Having a lifesaving tourniquet at an arm’s reach is not only a convenience on the range, it is a necessity—particularly if training with multiple individuals. The Multi-Mount Tourniquet Pouch from JTACtical Solutions provides the ability to keep a tourniquet (TQ) in a variety of mount positions, so that it is always immediately accessible.
Made overall from a combination of 500D Cordura and elastic nylon, and Type 13 webbing the Multi-Mount Tourniquet Pouch (MMTP) and its predecessor the Multi-Mount Tourniquet Pouch 2.0, provide a robust, stand-alone pouch that can safely carry a variety of the most common types of tourniquets.
Measuring an overall size of 6” H x 2” W x 2” D, the MMTP uses an over-the-top flap (with a high visibility colored pull tab) to secure to the front of the MMTP via hook-and-loop. The flap is intended to fully cover the tourniquet on the top and protect it, while still leaving portions on the top visible for easy visual recognition.
The sides of the MMTP are made from an elastic nylon that allow the pouch to flex and accommodate a variety of tourniquets, such as the CAT and SOFT-T, with a large degree of variance in dimension and hardware. This also gives the MMTP the ability to hold other items as well, such as concussion grenades, flashlights, or other accessories.
The rear of the pouch is what separates the original MMTP from the more recent design, whereby the rear of the first iteration of the pouch has wide 1.5” Type 13 nylon webbing for mounting horizontally to belts, or 2’ wide hook-and-loop bands for attaching to vehicles or other locations.
In the MMTP 2.0, the Type 13 nylon webbing has been appropriately sized to fit in-between MOLLE/PALS fields to be compatible with other plate carriers, chest rigs, or other associated accessories. This also gives the MMTP 2.0 the ability to be mounted either vertically or horizontally with the use of a MALICE clip (not included).
The Multi Mount Tourniquet Pouch is available only in Wolf Grey (featured), as it is phased out for the Multi Mount Mission Pouch 2.0. The 2.0 is available in a variety of colors to include Ranger Green (featured), Multicam, Multicam Black, Wolf Grey and more.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Good (4/5): The original Multi-Mount Tourniquet Pouch ($24.99), and the more recent MMTP 2.0 ($27.99), are both pouches that utilize thick, durable nylon for hard field use. Simplistic in design, the MMTPs allow for immediate access to a critical, life-saving tourniquet, at innumerable attachment locations, while protecting nearly the entire aid device with an over-the-top, hook-and-loop enclosure. In contrast, the CAT Tourniquet Pouch ($17.99) from North American Rescue, the Tourniquet NOW! ($29.95) pouch by Blue Force Gear, and the Tourniquet Pouch ($41.36) by First Spear all illustrate that for the design and materials the MMTPs are placed in a good position within the market to the consumer.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): For the most part, when mounted on the range belt, the MMTPs were very much attach-and-forget. The ability to mount the pouches horizontally, whereas the more traditional approach was vertically, meant the tourniquet could be mounted in the front where it was much more readily accessible to the user, and not inhibit range of motion (as often vertical pouches impinge on the thigh when placed forward). Likewise, the MMTP 2.0 had the appropriate sizing to also mount on a MOLLE field to a plate carrier. In both configurations neither the MMTP nor the MMTP 2.0 added any notable weight in contrast to all the rest of the gear also worn. The hook-and-loop yielded easily, but still felt secure when closed.
- Durability – Good (4/5): The majority of the material in the MMTPs was 500D Cordura nylon, which is widely known and used for its good level of abrasion resistance while retaining enough flexibility to be used in a variety of applications. In the MMTPs this meant that the over-the-top flap was still able to peel back easily with a single hand, while the overall pouch still retained enough flexibility to properly protect the tourniquet. On the back the Type 13 webbing provided enough stability and structure to ensure the pouch itself didn’t collapse or bunch on the belt or carrier.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): Functionally, again while simplistic in design, the MMTPs allowed the user to mount the pouch either horizontally or vertically, which opened up the possibilities where it was attached. Moreover, the 2” wide hook-and-loop bands on the rear allowed for the MMTPs to be attached to thick or atypical objects, such as vehicle handgrip bars, bicycle/motorcycle frames, or even seatbelts. Thus, there was no excuse not to have a tourniquet within arm’s reach wherever one goes. The high-visibility tab was clearly observed at distances, and made finding the MMTP in low light that much easier. Perhaps the only suggestion to JTACtical Solutions would be to add a hook-and-loop (female) field on the outward-facing exterior of the over-the-top enclosure so as to attach “TQ” patches and increase the visual understanding of the pouch’s contents that much easier.
- Weight – Average (3/5): Both the MMTP and the MMTP 2.0 weighed in at approximately 1.4 ounces, with little differences between the two in terms of materials. Both offer a tourniquet pouch that gave immediate access, and offered very little weight to the overall beltline with no notable fatigue on the hips or legs. Likewise, when worn with a plate carrier it was indistinguishable to the overall weight of everything else. In contrast, the CAT Tourniquet Pouch (2.7 ounces) from North American Rescue, the Tourniquet NOW! (1.44 ounces) pouch by Blue Force Gear, and the Tourniquet Pouch (3 ounces) by First Spear all show that the MMTPs are appropriate (or of average) weight within the field of market alternatives.
Overall Rating – Above Average (19/25)
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