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Cord Comparison Chart

95 to 550 to Paramax Cord Comparison Chart

1/4” Shock Cord

1/4” Shock Cord is manufactured for its elastic qualities and integral strength resistance while elongated. It is used for countless projects such as bungee straps, cargo nets, hammocks, securing items, and transporting boxes.

    • Nylon
    • 210-pound Tensile Strength
    • 48 Inner Strands
    • 1/4in Diameter
    • Absorbs Shock
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

 

Para-Max Cord

Para-Max paracord is a bigger and beefier paracord. It's the strongest type on the market and essential for any emergency survival kit. Great for towing, hiking, hunting, pet toys, horse halters, and outdoor projects.

    • Certified Type IV
    • 32 Strand Woven Nylon Outer Sheath
    • 1,200-pound Tensile Strength
    • 3 Inner Strands
    • 1/4in Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

 

750 Paracord

750 Paracord is the strongest tactical paracord available. Slightly thicker than our 550 cord, 750 paracord is 26% stronger than 550 cord. It is used for countless projects such as belts, leashes, emergencies, and heavier duty projects. 

    • Certified Type IV
    • Nylon
    • 750-pound Tensile Strength
    • 11 Inner Strands
    • 5mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

550 Paracord

550 Paracord is the most used paracord we offer. It is dependable, tough, and long lasting. It can be used for countless projects and perfect for crafting bracelets, repairing clothing, fishing, hunting, handle wraps and other outdoor projects. 


Our 550 Paracord also has many variations including Mono Cord (has a monofilament fishing line strand), Tinder Cord (has a strand of jute twine included), Survival Cord (has jute twine and fishing line in addition to the 7 inner strands) and Fire Cord (includes a wax dipped tinder cord).

    • Certified Type III
    • Nylon
    • 550-pound Tensile Strength
    • 7 Inner Strands
    • 4mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

1/8” Shock Cord

1/8” Shock Cord is manufactured for its elastic qualities and integral strength resistance while elongated. It is used for countless projects such as bungee straps, cargo nets, hammocks, securing items, and transporting boxes.

    • Nylon
    • 100-pound Tensile Strength
    • 12 Inner Strands
    • 1/8in Diameter
    • Absorbs Shock
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

425 Paracord

425 Paracord is just as dependable, tough and durable as our 550 paracord; just a little smaller. It is used for numerous projects and perfect for crafting, repairing and other paracord projects.

    • Certified Type II
    • Nylon
    • 425-pound Tensile Strength
    • 3 Inner Strands
    • 3mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

325 Paracord

325 Paracord is just as durable and dependable as our 425 paracord; but a little smaller. It is perfect for projects that 425 is a little bigger than you need, such as smaller bracelets, boot laces, belts, keychains, leashes, and other crafting projects.

    • Certified Type II
    • Nylon
    • 325-pound Tensile Strength
    • 3 Inner Strands
    • 2mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

275 Paracord

275 Paracord is still dependable, tough and long lasting, but even smaller than our 425 paracord. This thinner cord is used for numerous projects and perfect for crafting, repairing and other paracord projects. It is perfect for your smaller cord projects like kids bracelets, keychains, and lanyards.

    • Certified Type II
    • Nylon
    • 275-pound Tensile Strength
    • 5 Inner Strands
    • 2mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

95 Paracord

95 Paracord falls between our 275 and Micro cord. It is smaller than 275, bigger than Micro cord, but has a the same tensile strength. This thinner cord is used for countless projects such as macramé, bracelets, wind chimes and many other weaving projects.

    • Certified Type I
    • Nylon
    • 100-pound Tensile Strength
    • 1 Inner Strands
    • 1.75mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

Micro Paracord

Our nylon material Micro Paracord has breaking strength of 100 pounds and goes great by itself and also with our 550 cord for a little added color for any woven Paracord patterns. Our favorite uses for the Micro Paracord have been for a Paracord necklace and laced cobra bracelets.

    • Certified Type I
    • Nylon
    • 100-pound Tensile Strength
    • 0 Inner Strands
    • 1.18mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

Nano Paracord

Nano Paracord is our smallest cord but it definitely has no shortage of great uses. Its breaking strength is 36 pounds which amazingly will still get the job done in many situations. Being our thinnest Paracord, you are able to bring a lot of it in a small amount of space.

    • Certified Type I
    • Nylon
    • 36-pound Tensile Strength
    • 0 Inner Strands
    • .75mm Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

1/16” Elastic Cord

1/16” Elastic Cord is dependable, tough and stretchy. It is used for countless projects such as DIY jewelry, gift wraps, home décor, bracelets, display cards, scrap-booking, name tags and masks.

    • Braided Sleeve
    • 6 Inner Strands
    • 1/16in Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA

1/32” Shock Cord

1/32” Shock Cord is dependable, tough and stretchy. It is used for countless projects such as DIY jewelry, gift wraps, home décor, bracelets, display cards, scrap-booking, name tags and masks.

    • Braided Sleeve
    • 3 Inner Strands
    • 1/32in Diameter
    • Rot Resistance
    • UV Fading Resistance
    • Durable
    • Made in the USA