I am happy to present you yet another excellent review by my dear friend and Pine Survey contributor Alzwolf. This time – the Tasmanian Tiger TT Medic Hip Bag
The right bag can save lives in an emergency. For this purpose, you will find pouches, bags and backpacks for the medical services. Especially when it comes to looking after an injured person, it can be crucial how much equipment you can carry with you and how it is stowed away.
Backpacks and bags for medics, specially designed for military and police use by the German company Tasmanian Tiger, offer a multitude of different options for storing and using complete medical equipment in a safe and accessible manner.
Tasmanian Tiger has expanded its range in this area with the TT Medic Hip Bag. I got the opportunity to take a closer look at this bag. So many thanks to Tasmanian Tiger for making this product available for this review.
The TT Medic Hip Bag was developed to provide quick and easy medical care. Thanks to the removable hip belt and shoulder belt, the bag can also be attached to backpacks, vests and plate carriers using separate clips (included in the scope of delivery).The sophisticated interior design of the TT Medic Hip Bags allows uncompromising order and a perfect overview of all essential Medic components.
For quick and unrestricted access, the lid with integrated scissor pocket and additional zip compartment can be opened quickly and wide. Inside, numerous large and small equipment loops allow a completely user-defined setup. This almost indestructible Cordura construction with laser cut and M.O.L.L.E. velcro can be easily attached to plate carriers and other equipment in combination with the appropriate adapters.
- HxWxD: 32 cm x 16 cm x 17 cm
- Volume: 9 litres
- Weight solid colours: 840 grams
- Materials: Solid colours 700 DEN, Cordura, YKK zippers, WJ buckles
- Colours: olive, black and coyote brown
Lid with attached scissor pocket and separate zip compartment
Since the scissors are one of the first pieces of equipment needed for medical care, a compartment has been attached to the lid of the bag, in which this tool can be attached quickly and within reach. The scissors are secured with a buckle safety device. The size of the scissors can be adjusted and secured using a cord stopper via an inward-running bungee cord.
The zip pocket underneath is large enough to hold various documents such as MIST, smart cards or 9-Line MEDEVAC request or to store several first aid gloves in an accessible position.
In addition to the large main compartment, there are other compartments on the back of the bag, all of which are fitted with a YYK zipper.
The pocket extends across the entire width of the hip bag and is large enough to store documents or material from splints for extremities.
The D-shaped main compartment can be opened very wide thanks to the all-around YKK zipper.
The inside of the lid features elastic loops for glow sticks, pens, Wendel tubes and needle decompressions.
In the main compartment there are elastic loops in different sizes on the front and back of the bag, this allows an uncompromising order and an impeccable overview of all essential Medic components.Fully stocked, the space in the middle is free for larger items such as infusions or respiratory bags.
This almost indestructible Cordura construction with laser cut MOLLE. loop velcro can be easily attached to plate carriers and other equipment in combination with the appropriate adapters.
There are four MOLLE rows on the left and right. Suitable for attaching additional bags or medical devices.
There are three velcro areas at the front, suitable for applying patches for identification. The velcro is attached so that other items of equipment or bags can also be attached here.
Additional MOLLE rows of rubber bands are attached to the underside of the hip bag. It is also possible to attach various items of equipment.
On the side facing the body there are also velcro based MOLLE rows to attach additional bags either with velcro or MOLLE.
Carrying methods of the TT Medic Hip Bag
The TT Hip Bag can either be carried with the included shoulder strap or traditionally as a hip bag. The shoulder strap is not padded and the length can be adjusted accordingly.
The hip belt can be removed; the hip fins can be stowed in the hip bag.
With the classic way as a hip bag, a plate carrier or backpack can be easily carried. If the bag is needed, it only needs to be pulled forward and you have great access to the medical material.
This Cordura construction with laser cut and MOLLE velcro in combination with the appropriate adapters can be easily attached to plate carriers and other equipment. The adapters for fixing to plate carriers are included in the scope of delivery.
The quality of manufacture leaves no room for criticism. The pack is well made: stress points are reinforced with bartack stitches, the materials used are high quality and I did not even find a single reason to complain when I got the pack.
Up until now it also held up greatly and I do not see any wear or tear. In that sense Tasmanian Tiger was always able to deliver a extremely decent level of quality. High quality 700D Cordura, WJ Buckles and YYK zipper complete the high quality processing of the bag.
The comfortable bag is clear and professional. Removable shoulder strap and detachable hip belt, as well as the easy combination with plate carriers, vests and backpacks allow this bag to be used for a variety of purposes.
The bag itself does not take up much space and can be easily accessed on the guard/at the station, in the vehicle, helicopter or lifeboat.
The medical equipment is well divided in the bag, clearly stored, secured against loss and quickly accessible.
Personally I like the fact that it is up to the user to decide how to carry the bag and to combine it easily with plate carriers, vests and backpacks. In that sense I can only give you a clear and professional recommendation.
With that being said, thank you for your attention und thanks to Tasmanian Tiger for making the product available.