Stop fiddling around with metal shackles on the end of your winch strops by using a Marlow soft rope shackle instead. The product is made from 10mm Dynaline, and is available from Trekk 4×4 Adventure Store.
The rope shackle is much lighter than a steel shackle, making it easier to transport and more convenient to store. Marlow reckons it’s safer to use than a steel alternative, as well.
The price is 25 Euros, plus VAT. www.lpi.be