2018 Accessory of the Year: Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW!

posted on June 1, 2018

One of the most important things you can carry every day is an individual first-aid kit (IFAK), and the Micro Trauma Kit NOW! from Blue Force Gear is a perfect way to ensure you are prepared for a medical emergency. First, its small size and ease of mounting eliminates excuses for not carrying an IFAK. Beyond that, it is available loaded with the most important first-aid supplies—from a tourniquet to bandages to rubber gloves and more—that give you or a trained bystander the ability to save a life, which could be your own. Its innovative design and the value it provides easily cover the relatively affordable cost.

“My go-to med kit comes from Blue Force Gear. It’s called the Micro Trauma kit. The very cool thing about [this] kit is there are several levels you can purchase, from the Advanced Kit for law enforcement use to the Basic Kit that’s better for most civilian uses like at the range, in a car or in an office.” —Travis “Doc T”

Designed to complement a citizen's EDC kit, the trauma pack is easily deployed with a single hand or finger, made easy through the use of the company's BLIP pull tabs. Once the tabs are pulled, the two main components of the kit separate: an outer pouch that is available with MOLLE or belt-attachment points and the organizer insert. 

The outer layer of the pouch incorporates a cross that can be filled with different inserts to alert individuals to the pack's emergency contents. Black, red and glow-in-the-dark reflective inserts are available. For concealability, the cross can be left unfilled to match the pattern of the pack itself.

Together, the kit measures 6 inches long, 3.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep, ensuring compactness for easy carry. The outer pack is constructed using 500D Cordura fabric that is secured using TEX 70 bonded Nylon thread, along with the company's trademarked Ten-Speed military-grade elastic. The total weight of the kit is 96 grams or just over 3.3 ounces.

The Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW! is available with two different fill options. The basic fill option features a hemostatic dressing for wound packing, as well as a 4-inch emergency traume dressing. Six 9-inch lengths of medical-grade tape are included with the kit, as well as a Tourni-Kwik compression tourniquet. A pair of heavy-duty medical gloves are also included for added protection.

The kit is also available with an advanced fill option, which comes with QuickClot combat gauze, two HyFin vent chest seals, a Cleer medical trauma bandage 4-inch flat pack, a decompression needle, six 2x9 sections of frog tape, a size 28 nasopharyngeal airway and a pair of medical gloves.


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