NEW IDEA Tomb Raider Medical Assault Pack

TheMedic08

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Tomb Raider Medical Assault Pack

-WHAT: Highlights & functions
A configurable pack for the modern medical professional on the cutting edge of patient care, the active outdoorsman far away from help or the concerned father taking out his kids for a weekend of camping.

Fully modular and capable of performing whether being set up as a medic´s main aid bag, hung inside of a Medical Helicopter or being the baseline of an austere Intensive Care Unit far away from civilization. When resources are limited, this is what you want at your side.

-WHY: Specific use & purposes (important)
The purpose of this bag is to provide a compact, configurable and scalable medical solution for a wide range of situations and missions. It can be configured for use with or without body armor, as a pack for tactical medic, a mobile aid station in the field or for a completely different mission like a radio pack or a general assault bag for airsoft players. Most importantly it is fully modular both internally and externally and can support any level of medical training, from total beginner to trauma surgeon.

-HOW: How you were inspired (important)
As an Emergency Medical professional, I have used various types of bags, from large and heavy civilian packs to small military assault packs. Medical packs have a very wide range of things to be good at:
They need to be small enough to be carried comfortably without compromising the mission, but also need to be big enough to carry all the necessary equipment to save lives. Most compact medical packs also are very uncomfortable to carry due to lacking padding or waist belts and do not support hyration bladders or personal equipment.
Soon my desire to create a new and more capable design to fulfil these demands took shape in this design.

-WHAT: Brief outline/description of appearance
A compact, rectangular pack, sized 45 X 28 X 10 cm with removable shoulder straps and padding system, a full Velcro interior and removable Velcro pouches with inner organization. As always: fully modular and end-user-configurable. Space-saving book-style design. A thing unique to this pack: it finally gives the medic the capability to carry a hydration bladder in his pack while not affecting his patient care capabilities. It’s also hangable to be set up in an improvised clinic for stationary care.

-WHAT: Proposed product name (important)
I thought of calling the pack the “Tomb Raider”, a hint to the nature of medicine: to steal a soul back from death. Of course, this is just an idea and I'm happy about your feedback and suggestions.

-WHAT: Color options
The main color of this kind of packs is usually Coyote Brown, but I´d love to see it in a Wolf Grey or similar.
Black is widely adopted throughout Law Enforcement agencies and the private companies.

-WHAT: Material
500D Cordura seems perfect for this kind of product. The removable internal pouches can be made of a lighter material like 210D Cordura or similar. The windows of the internal pouches could be done with PVC or other see-through material like Vinyl. The internal Pouches should have microoganization inside, similar to the Omnivore Pouch.

-Design draft:
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Please note: I didn't draw the MOLLE webbing to scale. Refer to the sizing at the sides.

Outside:
  • Dimensions: 45 X 28 X 10 (cm)
  • Top-mounted Carry Handle
  • Fully removable Padded Backpack straps (similar to the ones on the 1TG TRex Assault Pack)
  • Fully removable MOLLE-On Padding System (similar to the one on the 1TG TRex Assault Pack)
  • Fully removable 45 mm Waist Strap w. Fastex Buckle
  • Full size zippered Hydration bladder pocket
  • Large Front Velcro Panel for ID Patches (15x5 cm)
  • 4 Rows and 4 Columns of MOLLE webbing on the lower front of the pack
  • MOLLE webbing (2 columns) along the sides of the pack
  • Book-Style Side opening clamshell design
Inside:
  • Full Velcro Loop Interior (all sides)
  • 2 Suspension Straps with G-Hooks
  • Velcro-Attached Pouches with transparent window, Velcro patch fields and interal organizer
  • Full length Velcro flap with internal side accessible zipper pocket for flat items
  • Internal dividers (3) inside of zippered flap pocket
  • Full size modular panel on front of flap (Refer to Omnivore Pouch)
  • Velcro-On bungee retaining Loops for side panels (for Chem lights and catheters)

-Similar product(s) (optional)
There are a few medical packs on the market that have a similar design. Other Packs I have used personally or seen in use were the Medic Assault Pack by Tasmanian Tiger, the RATS by Mystery Ranch or the Pax Model L-ST-FT2. The old TSSI M9 is also an example.
However, most medical packs are either very minimalistic and small, lacking capability or extremely large and bulky. This fills a void between these two kinds of packs. Also, this proposed pack opens horizontally vs. vertically, which saves space and is easier to hang, adds capacity and is easier to use when kneeling next to a patient.

Of course I am happy to hear your feedback and suggestions, especially if you have experience in the medical field.
Greetings!
 
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Andy Z.

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Fully removable MOLLE-On Padding System (similar to the one on the 1TG TRex Assault Pack)
The padding is attached by velcro for TRex Assault Pack

2 Suspension Straps with G-Hooks
Confused here. Any details for it.

Internal dividers (3) inside of zippered flap pocket
you mean the left zipper pocket inside divided into 3 small pockets?

Full length Velcro flap with internal side accessible zipper pocket for flat items
where this place is?

Velcro-On bungee retaining Loops for side panels (for Chem lights and catheters)
What's the velcro for here?
 
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TheMedic08

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The padding is attached by velcro for TRex Assault Pack
Yeah I know. For an assault pack this is great. For a medical pack that is taken on and off a lot, dragged and thrown as well as used in air-mobile operations I think attatching it with molle is more secure than just velcro.

Confused here. Any details for it.
These are two 25mm Straps with G-hooks or loops at the top corners of the packs inside so it can be hung in the open position. The picture below is a reference for just the hanging straps, not the rest of the pack of course ;) This is just a detail but I feel it would add a lot of capability.
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you mean the left zipper pocket inside divided into 3 small pockets?
Yes, 3 horizontal inrternal dividers. These dividers should be attatched only to one side of the pockets inside. Ill take some pictures of my current medical pack later today as I love the solution in there.

where this place is?
The lid of the pack should be fully covered in velcro to allow for full customisation same as all the other inside areas of the pack.

What's the velcro for here?
To move small loops of velcro (maybe the one wrap type?) up and down the inside side wall of the pack (next to the removable pouches) for catheters, pens, medical tubing or chemlights.
 
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TheMedic08

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you mean the left zipper pocket inside divided into 3 small pockets?
This is how I imagined the internal dividers. They are attached only to one wall of the Internal Pouch.
(Picture by ePIG Group https://www.epig-group.com/post/tasmanian-tiger-medic-assault-pack-l-mkii-irr )
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The Pack in the picture is the Tasmanian Tiger Medic Assault Pack MK2, which is also my current operational Medic Bag.
These dividers are perfect to fit SAM splints or notes in size DIN A5. The part in the zipper pocket above the dividers is great for storing large flat items like abdominal dressings or burn dressings.
 
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