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Green Chile Adventure Gear


GCAG Z-Drag Recovery System

Simplify self recovery with our quick deploy Z-Drag kit.

It can sap your energy trying to get your bike unstuck. It can also fall in a way that makes it difficult to pick up. The Z-Drag is a common rig to give you a mechanical advantage for reduced pull. The combination of roller cams provides a 4:1 pulling ratio for self recovery and a 5:1 ratio when you have help. A laminated instruction card is included in the bag.


  • Quick Deploy - No knowledge of rigging and knot work required. Our Z-Drag comes out of the bag rigged and ready to use.
  • Color Coded - For simple operation.
  • Locking Carabiners - Two climbing rated, locking carabiners for secure attachment.
  • Lightweight - Approx. 3 pounds and small enough to pack on a motorcycle.
  • Strong - Even though its small, its still has a 1000 pound working load. 
  • Versatile - With a 74' mainline you will always have enough length to get creative in a tough situation.
  • Multi-Function Bag - The bag features MOLLE compatible webbing on the  outside for external attachment. The bag can also be utilized as a dead man anchor.
  • Storage - Comes in a 1000D Cordura storage bag.
  • Recovery - Can be used for solo recovery or with help from friends.
  • Trail Repairs - Can easily be used to hoist your bike from an overhead support for repairs and maintenance while traveling.
  • Clearing Trails - Move fallen trees out or other obstacles out of the way.
  • Camping - Can be used to hoist a bear bag, act as a ridge line for stringing a tarp, etc.

 Z-Drag Instructions: Download

Customer Reviews

Based on 105 reviews
Kenneth Owen (Burlington, CA)
Gives me confidence on solo trips

Have been carrying it on some solo camping trips. No need to use it yet. I was surprized that it is as large and heavy as it was and that impacts the way I organize my gear. Nothing wrong with the size or weight, just bigger then I expected. The use of webbing is brilliant, it saves weight and volume. The kit give a good amount of webbing to work with, which impressed me.

Derik Yarian (Fort Collins, US)
Great Design and Ease of Use

I got my Z-Drag out and played with it a couple times. It is well designed and easy to use. I hope I don’t need it on the trail, but I have the right tool if I do.

wyatt martz (Spokane, US)
Not yet used looks great.

Hello, I did a test in the yard and the system looks good. Im going on a 800 mile solo dirt trip in oregon next week and i hope i dont need it. Looks great and i like the bag with daisy chain loops. the loops make it easy to strap to the outside of my boxes on the front to keep the weight low and forward.

William Brown (Miami, US)

Though I’ve not had a need to use the recovery system, it is reassuring I have it while touring in my large adventure bike.

Greg Simpson (Blenheim, NZ)
Z- Drag system

Beautifully made and will be an important part of my kit on the bike

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