Whether you are a service member training in the field, forward-deployed, a law enforcement officer, or just somewhere on your own, tourniquet (TQ) pouches are essential items to carry. Carrying a tourniquet can be the difference between life and death. High Speed Gear has multiple TQ pouch options so you can access your life-saving equipment rapidly.
As tactical gear companies, both High Speed Gear and Comp-Tac Holsters take their mission seriously — providing those who serve our country with gear that they can rely on every day. Carrying a TQ is a preventive step that can change the outcome of emergencies.
In 2019, the Tourniquet TACO was designed at High Speed Gear headquarters to have the adjustability of the TACO, in a tourniquet pouch form. The design was intended so users can deploy various windlass-style tourniquets quickly for intense-pressure scenarios. However, it can be used with or without the pull tab for an open-top pouch, much like the Kydex Tourniquet TACO.
Shortly after the Tourniquet TACO was released, Comp-Tac Holsters (a division of High Speed Gear) released two different Kydex Tourniquet TACOs, for those that enjoy the “hard shell” TACO pouches. These function much like the original Tourniquet TACO, allowing the use of SAM XT, C-A-T, SOF TT, and SOF TT Wide tourniquets in just one pouch.
The Tourniquet TACO, or TQ TACO, was designed to retain most of the windless tourniquets on the market. The TQ pouch expands and contracts like a TACO and is built from 1000D and 500D Cordura nylon. It has a streamlined interior to prevent snagging and has a removable flap that allows for either covered or open-top use. The TQ TACO also features four rows of laser-cut MOLLE that provide flexibility to mount up or down at 1” intervals. It is available in black, coyote brown, MultiCam, Multicam Black, OD green, and wolf gray.
The Kydex Tourniquet TACO, or the Kydex TQ TACO, is made from 100% aircraft-grade Kydex for a smooth finish that allows for easy insertion or drawing of the tourniquet. It has a unique shock cord design that allows for use of most windlass-style tourniquets. The Kydex does not hold water meaning it won’t add weight from rain, sweat, or humidity, and is easy to decontaminate. The TACO hole pattern allows for the stacking of two pouches in the space of one. The Kydex TQ TACO is available in black and OD green, with other colors coming soon.
Both products are covered by High Speed Gear’s Lifetime Warranty and are made in the USA. The pouches start at $42.00.