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Back at the 2007 Interbike, we met up with the folks from Road Rash Repair Kit. They sent us a sample kit to “test/review.” But to be honest with you, none of us do not want to get hurt in order to find out if the kit works. So rather than deliberately making ourselves crash, we thought we’d just talk about it.

As advertised:

The Road Rash Repair Kit revolutionizes treatment of road rash with hydrocolloid dressings for moist wound healing. Hydrocolloids are wound dressings that contain gel-forming agents. These agents are combined with elastomers (synthetic rubber) and applied to a carrier, such as polyurethane foam or film, to form an absorbent, self-adhesive, water resistant wafer. For most people, hydrocolloid dressings produce healthy, pink skin in days instead of weeks, reduce risk of infection, and bypass the pain and scabbing stage. Used as directed, they change your road rash experience from misery to a mere nuisance.

So here’s what you get:

Items included:

2 4X4 Reliamed ® beveled edge hydrocolloid dressings
Superior fluid absorption when compared to competitive dressings.

Hibiclens ® antiseptic antimicrobial skin cleanser
Hospital-grade disinfectant soap.

4 4X4 Reliamed ® sterile, non-woven surgical sponges
Hospital-grade sponges for wound cleaning and absorbing wound exudate.

8 inches (relaxed) Surgilast ® size 4 tubular elastic bandage
Secures dressings on arm without use of adhesive tape.

8 inches (relaxed) Surgilast ® size 5 tubular elastic bandage
Secures dressings on leg without use of adhesive tape. Can also be used on arm.

10 yards X 1-inch Reliamed ® hypoallergenic plastic tape
Prevents skin reactions in most people.

Road rash treatment instructions


The kit is almost the same size as a small water bottle. It can actually fit in your bottle cage or in your hydration pack.

I actually carry the kit in my hydration bag every time I ride just in case something does happen. Since we’re a bunch of wimps here and do necessarily like pain, we’ll wait until one of us gets hurt bad enough to use the kit. But until then check out Road Rash Repair Kit for more information.