this cord is really something. bread rated at at least 1,000 pounds. color is really nice. quite flexible for its diameter. you might find rope equal to this, but not the color selection! That's why I went with this. I know i'll be happy with this since all my other parachute cords in the past have been well used and all were up to the task. This however, takes parachute cord to a little higher level. And with the multitude of colors, you can't go wrong.