Just like their full sized IFAK Tear-Off kit, the compact version allows the user – or if the user is incapable, a buddy – to tear the kit away from the body. OSOE has both vertical and horizontal tear off panels which can be attached to your battle belt or a chest rig with 2 MALICE Clips, or your preferred MOLLE connector.
To operate, you would first un-clip the hi-visibility RED strap, and then tear off the pouch from the Velcro mounting base. Because of the compact size of this kit, it fits very nice on a War/Battle Belt. You do not lose a lot of belt real estate.
From the picture above, you can see the pouch takes up very little space on the HSGI Sure-Grip Padded Belt. I still have space for my G-Code Holster, Dump Pouch, and on the left-hand side (out of the picture) 2 M4 Magazine Pouches.
Now, you are probably asking yourselves, what can I fit into it? As Stephen showed in our review the Compact’s larger brother can fit everything but the kitchen sink. The compact version can handle enough items for administering aid to yourself, or to one other person. I had 1 pair of Latex Gloves, Israeli Bandage, band-aids, and some gauze pads. On the outside out the pouch, you have 3 MOLLE loops on both the Left and Right sides. I have a pair of EMT shears secured there, but you can place a tourniquet, or glow sticks, if you desired.
The next question that people ask is “How’s the quality?” Hands down, these are some of the nicest pouches that I have ever seen. The stitching is well done and there are no hanging threads. The Velcro is stitched very securely to the horizontal and vertical mounting plates. Plus, the Fast-Tac buckle gives a very secure and reassuring “click”.
OSOE’s Compact Tear-Off Pouch retails for $65.00 and is made from 1000 Denier Cordura nylon. The pouch is available in Black, Coyote, Olive, Khaki, and Multicam.
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