Like the regular shackle, the RUGGEDIZED Soft Shackle is made in the USA from synthetic winchline and is exceptionally strong and ridiculously lightweight. To make it tougher, we included a tightly woven protective sheath and a special coating to provide abrasion resistance and prevent soil or other contaminants from working their way into the fibers. Narrower, longer, and with a wider eye than our regular soft shackle, the Deadman RUGGEDIZED Soft Shackle has a minimum breaking strength (MBS) of 45,000lbs and a working load limit (WLL) of 15,000lbs.
Why do we say soft shackles are safer than metal bow shackles (often called D-rings)? With a soft shackle, you remove more metal from your recovery system, thereby lessening the potential for serious harm in the event of a break. As a bonus, soft shackles are often stronger than their metal counterparts and are far lighter, more versatile, and much easier to work with.