550 Cord 100ft Hanks

Used in WWII as parachute cord for United States airborne infantry paratroopers, 550 Paracord has an impressive history. The same strength and flexibility that made it perfect for parachute suspension also make it great for many other things like crafting bracelets, repairing clothing, constructing handle wraps, and for hunting, fishing, and camping. Today it is still growing in popularity among survivalists, preppers, crafters, and the everyday Joe. Certified type III paracord has a tensile strength of 550 lb packed into a 4 mm diameter containing 7 inner strands. 

550 paracord is also available in larger spools, and shorter lengths. For other paracord varieties, visit the paracord pull-down menu above, or visit our paracord comparison chart

Use with: most of our plastic bucklesmetal shacklesbreakaway buckles, and cord locks.

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