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
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.
Hope to never use it, but always wanted a kit I could rely on for dangerous injuries. God has protected my family while living out in the countryside in Louisiana but I plan on having this in case just in case those machete swings miss, or that barb wire decides to jump out at you. Kit looks solid, I'll tell in time if double stitching is needed or if these heavy duty threads will hold. Canvas seems like the real deal, and everything is organized and pressure sealed. Recommended by my brother who does all the research, it feels like a well built design and I hope after it's lasted decades I can put it on the shelf never having used it, but grateful it's within reach.
Great kit, has everything you need and the layout is perfect.
I needed a quality, fully stocked trauma kit to keep with my range gear. I heard from several street medics and other medical pros that the Dark Angel kits were the best. This fits my needs perfectly, is a great size, and the molle on the side let me attach a second CAT.
Been researching several different IFAKS, in my occupation you never know when you'll need it. We are provided with one, however with me 2 is one and 1 is none. This IFAK is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Dark Angel.
I’ve been looking for a good quality kit for my setup. This one seems to be really good quality and definitely worth the money. The Molle is especially good and seems strong
Needed an IFAK for my instructor belt and my buddy who owns Fenix Ammo recommended Dark Angel Medical. I did my own research and features of this pouch make it one of the best. From the extra long pull tab to open the top flap to the pull cord that is wrapped up in the vacuum sealed contents itself; this pouch is set up for quick deployment. Very pleased with the turn around time and the quality of the pouch and contents.
High quality gear that I hope to never need but am glad that I do.
After refreshing my knowledge and obtaining my Advanced Bleeding Control certification I went looking for the best kit to replace my cobbled together training supplies. After hours of research I made the best choice with the D.A.R.K. Kit. This is everything you need in quite possibly the smallest yet still accessible package possible.
This kit lives up to the reputation that Dark Angel Medical has developed. Great customer service with short shipping times. Everything is vacuum sealed with a detailed inventory list so you know what you have without breaking into the package. I would highly recommend getting this if your active in shooting sports.