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 66 reviews
Jarred Otto (Poulsbo, US)
Awesome piece of kit.

Admittedly, a little larger than I expected, but well worth packing. I generally don't like to pack things on my rides that are single purpose and likely won't get used... This was an exception as I am able to use it as a recovery system, a tow strap, a Trailside bike hoist, or a Ridgeline for a tarp. Love the versatility afforded there, and materials are top notch. Even the bag is heavy duty enough to use as a dead man's anchor. I'd also asked a question before purchasing and got a prompt and helpful response from one of the owners. Stoked on their gear and their company. Cheers!

Nate Silas (Ithaca, US)
Elegant, ergonomical and economical design. Light and compact.

This is very much like an insurance policy - I kinda hope I never have to use it - but it's really great knowing I will have it if I end up needing it! Based on other's experience and also how it has clearly been designed and built with love I have every confidence that it will perform as expected.

Matthew Hoye (Aurora, US)
This better to be safe...

T-Dubz kid swears by your stuff... that’s good enough for me. I just bought a new Tenere and I wouldn’t stamp to more help with a heavier bike. Be safe!

Ryan Gallagher (Fairbanks, US)
Z- drag recovery

Small, light and compact system. Have not used it in the field, but practiced on the lawn moving a garden cart filled up. The practice was good.

Gary Davis (Woodlake, US)

I have owned the z drag system for a little over a year now. I haven't used to recover my motorcycle yet but have done some trail work with it. It's easy to set up,stays tangle free and packs back in the bag without drama. Excellent well thought out product

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