Edited November 8, 2014
at 06:58 AM
Husky 4 gauge 20' Booster Cable w/ case for $19.97 - Home Depot [homedepot.com]
B&M (YMMV) and Online, FS with order of $45 or more.
This is the booster cable to get on a budget. It's 4 gauge, which means it is thick enough for use with trucks. It is 20' long so you most likely don't need to park all weird with someone else's car. It also has a great price point. I can't find many 4 gauge booster cables for under $25.
I just bought some 8 gauge, 10ft booster (jumper cables is what I've always called them ) cables for $15 and I thought it was a steal. So fml when I saw this at my local HD, a real heavy duty booster cable twice the length and twice the gauge thickness for only $6 more!
You'll kick yourself for that one or two times (or more?) that you'll need them and not have them. Comes with a nice plastic case as well. Personally, I might use the case for something else and just hide the cables around the spare area since there's usually space there for cables. It just won't be as ready to go - especially if you have a lot of junk in your trunk.
Thinking outside the box, this can come in handy for some solar panels / arrays and people who use solar to either test batteries, transfer power or just harvest the cables and the clamps.
As per user "louze001", the construction materials are of copper clad aluminum wire for those who are interested in knowing.