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Whether you're stowing toiletries or putting a first aid kit together, start with the Outdoor Research Backcountry Organizer. The siliconzed nylon shrugs off wet conditions, and the multiple pockets keep small items safe, tidy, and easy to find.
- A handy kit for overseas travels and backcountry adventures alike
- Siliconized fabric is lightweight, durable, and water resistant
- Organizational design features multiple zippered pockets and straps
- Item #ODR1085
What do you think about this product?
May 31, 2019
Med Kit, All The Way
I also use my OR Backcountry Organizer for a first aid kit and the #2 size was absolutely perfect to fit everything in there that I wanted. As a WFR, I never go anywhere without a first aid kit and this is the one that I keep in my car for any roadside emergencies. The Hot Sauce color is nice and vibrant so I can't miss it if it gets jumbled with other items in my trunk. These have the perfect amount of pockets and dividers in my opinion for all of the supplies I wanted to include- not too many, not too little. which is sometimes tricky when you are building a first aid kit from scratch.
June 24, 2019
Thank you Laurel! Leta OR Rep
April 10, 2019
Solid choice for a DIY medical kit
As an EMR, I like to carry a fairly extensive first aid kit whenever I ski, bike, hike, climb, etc. After putting those skills to good use a number of times, I've realized that some situations/activities do not require my full kit, which is large and hard to pack. So, I am in the process of building a second, more streamlined kit that can fit good medical supplies in a smaller pack. Since I'm not a fan of pre-built med kits (I'm sorry, but they are usually made with cheap and hokey materials/equipment), I was in search of a good organizer. I use Conterra organizers for my trauma kits (excellent organizers, by the way), but they were overkill for this application. This OR backcountry organizer is perfect for the job, plus it comes in a nice red color. Several different pockets, holders, and dividers for things like tape, wire splints, prewrap, gauze, alcohol prep, anti-septic, shears, steri-strips, large bandages, cravats, a small pocket mask, gloves, etc. etc. etc. The #2 size is going to be perfect for my Osprey Raptor 15 cycling pack. Time will tell on the durability, but it seems well built, yet still lightweight.
June 24, 2019
This is perfect! Thank you! Leta OR Rep
December 11, 2017
I decided to give Size #2 a try based on a recommendation from a fellow hunter, and man was he on to something. Typically I had all of my small stuff (license/tags, fire kit, extra batteries, extra headlamp, compass, meds, etc.) in a variety of different pockets and ziploc bags throughout my pack. Being able to centralize them while decluttering made things a lot easier. Especially since the contents of my pack tend to change every time I go out due to weather. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a little organization in their pack. Super lightweight, seems pretty durable so far. A great pullout. I plan on purchasing another to make a complete first aid kit.
October 26, 2017
Hate having a million small items kicking around the top of my pack, this helps keeps things nice and organized and doesn't have a huge weight penalty. I'll probably ditch the hook as I don't need/want it
September 11, 2017
This is a great accessory for backcountry or car camping. Solid organization and a good design make for easy organizing of toiletries or personal items. Plenty durable after a few trips. Nice hanger feature that allows you to hang this from your tent to save a little space and have easy access. Happy with this purchase for sure.
September 15, 2017
Thank you Chasen! Enjoy! Leta OR Rep
April 14, 2017
I love these organizers. The 1 is a great size for a lightweight BC ski repair/first aid kit kit
August 26, 2016
An Organizer's Dream
It's happened to all of us, were on the trail when we realize we need that one tiny crucial item. You know you packed it, you just don't know where it is in your pack, so you start digging. Before long 80% of the contents of your pack are spread all around you before you finally find the tweezers. If this sounds familiar this organizer might be for you. Sure it's a little extra weight that's not absolutely necessary but in my opinion it's worth it to know where every small item is. I've filled this with all my essentials and transfer it around from my day pack, overnight, and climbing packs.
August 10, 2016
I ordered a medium for my toiletries while traveling and am ordering another for our camp cook supplies. So many pockets and super light-weight. Love this.
June 21, 2016
Use this OR organizer traveling, hiking and for work. My oldest recently graduated from college. Got him a Filson briefcase and this to go inside. Lots of pockets/pouches to keep organized. Multi use, can't go wrong. Fast shipping.
November 5, 2015
Snow study kit
Excellent for pulling all of your snow study stuff into one place.
November 6, 2015
Snow Study, First Aid, Kitchen Kit. This is fantastic - and it comes in 3 sizes! It IS a perfect gift - Thanks Joey! Leta OR Rep
November 5, 2015
Light and simple
I bought this bag to organize all of my snow study gear for when I venture into the backcountry. The medium has more room than i expected, which is fine. I hate having a bunch of stuff jumbling around in the brain of my pack, so I bought thins bag to organize it all and provide quick access for when it's cold. I will probably buy one or two more for travel and to keep in my car. EXCELLENT gift!
November 6, 2015
Agreed on size... I fit more in mine than I thought. but that's why I own 1 of each size! Leta OR Rep
October 30, 2015
Lightweight Organizer to the Rescue
OK, so I have to admit I love organizer bags. So, when it came to backpacking, I would always have the annoyance of having to put toiletries in plastic baggies. I was browsing one day and ran across this- couldn't believe that while the bag was 7 x 5", it still weighed less than 3 oz. I was very pleased to find that it was all true. I love using this when backpacking- and having something I can hang on a branch with personal items and first aid. It also worked out super on the Milford Track, where weight/size was a bit of a consideration with the smaller pack that I took. And- most recently- it was a lifesaver when I was counting ounces with a trip to Victoria, BC. We took a seaplane, where they were REALLY serious about the 10 kg/22lb weight limit of all my bags combined (would have been relegated back to baggies...). I've probably used the bag a dozen times and though lightweight, the zippers and seams are holding up well. Love this little bag...
October 31, 2015
Josette - Great review! Thank you for taking the time to write. OR has given us everything we want in this bag and nothing we don't. Great organization in a super lightweight package! Leta OR Rep
January 9, 2015
I bought this for a friend and he uses it for his toiletries. It works perfectly!
December 6, 2014
GOAT IS GOOD
I’m a bit of a gear organizing/bag freak. Bought my first one of these prior to a multi-day river fishing/float trip to organize toiletries in a dry bag. It worked so great that I’ve since purchased the other two sizes. These are made from the light sil-nylon type stuff so weigh very little—but weigh more than a Ziploc bag for extreme gram counters and more than the eagle creek zippered ditty bag things (yeah—I’ve got those too). That said, my OCD to organize outweighs my OCD to eliminate grams so these are staples on any travel (toiletry), bikepacking (one for toiletries, one for bike repair kit) and now one to organize my electronic accessories (laptop charger, cables (phone, ipod, gopro), headphones, memory (flash, SD card etc.,), point & shoot camera). You’ll find enough pockets, zippers, dividers etc., in each one to organize your small stuff so you don’t have to dump entire contents of a the bag you’re using to get at one item.
October 11, 2014
Essential travel kit
These organizers are great for multiple uses. Makes for a perfect backcountry kitchen to store all of your utensils and cooking supplies. Also great for traveling to hold toothbrush and other small items that tend to get lost in a big bag.
February 7, 2014
What a quality piece of gear! I purchased the OR Backcountry Medium Organizer was to organize (dah). Through it in your bag or in your lid and know where everything is. I use it for my kitchen/mess items, fire starting stuff, batteries, line, and my head lamp. My xBowl and cup fit great too. It is nice sitting by the fire knowing i have everything in reach without having to get up after a long day of hiking. There are tons of pockets for storage, its lightweight and it expands to fit oddly shaped items. The material is durable and resist water and dirt. This would make an awesome bag for a first aid kit too.
December 24, 2013
Pretty badass little unit....
I use it to hold all the small hunting items I'd rather not have in my pockets (knives, saw, advil, gloves, etc.)Works like a charm except the ringy dingy zippers. Ended up cutting them off and replacing with 2.5mm cord. No problem. It'd be cool if it in came in camo. Then again, it'd be cool if a lot of hiking gear came in camo since most of the camo gear available pretty much sucks....
December 2, 2013
Nothing beats organization.
I have had an older style of this organizer for probably 8 or 9 years and I just recently bought this newer model in medium. I use mine for a home made first aid / survival kit. The large pockets are great for separating gauze pads, sterile gloves, triangle bandages and your trusty compass and pocket knife. The smaller compartments then further sort your band aids, emergency whistle, and single serve medications. I wouldn't rely too much on the water resistance; especially after it has been in the bottom of your pack for six months, but usually my jackets and gear are packed around it to keep it clean and dry. I highly recommend it to those OCD organizers out there.
April 19, 2013
Very handy organiser
I got the small originally but will upgrade to the medium (the small looks similar but no tabs for the toothbrush - different pockets instead). Many zippered compartments (and pockets) handy for sorting bits into various places, but even with all of them it's very light. Currently using the small as a first aid kit to get a couple of compression bandages along with lots of other pills, lotions, swabs and thin dressing pads (and could still jam more in if i needed). Will be getting the medium to see how that goes (gear junkie!). I've taken it in and out in a light rain but not really tested it by dunking it. Not sure it would ever get to that point! All around a great organiser.