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TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.

TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet

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A tourniquet is a must-have piece in any first aid kit. The SOF Tourniquet by TacMed excels in extreme reliability and strength. The machined aluminum hardware can take a beating and works flawlessly in any temperature and climate. Gen 4 is the latest version of this tourniquet and it features several improvements.

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TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.
TacMed SOF GEN 4 tourniquet.

A tourniquet is a must-have piece in any first aid kit. The SOF Tourniquet by TacMed excels in extreme reliability and strength. The machined aluminum hardware can take a beating and works flawlessly in any temperature and climate. Gen 4 is the latest version of this tourniquet and it features several improvements.

The SOF is supplied with an illustrated user manual.

We recommend this folding method if you find the standard packing style too "fat": DIY Flat Fold Method for SOFTT-W Tourniquets

Renewed GEN 4

SOF GEN 4 tourniquet is based on the previous Wide version. The high-strength hook and buckle interface allows for rapid routing of the tourniquet strap while eliminating the need for re-threading the webbing through a buckle. It is easier and faster to use, which decreases the patient’s blood loss. The band is 1.5” wide, which allows for increased patient comfort and additional arterial compression. The tourniquet comes with two UV-resistant rubber bands for mounting to your individual equipment.

SOF GEN 4 Tourniquet has three improvements to the previous model:

1. Retention Clip

The Retention Clip helps 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. The windlass stays where it should even when moving the patient.

2. Longer (5,5") windlass

The longer windlass makes it easier to lock the tourniquet in place. The windlass is made of one piece of very strong aluminum, anodized for tactical conditions.

3. Reinforced material

TacMed found a way to make the strongest tourniquet even stronger. SOF GEN 4 is approved by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and it is the tourniquet of choice of the American Red Cross.

Why a tourniquet?

The modern battlefield and mass shootings have shown that the risk of having to amputate a limb because of a tourniquet is not really an issue, while blood loss is among the most common reason for the loss of life. This has changed the approach to tourniquets and instead of the last option to treat limbic hemorrhage, they are now pretty much the first thing you do. There's not an IFAK on the market today which doesn't include a CAT.

For more info, here's a clear article with dos and don'ts along with other verified info.

SOFTT or CAT?

Both of these tourniquets are superb, but there are some subtle differences. The CAT is a bit easier to use one-handed and lighter. The SOFTT is extremely durable and can be easily buckled on or off. It's also a bit heavier but folds into a flatter package for easy carry.

The CAT is often preferred for personal use as a part of an IFAK whilst the SOFTT is better suited for CLS and medic use. Nevertheless, both work perfectly in any role and the most important factor in choosing a tourniquet is probably personal preference!

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05.02.2018 (Edited 31.05.2021)
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08.02.2018 (Edited 31.05.2021)
Käytin SOF-T:ia kaupunkitaisteluharjoituksessa aktiivisesti, ja sama side kesti koko viikonlopun ajan moitteetta ja toimii edelleen. Tämä on tosiaankin taistelupelastajille tarkoitettu kapine - SOF-T ("softi") on vaikea kiristää omaan käteen (tai olen vain nakkisormi) koska se pitää esikiristää vetämällä ja siitä puuttuu CATissa oleva velcrokiinnitys. Softi lähti itsellä pyörimään vedon mukana kättä ympäri. Kahdella kädellä Softin saa kuitenkin helposti paikalleen, ehkä jopa nopeammin kuin CATin.
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30.07.2019 (Edited 05.06.2021)
Awesome, saved my life during my last routine handfight with the town bear.
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30.04.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
I personally prefer the SOF over the CAT for mainly two reasons.

A: the SOF has an openable buckle. So when someone is on the ground and you have to do something at his femur with a CAT you'll have to lift the leg and put it all the way up, which might not always be easy, while with a SOF you can open it, slide it under his leg above the wound and close it, which saves valuable seconds.

B: It is way more compact. you can way easier carry a SOF and it will barely be noticable to you fitting in any pocket, while the CAT is bulkier.

Also C only applyies to me i learned using it in my paramedics course and you should always go with what you know, this is definitely only my opinion and MANY people also reccomend the CAT, I jusy never used it.
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02.03.2021 (Edited 24.06.2021)
It just got here today. They are not kidding when they say this thing hurts if properly applied, and I could definitely feel it cutting the blood flow. It was fairly easy to apply to my own arm, although I'm told the CAT is easier to self-administer. It fits neatly in my little first aid kit, and feels tough enough to use more than once with a very thorough cleaning. Hopefully, I never find out just how good it really is, but if I do, I'll update this. Will absolutely be buying another with my next order.
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