The Ultimate Guide To 4WD Recovery Gear

The Ultimate Guide To 4WD Recovery Gear

If you are serious about offroad driving, you should never leave home without packing your recovery gear kit.

For serious off road adventures, the reality is you may get bogged - and that’s just part of the fun. Whether you’re stuck in sand, water or mud, every 4X4 owner knows that sometimes, it’s inevitable.

The difference between a bad bogged experience and a good one is how you get yourself out. 

With the right recovery gear, you’ll be able to get yourself out quickly and back off-roading in no time. To get you across it all, we’ve taken a deep dive into the most essential pieces of recovery gear.

Tyre Deflators

One of the most essential parts of your recovery kit is the items that prevent you from getting bogged. 

Not having the right air pressure in your tyres to suit the terrain, is one of the most common reasons why people get bogged. Taking the time to deflate your tyres means that you can avoid this issue altogether.

At CAOS, we have a range of tyre deflation items that will help you avoid getting stuck in the first place. Shop them here today!

MAXTRAX Recovery Tracks

MAXTRAX is the lightweight, easy-to-use vehicle recovery and extraction device that’s easily carried by almost anything with four-wheels ensuring an easy way out if your vehicle becomes stuck.

The aggressive large cleats on MAXTRAX sink their teeth into the tyre tread and the terrain under your 4WD vehicle to provide traction to regain momentum and make vehicle recovery quick and easy.

They’re easy to stow away with the rest of your 4WD, camping or adventure gear. With a set of MAXTRAX in your recovery kit, you’ll be unstuck in no time!

Snatch Straps

If your vehicle has bottomed out or lost traction, you’ll need something to pull you out.

Snatch straps can be attached to another vehicle to help get you free. CAOS’s snatch straps are made from 100% Nylon and are built to be the toughest. 

We’ve ensured this with NATA Laboratory testing and certification with triple reinforced loops and Australian Legislation compliant label. They feature folded, stitched and canvas-encased reinforced loops and you can choose from 8 or 11 tonne strength. 

CAOS 4X4 Recovery gear is a class above all else. With breaking strengths exceeding the maximum load ratings, you know these are built to do the job properly. 


It might not be the first thing your mind goes to when you think of recovery gear, but a shovel is one of the most essential items to get you out.

Use it to get the sand, dirt or mud away from your wheels so you can easily insert a recovery track and help to regain traction and forward momentum.

CAOS’s Compact Folding Shovel is strong and reliable, supplied with a tough storage pouch that can be attached to a backpack or stored under the seat or in the spare wheel well.

Need The Whole Recovery Gear Set?

If you don’t want to miss any essential piece of recovery gear, our recovery gear kits will cover you completely. 

Our large and small kits feature everything you need to get yourself unstuck fast. They feature all of these items, plus more to ensure you have everything you need!

If you’re keen on offroad driving, you won’t want to go anywhere without one. Have any questions? Contact us today or come in store to chat to our experienced staff.
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