SOF Tourniquet emerges from an exhaustive 24 month research initiative compiling end-user research and laboratory studies. The result is a more effective, easier to use tourniquet for all environments. High-strength, light-weight alloy components are used in areas of critical function, ensuring reliability in the most challenging of circumstances. It accommodates the largest limbs. All of this was accomplished while reducing the weight by an amazing 25%.! The high strength hook and buckle interface was designed for security, strength and ease of application. The design allows for rapid routing of the tourniquet strap while eliminating need for re-threading the webbing through a buckle. By eliminating the requirement to re-route the webbing the tourniquet is easier to use when operating under stress and reduces application time, both of which can result in reduced levels of blood loss and better quality patient care. The tourniquet handle is machined from a single piece of high strength aluminum bar stock. The strength of the handle virtually eliminates the risk of product failure. It is then anodized to minimize the products signature in a tactical environment. Each tourniquet ships with two UV resistant black rubber bands for mounting to your individual equipment.