  2. Reply
    the kayak kid August 15, 2016 at 11:07 pm
    4.6
    Overall Quality
    100
    Functionality
    80
    Storage Space
    80
    Durability
    100
    Value
    100

    This pack is nearly indestructible. I’ve take it on so many trips and put it through a lot of abuse, yet it’s still in perfect condition lol.

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    Carnivore August 27, 2016 at 9:19 pm
    4.8
    Overall Quality
    100
    Functionality
    100
    Storage Space
    100
    Durability
    100
    Value
    80

    I’ve been using the Maxpedition FR-1 for about 4-5 years now. It’s a great pack I use as my first aid kit.

    The only time I’ve needed to use it I realized how awesome it was. When chopping some saplings with my Kukri machete I accidentally clipped my shin with the blade causing a nasty 3 inch long gash. I had my survival bag on my back and the FR-1 was attached by the webbing to the exterior. Within 3-4 seconds I had access to everything I needed to treat the wound… that’s a big deal to me. That last thing I want to do while injured is dig through my main pack looking for a first aid kit.. it just adds to the stress of a bad situation.

    Needless to say I now double think my chopping angles before I swing the machete!

    Great site BTW, I’ve really enjoyed reading a lot of the articles and reviews. I’ve been a bushcraft instructor for over 20 years now, and it’s nice being able to pick up a few new tricks here and there.

    Cheers brother.

    + PROS: Clamshell design Easy access to everything I need Very strong and high quality materials Good zippers and tracks Waterproof coating
    - CONS: Only worth buying if it's on sale otherwise it's too expensive for me
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      SurvivalGrounds August 27, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks for sharing your review, the FR-1 is definitely one of the best gear organizers around.

      I hope you’ll stick around there’s lots of awesome new content coming soon. Cheers!!

  4. Reply
    Docker December 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I’m thinking about picking one of these up. It’s about time I created a proper medikit to carry with my main pack. I always bring the basics, but having everything needed if there’s an emergency would be ideal.

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