The Direct Action Response Kit (DARK) is our #1 best selling trauma kit. When it comes to stopping the bleed, the DARK has everything you need and nothing you don't. The DARK is used by the military, law enforcement, and other agencies around the world in the worst possible conditions.
The DARK is great for every day use, inside your vehicle, outdoor adventures, in schools, and the workplace.
- External Tourniquet for easy access
- Pull handle for rapid deployment
- Vacuumed sealed insert to keep your contents protected
- Durable, military grade nylon pouch (Made in the U.S.A)
- MOLLE Straps
- Belt loops for both, vertical and horizontal mounting
- External shears
D.A.R.K., Complete Kit--- comes complete with pouch which has shear retention straps on either side of the pouch and a 1" PVC Medic patch, trauma shears, Gen 7 CAT and Vacuum-sealed components to include:
1 x HALO Vented Seal Pair
1 x Hemostatic Gauze (QuikClot Combat Gauze Civ, LE, MIL or ChitoGauze XR Pro)
1 x NPA**
1 x Emergency Bandage
1 x Compressed Gauze
1 x Pair Nitrile Gloves
1 x Mylar Blanket
1 x Polycarbonate Eye Shied
Civilian will contain all of the contents above
LE/FR level-Same as Civilian Standard level but has QuikClot Combat Gauze LE hemostatic gauze 12'
ChitoGauze XR Pro level - Same as the LE version but has ChitoGauze XR Pro hemostatic gauze 12'
LE/FR and ChitoGauze XR Pro can be "upgraded" to add ARS Decompression Needle.
MIL-SPEC Version - Same as the LE version but has QuikClot Combat Gauze MIL as well as TCCC Casualty Documentation Tool and a 14 Ga ARS Decompression Needle.
All kits can be "upgraded" to add RipShears from standard trauma shears.
All kits can have SOFTT-W substituted for CAT.
***The MIL version has an advanced practice medical device, the ARS Decompression Needle. This device can only be utilized by appropriately licensed individuals. By purchasing the MIL "level" kit, the purchaser attests, acknowledges and affirms that they are medically licensed individuals authorized to purchase this kit.
Dimensions: 3" x 3.5" x 8" Weight: 17 oz (add 1.5 oz for optional Pouch Insert)
DARK P.I. (Pouch Insert)
If you don't want your components vacuum sealed in the 5 mil poly bag, the check the option box to substitute the pouch insert. The D.A.R.K. P.I. (Pouch Insert) keeps your emergency components close at hand for easy access. The durable nylon insert has elastic bands sewn to the inside to secure the components with easy-to-reach red pull handles for quick deployment from your D.A.R.K. or D.A.R.K. Slim Pouch.
Once deployed, just unfold it and all of your products are ready to be put to work.
***The original photo displays the DARK with upgrades such as the TQ Holder and the Rip-away panel***
- Civilian / LE
I bought this as a gift for a NYC EMT friend of mine I hope she never has to use it. But after retiring from the NYPD in 2018 I know if she does have to use it it is everything you need and nothing you don’t. This kit is great for concealed carry holders, if your going to the range and for every day carry or your go bag. Plug the holes save a life kit! Highly recommend it !
excellent product. comes packed with first class trauma items. my only suggestion is to replace the attached soft molle straps and replace them with plastic malice clips. otherwise, i love it.
This kit is well made and exactly what I was looking for.
Bought the D.A.R.K. kit to keep on my every day carry backpack. You never know when the contents of this small, unobtrusive, complete kit will be needed.
Definitely one of the more expensive kits I have found, but it is also the highest quality kit that I have seen yet. I work in heavy industry, and it is definitely worth it for the peace of mind alone. The basic first aid kits at work won't hold up to the possible wounds that we could get working here, and having a quality tourniquet will 100% save a life if it ever needs to be used. Steel is sharp and sometimes people forget that. My only complaint is that it has to go on a thigh or chest rig, its fairly awkward on a belt. Other than that, the bag itself is very high quality
Kit was better than expected and well constructed. It is everything you could ask for in a trauma kit. There are no short cuts in quality and something I will always carry ITV to the range and have near me at home and out in the community.
It's a great IFAK with the basic essentials for all my trips to the range as well as my EDC.
Has everything it should. Quality items. Very nice compact kit, good accessibility. I would prefer it with a good belt clip in addition to the Molle webbing - I don’t plan on having it always attached to a pack.
I am not an expert, but I know one who I trust to have my back... Doc ( to me) is a old chief Navy corpsman (HMC) who made a few trips to the sandbox with the corps. Doc checked your kit for me . Gave his nod of approval, tossed it back and asked where I got it. " it has what ya need when the shtf... Doc has used this type gear for what is intended for when it counted, It passed his inspection and that is good enough for me!.
Looking back, I probably should’ve bought just the pouch because the military will give me everything I need in it. It is also very large, and I typically keep my IFAK on my back because it’s for me, but for someone else to be using. Because it is so large, it is kind of uncomfortable if that’s where it is worn. I will probably end up putting this one in my truck and purchasing a DARK Slim pouch for my kit. Overall, 5 star quality IFAK. Doesn’t perfectly suit my needs as far as wearing on my kit, but I will be keeping it.
You really get your moneys worth with this product. The contents are well thought out and of the best quality. The included pouch is top shelf and super durable. While a bit expensive I found my purchase to be an investment I don't regret one bit.
It's hard to review a product I I've never used, but the D.A.R.K IFAK is a quality product I hope I never have to use. Larger trauma kits have so many items to treat so many different things one can get confused about which item to use. This IFAK is designed to keep someone alive long enough to get professional help, which is all anyone without a medical background needs. Stop the bleed and keep the breathe. No aspirin or boo-boo pads in this kit. It's strictly business. I have one in each car, with a few boo-boo pads and burn cream in a separate box for those minor incidents.