Gear & Optics|Gear

By Drew Bryant
November 5, 2022,

Correction on 11/6/2022 @ 1:25 pm PST: Original reported that new ETQ was 50% smaller. The ETQ is 65% smaller than industry standard tourniquets.

Snakestaff Systems has recently released its new Everyday Carry Tourniquet (ETQ). The new EDC-focused tourniquet is 65% smaller than the industry standard tourniquet currently available on the market. This reduced size was a purposeful design choice by the Snakestaff team. Their goal was to create a well-built tourniquet that is easy to carry and conceal by the average person. The ETQ features a carabiner windlass lock to hold the windlass in place, a textured windlass to increase grip if there is blood, and a chem light that breaks upon application.

The ETQ from Snakestaff comes with simple instructions on how to correctly apply a tourniquet and a QR Code that links you to step-by-step video instructions for proper tourniquet application. This information is for those people with limited medical knowledge or for a person who is in shock.

Below, is the press release from Snakestaff Systems on the new Everyday Carry Tourniquet.

Press Release

New Everyday Carry Tourniquet
Snakestaff Systems is proud to announce the Everyday Carry Tourniquet (ETQTM). Made in the U.S.A., it’s the smallest and lightest windlass tourniquet on the market. We spent years in R&D developing a reliable tourniquet that is 65% smaller than the industry standard. It fits in most 9mm pistol magazine carriers, in just about any pocket, or even on a keychain.

Responsible citizens are statistically more likely to use a tourniquet than their everyday carry pistol; however, very few people carry a tourniquet. Most tourniquets are large and bulky, making them difficult or uncomfortable to carry on your person. We set out to fix that problem without sacrificing reliability.

The ETQ is packed with innovative features that solve common issues. Occasionally, tourniquet windlasses become displaced during emergency transportation. On the ETQ, a carabiner gate locks in the windlass making the tourniquet more secure. The ETQ also includes a chemlight that automatically snaps and activates when applied—a feature that helps first responders locate an injury in low light.
Lastly, the ETQ’s windlass is extremely rigid and textured for positive retention and grip, even when coated in blood.

In our research, we found many civilians don’t know the proper way to apply a tourniquet. The ETQ has simple instructions printed on the product, along with a QR code that navigates the user to an easy-to-understand video tutorial. This video can successfully guide someone with zero medical experience through emergency tourniquet application.

For Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Military, and whoever wants it, we also make the 1.5” ETQ WideTM version designed to meet criteria set forth by the Department of Defense Tourniquet Working Group. We look forward to submitting samples to CoTCCC and continue gathering real world data for when they conduct their next round of TQ evaluations. (Unfortunately they do not meet every year to recommend new TQ’s on the market. The last recommendations were in 2019) This true 1.5” wide
version is a little bit easier to use, but slightly larger, at 50% the size of the industry standard.

We have nothing but respect for other tourniquet manufacturers. They have saved countless lives. The ETQ is just another tool in your arsenal. Think of it as a concealed carry handgun – useful when space and concealment is a factor. If you love your current tourniquet brand, keep using it; we just encourage you to carry one everyday, to train with it regularly, and only buy quality American made products.

Your family and friends count on you. Don’t be the guy without a tourniquet in an emergency.

The new ETQ from Snakestaff is available now but is currently sold out at this moment. The EDC-focused ETQ will retail for $32. You can currently provide your email and be notified when the item is back in stock.

What do you think about the new EDC-focused tourniquet from Snakestaff Systems? Let us know in the comments below.

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