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Rothco Nylon Paracord

by Rothco
4.6 out of 5 stars 1,531 customer reviews

Price: $5.10 - $55.02
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85% of customers say this fits as expected.
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I solved that problem by just lighting the end with a lighter to stop the fraying and it works fine.
I will be ordering more, the price is outstanding and I like how it is shipped in a sealed bag.
Other pictures I've seen for 550 paracord show 7 identical widths of strands and on some the 7th strand is red.
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  • Made by a certified U.S. government contractor
  • 550 lb test weight - 7 strand core
  • Made from 100% nylon
  • Measures 5/32" in diameter
  • Made in the USA


Product Description

Made by a certified U.S. government contractor550 lb test weight - 7 strand coreMade from 100% nylonMeasures 5/32" in diameterMade in the USA

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00UCWYJ8A
  • Item model number: 146-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,531 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,633 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: 100 FeetColor: 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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Size: 100 FeetColor: 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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Size: 100 FeetColor: Blue Verified Purchase
For those of you making paracord bracelets or skydiving, this stuff is not real paracord. If you compare this stuff with real paracord (the stuff you get at an army navy surplus store)it is very clear that this stuff flatens easily an has very little structure. Look Somewhere else.
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Size: 100 FeetColor: Midnight Blue Verified Purchase
I have bought 600 feet of Rothco brand paracord in the last few months. What was sent was some generic off the wall brand and the color was not even close to what I ordered. I would not recommend ordering from this company. They don't send what is pictured or the Rothco brand for that matter.
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Size: 100 FeetColor: 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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Size: 100 FeetColor: 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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Size: 100 FeetColor: 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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Size: 100 FeetColor: Camo Verified Purchase
This stuff is no good! It "puckers", or wrinkles up without even being used. I can't really explain it, so I had to take a picture. Also found that melted ends end up coming free, and fraying (also shown in the picture). I thought it was a fluke, but then did another end last night, and it was separating today. They melt OK, but they don't stay together. It's almost like the inner and outer sheaths don't mix when heated. Very weird.

Yeah it's cheap, but save your money on something else....
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