The ATS Bleeder Pouch was borne from the need for a first aid pouch that fit the height parameters of the ATS War Belt system that was designed to hold supplies for controlling bleeding from gunshot wounds. The system consists of a MOLLE Panel that stays permanently attached to your modular platform, and a removable pouch. This is significant because the first aid pouch is most often used by another on the wounded victim, and having the pouch able to be removed from the victim allows access to the contents without having to roll the already wounded individual around in the dirt to get supplies from his first aid kit.
The pouch is removed from the MOLLE Panel by popping an ITW/Nexus side release buckle on the retaining strap, grabbing the horizontal tear away loop and pulling. Instead of a red handle, the handle on the Bleeder Pouch is color matched so that it doesn't create a visually distinctive mark. It is held secure to the body of the pouch when not in use by Velcro.
When opened, the body side of the pouch has two vertical loops of one inch Elastic, while the face side of the pouch has a vertical loop and two horizontal loops, also of one inch Elastic. The pouch is closed by a #8 YKK zipper with 550 Paracord zipper pulls.
Owing to its 500D Cordura construction, the Bleeder Pouch Rip Away weighs just 6 3/8 ounces. The pouch measures about 6 1/4 inches wide, about 4 1/2 inches tall, and about 4 1/2 inches deep.
The Bleeder Pouch Rip Away is available in Multicam, Coyote Brown and Ranger Green. Black and ACU are available as special order colors. As with all ATS Tactical brand products, the system is made in the USA of the best quality materials available, and is covered by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.