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TacMed SOFTT-W tourniquet

TacMed SOFTT-W tourniquet

Price 34.99 USD excluding VAT

A tourniquet is a must-have piece for any first aid kit. The The SOFTT-W 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.

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A tourniquet is a must-have piece for any first aid kit. The The SOFTT-W 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.

The SOFTT-W 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

Why a tourniquet?

The modern battlefield and mass shootings have shown that the risk of having to amputate a limb because of a tourniquet was applied is not really an issue, while blood loss is among the most common reason for 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-W 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 (65 g / 2.29 oz). The SOFTT-W is extremely durable an can be easily buckled on or off. It's also a bit heavier (110 g / 3.88 oz) 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-W 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
I would recommend for a friend

08.02.2018 (Edited 23.05.2019)
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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I would recommend for a friend

30.07.2019
Awesome, saved my life during my last routine handfight with the town bear.
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30.04.2020
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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