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 32 reviews
Looks Solid!

Haven’t used this yet but the system seems well designed with an eye toward making it easy to deploy when needed. Watched a couple videos before ordering, and I’ll be happy to have it with me on future trips. Service was friendly and fast, shipping was free!

Christmas gift for hubby

will have to defer review until after Christmas... :)


I have only opened my z-drag recovery system and I looks like a quality built 4 shive block And tackle system. I did have a chance to use one pulling a BMW R1200GS up a loose incline and found the z-drag very helpful getting the massive bike up the hill.

Light & convenient

The system is well designed and will get you out of trouble if you know how to properly use it

Awesome piece of equipment

Haven’t used it yet, but the quality looks great, and gives a good feeling of security on my next big adventure.

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