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CAT Tourniquet GEN 7

by ViTAC
SKU 625
Color: Black

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The CAT is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the CAT completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage. 

The CAT utilizes a durable windlass system with a free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook-and-loop strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The CAT’s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips, which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.

  • True, one-handed application tourniquet
  • Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
  • Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Designed to perform in all weather conditions
  • Small and cost-effective
  • NSN: 6515-01-521-7976 (Black)
  • NSN# 6515-01-612-7129 (Orange)
  • NSN# 6910-01-560-2972 (Blue)
  • Open Length: 37.5" Weight: 2.7 oz

Gen 7 Enhancements:

  • Single routing buckle for faster application, effective slack removal, decreased blood loss, and fewer windlass turns
  • Stronger windlass rod with an increased diameter and improved grip
  • Reinforced windlass clip and highly visible security tab includes a writable area to record the time of application
  • Stabilization plate to minimize pinching
  • Red Tip Technology™ with a red elliptical tip to assist the user in locating and threading during the application
  • The free-moving internal band provides true evenly distributed circumferential pressure

Special Features:

  • Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
  • The official tourniquet of the U.S. Army
  • Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
  • Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Ethan Brown
You get exactly what you need.

Delivered very quickly. Excellent condition and airtight seal protecting the products. So far I've ordered 2 sets. 1 for my own kit and another sent to a volunteer first responder

Sophia Johnson
Everyone should have a tourniquet .

this is a very well made tourniquet . i took a training class at Refuge medical training and we put this on and took it off hundreds of times . was still good at the end of the class.

Emily Thompson
How do you put a price on your life?

Quality product that delivers. Seems sturdy but I'm not bleeding out at the moment. These are the industry benchmark product. You ask yourself is their really thirty dollars per unit value there? Is there really that high of production cost. I know the manufacturer reply that going cheaper could cost your life and fail. I would say that if your heart is into saving peoples lives in traumatic situations why not cut costs to ensure its available to more people and not going with cheaper alternatives. Solid simple product and would probably buy more, just concerned on the profit margins this product is justifying..

Benjamin Davis
Only the best

NAR is the leader in combat application tourniquet, often copied but never matched. A little pricey, but your life should be worth it. Learn how to use these and keep several available. Excellent construction, easy to use under duress, (if you practiced) and can save a life.

Noah Williams
The real deal

After reading about the other knock offs breaking I decided my life was worth spending the extra money. I need to get more but that can come in time. I hope I never have to use these. I have not tested them yet but because they are the real deal I expect them to do the job.