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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 129 reviews
Jason David Hyatt
Must have for ADV riders

I’d like to thank Green Chile Adventure Gear for making this amazing product. With my injured self, I was not able to pick up my bike solo. But with their Z-drag system, even hurt, I was able to get my bike out of the ditch and back on two wheels. 110% paid for itself on the first use. I’ll never go on any adventure without it.

Mark Shellhamer (Warren, US)
Life saver

I was hoping to get some practice using this thing in the yard because it looks a bit complicated at first, but very well made. Last week after working a 12 hour shift I decided to explore some trails near my home on my Honda 300l rally. I slid around a downed tree on the river's edge, only to discover the ground was too soft & slick for me to get up a small embankment. I walked home 2 miles in motocross enduro boots to retrieve my green chili. I couldn't remember how the girl in the video got herself out but the instruction card in the bag was enough to get it somewhat figured out & I was able to get it up to dry ground myself! At home I did it like she did I believe, hooking the bag to the tree & pulling myself towards it while sitting on the bike. I feel it's money well spent when you really don't have anyone available to help you out of a mess &'will keep it on the bike from now on.

Noah M. (Oakland, US)
Suzuki 800DE Adventure

Tested out the Z-Drag in my front yard flipping over a Suzuki 800De Adventure from its side, no problem! Works as advertised and doesn’t tangle coming out of the bag. Great product!

Anonymous (Fremont, US)
Recovery System- Why Not?

I’ve always lived with the thought “Better to have it and not need it, vs Needing it and not having it!” This Green Chili System WILL be there when I need it…..I’m 100% Positive due to the high quality construction and ease of operation :-) Thank You GCAG for giving me that “Piece of Mind!”

Melvin Ramakers (Brussels, BE)
GCAG Z-Drag Recovery System

Great build quality
Pre-assembled so very easy to use in a stressful situation like being stuck.
A must have if you are out on technical trails with a mid to big adventure bike

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