First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 299 Piece

Last updated date: January 22, 2020

DWYM Score
9.7


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Overall Take

Whether you're in charge of a little league team or you simply plan on traveling with a large group, the First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 299 Piece is a must-have. Although the kit contains almost 300 items, it's still extremely light, weighing just over 1 pound. The case features clear pockets that let you visualize where each emergency item is, as well as a handle for easy transport. In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the First Aid Only First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 299 Piece placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best First Aid Kit for a detailed review of all the top first aid kits.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
4,378 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Supplies are easy to find in the clear-pocket pouches.
- The Architect's Guide
June 23, 2019 | Full review
It comes in a soft case which is durable and easy to use. It is all set out in a way which makes access to the items very simple so you can get to work straight away on applying that first aid. The kit includes plenty of pads and bandages to apply to wounds when required.
- Globo Turf
It contains 299 pieces and includes a fairly large variety of different supplies. It provides the basics, including a variety of bandages, dressings, gauze and tools.
- Armchair Empire
The kit contains up to 299 pieces to make sure you are able to easily handle emergencies on the water, home, outdoors or in the car. They are all packed in a kit measuring 9-1/4-by-7-1/2-by-2-7/8 inches, which is large enough to keep all the 299 pieces but compact enough for easy storage.
- Z7 Premium
This first aid kit comes in an easy-to-carry soft pack and contains medicine, tools, antiseptics, dressings, bandages, and supplies for treatment injuries.
- Top Ten Review Pro
June 10, 2019 | Full review
The small vinyl case is easy to take with you, and at just over one pound this is one of the heavier kits on this list, but it’s worth it for the sheer volume of supplies you’ll find inside.
- Very Well Health
Compact but comprehensive
- Business Insider
October 28, 2019 | Full review
Packing a whopping 299 pieces into this tiny little pouch and weighing just 1.2 lbs, this is the best lightweight first aid kit considering how much is contained within.
- Independent Wolf
April 16, 2019 | Full review
Value: For the breadth of items available in each kit, shoppers may be surprised at how affordable this All-Purpose First Aid Kit is. It is hard to find a less expensive offering online or in a store.
- Security Baron
September 27, 2019 | Full review
It contains all essential first-aid supplies that are ideal for treating pain and swelling, as well as cuts, scrapes, and burns. The clear plastic liner in a nylon case helps to organize the supplies and facilitates easy access to first-aid supplies in case of emergency.
- Style Craze
September 10, 2019 | Full review
It’s completely made of vinyl, and it zips shut to retain the materials harmless and safe.
- Range Expert
This kit allows you to attend to those minor injuries, keeping them in control, without disrupting your hiking. Supplies in the kit include bandages, cold compress, first aid guide, vinyl gloves, trauma pad, first aid tape roll, cotton tipped applicators, antiseptics and a host of others.
- Boot Bomb
This first-aid kit is small enough to be carried anywhere, keeping its assortment of helpful tools nearby in the event of an accident. The soft case uses clear pages lined with pockets to organize medications, dressings, and tools for ease-of-access in the midst of an emergency.
- Home Medical Reviews
November 7, 2017 | Full review
It also allows you to organize your supplies conveniently. Treat cuts, pain, and scrapes with the all-purpose first aid kit that is recommended by most doctors and health professionals.
- Miranda Made
This kit features a variety of adhesives plastic bandages to treat any injuries from minor cuts and scratches to more serious burns and wounds
- Best Advisor
It is a soft pack and is easy to carry.
- Hiking Reviewed
November 7, 2017 | Full review
Clear plastic liner in nylon case for organization and easy access to first aid supplies in an emergency
- Trek Bible
The kit has tons of bandage choices and adequate cleaning materials for patching up minor injuries, it’s small enough to fit in a daypack, and you’ll find your supplies easily in the clear, open pockets.
- New York Times Wirecutter
What experts didn't like
The case doesn’t come with carrying handles, but its small size allows you to easily pack it with your luggage or keep it in another bag.
- Armchair Empire
Limited shelf life, included tape is inferior
- Business Insider
October 28, 2019 | Full review
A bit fiddly to root around in.
- Independent Wolf
April 16, 2019 | Full review
A popular item included in most first aid kits are sterile gloves, useful in any number of medical emergencies or incidents. This kit does not have any unfortunately and will need to be purchased separately.
- Security Baron
September 27, 2019 | Full review
Most of the 299 pieces are Band-Aids
- Home Medical Reviews
November 7, 2017 | Full review
A cold pack quality might seem poor
- Best Advisor
Not made with natural rubber latex
- Trek Bible

From The Manufacturer

The First Aid Only 299 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit will have you prepared for any potential emergency at home, in the office or on the go. The essential first aid supplies are ideal to treat pain and swelling, as well as cuts, scrapes, and burns. The clear pockets in the fabric pouch keep the 299 first aid supplies organized and easy to locate. This kit is the ideal size, fitting nicely into a backpack, vehicle compartment or desk drawer. Kit Contents: Adhesive Fabric Bandages, 1" x 3": 10; Adhesive Fabric Bandages, 3/4" x 3": 20; Adhesive Plastic Bandages, 1" x 3": 30; Adhesive Plastic Bandages, 2” x 4”: 2; Adhesive Plastic Bandages, 3/8" x 1-1/2": 50; Adhesive Plastic Bandages, ¾” x 3”: 75; Alcohol Wipes: 14; Antibiotic Ointment Packets, 0.9g: 6; Aluminized Rescue Blanket, 52” x 84”: 1; Aspirin Tablets: 6; Burn Gel Packet, 1/8 oz: 1; Butterfly Wound Closures: 3; BZK Antiseptic Towelettes: 15; Cold Pack, 4” x 5”: 1; Conforming Gauze Roll, 2": 1; Cotton Tipped Applicators: 10; Disposable Thermometer: 1; Extra-Strength Non-Aspirin Tablets: 6; Finger Splint/Tongue Depressor: 2; Fingertip Fabric Bandages: 4; First Aid Cream Packets, 0.9g: 2; First Aid Guide: 1; First Aid Tape, 1/2" x 5yd: 2; Ibuprofen Tablets: 6; Knuckle Fabric Bandages: 4; Moleskin (Blister Prevention), 2" x 2": 3; Nitrile Exam Gloves: 2; Patch Plastic Bandages, 1 ½” x 1 ½”: 1; Scissors: 1; Sterile Gauze Pads, 2" x 2": 6; Sterile Gauze Pads, 3" x 3": 4; Sterile Gauze Pads, 4” x 4”: 2; Sting Relief Wipes: 3; Trauma Pad, 5" x 9": 1; Tweezers: 1. Search terms (optional) : First Aid Kit, First Aid, First Aid Care, Bandage, Bandaid, First Aid Kits, Band-Aid, Band Aid, Woundcare, Cuts, Scrapes, Adhesive Bandages, Adhesive Bandage, Sheer Bandage, Clear Bandage, Latex Free Bandage, Latex Free Band Aid, Burn Care, Injury, Antiseptic, Soft Case Kit

Overall Product Rankings

1. First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 299 Piece
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 18
3. M2 BASICS First Aid Kit w/Bag, 300 Piece
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
4. DeftGet First Aid Kit, 163 Piece
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
5. MediKit Deluxe First Aid Kit, 115 Piece
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Swiss Safe First Aid & Survival Kit, 200 Piece
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit, 120 Piece
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
8. Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit, 250 Piece
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
9. Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit, 100 Piece
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit, 326 Piece
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 13

An Overview On First Aid Kits

While there’s no way to predict when an emergency will happen, it is possible to make certain preparations, so that you are ready to treat an injury if one occurs. One way to do this is to keep a first aid kit nearby. It’s a good idea to have a kit in your home, as well as one in your car. If you travel, play sports or go on hikes, you’ll need a portable first aid kit to take with you.

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When shopping for a first aid kit, keep the following features in mind:

Examine the first aid kit’s case to make sure it meets your needs. If you’re simply using the kit at home and space isn’t an issue, a large kit made out of plastic is just fine. However, if you need the kit during an outdoor adventure, you’ll want a kit like the Surviveware Small First Aid Kit for Backpacking, 100 Piece, which has a waterproof polyester outer shell, as well as waterproof pouches on the inside. The kit will stay intact even if it rains or the kit gets dropped in a lake.

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Check the size of the first aid kit next. Do you need it to fit in your glove compartment or the pocket of a backpack? In addition to making kits of varying sizes, there are also kits on the market that can be attached to the strap of a backpack or the belt of your pants.

Open the first aid kit up and make sure the contents are organized and easy to identify. The First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 299 Piece has its contents in clear plastic zipper bags that allow users to quickly view the available items, so they can grab what they need in a hurry. Other models use clear plastic pockets. Some even have inner sleeves that label each of the items within the kit.

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Look at the contents within the first aid kit and make sure they are of good quality. The DeftGet First Aid Kit, 163 Piece is filled with FDA approved items that are medical-grade quality. This type of kit is also a preferred choice to have in your home or place of business in the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or tornado.

Consider purchasing a first aid kit that has a few extras. For example, the M2 BASICS First Aid Kit w/Bag, 300 Piece comes with a “First Aid Guide,” a compass, a whistle and an emergency blanket.

DYWM Fun Fact

Before the invention of the first aid kit, homeowners were able to stock up on a few essential supplies for cuts and scrapes, but that was only helpful if an injury happened at home. Emergencies that occurred while someone was out and about meant a bystander would have to send for the nearest doctor. The problem with that was that a doctor wasn’t always nearby. Bystanders with no medical training would often try and help, but this didn’t always end well.

At the end of the 1800s, trains were the main source of transportation. One day in 1888, Robert Wood Johnson, owner of the famous Johnson & Johnson company was talking with the railway’s chief surgeon and discovered that there weren’t enough supplies available to treat injuries that happened to workers who were involved in the construction of the railways. Most of the time, the workers were far from a doctor or hospital. This led Johnson to create the very first-ever first aid kit.

First aid kits were originally made from either metal or wood and stocked with things like gauze, sutures and bandages. Each kit also featured items that were specific to common railway injuries. It wasn’t long after the kits were released that Johnson realized people didn’t know how to properly use the kits. That led him to create and release the “Hand Book of First Aid.”

The First Aid Kit Buying Guide

  • Always check the inner sleeve of the first aid kit after you buy it. Double-check that each item listed there is indeed in the kit. You don’t want to find out later during an emergency that something is missing.
  • It’s a good idea to do a little reading on the subject of first aid. Learn about common injuries and how they are best treated until you can get the hurt individual to a doctor or hospital. Make sure you know how to properly use all of the items in your first aid kit, so you don’t do more harm than good when you attempt to render first aid.
  • If you have children in the home, you may also want to hold a family meeting to go over the items in the kit with your kids. Take some time during the meeting to discuss a few possible emergencies and how those emergencies should be handled. Teach your children how to dial 911 in an emergency and have them memorize their address and phone number to tell the dispatcher.
  • While you won’t find any warranties attached to first aid kits, many companies still provide a satisfaction guarantee or your money back. This offers extra protection in the event that you purchase a case containing items that are not up to par, such as a pair of scissors that can’t cut through clothing or adhesive bandages that don’t stick.
  • In the event that you must use some of the supplies within your first aid kit, make sure you quickly replace them with new supplies. It’s important that your kit always is kept fully stocked if you are going to be prepared for the next emergency.
  • The price of first aid kits varies slightly based on the quality of the case holding the supplies and the number of supplies included in the kit. You’ll find the First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 299 Piece, the M2 BASICS First Aid Kit w/Bag, 300 Piece and the DeftGet First Aid Kit, 163 Piece are all similar in price, while the Surviveware Small First Aid Kit for Backpacking, 100 Piece commands a slightly higher price.