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 75 reviews
christophe lanaud (Bend, US)

Easy to order and fast delivery. The product is in a nice pack and there is even an instruction card. It is color coded for ease of usage. I haven’t tried the product yet but I know I will soon.

Jeff Hammonds
Best thing since sliced bread!!

The Z Drag recovery kit is super lightweight. It come in a small soft bag, which fits in my soft panniers perfectly. Right along with the Dynamic tow strap!!!! Wouldn’t ride without them, especially on a solo run.

Joe (Fort McMurray, CA)

The Z-drag works exactly as advertised, I used it along with a 25 dollar synthetic winch line for quads from Amazon to recover my bike after a crash in the trees on a hill. Work flawlessly, set up in minute, no tangles, quick to put away ready for next time. I carry 2-50 ft synthetic winch lines so I can always reach an anchor point, rope just stretches and this stuff doesn't.

Lee Kandlbinder (South Saint Paul, US)
Saved My Ass

I ordered the recovery bag and when the order didn't ship out in time, Green Chiles arranged for it to arrive at a hotel along my Trans America Trail route. A few days later I was trapped in the Oregon mountains and needed to slide my 650 pound GS under a road closure gate. Without the recovery bag I would have been stuck. I'll make a video...I am grateful and impressed. Very easy and intuitive to use.

mike etheredge (Cumming, US)
Thankfully haven’t had to use it

It looks handy, I think if I ever need it, I will be glad I have it.

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