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Dark Angel Medical Deploys HEDR 2.0 Vehicle IFAK

Dark Angel Medical is happy to announce they’ve upgraded the original HEDR  (Headrest Emergency Deployment Rig) Trauma Kit. The updated HEDR 2.0 trauma kits are now better designed to withstand the shock of offroading and backroad travel.

“Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.”

Reinhold Messner

The NHTSA and CDC advise 2 million + people are injured every year in a vehicle accident. Thousands more are killed (34,000 in 2017 and 36,000 in 2019, for example). This makes traffic-related fatalities the third most common non-health-related cause of death in the United States.

Knowing these numbers, why wouldn’t you have something in your vehicle to deal with trauma? Why avoid life’s adventures just because they’re riskier than staying home? With this upgrade, you can be as prepared off-road as you are on

We road-tested the HEDR in the mountains of our Colorado HQ and decided it was time for an upgrade. There’s a new retention strap to keep it securely mounted to the headrest. Additional straps inside the kit to keep individual contents firmly in place and accessible if an emergency interrupts your day  – saving you precious seconds if you need to access them.

The HEDR is available in Black, Coyote Tan, or Wolf Grey.

Here’s what the full HEDR 2.0 kit contains:

  •   1 x Hemostatic Gauze (QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing or ChitoGauze)
  •   1 x Pair Nitrile Gloves
  •   1 x Mini Compression Bandage
  •   1 x HALO Seals
  •   1 x Compressed Gauze
  •   1 x Eye Shield, Polycarbonate
  •   1 x Mylar Blanket
  •   1 x NPA
  •   1 x CAT or SOFTT-W TQ with room for 2 more tourniquets
  •   1 x Full-Size Shears 

Note: Can be upgraded to ARS, HALO Vent or a combo of both

Complete Kit Weight: 3 lb

Complete Kit Dimensions: 6.5” Tall x 11.5” Wide x 1.5” Thick

HEDR Panel Weight: 1 lb

HEDR Panel Dimensions: 6.5” Tall x 11.5” Wide x 0.75” Thick

Find the HEDR 2.0 Full Kit Online

The HEDR deployment rig (pouch only) can be purchased separately, as can individual tourniquet holders.

Simplicity under stress.

Dark Angel Medical is a veteran-owned small business founded with the intention to deliver lifesaving training, provide innovative personal trauma kits, and enable anyone to deal with a life-threatening injury under time-is-life constraints.

Online at darkangelmedical.com; on Facebook, Facebook/DarkAngelMedical/; and on Instagram, @darkangelmedical.

Dark Angel Medical Med Kit Identifiers

Many modern med kit pouches, like the DARK Pouches from Dark Angle Medical, do not have any type of medical identification on the pouch. Instead, they typically have a loop field so that the user can add the identification of their choosing.

Dark Angel Medical is now offering their own line of Med Kit Identifier patches in four colors so you can choose the more visible and readily identifiable red cross or a subdued color. These PVC patches measure 1″ x 1″ so they should fit even the most compact pouches with loop fields.

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Dark Angel Medical Celebrates 50 Lives Saved

We celebrate a lot of milestones in this industry – likes, followers, page views, subscribers, sales, rounds fired… Those are great but Dark Angel Medical can top them all. They are celebrating 50 lives saved as a direct result of their training and line of medical gear.

From Dark Angel Medical:

Not long ago, we received a report on our 50th save using one of our med kits. That’s 50 reported saves in just five years! This is why we do it. There’s nothing cool or sexy about med kits. It’s about giving someone another chance at another birthday.

We encourage all of you to carry a med kit. The time chooses you, but it’s up to you to be prepared!

Kudos to Dark Angel Medical. That is one heck of a milestone.

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D.A.R.K. Shingle

Dark Angel Medical’s D.A.R.K. Shingle might just solve a problem for you. It is a space saving, thin, med pouch that is designed to fit the typical 6×3 PALS webbing footprint found commonly on the front of plate carriers and even most compact chest rigs.


It attaches directly to your plate carrier or chest rig and provides a MOLLE compatible surface that you can attach your other pouches to. This saves space and gives your kit a lower profile by placing the blowout pouch behind your other pouches. Alternately, the D.A.R.K. Shingle may be placed anywhere that you need a low-profile medical kit. There could be applications for it on the rear plate pocket of a plate carrier or on the cummerbund to reduce bulk around your sides.

The blowout kit items located inside the D.A.R.K. Shingle may be accessed from either side of the kit. The side openings are secured by hook and loop and may be opened quickly via pull tabs.

Check out the D.A.R.K. Shingle at Dark Angel Medical.

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