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The new SOFTT-W Gen 4 Tactical Tourniquet 1.5" has incorporated some key improvements from it's predecessor. It is 15% lighter, offers a new buckle and retention clip that are faster and easier to use (especially for one-handed attachment), and the windlass is now longer to provide more torque on application.
SOF® Tactical tourniquets are a longtime favorite of US Special Forces, Tactical operators and First Responders. Their reliability and effectiveness is unsurpassed by any other similar device, and they have accounted for untold numbers of "saves".
The SOF Tactical Tourniquet-Wide (SOFTT-W) is the result of an exhaustive 24-month research initiative compiling end-user research and laboratory studies to develop a more effective, easier-to-use tourniquet for all environments. High-strength, light-weight alloy components are used in critical areas of function ensuring reliability in the most challenging of circumstances and on the largest of limbs. This was all accomplished while reducing the weight by around 15%.
The high-strength hook and buckle interface was designed for security, strength, and ease of application. The clip design allows for rapid routing of the tourniquet strap (if a limb is trapped for example) while eliminating need for re-threading the webbing through a buckle. By eliminating the requirement to re-route the webbing the tourniquet is easier to use when operating under stress. This reduces application time, which can result in reduced levels of blood loss and better quality patient care.
The SOFTT-W also has a true 1 ½” tourniquet strap providing a wider compression pattern than most standard tourniquets, or tourniquets with a 1” constricting band moving through a 1 ½” sleeve. This broader compression pattern allows for increased patient comfort and additional arterial compression.
The tourniquet handle is machined from a single piece of high strength aluminum bar stock. The strength of the handle virtually eliminates the risk of product failure. It is then anodized to minimize the products signature in a tactical environment. Each tourniquet ships with two UV resistant black rubber bands for mounting to your individual equipment.
Key Gen 4 Upgraded Features
- Retention Clip - The Retention Clip helps to secure the windlass by locking it in place once the tourniquet has been applied. This is especially helpful for one-handed applications, resulting in faster application times and doubling the security of the device in combination with the tri-ring during patient movements.
- 5.5" Windlass - The increase in length eases the process of securing the windlass into the clip and tri-ring, increasing the effectiveness of the dual retention system. It still maintains its distinct conical ends while being machined from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminum bar stock and anodized to minimize the product's signature in a tactical environment.
- Quick-Compression Buckle - The Quick-Compression Buckle, added to the tourniquet last year, allows for smoother buckle manipulation due to its rounded edges. This also allows for easier one-handed application and overall faster application time.
- Reinforced Material - TacMed found a way to make the strongest tourniquet even stronger.
Dimensions: 5" H x 2" W x 1.75" D
Weight: 4 oz
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This is the best tourniquet you can get. It's east to use easy to explain to someone else how to operate. I like it better then having Velcro that can come undone or stick to other items.
The CAT may be lighter, but the SOFTT-W is reusable, more durable, and can be flat-packed to a smaller size.
I have 4 of these best tk on the market heavy duty and aluminum windlass can't beat it and its compact to be able to carry in your pocket I have 2 in my truck and one in my edc bag and one in my pocket.
This is by far the strongest TQ out there. I have no fear that by cranking down on it that it will break. Trust my life with it.
I attended a training course on gun shot wounds. The EMS who taught the course recommended this tourniquet. It is easy to apply even to yourself
Excellent construction; improvements minimize fine motor skill deteriorization under stress; wide band is a definite improvement; would recommend moving the "time" label to somewhere closer to the windlass for easier detection.
I got this for my sister who has no medical exp. she looked at it then open the package and now knows how to employ this for her family. FYI I am a PJ and am helping my family get medical gear with minimal training and not combat mindset.
While I prefer the CAT, the SOFTT-W is a beast. It's very well made from excellent material. The windlass is metal and won't break, ever.
Unfortunately it's bulky, heavy and I found it difficult to use with 1-hand, but a quality product none-the-less.
Our guys like this much better than the other popular model we've been using. Seems faster to use with one hand. Price at Rescue Essentials is on par with everywhere I've seen these.