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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 124 reviews

Very well made and a simple user friendly design

Charles (Rapid City, US)
Used it my first time out,

Bought this wondering if I would ever actually need it. The VERY FIRST ride with it, I used it to help clear a log from the trail. Nice setup. I may try and find some longer wrap around straps to hook the carabiners to, as this would increase the useful range.

Randall Miller (Indianapolis, US)
Saved the day

I bought a GCAG Z-DRAG RECOVERY SYSTEM just before my 2023 WY BDR trip. While I never expected to use it, several days into the trip we needed to recover a Triumph 800 Tiger that went off a mountain trail. Without this system we would have had a terrible time recovering this bike.

Harvey (Olympia, US)
Works great

Saved me twice on one ride. Rode into mud, and creeks with street tires on a 1090. Pulled my front tire out of a bog, and righted the bike when it went down awkwardly in a creek bed. Ride mostly alone. So its a Must have. Worked flawlessly

Scott Simpkins (Seattle, US)
Great product

Great product that I hope I never need but I love showing others how it works!!

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