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What Are Recovery Boards?

Recovery Boards, also known as traction boards or sand ladders, are essential tools for off-road enthusiasts. They are flat, durable boards designed to provide a solid grip for vehicle tires when stuck in challenging terrain such as mud, sand, or snow. By placing the boards under the tires, they create a stable surface that helps the vehicle regain traction and drive out of tricky spots.

How Are Recovery Boards Useful?

  • Recovery boards are incredibly versatile and beneficial for several reasons:
  • Self-Recovery: They enable drivers to recover their vehicles without external help, making them invaluable for solo travelers.
  • Ease of Use: Simply place the boards under the tires and drive out – no mechanical skills required.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various terrains, including mud, sand, and snow.
  • Lightweight and Portable: Most recovery boards are made from lightweight materials, making them easy to carry and store.

Benefits of Carrying Recovery Boards on 4×4 Trips

  1. Independence: Having recovery boards means you don’t have to rely on tow services or fellow off-roaders for assistance.
  2. Safety: They provide a safer recovery option compared to traditional methods like towing, which can be dangerous if not done correctly.
  3. Convenience: Recovery boards are quick and easy to use, saving time and effort in recovery situations.
  4. Multi-Use: They can also serve as shovels, leveling blocks, or even makeshift bridges over small obstacles.

Cons of Recovery Boards

Despite their many benefits, recovery boards do have some downsides:

  • Space Consumption: They can take up valuable storage space in your vehicle.
  • Weight: While generally lightweight, carrying multiple boards can add noticeable weight.
  • Maintenance: Boards can get damaged or worn out over time, especially with frequent use on rough terrains.

Mounting Options for Recovery Boards

Effective mounting solutions are essential to address the space and convenience issues associated with recovery boards. Here’s where our new recovery board bracket comes into play.

Features to Look for in a Recovery Board Mounting Kit

When choosing a mounting kit for your recovery boards, consider the following features to ensure it meets your needs:

  1. Lightweight Construction: Ensure the brackets use high quality materials like Alloy and 316 Stainless Steel to reduce significant weight and ensure its robust.
  2. Versatile Mounting Options: Enssure they are compatible with various rack brands and can mount both in the flat and angled position.
  3. Capacity: Ensure they are able to hold up to four recovery boards, maximizing storage efficiency.
  4. Foldable Locating Pins: Pins that can be folded down when not in use reduce overall vehicle height and allowing your vehicle to fit into low-clearance spaces like garages and multi-level car parks.
  5. Robust Retaining System: Look for a lightweight, easy to use retaining system like cam straps to secure the boards firmly, preventing any movement during transit.
  6. Anti-Theft Features: Ability to fasten a padlock, providing an extra layer of security against theft.
  7. Compatibility: Designed to work with all major recovery board brands on the market, providing flexibility and convenience.

and the best bit?

Our newly released recovery board bracket is designed with the modern off-roader in mind. We started from scratch to ensure it not only looks amazing but is also lightweight, strong, and easy to use. Our bracket meets all the essential features outlined above, making it the perfect solution for securely mounting your recovery boards.

By investing in our recovery board bracket, you ensure your recovery boards are always accessible, securely stored, and ready for use whenever you need them.

By investing in our recovery board bracket, you ensure your recovery boards are always accessible, securely stored, and ready for use whenever you need them.


Recovery boards are indispensable for any serious off-roader, offering a reliable self-recovery solution in various terrains. With our new recovery board bracket, you can maximize the utility of your boards while minimizing storage issues. Don’t miss out on our limited first production batch arriving in late September. Place your order now to ensure you’re equipped for your next adventure!

For more information and to place an order, visit our product page here.