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RE Factor R.A.T.S. Tourniquet


 
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RE Factor Tactical R.A.T.S. Tourniquet

The R.A.T.S. (Rapid Application Tourniquet System) was designed based on feedback from the battlefield where soldiers required a tourniquet that could be easily applied and offered a low profile carry. The tourniquet is already in use around the world by varrying SOF elements and has been proven on the battlefield. The R.A.T.S. can fit just about anywhere on your kit and can be quickly applied to an extremety using one hand.

  • 1/2" Flat Bungee Cord quickly stops the bleeding
  • Low vis carry profile
  • Half the price of traditional tourniquets
  • Robust locking system
  • Made in the USA

R.A.T.S. FAQ:

Q: The band looks very thin. Will it cause tissue damage?
A: No. The R.A.T.S. tourniquet is designed to expand with tissue as it swells from injury. Traditional nylon tourniquets cannot accommodate the swelling tissue, and can potentially cause damage. The elastic used in the R.A.T.S. will more effectively allow for tissue expansion without the pressure of the tourniquet increasing.

Q: The band is not as wide as a standard tourniquet. Will it stop heavy femoral bleeds?
A: Yes. The R.A.T.S. measures at .5 wide. The repetition of wraps is so effective because it functions in principle like "tandem tourniquet placement".

Q: Is this TCCC approved?
A: TCCC does not approve or deny any medical equipment for the military as it is no longer a function of the committee. Authority lies with the medical director of each area or jurisdiction. With that said, the R.A.T.S. is currently undergoing evaluation by TCCC. So far voting members of TCCC have tested and recommended the R.A.T.S. for use.

Q: Can this be used on children and K9s?
A: Yes. The design of the R.A.T.S. allows for it to be used on smaller extremities where as current issued tourniquets, to include the CAT, SOF-T, and METTs, do not.

Q: Who currently uses the R.A.T.S.?
A: Many teams in the SOF community, DOD, and LE.


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Solid May 11, 2017
Reviewer: Hill from Trout Lake, WA United States  
It won't stop blood flow like a windlass CAT, but I still find it useful. I carry both to help cover all cases. Easy to fit and adjust for smaller limbs such as pediatric and k9.

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Excellent addition January 14, 2017
Reviewer: Craig France from Forest Park, GA United States  
Nice EDC TQ.  A little short in length for leg use unless you've got bird legs.  Arm use would be fine

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Cool design January 11, 2017
Reviewer: Eli from IL, United States  
I like the design of these and they seem to work well from the training that I've done with them.  The simplicity appeals to me.  I also like that they're advertised as being effective on dogs.  Dogs need trauma care, too.

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Best Thing Going! July 27, 2016
Reviewer: Kit B from Coeur D'Alene, ID United States  
These tourniquets are amazing.  Not only do they preform admirably as a tourniquet, but it is a bungee cord.  So many additional uses for them.  You can check out a video review of them here: https://kitbadger.com/r-a-t-s-tourniquet/

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RATS TQ April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Chad C from Lincoln, CA United States  
Great design and build. Super compact and easy to use and as always SKD rocks.

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