Upping the ante on the safety front, ARB have released their Soft Connect Shackle. The soft shackles that resemble a piece of winch rope tied up are one of the greatest accessories for minimising risk during a recovery. Rated to 14.5 tonnes and made for use on vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes in weight, they remove the 5kg piece of steel we usually use to attach a strap to our vehicles. The new shackles will float in water (and mud!) and are UV resistant to ensure they don’t deteriorate over years of use.