It’s almost guaranteed that I’ll get my car stuck this winter. I have a knack for it. Usually I end up calling my brother and he begrudgingly comes and yanks me out, because I’m too lame to carry a tow strap. I’ve owned tow straps in the past, but I usually lose them or they get damaged. Smartstrap’s retractable tow strap offers a solution that automatically keeps its strap neatly wrapped and ready to go — a solution that’ll probably even work for a lamer like me.
The Smartstrap is a 14′ nylon strap with a 10,000 pound breaking and a 3,333 pound safe working capacity. The strap is spring-loaded to pay out symmetrically as you apply tension to it. This tension prevents jerking and keeps it out of the dirt — dirt that causes excessive wear on these kinds of woven materials. It winds itself into the central hub, preventing tangles as well as making it very easy to store.