- SOF® Tactical Tourniquet
- Performance compression band
- Slack indicator wedge
- Rugged buckle
Noteworthy Features of the SOF® Tourniquet:
1) Performance Compression Band
redesigned webbing maximizes compression during the application
process. At a true 1.5" width, the performance material glides through
the Rugged Buckle for quick, snag-free operation and minimizes loss of
pressure over time after application.
2) Slack Indicator Wedge
into the Performance Compression Band below the windlass. The
contrasting wedge offers a visual confirmation you have pulled all
excess slack from the band. This is a critical step for proper
tourniquet application and results in fewer windlass rotations required
to reach occlusion.
3) Rugged Buckle
to remove excess slack in a single fluid motion. The buckle's shape
stabilizes the Performance Compression Band at any angle of engagement.
The Rugged Buckle is an advanced, lightweight composite design with
superior strength over previous versions.
The Gen 4 still maintains its true 1.5" tourniquet strap, providing a wider compression pattern than most standard tourniquets or tourniquets with a 1" constricting band moving through a 1.5" sleeve. The wider compression pattern results in additional arterial compression and increased patient comfort.
Additionally, each tourniquet is shipped with two UV-resistant black rubber bands for mounting to your individual equipment.
The SOF® Tourniquet Gen 4 is approved for use by the Department of Defense, approved for use by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and the tourniquet of choice for the American Red Cross. It is used by everyone from elite military operators around the world to the largest police departments in the country to fire and EMS paramedics on the streets to civilians in everyday public places just trying to be prepared.