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Rothco Nylon Paracord

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Black
hiking
  • nylon
  • Made in USA by a certified US Government contractor
  • 5/32" diameter
  • 550 lb. test
  • 100% Nylon
  • 100 feet
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Product Description

Rothco's Nylon Paracord is made by a certified U.S. Government Contractor. The cord is 550 Lb. tested, has a 7 Strand Core and is 100% Nylon with a diameter of 5/32 Inches. This Nylon Paracord is made In USA and is GSA compliant. Rothco's 550 Nylon Paracord has many uses, originally used by the military, this durable, lightweight cord is ideal for any survival situation and fits great inside a Bug Out Bag. Parachute Cord is also ideal for making bracelets, key-chains and other rope accessories

Product Details

Color: Black | Style Name: hiking
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000S5ODNC
  • Item model number: 308
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (813 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,998 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This paracord is the real deal.
Engineer
What can I say, if you need rope that doesn't take up a lot of space, but has the strength to get the job done, this is it!
Mikeal
Great stuff for car emergency kits, bug out bags, camping gear, around the house, etc.
Ryan C Weber

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

213 of 235 people found the following review helpful By K. Ferriman on March 24, 2011
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
I don't like leaving a 5 star review, as no item is perfect. That said, I gave this item 5 stars as it is exactly what it was advertised to be. When I opened the paracord (which was shipped quickly by the way) I could see the 7 strands inside. The paracord holds my weight, 240 lbs, with not problem - which is what I was looking for. You shouldn't use this to clime mountains, there is better rope for that. But, it makes for great looking and long lasting shoelaces, camping line etc. I bought it for my knife, but I have found myself using it for everything. I highly recommend keeping some in your emergency kit, your car and anywhere else you may find yourself needing it at some future point. This stuff doesn't rot, so it will be there when you need it. It may not be military grade (I can't say if it is or isn't myself), but I'm not going to be storming Iraq any time soon, so if it's not, that's okay by me.
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246 of 288 people found the following review helpful By A. Salys on January 28, 2009
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black
Bought 300' so far.....indispensable. Keep some in wife's car, truck, work truck, make lanyards outta it....tie down ANYTHING....use as boot laces(laces that will never break)...hang antennas from trees...or to tease the cats with......love this stuff....and it's the real deal...not some Chinese ripoff stuff.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Daniel616 on April 21, 2011
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a nice tight braid, not as soft as the harware store "clothesline" grade stuff. I want to point out that the package I received does have one hundred feet, not inches. The picture of the product label is correct, the link text (550lb. Type III Paracord 100" Black) is not.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Zavi Rasan on May 23, 2011
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
Got this for my emergency backpack. It is black and actually lightweight. The cord has seven white strands inside you can see it when you cut it. I was a bit frustrated because when I cut it it would fray and was hard to put back thru other items. I solved that problem by just lighting the end with a lighter to stop the fraying and it works fine. It wraps up nicely and will be in my backpack and attached to a lot of gear for easy access such as zippers and so on.

I recommend the product.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Wryhkvae on April 21, 2011
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black
Ah... Paracord. Its a lovely nylon mix apart from being amazingly strong and thinner than a pencil. It can be stretched out to secure items and is very unlikely to snap or brake. In the boot camp I had a teammate that didn't have great memory so we attached his items to his pant's with Paracord. Took us long enough to cut it off him when he learned his lesson. It can be used for emergency climbing but, I don't suggest it since the small rope can flatten out and burn your hands badly. Then again if it's an emergency I don't think rope burn is your biggest worry. Over all paracord is wonderful.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stabby Doug on December 20, 2011
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this paracord because I didn't have any paracord and I need some paracord. When it showed up I was very pleased because I had some paracord whereas before the order arrived I didn't have any paracord, which is the reason I ordered some paracord. So far I have made three paracord bracelets and five paracord knife lanyards out of paracord. I recommend that anyone who needs some paracord and doesn't have any paracord order this paracord.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By V. Yalung on November 28, 2010
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Olive Drab Verified Purchase
I served in the military for four years, mostly in the 101st Airborne Division, where we use loads of 550 cord for slingload operations. While the cord definitely looks and feels like the 550 cord I used in the army, I'm not too sure that it's the real deal- The outer layer frays too easily and when cut, the inner strands pull away unless you use a scalpel to cut it. It's still a very good product, and I can't imagine too many civilian applications for high performance cord, but for me it worked well enough to keep a sagging tree from falling.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By steve123 on July 24, 2011
Style Name: hikingColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
The cord I received was not cut well at all. Right off the bat I had to easily sacrifice 2 feet in order to properly prevent it from fraying. Also, I found a few cuts in the sheath of the rope around it. As I bought it for knot tying practice, it is ok. But I was going to actually use it for working loads, I would return it immediately. Also, it is some of the most expensive stuff I could find, so I thought I was getting the best.
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