Type III 550 Paracord - All Colors
Welcome to our Type III 550 Paracord page! Type III 550 LB paracord is a commercial grade version of MIL-SPEC paracord. 550 cord is remarkably dependable, strong and sufficient enough to be used for endless outdoor activities Some of the more popular uses of paracord are survival bracelets, handle wraps, lanyards, key chains, boots laces, zipper pulls, dogs leashes/collars, and much more. See all our 550 paracord in a gradient with our 550 Color Chart.
Parachute cord, commonly referred to as paracord, was originally used as suspension line for US parachutes during World War II. Veterans returning to America from overseas brought paracord home and popularity spread quickly within the United States. Paracord is now used as a general purpose rope by both military and non-military personal and enjoyed by crafters and preppers alike. It was also used during the 82nd Space Shuttle Mission astronauts used paracord to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.