MAXSA Innovations Escaper Buddy
The "Escaper Buddy"
Quality - 4/5 stars
Considering they look and feel just like the original MaxTrax, I would have to assume they can hold up just as well. Things you should be aware of, the plastic spikes that provide traction are known to eventually be ripped off with repeated use though they do offer metal replacements. The boards can take a substantial amount of weight but you can't expect it to bridge a gap and support the weight of a vehicle. This is a perfect example of take care of your gear and it will go the distance.
Usefulness - 5/5 stars
If you have heard of MaxTrax you have probably seen the videos of people using them to free themselves from all sorts of situations. They do work as advertised though, if I'm being honest, the one time I needed them for myself, my truck shoved them under snow, into the frozen ground, and spit them out behind the truck. To be fair, I was trying to do a flat ground recovery which isn't really their specialty.
Cost - 5/5 stars
You can get a set of these (2 traction pads) for half the price of MaxTrax brand. Again, the have the same look and feel and probably hold up just the same so why pay more?
Overall - 5/5 stars
Though I have not had to use them in many recovery situations, I am glad to have them for the right recovery situation. That's the key, they are good in the right recovery situation and in that situation, things couldn't be easier! Even though they are big and bulky, they do look pretty good on your rig!
Endless Trails will not be held liable for damages or injuries sustained through use of these products.
Use at your own risk.