In my quest for a new fast, strong and lightweight winch I could write about, I found a couple that advertised themselves as competition winches. Label aside, there’s a lot of stuff on the market, with the majority not even worth mentioning. BUT, COMEUP Blazer Competition Winch got my attention!
Unfortunately, in winch universe, terms “competition” and “lightweight” don’t fit together. Weight saving pays back in better gas mileage and being less nose heavy so the front/rear vehicle balance is better. But when buying a competition winch, is better gas mileage something we should worry about? This isn’t really debateable since the obvious answer is no.
COMEUP has introduced the COMEUP Blazer Competition Winch. It’s a piece of metal exclusively designed for the roughest off road conditions. You want mud? That’s OK. You want rocks? No problem.
And yes. I know we all look for reviews when buying. But the COMEUP Blazer competition winch has been tested in the roughest condition. Rainforest Challenge series is without doubt one of the hardest mud races ever. COMEUP tested their product at RFC Russia, RFC Malaysia. “Force Gurkha” Teams chose COMEUP Blazer competition winches and finished 1st and 2nd at Rainforest Challenge India.
The COMEUP Blazer Competition Winch has a housing made of durable diecast aluminium. It’s painted in black and has a nice red “COMEUP” engraving. There’s also a possibility of personalized driver nameplate – laser engraved. Steel cover protects the system. The fairlead is made out of polished aluminium and is perfct for synthetic rope. The maximum total length of the rope is amazing – it is 46 meters of 11 mm rope.
The whole winch system is designed for maximum heat dispersion. Dual 7 HP motors have thermal protection. Nevertheless, the hand-held remote control has a led indicator for overheating.
Compared to some of its competitors, we can say this winch is a reliable puppy. COMEUP Blazer 3,6 tonnes winch is a game changer and has the potential to alter the outcome of the competition winch industry. We are really looking forward to the rest of the season. What can this winch really do? His potential will be shown soon enough.
Winch Systems are the sole UK importers and distributors with exclusivity on the Blazer in Europe. Anyone wanting more information, or if you are interested in becoming a dealer throughout Europe please email
TEXT: Emilio Mocibob
PHOTO: COMEUP Blazer