Medical pouches typically fall into general-purpose, tear-away, or expandable pouch designs. The Armored Republic Quick Detachment and Deployable (QD) IFAK combine the best of all worlds with multi-stage deployment and a tear-away feature, mounting to your plate carrier, cummerbund, or any webbed surface and allowing full access to your medical kit immediately.
The QD IFAK exterior boasts front and side webbing for easy mounting and immediate access to your tourniquet and features a standard Velcro® patch panel. The mounting panel includes a Trauma Shear retention strap and mounting guides.
Once deployed from the closed position, the pouch folds out into a “middle stage” allowing rapid access to your trauma components. The further expansion releases your tear-away medical platform to full length creating an organized and retained display of your IFAK components. The entire platform can be quickly detached in either compact or expanded form for use anywhere your situation requires.
Durable elastic is spaced and sized according to a wide array of common medical and trauma supplies for easy customization and layout. Sections can be organized for medical situations such as Bleeding, Breathing, and Burns. Constructed from genuine 500D Cordura Nylon, and reinforced with heavy-duty Bar-Tack stitching on all webbing. Includes two MALICE CLIPS® for attaching to your MOLLE-compatible platform.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What does IFAK mean? Individual First Aid Kit. The IFAK is typically used for one person to hold the necessary equipment to treat life-threatening bleeding injuries (i.e. gunshot/stab wounds). IFAKs are issued in the DOD and most police departments and have saved countless lives.
- What goes in an IFAK? It depends. Most IFAKs will have similar basic items but the contents in prepacked IFAK kits vary. Basic items usually included are a tourniquet, emergency bandage, trauma shears, compressed gauze, hemostatic agent, chest seal, non-latex nitrile gloves, marker etc. A good IFAK will typically address all trauma discussed in the TCCC MARCH algorithm: M-massive hemorrhage, A-airway, R-respiratory, C-circulation, and H-hypothermia.
Where do you wear an IFAK? Take careful consideration as to where you wear your IFAK. Typically you want to make sure your IFAK is:
- Have it with you: It won't do you any good if it’s not on you when you need it.
- Accessible by both hands: If have an injured hand and the IFAK is only accessible by that hand then you will not fare well.
- Is secured properly: Ensure that your IFAK and other gear are secured to you properly.
- Make sure your IFAK does not hinder you or other gear: Keep your IFAK clear of your pistol draw line and off your front so you can prone out better. IFAKS typically have less of a profile at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions on your cummerbund.
Material: 500D Cordura Nylon
Dimensions: 6.87" x 6.5" x 1.25"
Weight: 1 lb
Malice Clips: Two long (large) malice clips