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550 Paracord - High Strength Utility Cord


50 feet of the perfect general purpose utility cord from Nite Ize

Product Information

Originally created as suspension lines for parachutes, the lightweight, semi-elastic, weather-resistant, and quality braided nylon paracord makes it a versatile, durable alternative to rope, with hundreds of uses. Tested for 550 pound break strength, our Nite Ize 550 paracord is excellent for bundling small loads and rucksacks, for use in harnesses, clothes line, dummy cords, guy lines, snare lines, hanging bear bags, for use as boot and shoe laces - any task where light cordage is needed. In a pinch, you can pull the guts from the outer case and use the inner strands for fishing line, zipper pulls - even dental floss.

Product Details

  • Package comes with 50' of 550 paracord
  • Available in Black or Orange
  • Dimensions: 600.00" x 0.13" x 0.13" | 15440.00mm x 31.75mm x 31.75mm
  • Weight: 4.13oz | 117.00g
  • 150LB working load
  • 550LB break strength
Warning: This product is not designed to hold your body weight or to lift heavy objects overhead. Do not use this product for climbing, repelling, lifting heavy objects or other situations where personal safety or valuable property can be endangered. The working load and weight rating are based on static tests and the limits shown should never be exceeded. Shock conditions (swing, stress, jerk) can reduce working loads by more than 33%. Never stand in line with rope under tension; such rope, particularly nylon rope, may recoil (snap back). Never use this product to secure large flat surfaces or objects. All ropes should be replaced if signs of wear, such as broken fibers are apparent. Knots reduce the strength of the rope more than 50%, splicing is preferable. Misuse can result in serious injury or death.



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  • Ken

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    This is a suggestion, not a rating. One of the problems with this and all ropes of kernmantel construction is the separation of the outer sheath from the inner core after cutting. After watching people at West Marine cutting similar rope, I experimented with using a soldering iron, both to cut and to seal the ends produced by the cut. Don't be in a hurry. Let the hot iron sink through the rope, then follow up by melting the tips of inner and outer portions so they're one piece at each end.