The SOF Tourniquet Gen 4 is built upon its original ruggedness and durability, which was the result of an exhaustive 24-month research initiative compiling end-user research and laboratory studies. The tourniquet is comprised of high-strength, lightweight alloy components. Its design allows the tourniquet to slide over a limb or, if the limb is trapped, the tourniquet can be rapidly disconnected and reconnected around the limb without rethreading the strap. With one application method for both the arm and the leg, the Gen 4 is the easiest tourniquet to operate under stress, which can lead to reduced levels of blood loss and ultimately better quality patient care.
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.
The SOF Tactical Tourniquet Gen 4 Wide (SOFTT-W) features 4 key upgrades:
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we found a way to make the strongest tourniquet even stronger.
The SOF Tourniquet Gen 4 is one of only two windlass tourniquets approved for use by the Department of Defense, one of only two windlass tourniquets approved for use by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and is the tourniquet of choice for the American Red Cross. From global to local, it is used around the world by elite military operators, the largest U.S. police and law enforcement departments, fire and rescue services and EMS agencies, paramedics, and prepared civilians.
Made in the USA.
Approved by the Department of Defense.
Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
Selected by the American Red Cross.
U.S. Patent: 8,303,620 and D649,642 and 7,776,064 and patent pending.
NSN #: 6515-01-587-99