Off Road Consulting have been testing and abusing the latest company in the traction aid market, the USA made Action Trax.
Over the years we have used many different types of traction aids and just like other off-road enthusiasts, we were in denial at first with the possible need for this type accessory. That’s what rocks are for right?!
Living in the mountains of the east coast, unless you visit an approved Over Sand Vehicle beach, the off-road community does not have access to soft sand to “Get Stuck” in.
Instead of sand, we have coal dirt, mud, and rocks, lots of rocks.
After acquiring multiple sets of traction aids from various companies over the years, it was quite obvious that the days of stacking rocks or pulling out the old floor mat were over. The recovery traction aid is now a welcome tool to the four-wheeling community.
After using the recovery trax and doing a few experiments we were surprised at how diverse traction aids can be and how they can be used in non-traditional ways. These ways can range from bridging washouts to helping climb a rock.
Fast forward a few years later to the design of Action Trax.
What makes Action Trax stand out from the rest?
Off Road Consulting has been fortunate enough to do some side by side comparisons with the Action Trax and other traction aids on the market today.
The developers looked at the current designs that are out on the market today and dissected the good and the bad. The result, 100% made in the USA Action Trax.
The special material that makes up the Action Trax provides extreme durability and much-improved flexibility than any other traction aid available on the market today.
This durable material allows the Action Trax to be used as a “Bridge” for obstacles such as a washout or depression in the terrain.
The Action Trax comes with the traditional nylon “Teeth” but they also offer another version that features 72 metal “Teeth” which allow for an even tougher traction aid. The metal teeth decrease the amount of wheel spin and therefore less wear and tear to the Action Trax.
Features such as the “Sawtooth” end allows the user to move trail elements away from the tire and to “Claw” your way out of various terrain such as a sand trap at the beach.
Action Trax also took the time to think of the little things like making the handles larger. This allows carrying and maneuvering much easier for wearing gloves and those with big hands.
Customer service goes a long way and at Action Trax they are remarkable at communication with the consumer. Their products are also Unconditionally Guaranteed for two years against all defects except burning the teeth from excessive wheel spin.
Other than stacking rocks or breaking out the strap, recovery trax are a product that is new to mainstream in the off-road community. While the products that are out on the market today are good there is always room for improvement which is exactly what Action Trax has done. They took a great tool one step further and created a traction aid that is more diverse with improved flexibility made right here in the USA.