3 Must-Have Items For Off-Roading

Posted by Roger Bobrock on

If you’re a thrill-seeker, off-roading should be at the top of your bucket list. And, if you’re already the kind of person who spends their weekends, vacations, or holidays in the sand, mud or gravel then these essential tools need to be added to your shopping list!

Do you want to have a successful trip and avoid mishaps? Bring along these lifesaving, must- have accessories from GearAmerica to minimize the amount of time you spend stuck in a rut.


There may come a time when you need to pull your truck, or someone else’s, out of a ditch. Or maybe you need to tow a big tree trunk off your property? That’s why GearAmerica sells a variety of tow straps to save the day!

These tow straps are built for the most demanding towing and recovery tasks. Our products are independently tested, and ideal for towing large trucks, pulling heavy equipment or moving large debris. You do not want to take your vehicle through unpredictable terrain without a pair of these. Tow straps are an essential tool for off-roaders, emergency personnel, farmers, or anyone needing to haul heavy objects.

What if you’re in a torrential downpour or the blistering hot desert? Don’t fret, because these straps can withstand extreme loads and extreme temperatures. They are created with military-grade webbing that is mildew, moisture, and UV resistant to ensure a longer product lifespan. Now you can feel comfortable taking out your pickup, SUV, Jeep, Boat, Trailer, and more knowing you have reliable and rugged equipment at the ready.


Another important tool to take off-roading is shackles. This recovery accessory serves a multitude of uses. GearAmerica offers many kinds of shackles, but let’s just focus on these two for now: bow shackles and synthetic shackles. Let’s break down the difference:

BOW SHACKLES: These are primarily used to link different equipment together in rigging systems as they can be removed and attached easily. Their robust weight rating and ability to take loads from many directions due to their U-shaped design makes them ideal for recovery situations.

SYNTHETIC SHACKLES: These are soft shackles, a superior alternative to heavy steel shackles or hooks that offer a lighter, safer, more flexible, and easier connection solution for your off-road recovery needs. Synthetic shackles are widely used for towing, off-road rigging, and recovery as well as in various marine applications. By using a soft shackle, you save weight but do not sacrifice strength, effectively removing a heavy, inflexible, and potentially lethal standard metal shackle from your recovery situation.


A recovery kit is an absolute necessity for anyone planning to go off-roading, especially if your vehicle is not equipped with a winch. GearAmerica’s Recovery kits have a handful of items for off-road enthusiasts, such as tow straps, tree saver straps, bow shackles, snatch blocks, recovery gloves, and a special recover bag with a winch line dampener. Using a strap and shackles is the easiest way to free a stuck vehicle without a winch, so keep your recovery kit securely stored where the driver can reach it easily.

You should be sure the strap you use has a breaking strength at least three times higher than the weight of your off-roading vehicle.

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