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 very 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 27 reviews
Awesome product!

Was able to use this recovery gear in the field, to pull a V-Strom up a steep rocky ledge that was blocking our way. Deployed the z drag system, got the other bike to a safe spot and we were on our way. After using it, I had to order one for myself!


GCAG Z-Drag Recovery System

Great kit

This is an easy to use and effective kit. I was able to set it up, right a heavy bike I purposely layed down and repack the kit in minutes. Very handy.

Great product-

Have not had to use it yet, but a great tool, shipped right away!

Great customer service

Haven’t tried the product yet, but does make feel more comfortable having in with me when riding on my own in the woods.

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