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The Combat Application ourniquet® (C-A-T®) is an extremity tourniquet packaged in a shrink-wrapped plastic pouch. The C-A-T® Tourniquet is a Class 1 medical device.


Identical models available in

black [tactical], orange [First Responder], and blue [trainer].


Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research



Dimensions: 6.5" H x  2.4" W x 1.5" D (packaged)
Dimensions: 37.5" H (open)
Weight: 2.9 oz



Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) - Gen 7

  • The Combat Application Tourniquet®,introduced to U.S. Army in 2005 is a true one-handed tourniquet, widely credited with decreasing mortality rates due to extremity exsanguination by 85%. After an exhaustive study, the U.S. Army Institute of Research deemed it to be 100% effective.

    Now, C•A•T Resources has developed the C•A•T GEN7. Following extensive field reviews, the C•A•T GEN7 has been completely re-designed, making it the most effective Combat Application Tourniquet to date. The new GEN7 is simpler to use thanks to a single application protocol, single buckle routing system and further improvements to its components and construction.




    Single Routing Buckle

    • Faster application and effective slack removal resulting in decreased blood loss and fewer windlass turns to achieve arterial occlusion
    • Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications

    Windlass Rod

    • Increased diameter for enhanced strength
    • Aggressive ribbing for improved grip

    Windlass Clip

    • Bilateral beveled entry for rapid windlass lock
    • Bilateral buttress for added strength

    Windlass Strap

    • Sonic welded to clip for constant contact
    • Color changed to Gray for tactical considerations (Black C-A-T Only)

    Stabilization Bar

    • Reinforced, beveled contact bar maintains the plate's integrity and decreases skin pinching

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