We’ve used soft shackles in the past, and have been impressed with the design. Being light in weight, and flexible, they are easy to store and use in the field if you have the right recovery points (that is, ones with smooth edges). These soft shackles are from NSW-based Ozoffroad, and are available in three different lengths – short, medium and long. Best of all, it doesn’t matter what size you buy: They all cost just $25. According to Ozoffroad they are rated to 8T, and the supplier has them sitting on its shelves ready to go. If you are after a lighter and potentially safer alternative to traditional hard metal shackles, this is a product you need to check out.