Immediate Casualty Care (ICC) was founded by Jon Grabo, a full-time firefighter and paramedic, to provide training and low-profile gear for private security, on and off duty first responders and the prepared citizen. Jon wanted to come up with additional options to carry medical gear. The ICC IWB series was the result
ICC IWB Series
ICC currently offers four different IWB IFAK pouches — Min-E-Med™ IWB, IWB-T (Tuckable), IWB-Flat 2.0; and IWB Tourniquet Pouch 2.0. The company provided me with the Min-E-Med IWB, IWB-Flat 2.0 and IWB Tourniquet Pouch 2.0 for evaluation.
According to Immediate Casualty Care, since its release, the IWB series has also been evaluated and used by private security firms, survival experts, and non-permissive environment specialists who have used the IWB as escape and evasion, covert travel, and mini-bug out kits, in addition to IFAKs.
I was immediately impressed with the IWB series. They’re made of a durable military-grade latex-free nylon elastic material and offered with several belt / waistband clip options. The multi-use pouches are form fitting, snag-free and lay flat when empty, eliminating unnecessary bulk.
All materials and hardware are sourced and assembled in the USA by veteran and first responder owned businesses. The quality of the materials, attention to detail and workmanship is absolutely top notch.
The Min-E-Med measures 9″ x 6″ and weighs approximately 3.5oz. It has dual sleeves that stage two pouches in a row in the outer sleeve and a full width pouch in the inner sleeve. The front two pockets are also dual sleeved. The Min-E-Med is designed to accommodate a SWAT-T® or ETD®, Combat Gauze®, a CAT®, SOF® or RMT® Tourniquet, mini shears and chest seals. It has a single removable stainless steel clip for over or under belt mounting.
The IWB-T is identical to the Min-E-Med except for a UtiliClip® 3+ clip that allows for an outer garment layer to be tucked over to conceal the kit, making it ideal when wearing uniforms or formal clothing. The UtiliClip 3+ clip is ideal for secure waistband mounting and for “tuckability’ when wearing formal clothing or uniforms.
The IWB-Flat 2.0 measures 12″ x 8″ and weighs about 3.5oz. It’s a single sleeve that stages supplies in three pouches in a row, minimizing the thickness to nearly as thin as the supplies carried. The 2.0 version features a new “highback” design to help prevent contents from rubbing on the wearer’s skin and undergarments for greater comfort.
The IWB-Flat 2.0 has dual clips and is available with multiple clip options. A removable stainless steel clip comes standard at no extra cost. Other options (when available) include Discreet Carry Concepts (DCC) MOD 4 1.5″ Gear Clip™, UtiliClip 3+ Tuckable Clip, and non-metallic screws and J-Clip.
The non-metallic screws and J-clip, although not as strong as the other clips, can be used in conjunction with other non-metallic trauma gear to move through security checkpoints without setting off metal detecting devices, limiting the need to remove the kit for evaluation by security personnel.
The IWB Tourniquet Pouch 2.0 measures 4″ x 7.5″ and weighs around 3oz. It’s a single pouch that comes with your choice of either a UtiliClip 3.3 Slim or DCC MOD 4 1.5″ clip. It has a sweatshield to prevent rubbing on your skin or garment. The pouch is designed to accommodate a single CAT, SOF or RMT tourniquet.
As you can see, the IWB series gives you a lot of options and flexibility. If you can fit an item in the pouch, it will hold it. For example, the Min-E-Med IWB is also a great low-profile way to carry two AR magazines.
Security, ease of access and comfort are important. The elastic pouches hold the contents securely but still allow easy access. There’s no worry about anything accidentally falling out. You can turn the pouches upside down and shake them and nothing will come out. As to comfort, a lot will depend on what you put in and how you pack it. With the right selection and packing of the contents, it can be very comfortable.
To sum up, the ICC IWB series has worked very well for me. It solved a very real problem. It will very likely work well for you too. I definitely recommend that you check it out. It’s gives you a lot of options.
The IWB series is reasonably priced. The Min-E-Med IWB will run you only $35.00. The IWB-T goes for $40.00 and the IWB-Flat with standard clips will set you out $40.00. The IWB Tourniquet Pouch 2.0 is $25.00. The IWB series may be ordered directly from Immediate Casualty Carry at immediatecasualtycare.com.
Immediate Casualty Care LLC
I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.
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