The SFD Responder 2.0 is the standard bearer for ankle carried trauma kits and was created by Safer Faster Defense in collaboration with Frog.Pro.it.
An ankle pouch is a great way to always carry bleeding control supplies on your person discreetly and comfortably. The design of the SFD Responder 2.0 is the result of extensive research. Alessandro Padovani tried every ankle pouch on the market. He found that some are too bulky, some don’t carry enough, some are not tough enough, some try to do too much and are not comfortable. The net result of his endeavor is that next to his box of gun holsters, he has a box of ankle pouches that are gathering dust.
The SFD Responder is designed for Every Day Carry in urban or rural environments. Some of the practical advantages of this carry method is that you don’t have to fight with other tools on your beltline for space or carry an extra daypack or satchel. More importantly, you don’t have to sacrifice necessary equipment to fit your kit in a pant or jacket pocket.
Let’s look at some of the design details and materials that went into the construction of the SFD Responder:
- Pockets are made of 2 layers of tough elastic cloth, lightweight and breathable. It conforms to the contents inserted allowing for secure and discreet carry of the equipment when walking, running or jumping.
- We added 2 vertical 1/2″ silicone strips in each pocket to further improve the retention of the equipment.
- Open bottom pocket design helps to “stuff” equipment in and keep it there securely.
- Bottom of the pockets is reinforced with MIL-W-17337, class II nylon webbing and won’t fray from rubbing on shoes/boots like the elastic cloth would.
- Two PALS MOLLE laser cut in LAHYCO®, a proprietary blend of Hypalon® and Cordura® 500D, offer more storage options if you need it. Using Shock Cord, Velcro or small pockets.
- The female Velcro cloth is sawn on 3D Air Mesh helping tremendously with comfort, fit and breathability.
- We use the new Velcro Ultra-Mate® for the closing tab. This wide Velcro tab is more rigid and has smaller “teeth” than regular Velcro. It adheres better and stays put even when saturated with sweat or water.
- Long enough to fit over most tall boots, duty, tactical or hiking.
- Weight: 3.8 oz.
- Dimensions: 20” L x 4” W. With the load in the pictures the SFD Responder is 1 ¼ inch thick max.
Whether you are a civilian, LEO or first responder, you can customize the content of your kit and always have it with you.
We also offer a version that is completed with high quality supplies.
Included in the kit is:
- Mil-Spec Tourniquet
- Rolled Gauze bandage
- 2 compact chest seals
- Emergency Trauma dressing
- Compact rescue shears
- Medical gloves
- Compact permanent marker
- Miniature flashlight- Can be comfortably held in the teeth for hands free use.
FOR USE BY APPROPRIATELY TRAINED INDIVIDUALS ONLY.
How can I get training in the use of these items? Glad you asked. We will have an emergency bleeding control class at the LGC national meeting in October 2019. Stay tuned for more information about LGC emergency training courses and trainers we like.
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