Why choose Saber OffroaD

Confidently explore off-road with 4x4 recovery gear to get you home

Heavy duty, high-quality 4WD recovery solutions: From Jimnys to Unimogs (and everything in between)

The Saber Story: How it all began

Not just another 4x4 offroad recovery company

Our mission is to eliminate as much weight as possible from the recovery process, for example replacing metal with rope and soft shackles, and steel with aluminium, to reduce the risk to you and create products lighter and stronger – and ultimately safer.

There have been too many horror stories of bow shackles flying through the air after a failed recovery and injuring (or much worse) drivers, passengers and bystanders.

We stand behind the strength and safety of our products because we test all of our products to destruction in a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) lab. We also take our gear into recovery situations for thorough real-world testing.

You’ll see batch numbers and contact details on all our products. It’s your way of knowing we’ve tested each product beyond their capabilities and limits. More than that, our products meet all applicable standards and are always labelled accordingly. We want you to be as confident in our products as we are.

Our research and development team works hard to produce the world’s best recovery gear. From the coating on our ropes to the aluminium we use in our accessories, the material we source has been researched and selected because it’s the best quality product for the recovery solution.

Where it doesn’t exist or we don’t believe the highest quality possible, we’ll research and develop our own product or material, like our SaberPro fibre. This proprietary fibre has allowed us to make products that are the toughest on the market.

And, because we’re stronger and smarter together, we work closely with the team at the Australian Automotive Innovation Centre (AIC) and our NATA testing labs, which gives us access to first-rate testing machinery and engineering excellence to assist in the further development of our world-class products.

Our aim is to make sure our products are the strongest and longest lasting on the market. That’s why we spend so much time researching, testing materials and developing our own specific range of products.
From the design of knots used on our soft shackles to the bend radius on our recovery rings, we are constantly improving our products to make them the best in the world.

We know our gear needs to perform in the harshest recovery situations and that’s why we ensure our products work beyond their rated capacities to give you confidence and peace of mind.

Saber Offroad snapshot and other points of difference

The Saber Offroad product development process

Saber Offroad: Gear to get you home

The Saber Offroad Timeline

2017

MercuryPM (Saber Offroad’s parent company) owner Ben Bartlett is asked to source high-quality Australian-made vehicle-to-vehicle recovery products for use in the Middle East. Nothing is available in Australia consisting of the products required, so Ben begins development of the initial Saber Offroad range. Read more about Ben here

2018

Ben starts manufacturing and exporting Saber Offroad products worldwide, with a predominant initial focus in the Middle East

Late 2018

Saber Offroad products are sold online in Australia at www.saberoffroad.com and Steve becomes a Saber Offroad customer. Saber Offroad launch the first ever Australian developed Bound Soft Shackle.

Early 2019

Saber Offroad focuses heavily on export to the Middle East and South East Asia

November 2019

Saber launches the first ever Australian developed recovery ring, the Ezy-Glide Recovery Ring.

Late 2019

Ben and Steve talk about Steve joining Saber Offroad

January 2020

Stephen joins Saber and takes on the role as Director – Product Development and Saber Offroad starts selling domestically through a small number of dealers. Read more about Stephen here

March 2020

COVID hits and Ben and Steve restructure Saber Offroad to become a domestically focused business

May 2020

The Saber team move into their first factory in Bayswater, Victoria, and the Soft Anchor Point (SAP) launches

June 2020

Shackles for a Cause and HDX with the Technora bound soft shackles launch, while Saber teams up with Kelmatt in Melbourne to produce our Australian-made Ultimate Gear Bag

July 2020

Australia’s strongest rear recovery hitch launches (Rope Friendly Rear Recovery Steel Hitch) and the new Ezy-Glide Recovery Ring V2 design goes live. Saber Offroad is still the only Australian company to produce a recovery ring with the correct diameter as a minimum bend radius for working rope. Meanwhile, SaberPro takes over as the main material used in soft shackle construction and winch ropes

August 2020

Soft Shackle Recovery Points patent is published

January 2021

Spliced Winch Thimble (SWT) and “Fat Lip” Offset fairlead are released and Saber announces the switch to Cerakote and Prismatic Powder Coating for alloy range.

March 2021

The Aluminium Rear Hitch is released

June 2021

MercuryPM moves to a new HQ in Croydon South, 4 times the size of the last factory.

December 2021

Saber Offroad grows to 110 dealers in Australia and 70+ products, with the team expanding to develop new products.

2022

Stay tuned for more product releases, including our new winch and air compressor.

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About Ben Bartlett

Saber Offroad Founder
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About Steve Handbury

Saber Offroad Director - Product Development

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