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:
- 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.
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.
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.
- Claimshell Design
- Paracord Adjusters
- Lots of Internal Pocks and Compartments
- Tough Carry Handle
- Modular Webbing
- Abrasion Resistant
- Water Resistant
- A Bit Pricy
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.
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.