MATBOCK has introduced the new R-LIFT Rigid Litter System. Weighing in at just 6.5 lbs, it shares the same collapsible carbon fiber poles as the S-LIFT and is designed for vertical extraction.


Built to carry up to 400 lbs, it incorporates an inflatable head stabilization bladder as well as webbing patient restraints. The R-LIFT’s body is made from neoprene impregnated nylon that has been dye cut for maritime use as well as weight savings. This component has been reinforced with 6 hinged, composite bars. Additionally, the foot of the litter integrates a rapidly deplorable space blanket to keep patients warm.


All of this collapses down to fit into this spiffy pack. Since it’s only the size of a laptop, it can obviously be carried in other packs as well.

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7 Responses to “SOMA – MATBOCK”

  1. Dev says:

    Most innovative gear company of 2012 award?

  2. MATBOCK CEO says:

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the support and we love what we are doing – truly humbled by the support / loyalty we have seen already.Thanks Again!

  3. Bryan says:

    Good stuff guys! Send me the info asap so I can add to contract. Also need to know what items you guys are bringing to shot.

  4. Alan Covey says:


    What if…just saying…you could work some toe holds into the back of this…as cross straps or cuts into the material…and add some screw handles or “joiners” that would let you put two or more of these together? Litter then becomes LADDER, and gives you more options as a combat lifesaver or in any situation where you need to go up/down, or across a gap? Just a though. Been talking for years with guys who build these but no one seems to grasp the possibilities. You guys certainly “get it.”

    • MATBOCK CEO says:

      GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. The ladder attachment has been in the works for awhile. Again using the same poles. This allows the recce element to carry a ladder that is vertical assault but also bridging because of how we designed the ladder rungs. Being that it uses the same poles as the other litters it give a compete system. A picture of the most recent prototype still under development.

      • Alan Covey says:

        Hallelujah! You guys are so going to change the face of what is dead weight for most of its lift to a very functional and useful tool! Congrats and will be anxious to see how this is adopted and expanded not only in military but civilian uses, too! Sincerely….