The Ankle Kit - Trauma Kit / Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
Being prepared takes effort, and it is something that doesn't just happen. Being prepared is a Lifestyle. With the Ankle Kit, carrying an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) / Trauma Kit easier than ever.
The Dark Angel Medical Ankle Trauma Kit offers what you need for traumatic injuries in a small, compact, easy to carry and concealable package that fits comfortably on your ankle. The elastic nylon pouch (available in black only) is made in the USA and features an open top construction with easy to grip red pull tabs similar to open top magazine pouches to gain easy access to the medical components. The pouch features a hook and loop closure which will accommodate a large size of ankles. The pouch has a compartment for a tourniquet (CAT or SOFTT-W-compatible), 2 separate compartments acceptable for other items such as hemostatic gauze, compact pressure bandages, gloves, chest seals, et. An additional small pocket will hold either a marker or a chest decompression needle.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE THE ANKLE KIT ISN'T "BULKY", FITMENT UNDER SLIM OR TAPERED PANT LEGS MAY BE PROBLEMATIC AND MAY "PRINT".***
The full kit contains the following:
1 package of Hemostatic Gauze: (QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing or ChitoGauze XR Pro)
1 Pair of Nitrile Gloves
1 H&H Mini Compression Bandage
1 Pair of Hyfin Vent Compact Chest Seals
1 Tourniquet (CAT Gen 7, Black is standard with option to substitute SOFTT-W, Black at no additional cost)
Dimensions: 4.5” H x 3.25” W x 1.25” D
Weight: 6 oz.
I believe this kit holds the essentials for treating a penetrating wound. The items fit snugly in the pockets which translates into they won't fall out. It doesn't take long to get used to wearing the kit around your ankle and is unobtrusive in daily duties. This kit allows another option for carrying potential life saving items. I would recommend taking a class with Dark Angel Medical to become competent in using the gear. They put on some great classes!
Having taken the first class and carrying the larger D.A.R.K. I wanted a smaller, easier to carry kit. The ankle kit is perfect. Unless you're the type that wears skinny jeans! It gives me the ability to respond immediately rather than having to reach for or search for the DARK in a situation where it may have been tossed about. As long as I can reach my ankle I'm good to go. Then if more aid is necessary, I always have the other kit nearby as well.
Another excellent product by DAM. I was on the fence about the kit at first because I was concerned about bulk and printing. Mike (one of their instructors) let me try his on and I was sold. I’ve been wearing it everyday for a few weeks now and don’t notice it at all. Having the kit with me at all times gives me a little piece of mind. I added a CPR mask to mine and would go with the sofftw if you want a little slimmer profile. Everyone should be EDCing some medical. You’re more likely to need it than a gun but, why not carry both. One more thing, if you have an opportunity to take one of their classes do it.
I have several kits form Dark angel medical. And have had several form other brands. Dark Angel is by far the best out there. I don't trust anyone else. My life and the life of my friends and family is worth it.
Pretty good so far, the supplies seem well retained but I haven't exactly been rough with it. I will have to try a few vaults over a wall or running for an extended distance. The "printing" isn't a dramatic problem but I'm also not wearing skinny jeans at work either. Still very impressed that I can carry everything for minimalistic blowout kit comfortably for an entire 12 hour shift.
I wanted to wait a bit before posting a review, and about a month and a half of carrying it every day I'm happy to say I'm pleased with the product. Fitment is great, as the product fits when I'm wearing fits when I wear ankle height boots for my job, or low tops when I'm off duty. So far, the ankle trauma kit shows no signs of premature wear or tear. Would buy again
I got this kit for everyday wear as I am in a variety of industries and know firsthand the benefits of having such a kit. It takes some getting use to. Probably the most uncomfortable use is while riding horses the kit interferes with contact with the horse, I rotated and was able to make do with it. It surprisingly doesn’t weigh hardly anything. It does fit well inside my cowboy boots, however it does (as expected) add a little bit of “girth to my boot top.
I got this to wear at work and am honestly surprised at how comfortable it is. I work in a light industrial setting and through all the up and down, out and about of my day it holds on strong and I barely remember I'm wearing it. Love it great product and a great price
I’ve been wearing this for approximately two weeks now. I work a 5-day work week Monday through Friday and I put this kit on in the morning before I head to work. When I get to work I change into my uniform and put it back on. I leave it on for the 8 hour shift and then wear it back home and take it off when I get home. On a normal work day I am wearing this for about 10 hours. I also wear it on the weekends if I go out anywhere. The ankle holster is so comfortable and light weight that I barely notice I have it on most of the time. The items that it comes with all fit nice and snug in their little slots and the holster has little bungee type cords built into each slot with a quick grab red tab to put around the items to keep them from falling out. I have been using those tabs for all of the items except the tourniquet, the TQ seems to really stay in place and if I were to need it very quickly I wouldn’t want to deal with trying to get the cord off of it. Also, the slot for the tourniquet has a piece of fabric that rises up higher than the rest of the holster to protect your leg from the tourniquet rubbing against it. I do feel that if I am wearing sneakers then the holster seems to be a little bit large (because my ankles are small) so I took a strip of Velcro and stitched it onto the small slot that is there for the decompression needle. I don’t carry one of those so I’m not worried about stitching that slot closed. This way I can make the holster a bit tighter when it is strapped on lower down my leg but still has enough Velcro when I am wearing higher boots. I haven’t felt that wearing the holster on my ankle gives too much of an imprint and I would rather have a little imprint and the kit with me than nothing at all. Also, I don’t have a lot of room on my pistol belt at work so I don’t have the room to carry a trauma kit on my belt. I have been very happy with this ankle holster and honestly don’t see anything to complain about with it other than it being a little loose on my ankle when wearing low sneakers but I fixed that issue but stitching some more Velcro into it.
It's a great kit so far, it's easily conclied compared to the DARK or DARK slim. The only this is it was extremely hard to put the contents into the pouches which leaves me to believe that it will be equally bad hard to get out especially under stress. The tie down tabs are a bit flimsy but overall it's a great kit. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anyone with any skill level
This ankle rig is much more comfortable than I thought it would be. It holds all the necessities in a compact, easy to carry package that leaves no excuses for not carrying it. It's a great piece of kit that could save a life someday.
A lot of the reviews were saying the supplies will work their way out, and the kit rotated on the ankle too much. I’ve had neither experience with this. The small bungee retention works well, and it stays oriented the way I put it on. It’s lightweight, relatively small, and is very comfortable all day. My job requires me to walk and be on my feet for 8hrs+, and I walk an average of 10miles a day. If there was an issue, on the first day of wearing this, I would’ve known. My only request would be to have a video showing how it stock it, maybe better than I have, and to make the pockets just a 1/4”-1/2” talker, because the vacuum sealed packs are a bit sharp if you don’t get the tucked super well.