Soft Shackle
A strong lightweight alternative to a metal shackle SHP-12/14/16

Before being able to purchase you will need to configure your Soft Shackle
Your Soft Shackle
  • Soft Shackle Soft Shackle £25.00
£30.00 inc VAT
£25.00 ex VAT
Your Soft Shackle
£25.00 Ex VAT

Main price shown is the base cost, please select rope diameter size below to add final cost for the specific Soft Shackle you require.

Normally Stocked

3-4 Days Lead time for custom sizes

Configure

12mm Rope Diameter: MBS 24,850kg 14mm Rope Diameter: MBS 30,700kg 16mm Rope Diameter: MBS 40,775kg

Soft Shackle

A rope soft shackle offers a strong lightweight alternative to a metal shackle. 

The origins of these started when yachtsmen started used Soft Shackles in 2009. 

Final tightening of the Lanyard (Diamond) Knot is critical. The tightened knot should feel and behave like a wooden ball.  The picture  shows a 16mm Soft Shackle being used with our RED Winch Snatch Rings

The Advantages

The soft shackle weighs little and is less likely to cause injury if it strikes a crew member. 

It is easy to store in your truck cab, doesn't damage surrounding kit, doesnt rust and can be used for in far more situations that a traditional steel shackle.

Strength

Soft shackles have been extensively tested. The ideal strength might approach four times the line strength as there are two lines on each side of the shackle – four in all. In practice, the line just under the knot and the kinking in the loop are the weak points and it has  been shown that breakage typically occurs around 175% of Line Strength. This means when attached to a single winch line, it is likely the winch line will break long before the soft shackle does.

12mm Rope Diameter: MBS 24,850kg

14mm Rope Diameter: MBS 30,700kg

16mm Rope Diameter: MBS 40,775kg

All our soft shackles are published as rated / certified to the figures above.

A soft Shackle does not need a sheath or sleeve on it. Especially with the Snatch Rings, as this outer sleeve does not work well under friction unlike the rope, which does. Our soft shackles will not come with sleeves or Sheaths over them.

Durability

Our testing has show that using the larger diameter ropes to construct the Soft Shackle works best with recovery situations. Giving much bigger factors of safety in the line and a more practical feel to them.

The larger diameter ropes also work best with our Snatch rings, offering very little resistance around the ring when being used. Less resistance resulting in less heat. In practice with the snatch rings the larger diameter you can use, the less heat is generated to such a degree the 16mm we recommend generated hardly no heat at all when used with the larger Snatch Ring.

Prices

Main price shown is the base cost, please select rope size below to see final cost for the Soft Shackle you require or have selected.

16mm Soft Shackle in use with our Snatch Rings

 

Sizes

 

Material

RED Winch offers these Soft Shackles currently in three sizes, 12mm, 14mm & 16mm. We recommend 14mm to be used for all snatch ring designs.

Each of these sizes will be made with a 8" or 200mm diameter loop. This loop size is much easier to work with when using our Snatch Rings.

Many soft shackles are made too small for practical use. the 200mm loop is ideal for all situations.

Other sizes can be made on request.

Please email: sales@red-winches.com

 

Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma® 12 Strand is manufactured from high performance Honeywell Spectra 900® Fiber that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented recrystallization process. Plasma® 12 strand is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications, and is easily spliced.

A soft Shackle does not need a sheath or sleeve on it. Especially with the Snatch Rings, as this outer sleeve does not work well under friction unlike the rope, which does. Our soft shackles will not come with sleeves or Sheaths over them.