Completely redesigned webbing maximizes compression during the application process. At a true 1.5” width, the new performance material glides through the Rugged Buckle for quick, snag-free operation and minimizes loss of pressure over time after application.
Engineered to remove excess slack in a single fluid motion, the buckle’s shape stabilizes the Performance Compression Band at any angle of engagement. The new Rugged Buckle is an advanced, lightweight composite design with superior strength over previous versions.
Stitched 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 less windlass rotations required to reach occlusion.
Machined from a single aircraft-grade aluminum bar stock, the 5.5” windlass features signature conical ends and grip-friendly texture for consistent torque. Its anodized finish minimizes impacts from environmental elements for durability in any scenario.
Conveniently holds the windlass in place until you can secure it into the Tri‑Ring Lock – even under extreme lateral loads. The TRAC provides steady handling during tough applications and enhances control for one-handed maneuvers.
Complete the tourniquet application by securing the windlass into the Tri‑Ring Lock. It can easily be manipulated with just one hand and prevents the windlass from shifting during patient movement.
A tag for documenting the application time.
Purposeful upgrades to the SOF® Tourniquet allow for smoother and faster one-handed and two-handed applications for the most effective bleeding control.
Its innovative design draws from years of extensive research, material testing, and end-user feedback from on and off the battlefield to adapt with your ever-evolving medical response needs. The SOF® Tourniquet easily slides over a limb as a loop or unclips at the buckle to fit around hard-to-reach areas, such as a trapped limb, without having to rethread the compression band.
In developing the SOF® Tourniquet, we asked our end-users about their specific experiences and the features that would be most important to them. This feedback is directly implemented into the tourniquet’s construction, making it strong enough to withstand exposure to the harshest environments in the world, easily applied one-handed with a single pull to quickly remove slack, and light enough to carry wherever you go.
Our patented SOF® Tourniquet originated on the battlefield – designed by a Special Forces medic while on deployment in Afghanistan in 2003. It continues to be the preferred tourniquet for elite military forces around the world, 7 of the top 10 domestic police departments (including the NYPD and LAPD), major metropolitan police, fire, and EMS agencies across the globe, and many public entities.
Made in the USA.
Selected by the American Red Cross.
Patents: US-8,303,620 and D649,642 and 7,776,064