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 39 reviews
Essential Gear

Being a bit smaller than the average sized R1200 GSA rider, I purchased the Z Drag to give me a hand when riding solo and/or in slick conditions where I'm unable to get good footing to lift the bike after a spill. Getting familiar with the system in backyard tests alowed me to pull the bike up slopes, drag out of a mud pit, righing after a tipover in the mud pit and it lifted the front end for a tire replacement. Would probably do a good job of clearing fallen timber across the trail as well. Fairly lightweight and more compact than the 8mm rope and pulley system I had from an old sailing dinghy. Won't adventure without it.

Solid Kit

Haven’t tested the system in the field yet but did a practice run at home. Solid, well thought out product and good quality. Well worth the price

Z drag system

Haven't tested it yet but it looks like a winner. Took it out of the bag and love how easy it is to set up. Even if I'm never in a situation to need to use it, I'll have piece of mind by having it on my adventures.

Nice recovery system

Awsome system, very easy to use. Great for towing or getting yourself out of a tight spot.

Well built and easy to use system.

This recovery system is a back and leg saving machine. It’s takes most of the effort out of lifting a fully loaded adventure bike when it takes a dirt nap and also will pull you out of slippery situations that you may find yourself in. It’s a must have if you plan on riding dirt bikes or adventure bikes solo in the backcountry.....

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