I get asked this from a few people I work with, they wonder why I have a Jeep without a winch. I tell them its complicated, there are many to choose from starting with the money, what kind of recovery does one plan on doing, size matters, synthetic rope vs wire and the list goes on. I have never owned or even operated a winch yet so for me this will be a first. To make things worse there are so many to choose from. What winch works well dealing with mud, water here in the Eastern half of the US vs a dry climate & rocks in the Western US?