CAT Tourniquet

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Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma

The patented C-A-T® is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the CAT completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage.

The Gen 7 CAT utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The CAT’s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.

The patented Combat Application Tourniquet® (C-A-T®) featuring the proprietary red tip design and the mechanical advantage of a band within a band has been the Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005. The innovations in the CAT are protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253.

Product Enhancements

  • NEW Single Routing Buckle for faster application, decreased blood loss, effective slack removal, fewer windlass turns, and simplified training with single protocol application standards
  • Reinforced windlass rod with increased diameter for enhanced strength and aggressive ribbing for improved grip
  • Bilateral windlass clip for rapid windlass lock and bilateral buttress for added strength
  • Enhanced windlass strap changed to tactical gray and sonic welded to clip for constant contact providing safe windlass security and a place to document the application time
  • Reinforced stabilization plate with beveled contact bar
  • Signature red elliptical tip (Red Tip Technology®) provides visual cue during application
  • Patented free-moving internal band for true evenly distributed circumferential pressure

Special Features

  • Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
  • Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
  • Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
  • Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
  • True, one-handed application tourniquet
  • Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
  • Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Designed to perform in all weather conditions
  • Small and cost-effective
  • Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253


  • Packaged: L 6.5 in. x W 2.4 in. x D 1.5 in.
  • Open Length: 37.5 in.
  • Weight: 2.7 oz

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20 reviews for CAT Tourniquet

  1. Michael M. (verified owner)

    Good quality, proven life saver and from a reputable company. Bought these to replace SOF-T wides. For me they are easier to apply one handed, more common if someone had to apply it on me and just more user friendly in general.

  2. Robert (verified owner)

    Easy to use during testing. Hopefully that’s all I’ll ever need to say about.

  3. Robert M. (verified owner)

    Awesome product

  4. brian granader (verified owner)

    Fast delivery and great pricing

  5. Kevin G. (verified owner)

    Exactly as advertised. Thanks!

  6. Peter Wasserman (verified owner)

    Works like magic, I tried it on myself to practice but once I did I thought I should I should have tried this on a friend first! What are friends for?

  7. Jerome S. (verified owner)

    This is a must have in your kit! Worth every penny!

  8. Paul (verified owner)

    Great service!

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

  10. Brian Collins (verified owner)

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  12. Jeffrey Gilpatric (verified owner)

    Quality of this product seems to first rate. Thank God I haven’t had to use it as of yet. I’m sure it is more than adequate.

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  14. Will J. (verified owner)

    Making sure everyone in my family has one if not two of these on them at all times. I’ve heard stories of people bleeding out in a wide variety of accidents and ‘incidents’ before the ambulance arrives. This could have been prevented. Worth carrying? You decide.

  15. Paul Perkins (verified owner)

    This product speaks for itself. This is one of those items that I hope I’ll never have to use but I will keep one with in reach at all times.

  16. Mark Moscarillo (verified owner)

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  18. Chandler Martin (verified owner)

    No comment needed, it’s a CAT. But, shipping is faster than NAR and with the GB2 Membership, I got four for the price of three. Four limbs, four CATs.

  19. Rod Yewell (verified owner)

    I should have had one of these a long time ago

  20. Ruben (verified owner)

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