Our Soft Shackles are made from High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMPE), further processed using Pugent Sound Rope's patented re-crystallisation process, creating what is known as Plasma Rope. Without getting into too much techy detail.... Plasma rope outperforms Dyneema in a number of ways. Plasma rope experiences far less flex fatique than Dyneema during the manufacturing process. Plasma also has a much better abrasion resistance due to its filament size.... a key factor when used and abused in the world of off-roading! Plasma fibers can have up to almost 3 times the lifespan as Dyneema. Plasma also has superior life when used under compression applications such as winch drum storage. STEP 22 Soft Shackles are stronger than comparable steel shackles and are the strongest Soft Shackles on the market! STEP 22 Gear Soft Shackles use a proprietary process to weave a protective sheath directly onto the rope, permanently attached and fixed in place without chance of slipping or bunching. We then go even one STEP further, coating the entire rope with ploymeric coating that improves the durability and abrasion resistance even more. This coating also seals out stains and water.
We didn't stop there!! We are proud to be a leader in the recovery industry with our unmatched info and ratings labels. Each Soft Shackle is properly labeled with MTS, WLL, DIA, LENGTH, MATERIAL, SERIAL NO, BORN ON DATE, and METRIC CONVERSIONS. Where most companies only want to slap their name on their recovery gear we want you to always KNOW exactly what you are working with in the field. These shackles won't rust and are so light they float. Towing applications include: 4x4 off-road, agriculture & mining equipment and various marine uses. Our Soft Shackles can be washed off with water and air dried. Always inspect shackle before use for excess wear, cutting, or worn and frayed areas.