Tuesday, 11 July 2017

SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kits Review and Giveaway

First Aid is something that's always been in my life. I was familiar with bandages and the recovery position well before I was 7. I progressed through Brownie to Girl Guide First Aid badges to week long courses and I've spent most of my adult life as a designated First Aider.

Having some basic first aid knowledge and being in the right place at the right time can and does save lives.


Lots of First Aid involves simply knowing what is the right thing to do or not do, but a First Aid Kit is also an essential for every home, and a massive bonus to have when you are out and about.

SJ Works is the brainchild of Joan, who lives in Copenhagen. She makes First Aid Kits which attach to your bike, so you have everything to hand should you need it. I think they're selling themselves short, instantly we realised their Bicycle First Aid Kit with smartphone window can also work very well on a pushchair.


We've been sent 3 different SJ-Works First Aid Kits to review. Contents of all 3 First Aid Kits are similar, with extras in the larger kits.


The SJ Works All-Purpose Mini First Aid Kit (rrp £20, currently £6.99) contains, in a clip-shut hard plastic box:

1pc American Red Cross First Aid Guide
1pc Medical Grade Vinyl Gloves - Large 2PCS/PK
6pcs Antiseptic Towelettes
3pcs Butterfly Wound Closures
5pcs Plasters 3*1"
5pcs Plasters 3/4*3"
5pcs Small plasters 3/8x1.5"
5pcs Adhesive Spot Bandage 7/8"x7/8"
2pcs Sterile Non-Adherent Pads 2"x3"
2pcs Sterile Non-woven sponges2"x2"2pcs/pk 4ply
1pcs First Aid Tape Roll 1/2"x10yds.
1pcs Pressure Bandage 2"x2"


Antiseptic wipes and a sticking plaster or a dressing taped over the wound must make up 96% of injuries on a day out with children. It's a good general kit and on offer price it's fabulous value.

Never under-estimate the value of carrying a First Aid Guide. It is your back up when you doubt you are doing the right thing and your help when you have no idea what the right thing might be.


The Saddle Pouch Bicycle First Aid Kit (rrp £40, currently £29) is specially shaped to sit neatly under the bike saddle, securely fastened using clipped straps and an adjustable velcro-style strap. It is a really nicely made bag which definitely seems waterproof under the tap, and it's well padded with plenty of reflective material. The straps have around 5cm adjustment each to fit different bikes.


The contents of the Saddle Pouch First Aid Kit are the same as the All Purpose First Aid Kit, bizarrely minus the gloves, but plus the following:

Sterile Eye Pad
1pc Pressure Bandages 3"x3"
1pc Triangular Bandage 42"x42"x59" nonwoven
1pc Emergency Blanket 38"x60"
1pc SJ Works Reflect strip

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An emergency blanket is really useful if someone does have a bike accident as you may be some distance from help or warmth, and if someone has a nasty injury and begins to suffer from shock, they can cool down incredibly quickly. Or you could simply fall in the wettest puddle for miles...

The third, and I'd imagine most popular kit from SJ Works is the Bicycle First Aid Kit smartphone solution. This is easily my favourite and I can see it being useful to a lot of people, not only cyclists.


This is really simple, but very clever. A transparent waterproof pocket holds your phone and there's a headphone socket at the end, so you can listen to the radio or music while you cycle, whatever the weather.


And as previously mentioned, my friend was very keen to find out the name of the company once we'd tried it on her pushchair. I know I didn't generally want a big handbag on a trip to the park, I wanted something to hold my keys and phone, and they get lost at the bottom of a changing bag.

Taking a First Aid Kit with you too is bound to come in useful with older children.


The contents of the Bicycle First Aid Kit smartphone solution (rrp £40, currrently £29) are the same as the Saddle Pouch First Aid Kit, plus a 3.5mm Headphone Extention Cord M/F for your smartphone and headphones.


The bags are really nicely made and I'd trust them to survive a fair amount of lashing rain without leaking. Really well-padded and reflective on all sides, which is always a bonus. The number of items inside is brilliant for the size and weight, and there is still room for your keys and cashcard.


Valuewise I think these are good, they look nice and they do the job. You can add bits you might need - burn gel for example if you'll be cooking over gas or roasting marshmallows while you are out. The plasters are a bit small, but I've found that before with kits. Any first aid kit should be a constantly flowing thing, kept up to date and restocked when needed.

You can buy all of the different SJ Works First Aid Kits on Amazon with prime delivery. Find out more about Joan and her products on the SJ Works website

I really like the SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kit Smartphone Solution, so I'm delighted to have two to give away, one each to two winners.

Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. Open to UK entrants only, the giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 13th August. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form.

For help with Gleam, and to see my other giveaways, please go to my giveaways page.

SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kit Giveaway (2 Winners)




53 comments:

  1. Anticeptic wipe for cleaning wounds.

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  2. Different size Plasters for small and large cuts and grazes

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  3. bandages for making slings of sprains

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  4. Gauze for wrapping up burns and other injuries

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  5. Small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings for any cuts or scrapes.

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  6. Ashleigh Allan13 July 2017 at 09:22

    Plasters for all the inevitable falls

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  7. Antiseptic wipes, used for cleansing wounds.

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  8. Plasters for those falls

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  9. Triangular bandage to make a sling.

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  10. Suzanne Jackson15 July 2017 at 12:49

    insect bite cream, always useful in summer

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  11. Antiseptic wipe for cleaning cuts

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  12. Triangular bandage to support arm/wrist due to break or strain

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  13. A plaster for patching up grazed knees and elbows

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  14. ANTISEPTIC SPRAY - CLEAN INFECTED AND DIRTY CUTS

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  15. a plaster scuffs and scratchers

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  16. Antiseptic wipes, they would beused for cleaning wounds.

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  17. Antiseptic wipes to clean wounds

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  18. Disposable sterile gloves to prevent cross contamination when treating injuries

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  19. antiseptic wipes for cleaning up after a fall

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  20. Plasters always makes everything better

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  21. My husband is always out on his cycle and I worry about bumps and scrapes. This is just the ticket to sort out his boo boos!

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  22. Antiseptic wipes, can never be too careful, especially with deeper cuts

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  23. Antiseptic for cleaning any wounds and to prevent infection.

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  24. plasters for cuts and grazes

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  25. Saline, for washing out wounds

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  26. Antiseptic wipes and bandages are always a must in my house!

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  27. I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren't
    already ;) Cheers!

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  28. Butterfly wound closures for pulling together the many gashes & lacerations my son & his daughter (my granddaughter) always seem to need. I have never known a child who is so like her Dad for having random accidents.

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  29. Plasters for thos etimes you fall off your bike!

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  30. Plasters for sticking on minor wounds

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  31. Antiseptic wipes for cleaning cuts before applying plasters

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  32. a plaster for covering up a cut

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  33. Plasters for cuts and grazes when you come a cropper off your bike.

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  34. Antiseptic cream for cuts & grazes!

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  35. eye wash to clean out dirt from eyes

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  36. Plasters to cover up small wounds or grazes

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  37. Antiseptic Towelettes for on the spot cleaning of grazes and cuts.

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  38. Elastoplasts / plasters, maybe in a variety of sizes and shapes :- For cuts and grazes.

    Rachel Craig

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  39. Antiseptic wipe for cleaning cuts and wounds

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  40. Karen hutchinson25 July 2017 at 23:42

    Plasters for cuts - went on a group bike ride a few months back and 2 of the kids fell off - realised that I really need a good first aid kit - luckily a friend was prepared !

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  41. Plasters for cuts on knees when my little un falls over :)

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  42. Sterile water for cleaning out a cut.

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  43. antiseptic spray is always good.

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