Best Jeep Winches: Off-Road Essentials

These powerful winches will help pull your Jeep out of any bind.

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Winches are a great accessory for off-roading. They help you pull your car out of the mud or over large obstacles in the way. There are many different kinds of winches, and they vary in price, construction, cable type, pulling power, and other features.

 Keep reading to learn more about the Best Jeep Winches. Including: Best Overall, Best Value, and Honorable Mention. We’ll go over the different Types, laying out the Pros and Cons. Answers to the most frequently asked questions with Winches and Off-Roading.

Best Overall
Best Value
Honorable Mention
WARN 103252 VR EVO 10 Electric 12V DC Winch with Steel Cable Wire Rope: 3/8" Diameter x 90' Length, 5 Ton (10,000 lb) Pulling Capacity
Smittybilt X2O COMP - Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10,000 lb. Load Capacity
X-BULL 12V Synthetic Rope Winch-10000 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch Kit,Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery
WARN 103252 VR EVO 10 Electric 12V DC Winch with Steel Cable Wire Rope: 3/8" Diameter x 90' Length, 5 Ton (10,000 lb) Pulling Capacity
Smittybilt X2O COMP - Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10,000 lb. Load Capacity
X-BULL 12V Synthetic Rope Winch-10000 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch Kit,Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery
LOAD CAPACITY
8,000 Lb. +
10,000 Lb. +
10,000 Lb. +
WATERPROOF
WIRELESS
SUMMARY
Powerful series-wound motor and planetary gear train deliver faster line speed under load, with lower amp draw
6.6 HP Amphibious motor, 3-Stage Planetary Gear System, Stainless Steel Hardware, Dynamic Braking System, 2 Solenoid Mounting Options
State-of-the-art 500AMP solenoid valve. Heavy duty sealed contactor with positive load control for power input and output. Powerful motor and three-stage planetary gear system provide faster linear speed and lower ampere traction under load.
PROS
Steel Cable Wire Rope | Wireless/Wired | Very Strong Winch | Easy Install
Synthetic Rope | Both Wireless/Wired | Waterproof | Strong & Well Built
Lifetime Support | 1 Year Warranty | Wireless/Wired
CONS
Bolts could be longer
Replacement Remote is Expensive
Heavy | Not as Waterproof as other models
RATING
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REVIEWS
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Best Overall
WARN 103252 VR EVO 10 Electric 12V DC Winch with Steel Cable Wire Rope: 3/8" Diameter x 90' Length, 5 Ton (10,000 lb) Pulling Capacity
WARN 103252 VR EVO 10 Electric 12V DC Winch with Steel Cable Wire Rope: 3/8" Diameter x 90' Length, 5 Ton (10,000 lb) Pulling Capacity
LOAD CAPACITY
8,000 Lb. +
WATERPROOF
WIRELESS
SUMMARY
Powerful series-wound motor and planetary gear train deliver faster line speed under load, with lower amp draw
PROS
Steel Cable Wire Rope | Wireless/Wired | Very Strong Winch | Easy Install
CONS
Bolts could be longer
DETAILS
RATING
-
REVIEWS
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Best Value
Smittybilt X2O COMP - Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10,000 lb. Load Capacity
Smittybilt X2O COMP - Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10,000 lb. Load Capacity
LOAD CAPACITY
10,000 Lb. +
WATERPROOF
WIRELESS
SUMMARY
6.6 HP Amphibious motor, 3-Stage Planetary Gear System, Stainless Steel Hardware, Dynamic Braking System, 2 Solenoid Mounting Options
PROS
Synthetic Rope | Both Wireless/Wired | Waterproof | Strong & Well Built
CONS
Replacement Remote is Expensive
DETAILS
RATING
-
REVIEWS
-
Honorable Mention
X-BULL 12V Synthetic Rope Winch-10000 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch Kit,Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery
X-BULL 12V Synthetic Rope Winch-10000 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch Kit,Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery
LOAD CAPACITY
10,000 Lb. +
WATERPROOF
WIRELESS
SUMMARY
State-of-the-art 500AMP solenoid valve. Heavy duty sealed contactor with positive load control for power input and output. Powerful motor and three-stage planetary gear system provide faster linear speed and lower ampere traction under load.
PROS
Lifetime Support | 1 Year Warranty | Wireless/Wired
CONS
Heavy | Not as Waterproof as other models
DETAILS
RATING
-
REVIEWS
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Bestseller No. 1
X-BULL 12V Synthetic Rope Winch-10000 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch Kit,Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery
  • Waterproof IP67 rating and state-of-the-art 500AMP solenoid valve.Equipped with the latest generation of wireless remote for all the latest x-bull winches
  • Please confirm the fit of mounting plate before purchase: outline size :(length X width X height) 20.8"X 6.5" X 8.6", mounting bolt type :10.00 ± 0.015" × 4.50 ± 0.010".Synthetic rope :3/8’’ x 78 ft
  • Heavy duty sealed contactor with positive load control for power input and output.Powerful motor and three-stage planetary gear system provide faster linear speed and lower ampere traction under load.High efficiency - 25.3 feet per minute for no load and 7 feet per minute for full load
  • Standard working winch, one synthetic wire, 10000 LBS capacity;Ideal for two-door jeeps and light suvs for daily pull.Suitable for all kinds of harsh environment
  • X-bull, all winches come with lifetime technical support and a one-year limited warranty.If there is any issue during the purchase, please feel free to contact us, we will provide professional and timely service
Bestseller No. 2
ZEAK 13000 lb. Premium Electric Winch 12V Waterproof Synthetic Rope, Wireless Remote, for Truck SUV
413 Reviews
ZEAK 13000 lb. Premium Electric Winch 12V Waterproof Synthetic Rope, Wireless Remote, for Truck SUV
  • Winch Load Capacity: 13,000 Pounds; 6.0 Horsepower; Gear Ratio: 236:1; With a 3-stage planetary gear system for strong pulling; The unique design is very suitable for your jeep Wrangler, SUVs, trucks and trailers, making it more attractive and cool
  • Winch Size: 21.5 x 6.3 x 9.8 inches; Mounting Bolt Pattern Size: 10 x 4.5 inches; Winch Synthetic Rope Size: 3/8 inch x 86 feet; This powerful winch is equipped with the stronger synthetic rope to quickly get rid of the predicament of vehicle getting stuck in some troubles
  • IP 68 waterproof design; 400 AMP 12V DC Series Wound; No load traction drag speed at 21.3 feet /min, the Full load 13000 lbs drag speed at 5 feet /min; comes with a upgrade version remote control, the remote control buttons are more sensitive, greatly reduced the problem which remote control can not control the rope in and out (Remote range up to 32 feet)
  • Package included a electric winch; 11.8 x 2.7 x 10.03 inches hawse fairlead; control box; mounting bolts; 3/8 inch clevis hook; 73.2 inches battery leads; circuit breaker; 137.4 inches corded remote control and a wirless remote
  • To install the winch and fairlead, getting a mounting bracket set up which not includes in this product; Please read the instructions carefully before operating the winch; Using the snatch block to help your work more easily; Another safety tip: throw a blanket onto the cables to reduce whiplash if something breaks loose
Bestseller No. 3
WARN 103252 VR EVO 10 Electric 12V DC Winch with Steel Cable Wire Rope: 3/8" Diameter x 90' Length, 5 Ton (10,000 lb) Pulling Capacity
  • Standard duty winch with a steel cable and an 10, 000 lb. capacity; Ideal for 1/2-ton pickup trucks, jeeps, and larger SUVs
  • Powerful series-wound motor and planetary gear train deliver faster line speed under load, with lower amp draw
  • High-performance Albright contactor delivers maximum reliability; Control packs can be relocated for low-profile installations
  • Features IP68-rated waterproof construction, two-in-one remote with wired and wireless options, and one-piece cast-aluminum tie-plate
  • Designed, engineered, and tested in the USA; Limited lifetime for mechanical parts and 7 years on electrical
Bestseller No. 4
ZEAK 10000lb. Electric Truck Winch Synthetic Rope 12V, for SUV Trailers Offroad, Waterproof, Wireless Remote
  • ZEAK standard duty winch with durable synthetic rope and 10000lb capacity deal with pickup trucks, jeeps, and larger SUVs.
  • Winch dimensions: 21.5''L x 6.3''W x 9.7''H, Product weight: 60.6 lbs, Synthetic rope type: 85 ft. Mounting bolt pattern: 10'' x 4.5''.
  • Much stronger series-wound motor and planetary gear train deliver faster line speed under load, with lower amp draw.
  • High-performance Special-design control pack delivers maximum reliability. IP68 waterproof construction, adapt to any harsh conditions
  • This ZEAK winch have one year warranty and lifetime technical support. Whenever you get problem, don’t hesitate to contact us! we will try our best to solve it.
Bestseller No. 5
STEGODON New 9500 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch S3,12V Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, Synthetic Rope Winch with Wireless Handheld Remote and Wired Handle(Green-Rope)
63 Reviews
STEGODON New 9500 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch S3,12V Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, Synthetic Rope Winch with Wireless Handheld Remote and Wired Handle(Green-Rope)
  • [THE NEW VERSION]Overall Dimensions:(L×W×H)20.3"×6.32"×10.2".Mounting Bolt Pattern:10.00±0.015" × 4.50±0.010".The black frosted spray paint will not rust.And it improves the model's thermal insulation and model's durability.The all-steel shell can protect the winch well.The new design is more conducive to the heat dissipation of the gearbox to ensure the long operation of the winch.
  • [THE NEW SYSTEM]The 9500 lb. Winch powered by a 4.1kw/5.5hp output permanent magnet DC 12V motor.The new solenoid truly achieves the principle of heat insulation, durability, high stability, avoid the problem of capstan damage or motor burning caused by insufficient solenoid power.The new clutch system strengthens the connection between the clutch and the gear, it is not easy to cause damage to the clutch.
  • [THE NEW PLANETARY]The new 3-stage Planetary was of high strength, more solid, cold extrusion integrated structure, and did not deform or crack under large torsion.And realized the differential speed, deceleration (growth rate), reversal and other functions.Combined use of multiple planetary gear trains can achieve maximum speed ratio and small volume, and can realize coaxial deceleration (increase rate).
  • [THE NEW CONTROL SYSTEM]Powerful wireless remote control is also configured to our 9500lb. Winch.The new wireless remote control enlarges the range of the signal transmitted.The transmission range is up to 325ft without obstacles.The wireless remote's reception range is twice as good as the old version.Above all,when you are using it at the same frequency as other people, signal interference will not prevent it from working.
  • [Warranty]All winches come backed by a lifetime technical support and one-year limited warranty.If there is any problem during the purchase period, please contact us at any time, and we will provide the most professional and timely service.
Bestseller No. 6
Smittybilt X2O COMP - Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10,000 lb. Load Capacity
  • Your purchase includes: Smittybilt X20 Comp Synthetic Rope Winch, hawse fairlead with forged hook, All required power cables to hook up to your vehicle, Rope Sleeve and Wireless Remote
  • Winch can be operated with the remote or manually
  • Technical Specification: 6.6 HP Amphibious motor, 3-Stage Planetary Gear System, Stainless Steel Hardware, Dynamic Braking System, 2 Solenoid Mounting Options
  • Overall Dimensions: 22.3"L x 5.4"W x 9.4" H. Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10” x 4.5”. Net weight: 67lbs.
  • Completely Waterproof, state-of-the-art 500AMP Solenoid
Bestseller No. 7
ZESUPER 9500 lbs Electric Winch Kit Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery (9500-Rope)
738 Reviews
ZESUPER 9500 lbs Electric Winch Kit Waterproof IP67 Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead, with Both Wireless Handheld Remote and Corded Control Recovery (9500-Rope)
  • 🔧Powerful series: 5.5 HP 12v DC series winding winch motor, three-stage planetary gear system and state of the art 500 amp relay.
  • 🔧Efficient Line Speed: 6.4 feet per minute when fully loaded, 24.6 feet per minute when empty.
  • 🔧Overall Dimensions: 21.25″X 6.3125″X 10.125″(540x160x257mm); Winch mounting bolt pattern: 10″ x 4.5″(254mm x 114.3mm); Net weight: 55lb. (24.9kg)
  • 🔧Convenient Control: Upgraded winch hand-held wired and wireless remote controls enhance the remote control experience with increased sensitivity and accuracy.
  • 🔧Lifetime Mechanical Warranty: All winches are provided with lifetime technical support and one-year limited warranty. If there is any problem during the purchase period, please contact us at any time, and we will provide the most professional and timely service
SaleBestseller No. 8
Smittybilt GEN 2 XRC Winch | 9,500 Pound Load Capacity
3,118 Reviews
Smittybilt GEN 2 XRC Winch | 9,500 Pound Load Capacity
  • Your purchase includes One Smittybilt GEN2 XRC Winch, 97495 model with 9,500 lbs. load capacity
  • Winch dimensions: 22.3” L x 5.4” W x 9.4” H | Product Weight: 78 lbs. | Weight capacity: 9,500 lbs. | Cable type – 93.5” diameter, Wire rope | Motor – 6.6hp | Control – 12” lead | Gear-train – 3-stage planetary | Fairlead – 4-way roller
  • Completely Waterproof, state-of-the-art 500AMP Solenoid
  • Kit comes complete with all wiring required for installation. Smittybilt recommends using supplied wiring
  • Smittybilt offers a limited lifetime for replacement to the original purchaser on stainless steel products. Dual-stage, powder coated products carry a 5-year or 100,000 mile warrany, whichever comes first
Bestseller No. 9
EAG Front Bumper with LED Lights and Winch Plate Fit for 07-18 Wrangler JK Offroad
  • LED ACCENT LIGHT- The EAG light front bumper design built in 4PCS powerful 12W and one 120W LED light for impressive styling. These LED accents not only look great, but also help you "see and be seen" even on the darkest trails to provide additional safety.
  • PERFECT FOR OFF ROAD USE- Featuring two high strength D-Ring mounts, a built-in winch plate that is capable of supporting a 12,000 lb. winch, the EAG light bar front bumper is perfect for off-road use.
  • MATERIAl & FINISH -The EAG full width front bumper is manufactured of 5/32" steel sheet and 2" X0.120" steel tube. Dual stage textured black powder coat finish for corrosion protection and durability.
  • FITMENT - 2007-2018 Wrangler JK all models.
  • EASY INSTALLATION - Direct bolt-on.All necessary hardware and installation instructions are included.
Bestseller No. 10
STEGODON New 13000 lb. Load Capacity Electric Winch T2,12V Synthetic Rope Electric Winch with Hawse Fairlead,Waterproof IP67 Winch with Wireless Handheld Remotes and Wired Handle(All Black)
  • Overall Dimensions:(L×W×H)21.3"×6.5"×10.2", Mounting Bolt Pattern:10.00±0.015" × 4.50±0.010".Synthetic rope: 3/8’’x 80ft.Please confirm whether the installation plate is suitable before purchase.
  • Waterproof and sandproof, State-of-the-art 500AMP Solenoid,Heavy-duty sealed contactor.High efficiency - 25.2 feet per minute when empty, 7 feet per minute when fully loaded.
  • High-efficiency 3-stage planetary steel gear provides stronger pulling power of 6.4HP series electric motor.Gear system with free spooling clutch.It will be your best partner on the muddy road.
  • Wireless remote control : Fast circuit speed and High sensitivity.Unique clutch brake system, excellent control.Special designed for car, boat, trucks, jeeps, modified vehicles and multi purpose utility trailers.Suitable for all kinds of harsh environments.
  • All winches come backed by a lifetime technical support and one-year limited warranty.If there is any problem during the purchase period, please contact us at any time, and we will provide the most professional and timely service.

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