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Soft Recovery Rope Shackles


Now 4x4 enthusiasts have a choice when it comes to the type of recovery shackle they use. Steel D-shackles are quickly being replaced with Sherpa's soft synthetic rope shackles. Rope shackles have many advantages over steel shackles and make for an ideal upgrade to any recovery kit.

  • Made from geniune USA Spectra® fibers


Sherpa rope shackles are strong as they are made from high quality synthetic rope the same as what is spooled onto Sherpa winches. The 10mm (3/8") soft shackle uses genuine USA Spectra® fiber and achieve a rating of 15,900kg (35,000lb). Note: this is the shackles Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS) and actual testing often reveals even higher figures. Users can be confident these shackles will exceed the ratings of an equivalent size D-shackle.

Rope shackles are light weight and float in water. They will never rust. This makes soft shackles perfect for use in river crossing situations, it also means there is less mass to act as a projectile if a winch rope was to ever break. A heavy steel shackle can easily punch a hole through a vehicle and do serious injury if allowed to become a projectile. Whilst rope shackles still have some mass, they are much safer and don't store the same level of energy.

Rope shackles are simple to use and fast to set up. Carry them in your glove box or hang them off your belt. The soft shackle will not over tighten and are easy to loosen after a recovery.

Rope shackles can be wrapped around almost any surface or shape. Where a standard steel shackle might have bound, the rope shackle can quickly be manipulated to fit almost any situation.

Sherpa manufacture their soft rope shackles to be strong and also user friendly. Each shackle comes with a high quality protective sleeve ensuring years of use and performance. Each shackle is clearly labelled with its rating unlike inferior imitations.

Sherpa Soft Shackle Features:

  • Large loop diameters to increase versatility
  • High performance ratings with full testing and labeling included
  • Good resistance to UV, abrasion and chemicals
  • Protective sleeve designed to reduce chaffing
  • Carry pouch included with 10mm soft shackle selection

Technical Details

Specifications Loop Diameter Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS)
10mm (3/8") 152 mm 15,909 kg (35,000 lb)
16mm (5/8") 600 mm 32,400 kg (71,280 lb)


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Hank S
Rope shackles

Great for large machinery recovery where you definitely don't want a chain or bow shackle to snap. Every farmer should keep one in their kit.

Rope shackles

Good quality and high vis. Very safe to use! Will never go back to steel shackles.