PMI Supermantle Chafe Guard (RC48019) $33
If you use a Synthetic Winch Line on your winch, you know how convenient and effective it is. The plasma seems to be better than a steel wire cable in every way but one: the synthetic abrades more easily than steel cable. Protect your synthetic line from abrasion on the rocks with the Supermantle Chafe Guard from Pigeon Mountain Industries. Ballistic nylon outer layer, plus two inner layers of heavy canvas, wrap completely around your plasma rope to provide protection against sharp edges and abrasion. The Supermantle is 36" long and easily opens up with Velcro so that you can secure it on a plasma rope that is already rigged. Not for use with steel wire cable.
PMI Rope Tech Gloves (GL2230) $35
The The PMI Rope Tech Gloves give protection while maximizing dexterity. Two layers of goatskin across the palm protect the hand, while the back of the Rope Tech Gloves feature a comfortable, four-way stretch spandex and AirMesh for minimum weight and maximum ventilation. An elastic cuff and adjustable Velcro closure provide a secure fit. We recommend this glove for those want more protection than Mechanix-type gloves provide, but who also want more dexterity than the PMI Lightweight and Heavyweight Recovery Gloves provide. Sizes S to XL in stock.
Rock climbers have long known the dangers of fraying ropes. To prevent their ropes from fraying, rock climbers have long used various types of chafe guards to prevent their ropes from fraying dangerously. This danger of fraying ropes was not a real concern to the offroading community until Synthetic Winch Lines became popular. Synthetics have become widely accepted among offroaders and seems to have only two disadvantages compared to steel winch cable. First, synthetics are susceptible to the heat generated by planetary-drive winches. One can eliminate this problem easily by using a worm-driven winch like the Superwinch Husky 10 or Ramsey RE series, or a planetary winch of modern design like the Superwinch EP9.0 (which has an external brake mechanism to avoid heating the winch drum). Second, synthetics not have the abrasion resistance of steel cable and thus abrade on rocks and other sharp edges on the trail. The Supermantle serves to cure, or partially cure, the second problem. The Supermantle is 36" long and is constructed with a black cordura outer layer and two heavy red canvas inner layers to protect your plasma winch rope from the rocks. Just envelope your synthetic line with the Supermantle and place the Supermantle on a spot that would otherwise chafe the synthetic line. The synthetic line will slip through the Supermantle during winching.
Each end of the Supermantle comes fitted with loops in case you want to secure it to your rigging or some other anchor.
Here is a side view of the Supermantle's construction. Between the top and middle layers is Velcro.
The Supermantle is easily opened by splitting the Velcro layers. The Supermantle will open up all the way. This way, one can easily fit the Supermantle to an already-rigged plasma rope.
The The PMI Rope Tech Gloves give protection while maximizing dexterity.
Two layers of goatskin across the palm protect the hand, giving more protection to the hand than Mechanix-type gloves provide.
The fingertips are reinforced.
The back of the Rope Tech Gloves feature a comfortable, four-way stretch spandex and AirMesh for minimum weight and maximum ventilation.
An elastic cuff and adjustable Velcro closure provide a secure fit.
We recommend the Rope Tech Gloves for those want more protection than Mechanix-type gloves provide, but who also want more dexterity than the PMI Lightweight and Heavyweight Recovery Gloves provide.
The sizing chart shows you how to measure your hands. This will help you choose the proper size.