Weight and safety should be two key considerations when going off-road in your 4X4. Soft shackles have recently become popular and the team at Carbon Offroad have released their new version, the Monkey Fist Soft Shackle. Claimed to be rated at 14 tonnes, it’s made from 12mm Dyneema with a braided sheath over the top. This gives you peace of mind that your gear isn’t going to break on you. The soft shackle provides a safer and lighter alternative than a steel shackle when recovering your vehicle. Check out their winches while you are there!