The difference between the Z-Fold and the previous Combat Gauze is that as a result from feedback from the US Military, they improved it by making it z-folded, vacuum packed, and with an x-ray detectable strip.
Since it's in the new z-folded format, it makes it much easier to apply, which makes packing wounds easier and eliminates the risk of the roll falling away and getting contaminated. Why did they vacuum pack it? To make it that much more compact and to save room on your body, of course!
The neatest thing about this gauze is the x-ray detectable strip. If a patient is taken to an operating room, it ensures that the gauze and wound will be found and identified.
These are recommended as the number one hostatic agent by the COTCCC, and the QuikClot Combat Gauze Z-Fold is the only product carried by all branches of the US Military to control life threatening hemorrhage.
Used everyday by EMS professionals, health workers, law enforcement and Military--so if you're not using them, consider adding the Z-Fold QuikClot Combat Gauze to your pack, today!