Check out our Top 100 Colors of 550 paracord all at once! With prices starting at $3.99 + free same day shipping - Paracord Planet is the best paracord shop to buy paracord from. All colors of our quality 100% Made in the USA Paracord comes in 10 foot, 25 foot, 50 foot and 100 foot hanks, or buy in bulk with our 250 foot and 1000 foot spool options.
What is Paracord?
Paracord (also known as Parachute Cord) is a lightweight, nylon kernmantle (inner core protected by a woven outer sheath) rope originally used in the military for suspension lines in parachutes as well as many other purposes where cordage was needed. Veteran’s found thousands of other uses for paracord as time went on including fishing line, survival gear, shoe laces, belts and so much more. 550 Paracord is one of the toughest, most dependable cords available.
The smooth texture of the rope comes from the 32-strand interwoven nylon sheath (kernmantle). Encased in the strong and smooth sheath are 7 nylon inner strands, both of which contribute to the cords 550-pound tensile strength. Another bonus of paracord are the versatile inner strands – which can be removed anytime you need a smaller yet durable string in any variety of situations.
Expanding the usage of paracord even further, easily learn weaves, wraps and knots tailor made for easy unravelling in survival situations. In addition to all the utility functions paracord serves, another widespread use for paracord is crafting. Make bracelets, handle wraps, belts, lanyards, whips and hundreds of decorative items.
- Crafting - bracelets, lanyards, and keychains
- Survival - fishing/trapping, fastening, and first aid
- Fashion - belts, shoelaces, and jewelry
What you can expect from all Paracord Planet 550 Paracord:
- 100% Made in the USA
- Type III Nylon Paracord
- Approximately 4mm in Diameter (.16 inches)
- 550lbs Tensile Strength
- 32-Strand Interwoven Nylon Sheath
- 7 Nylon Inner Strands