Introducing the Direct Action Response Kit (DARK) - the ultimate trauma kit that stands as our #1 best-seller. When it comes to stopping the bleed, the DARK is unrivaled in its effectiveness. Trusted by military, law enforcement, and agencies worldwide, it thrives even in the harshest conditions.
Designed for everyday use, the DARK is a versatile companion that excels in various settings. Whether you're on the road, exploring the great outdoors, or working in schools or offices, this kit has got you covered.
- External Tourniquet for immediate access in critical situations
- Pull handle for lightning-fast deployment when seconds count
- Vacuum-sealed insert to protect your life-saving contents
- Crafted from durable, military-grade nylon for superior strength (Proudly Made in the U.S.A)
- MOLLE Straps for easy attachment to your gear
- Belt loops for both vertical and horizontal mounting options
- External shears for added convenience
The D.A.R.K. Complete Kit includes a specially designed pouch with shear retention straps on both sides and a 1" PVC Medic patch. Alongside trauma shears and the Gen 7 CAT, the kit comprises vacuum-sealed components, such as:
- 1 x Pair of HALO Vented Seals
- 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 of Nitrile Gloves
- 1 x Mylar Blanket
- 1 x Polycarbonate Eye Shield
For civilians, the kit includes all the above-mentioned contents.
The LE/FR level features the same components as the Civilian Standard level but upgrades to the QuikClot Combat Gauze LE hemostatic gauze (12') for added efficacy.
The ChitoGauze XR Pro level includes the same components as the LE version but upgrades to the ChitoGauze XR Pro hemostatic gauze (12').
The MIL-SPEC Version matches the LE version but takes it a step further by including the QuikClot Combat Gauze MIL, TCCC Casualty Documentation Tool, and a 14 Ga ARS Decompression Needle.
All kits offer the option to upgrade to RipShears, a superior alternative to standard trauma shears.
Additionally, you have the choice to substitute the CAT with the highly regarded SOFTT-W tourniquet.
Please note: The MIL version includes the advanced practice medical device, the ARS Decompression Needle, which can only be utilized by appropriately licensed individuals. By purchasing the MIL "level" kit, you affirm that you are a medically licensed individual authorized to obtain 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 prefer not to have your components vacuum-sealed in a 5 mil poly bag, we offer the option of substituting the pouch insert. The D.A.R.K. P.I. (Pouch Insert) keeps your emergency components within easy reach for quick access. Its robust nylon construction includes elastic bands sewn inside to secure the components, while the red pull handles ensure swift deployment from your D.A.R.K. or D.A.R.K. Slim Pouch. Once deployed, simply unfold the insert, and all your products are readily available for immediate use.
Please note: The original photo showcases the DARK with upgrades such as the TQ Holder and the Rip-away panel, which can be added separately for enhanced functionality.
- Civilian / LE
Just a guy with minimal training and experience but I like these kits! Compact, good basic stuff for trauma and I keep one on my range/gear bag, one in my vehicle and one in my home with extra TQ’s Also HSA approved!! GTG IMO
High quality pouch. Top shelf components not counterfeit junk.
Truly a quality kit that can and will save a life. Compact, easy to carry. All you need is the training to use it.
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!.