NTOA Review: Multi Loop Rescue Strap Rapid Deployment Bag Kit

Overall Score: 4.77

Tester 1 of 2 
Tested by a member from Wisconsin 

  • Design 5 
  • Performance 5 
  • Ease of Use 5 
  • Size 4 
  • Quality 5 
  • Durability 5 
  • Storage 5 
  • Versatility 5 
  • Convenience 4 
  • Application 5 
  • Cleaning & Maintenance 5 
  • Individual Score 4.82 

I received the Anderson Rescue Solutions Multi-Loop Rescue Strap with Rapid Deployment Bag and carabiner for testing. Upon opening the package, I noticed that it came with very detailed written instructions and a website with videos on different uses for the rescue strap. I tested the rescue strap with the carabiner for strength, durability, ease of use and functionality in cold and wet conditions. The rescue strap strength is rated well beyond anything I could put on it. It did not break dragging a tactical officer with full gear on the ground or even when I suspended myself with the strap. I also soaked the strap and carabiner in water and even froze the strap and it still remained flexible and easy to use. 

During the testing process, I could not even get the strap stitching to fail. The locking carabiner that was included in the kit was made by Rock Exotica and comes with a hook on the inside that keeps the biner from spinning around the strap. This made it very effortless and quick to use because the biner was always facing one direction during rescue situations. I even froze the carabiner and it still operated flawlessly. What I was really impressed about was the Rapid Deployment Bag. The bag is made out of heavy duty nylon with Molle attachments for a tactical vest or backpack. The rescue strap and carabiner fit inside the bag with part of the handle of the strap outside of the deployment bag. The bag is secured with three very strong magnets which keep the rescue strap handle at the ready for very quick deployment. During testing, I was able to quickly grab the rescue strap and pull, which moved the magnets out of the way. The magnets hold so tightly that you can put the bag on your tactical vest sideways or upside down which makes it easy to access the rescue strap. 

In all, I would recommend this rescue strap and bag for tactical teams and TEMS (Tactical Emergency Medical Support). Everything included in the rescue kit is of a very high quality and geared for a quick response to an officer down or other rescue situations. 


Tester 2 of 2 
Tested by a member from California 

  • Design 4.8 
  • Performance 4.8 
  • Ease of Use 4.8 
  • Size 4.6 
  • Quality 4.8 
  • Durability 4.5 
  • Storage 4.8 
  • Versatility 4.7 
  • Convenience 4.8 
  • Application 4.8 
  • Comfort 4.5 
  • Cleaning & Maintenance 4.8 
  • Individual Score 4.72 

I recently tested the Multi Loop Rescue Strap (MLRS) by Anderson Rescue Solutions (ARS). The MLRS is intended for rapid deployment and harnessing victims in high stress environments. 

There are two versions of the MLRS, one with an integrated rigging ring and one with a carabiner. I tested the version with the carabiner which is a Rock Exotica Pirate WireEye Screw Gate Carabiner. It is a strong (26KN) and light weight (2.9 oz.) aluminum carabiner which also features a one-of-a-kind spring loaded lanyard connector. This provides the benefits of lanyard pin by keeping the carabiner in the ideal orientation for the load, but the flexibility to easily remove the carabiner for another application. 

The primary concept of the MLRS is to give first responders the ability to secure and move downed victims by dragging them while still enabling officers to keep one or both hands on their weapon. The strap can easily be modified and has many uses limited only to your imagination. The MLRS has one continuous loop of one inch tubular webbing, is seven feet in length and has 11 individual loops. In addition the MLRS can be stored in a magnetic rapid deployment bag which is also sold as an option on Anderson's website. The bag fits easily to Molle thanks to the Blackhawk Speed Clips provided or can be attached to a belt using the belt loop on the bag. 

After testing the MLRS for several weeks I feel it is an essential piece of equipment in any tactical environment. It holds up well, is durable and yet small enough to tuck away out of sight until it is needed. When training for downed officer or active shooter events, the MLRS comes in handy every time. The concept behind the MLRS is simple and easily remembered and can be deployed within seconds. If you are a first responder in any capacity, having the MLRS in your possession when the time comes is a no brainer. If you do not currently have a rescue strap I recommend you pick up a MLRS/carabiner with rapid deployment bag from ARS.