Not all cord is created equal. Although it’s essential for countless uses around the home and workshop, cord of decent quality can be hard to find. These cords are very well made – and at prices that won't make you hesitate to use "the good cord" for general utility purposes.

Our polyester reflective cord has material woven into it that reflects even faint light, making it easy to spot. Useful wherever exposed cords could snare unwary passersby, it’s an excellent choice for guy lines and clotheslines at a campsite. It’s also a good option for tie-downs, as it’s highly abrasion resistant and has very little stretch, it remains taut without need for re-tensioning while under load. 2.5mm diameter cord with a tensile strength of 195 lb, supplied in 100' spools.

Nylon parachute cord, or paracord, is valued for its impressive strength while being lightweight and easy to handle. Ours has a braided outer sheath enclosing seven inner strands that can be pulled out and used independently for tasks that require a thinner line. Resistant to damage from UV, rot and abrasion, it has a smooth, supple texture and moderate stretch, making it easy to tie without binding, so knots can be untied with minimal fuss. It’s useful to have on hand for everything from wrapping tool handles to keeping the kids busy braiding bracelets at the campsite. 4mm diameter cord with a tensile strength of 550 lb, supplied in 50' spools.

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