*The Black and Rescue Orange color options are shipping the Generation 4. All other color options are still shipping the Generation 3s. These color options will switch to the Gen 4 once current inventory is depleted, which we anticipate to happen soon.*
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.
Additionally, each tourniquet is shipped with two UV-resistant black rubber bands for mounting to your individual equipment.
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 the tourniquet of choice for the American Red Cross. It is used by everyone from elite military operators around the world to the largest police departments in the country to fire and EMS paramedics on the streets to civilians in everyday public places just trying to be prepared. These customers chose the SOF® Tourniquet because it was the best option on the market.
The best tourniquet just got better.