The newly redesigned Rapid Access Trauma System (RATS) pack is a frontline medic bag whose every detail is focused on quick, one-handed access to organized medical supplies. There are multiple trauma shears and tourniquet holders throughout and large reinforced handles for hanging the pack on branches or inside of helicopters. It’s sized so that when mounted on the NICE Frame, there is room below the pack for carrying litters or hydraulic combi tools. Inside the RATS are four removable pockets with clear vinyl windows and two IV bag pockets. The RATS also features removable BVS that optimizes the pack for use with or without body armor.
- This Internal Frame is an HDPE (high-density polyethylene) sheet that provides rigidity and yet is flexible. The Futura Yoke easily macro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
- The BVS – Bolstered Ventilation and Stability system– allows for a stable, secure fit over body armor.
- Back panel stores a closed-cell foam pad to insulate patients from the ground
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Internal trash pocket to keep track of items used
- Two internal sleeves for splints and long items
- Two 150 cu-in front pockets for blowout kits
- Top lid features internal bandage and gauze loops
- 300 cu-in zippered bottom pocket
- NICE Frame compatible - not included
- Built of custom spec’d 500D CORDURA® with Teflon® and PU coatings for maximum durability, UV, and weather protection
- YKK® zippers
Made in the USA
The results are in Based on 8 Reviews
14 years of trying to find the perfect aid bag, I stopped here.
I'll keep it short and sweet. Fell in love with this bag after a 7 month deployment, and have never chosen another since.
Not trying to contradict anyone else reviewing this bag, but in my experience, the ease of organization, access to items, and its size are the huge selling points. It's so much better having the neatly organized pouches within the bag, preventing an aid bag explosion when you open it. And it's easy to remember where everything is. As for the size, I had no problem fitting everything into the bag, medical, and individual items, for a 72 hour op.
As for the comment about carrying water, I had a Tactical Tailor hydration pack with MOLLE attachments attached to the center back of my kit with a 3L bladder. The ventilation spacers on the bag rode perfectly around the pack, keeping it from shifting, and keeping it comfortable.
I've used quite a few different aid bags now, and this one by far is my absolute favorite.
Best damn Comms bag
The best damn comms bag ive ever used. Add adhesive velcro to your radio and youre off, IV pockets work perfectly for extra antennas, bottom pouch fits 2 2590s, front pouch fits an skl... bottom line this things PERFECT.
Have been deployed with this bag for 5 months now. I don’t want to seem like I’m bashing other owners/users of this bag however there is more than enough space for 72hrs. Don’t over think your mission and pack what you need for yourself as well. I have what I need for bleeds to chest tubes and have room left over. Look around at what your more experienced teammates are doing and their experiences in your area. Then plan accordingly. You can plan for every unreasonable scenario and ultimately think yourself to unhappiness with any pack. This one is gold.
Does the perfect Med Pack Exist?
They say for a Medic the perfect med pack will never exist. However MR comes damn well close to one. I've trialed 3 other med packs in the space of 18 months and the RATS is the most practical and versatile to date. Every aspect from the opening space and fuzz for the internal bags, to the detail put into the zippers so they are less likely to get stuck when opening is perfect in the operating spectrum. Even the side compartments for SAM splints is genius. My only criticisms is a lack of a stable rapid airway access panel i.e, for those excess OPA's and NPA's as such. Also being Australian their is only one supplier in the entire country for the ADF Medical market which makes it increasingly competitive to obtain. You would do well in considering exporting to Australia! But all in all this is the one and only premier med pack on the market in my opinion.
I absolutely love this bag. It rides perfect on “long walks through the mountains.” It’s great to run with and amazing organization. It’s suit me and I’m sure it does many most if not all of my missions. My only complaint is hydration. Medical has to drink water too. I know that there are many options, but it would take this bag over the top if there was at least 1L preferably 3L built into the bag without compromising space once the bladder is full. I always find this issue with Med bags. There’s space for a gear, but not water. Once again it absolutely serves its intended purpose and your team is doing awesome stuff. I’ve already reached out to other companies, but would love to see your team come up with something first.