Designed by a Special Forces S.E.R.E Level C graduate, the components included in the Operator Band are designed to give the user everything they need in a survival situation including fire, food procurement and the building of shelter.
In addition, each Operator Band comes with a hidden handcuff key in the buckle to allow the user to escape from illegal restraint. The hidden handcuff key can be removed multiple times for practice and the attached buckle allows the keys to be easily separated if needed.
RE Factor Tactical used 80-pound Test Braided Fishing Line that can double to make a snare or shelter. The manufacturer also included an 18-inch, 45-pound Test Snare Wire that comes with a coating making it water resistant.
The end of the Operator Band comes pre-looped for quick set up of the snare when needed. The attached fire starter is made of ferrocerium, which burns at more than 3,000 degrees to help catch tinder on fire when needed.
RE Factor Tactical also offers an optional add-on Suunto Clipper Compass. The Suunto Clipper Compass offers an illuminating bezel, rotating declination dial and waterproof encasing. The compass can be easily removed and reattached to other items as needed. RE Factor Tactical chose the Suunto Clipper Compass due to its accurate design and ability to set declination for navigation both during the day and night.
The RE Factor Tactical Operator Band comes in three sizes:
- Small – Up to 6.5 inches
- Medium – 6.5-7.5 inches
- Large – 7.5-8.5 inches
A total of 10 color options are also available.
The RE Factor Tactical Operator Band is available for $49.95, with the Suuunto Clipper Compass available as an add-on for $18.50.
For more information on the Operator Band and other products from RE Factor Tactical, please visit REFactorTactical.com.