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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 118 reviews
Justin Michael (Soldotna, US)

GCAG Z-Drag Recovery System

lawrence janson (Jackson, US)
manual winch

not used it... yet. but looks great. i had fun packing it back into the pouch but got it in the correct way so not crumpled up. or in a rats nest.

Wee Willy (Atlanta, US)
A retired aerospace engineer and aggressive adventure rider says you gotta luv this insurance

So unless you're riding so hard that you need to use this remarkable device more than 3 times a day, day after day, this will be ALL YOU NEED to keep your butt (and your ride) on the trail. 5 stars & 2 thumbs up.

lawrence janson (San Andreas, US)
any winch is worth the investment

I like this item, need to buy one. as one time in the past it would have come in very handy.
but i would rather see rope not webbing. could build my own. but not for the price they are selling this for. is replacement strap sold? as in is this special or just off the shelf stuff?
as in the future, as used. the strap can be destroyed. any nick in the webbing weakens or destroys it.
not a fail on anyone's part. just the way any strap or syn rope is. some are made better than others, but they all have this problem. broken fibers is bad.

William Pellenz (Chittenango, US)

All arrived up here to the snow. Gear looks great, easy to understand with cheat sheet card, and all packed away in a sack. Hope to never use it but piece of mind is a lot. Thanks.

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