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 87 reviews
Espectacular para los caminos de tierra del fuego

Esta muy buena la correa para sacar la moto Sherco 300 en los caminos de tierra del fuego. Hay mucho barro.

Old Guy (Dallas, US)
Something I hope to never use

Not sure how to write a review for something I hope to never use. Quality seems to be excellent and I was able to effortlessly pull the couch across the room for what that’s worth. Wife wasn’t happy but dog seemed to approve.

Scott Chisholm (Vernon, CA)
For Snowbikes!

I plan to make some videos for you guy s and share them on Vernon Snow MX - the premier channel for snowbikers, but that is not saying much. It's a small sport.

My first use was unplanned, and not what I figured we would be using this for. We killed a snowbike in the parking lot (lame) and needed it back in the truck. They are heavy, long, and no fun to push up a slippery ramp. This system was perfect. The bike was in the truck and on its way to the shop with zero sweat.

We'll let you know when we do our first snowbike unstuck. Perhaps give us a promo code to see how many sales we can send your way? We don't want a cut, but we love to know when we have an influence when trying to help other with their cool products. Cheers!

Lee Kandlbinder (Atlanta, US)
Saved My Ass

Just hours from the end of the Trans America Trail I got trapped in the Oregon Mountains. In this video you'll see that without the GCAG Z-DRAG RECOVERY SYSTEM, I would have been stranded, praying for others to come and help. The system is easy to use (I had never used it or practiced with it until I needed it) and lightweight to carry. Green Chile customer service was excellent. When they learned the bag wouldn't arrive before my departure, they sent my order to a hotel on my route. Thanks Green Chile! YouTube video placeholder
jonathan Crisp (Glade Spring, US)
A real Drag :)

Great Light Weight system for self rescue of your dirt bike when things have gone badly. Will put the bright spot back in your day.

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