Once again, the Friday Focus series serves to introduce one of FirstSpear’s OEM partners. This time, it’s Colorado-based Dark Angel Medical. We also spotlight Dark Angel’s D.A.R.K. Pocket line manufactured by FirstSpear.
What drove the creation of Dark Angel Medical and D.A.R.K Pocket lines?
Making the kits as simple and compact as possible. We thought by making them easy to use and easy to carry would encourage more people to carry a med kit with them.
Why “Made In America”?
We knew we would be getting nothing but top-rate gear going with an American company and knowing the quality of FirstSpear’s product line beforehand made that decision easy.
How did the relationship between Dark Angel and FirstSpear begin? Why did you ultimately choose FS to manufacture your nylon pockets?
We were actually referred to FS by a friend of ours in the industry and we were impressed by the warm reception we received as well as the genuine interest in helping us make our product better. The quality and timeliness of the work is second to none. Rapid prototyping and excellent communication make this an easy relationship and one we hope to continue for a very long time.
Anything new on the horizon from Dark Angel Medical and FS?
Oh, yes. We are continually striving to improve our products and expand our product line to meet the needs of everyone. A med kit is for anyone. Stay tuned.
The D.A.R.K. Pocket, also known as the Custom 3rd Generation Pouch, is the load carrying component of Dark Angel Medical’s Direct Action Response Kit. Manufactured from 500D NIR Nylon, the D.A.R.K. Pocket was designed in conjunction with FirstSpear in order to provide an improved, efficient medical pouch.
The D.A.R.K. Pocket features a cap-style lid with a pull tap reminiscent of those found on early magazine pouches. A quick-deployment lanyard which is pulled up after the pouch has been opened allows for rapid deployment of the kit insert and minimizes effort with decreased fine motor dexterity. Built-in pull tabs on the back allow for attachment to MOLLE-compatible gear, and the pouch also features a color-keyed drain grommet in the bottom.
A built-in TQ pouch secures the TQ while protecting it from the elements. 1″ wide webbing on each side of the D.A.R.K. Pocket allows for additional pouches, or placement of equipment such as lightsticks, markers, or chest decompression needles. Also included on each side are trauma shear retention straps which keeps shears stowed during rapid movement.
D.A.R.K. Pockets can either be ordered individually, or outfitted with Dark Angel’s Direct Action Response Kit, which contains a well-rounded assortment of medical supplies in both Civ/LE and MilSpec configurations, and can be further upgraded and customized to better serve the professional end user.
D.A.R.K. Pockets are available in the following colors: Black, Coyote Brown, MutiCam, Ranger Green, and Wolf Grey.
As a bonus to SSD readers, Dark Angel Medical is extending a special 10%-off discount on all products (excluding training). Use coupon code SSD10 to apply the discount. The code is active for 72 hours only, from today, December 5th, to Sunday, December 7th.