In January 2015 the Xtract®2 was announced as the frontline stretcher of the British military to be carried at infantry soldier level to be available at point of wounding.
In September 2015 the Xtract®2 was tested and recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association with overall score of 4.5/5
The Xtract®2 Stretcher is a well-thought out piece of equipment. This device bridges the gap between rigid litters like the Talon or SKED and smaller evacuation tarps.
The Xtract 2 stretcher is a small, light, incredibly robust product that works well.
After working with the Xtract 2, I think Kingfisher Medical has found a happy medium between “deployability” and safe and sound safe casualty transport. The construction is absolutely top-notch. I would certainly recommend this product to another officer or TEMS personel
With a little practice, I was able to deploy, load and go in an average of 30 seconds.
We have removed our litter from being carried and have replaced it with the Xtract®2.
What I found was a very well made, versatile product that WORKED from the point of injury to the LZ.
If you're looking for a lightweight stretcher for multipurpose use, then this would need to be put up at the top of the list.
Overall this is an excellent piece of equipment that is more than the simple evacuation tarps but is not as cumbersome as a rigid stretcher. These litters could be carried and deployed by non-medical personnel with no concerns for improper use nor fears of use for being too difficult or complex.
All in all, this is a very well-thought out piece of equipment and I could not be happier with the construction.