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Rope Facts

Bubba Rope® is a tougher kind of kinetic energy recovery rope developed from military specs for safely pulling off-road vehicles out of mud, sand or snow. It is the only snatch rope with a Gator-ize® coating.

  • 100% double braided nylon rope
  • Gator-ize® coating
  • Expertly spliced and seized at both ends
  • Water proof, UV and abrasive resistant
  • Highest breaking strengths available

Bubba Rope® has the strength and durability beyond typical recovery ropes, snatch straps and chains with all the kinetic characteristics of a superior snatch rope. Our ropes are fabricated by trained technical experts in splicing various types of high performance cordage.


Nylon Double Braid is the preferred choice for applications requiring high strength with excellent shock absorbing properties. Bubba Recovery Gear only uses American made nylon double braid rope.


  • Lil’ Bubba - 1/2" diameter - 7,400 lbs
  • Renegade - 3/4" diameter - 19,000 lbs
  • Bubba - 7/8" diameter - 28,600 lbs
  • Big Bubba - 1-1/4" diameter - 52,300 lbs
  • Jumbo Bubba - 1-1/2" diameter - 74,000 lbs
  • Extreme Bubba - 2" diameter - 131,500 lbs

Elongation Chart

Breaking strengths are determined in accordance with Cordage Institute 1500, test methods for Fiber Rope. We test and certify all breaking strengths at a third party calibrated test beds.


Double braid has good resistance to abrasion, sunlight and chemicals. However, with extended immersion in water, nylon ropes products will lose up to 10% of their strength.

With our Gator-ize® coating, Bubba Ropes extend the above positive properties ten fold and gives the added water resistance property to maintain specified breaking strengths.


Each Bubba Rope is hand crafted and built in our USA factory. The eyes of our ropes are specified to be longer and stronger than other recovery ropes. To add to the strength of the eye we use 50% more material in our splicing and add a strong seizing derived from actual US military specifications.

All ropes are inspected before packaging and shipping.

Beware of Black Rope Fakes: black nylon double braid products are normally 10% below published specifications. - Cordage Institute 1500

Bubba Ropes are NOT made from black nylon double braid; instead they are white nylon fibers with pigment added during our Gator-ize® process. Therefore the breaking strength of a Bubba Rope is never compromised.

Our mission is to crate the safest and best recovery gear in the world. We take our products and our customers seriously while having fun in what we do!

Which Bubba Rope do I need?

There is no official working load limit on using Kinetic Energy Recovery Ropes. However, from experience we recommend that the best method in selecting the right rope is by multiplying the weight of the vehicle you are recovering by 3 or 4 times and then selecting the rope that has a breaking strength that is equal to or higher than that number. For example: if you are going to be recovering vehicles similar in size to a Jeep Wrangler which weighs approximately 4,000 to 5,000 lbs. our Renegade Bubba Rope with a breaking strength of 19,000 lbs. would be perfect for that application. Similarly, half-ton pickups that usually weigh around 6,000 lbs. the best fit would be our Original Bubba with a breaking strength of 28,600 lbs. If you still have questions of which rope to select just call or email us and we would be happy to recommend the best fit for your use.