Winches, winches, and winches

In the not so distant past there were only the big boys of the winch world.  Those companies like Warn, Superwinch, and Ramsey were the names everyone knew when looking for a winch for your Jeep.

Those companies are still going strong and often they are considered top of the line winches that can get top dollar too.

Sometimes a weekend Jeeper would like a winch for their Jeep but wants to keep the bucks in their pockets for other stuff too.

We put together a guide of as many winches out there we could find (we are still looking) – along with some pricing, features, and some other info.  Either this will confuse you more or help you with your decision.  Consider this article a continuous work in progress.

Warn – Maybe the original off-road vehicle winch manufacturer and often considered the top dog of winches.  You can’t go wrong with a Warn.

ZEON Series – the next generation in Warn winches

XD Series – tried, true, classic

M Series – speed, reliability, cost conscious


Superwinch – Over 50 years of off road products

XRC and X20 Series

Mile Marker

Barricade – Sold exclusively by

Quadratec –  Quadratec has their own brand of winches, specially designed for the Jeep.

Smittybilt – Their X2O and XRC winches provide heavy duty performance.