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$65 FAKs Shootout: Dr Michael Fabian MD

by Chris Heaven

In this review Dr. Michael Fabian MD gives us his opinion on three FAKs in the $65 range. Please note that he is not giving medical advice and is merely stating his opinion.

FAKs reviewed:

  • Rhino Rescue – Tactical First Aid Kit
  • Instinct Ready QuikPak – Everyday Readiness Kit
  • Adventure Medical Kits – Molle Bag Trauma Kit 2.0

Survival Dispatch was not paid to conduct this review and has no affiliate relationships that pay commissions on any products mentioned.

Watch the following video, then keep reading below to see how Dr. Fabian scored the FAKs.

 

 

  • Company: Rhino Rescue
  • Product: Tactical First Aid Kit
  • Price: $65.00
  • Product page on the manufacturer’s website, click HERE
  • Scroll down to see how we scored this kit

We use the same criteria for evaluating all products. The total score is out of 100, then converted to a final score out of 10.

1) Shipping time: 5/5
Fast shipping from a US warehouse.

2) Packaging: sturdiness, appearance, ease of opening: 5/5
Easy to retrieve items and re-pack them.

3) Website description accuracy: 10/10
Very visual and easy to understand.

4) Product appearance/aesthetics: 7/10
This is subjective, decent appearance.

5) Easy to understand instructions: 10/10
Graphical, large print, easy to understand, best we’ve seen for an FAK.

6) Ease of use: 10/10
Exceptionally easy if you have training.

7) Warranty coverage: 8/10
Refund 30 days unused original packaging, couldn’t find warranty.

8) Overall quality & value: 6/10
Decent but not as good as others in the same price range.

9) Product support & customer service: 14/15
Very fast responses to our mystery shopper inquiries.

10) Point of origin (America 15, ally 7, others 0): 0/15
Made overseas.

Sub-Total: 75/100
FINAL SCORE: 7.5/10

 

  • Company: Instinct Ready
  • Product: QuikPak – Everyday Readiness Kit
  • Price: $67.99
  • Product page on the manufacturer’s website, click HERE
  • Scroll down to see how we scored this kit

We use the same criteria for evaluating all products. The total score is out of 100, then converted to a final score out of 10.

1) Shipping time: 5/5
Fast shipping from a US warehouse.

2) Packaging: sturdiness, appearance, ease of opening: 5/5
Easy to retrieve items and re-pack them.

3) Website description accuracy: 7/10
Not visual, not as easy to grasp exactly what you’re getting even though it’s a better buy, but many people won’t buy without pics.

4) Product appearance/aesthetics: 9/10
This is subjective, decent appearance.

5) Easy to understand instructions: 9/10
Graphical, large print, easy to understand, best we’ve seen for an FAK.

6) Ease of use: 9/10
Exceptionally easy if you have training.

7) Warranty coverage: 10/10
Refund 30 days unused original packaging, couldn’t find warranty.

8) Overall quality & value: 10/10
Decent but not as good as others in the same price range.

9) Product support & customer service: 14/15
Very fast responses to our mystery shopper inquiries.

10) Point of origin (America 15, ally 7, others 0): 0/15
Made overseas.

Sub-Total: 80/100
FINAL SCORE: 8.0/10

 

  • Company: Adventure Medical Kits
  • Product: Molle Bag Trauma Kit 2.0
  • Price: $63.99
  • Product page on the manufacturer’s website, click HERE
  • Scroll down to see how we scored this kit

We use the same criteria for evaluating all products. The total score is out of 100, then converted to a final score out of 10.

1) Shipping time: 5/5
Fast shipping from a US warehouse.

2) Packaging: sturdiness, appearance, ease of opening: 5/5
Easy to retrieve items and re-pack them.

3) Website description accuracy: 7/10
Only have version 1.0 on their own site. Had to go to a third party vendor to find version 2.0.

4) Product appearance/aesthetics: 8/10
Not quite as nice as the Instinct Ready kit

5) Easy to understand instructions: 10/10
Little more comprehensive than the others, very detailed.

6) Ease of use: 9/10
Easy if you have training.

7) Warranty coverage: 10/10
60 day refund period, 100% satisfaction guarantee.

8) Overall quality & value: 9/10
If you don’t use the link we provided, make sure you shop for the lower price. Some sites sell this kit for $95.00.

9) Product support & customer service: 14/15
Very fast responses to our mystery shopper inquiries.

10) Point of origin (America 15, ally 7, others 0): 0/15
Made overseas.

Sub-Total: 77/100
FINAL SCORE: 7.7/10

 

All of the FAKs covered in this review are decent and a good value for the price. However, the Instinct Ready FAK is the best of the three. So good in fact, that it’s now part of Dr. Fabian’s EDC bag.

 

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