Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord when referring to type-III paracord) is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. This cord is now used as a general purpose utility and survival cord. This versatile cord was used by astronauts during the 82nd Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The braided sheath is made up of 32 interwoven strands, giving it a relatively smooth texture. The all-nylon construction makes paracord somewhat elastic. The inner core is made of 7 inner strands that can be used as thread, fishing line and many other uses! The reputation of Paracord is nothing short of amazing. Paracord 550 is strong, lightweight, versatile, extremely comfortable and durable shoelace suitable for use on casual shoes, runners, hiking boots and work boots.
- Sizing: Eyelet pairs/Length
- 4-5/ 33"
- 5-6/ 45"
- 6-7/ 54"
- 7-8/ 63"
- 8-9/ 72"
- 9-10/ 84"
- 10-11/ 96"
- 11-12/ 108"
- Ironlace Paracord 550 laces have a number of advantages that make them not only functional but allow them to stand the test of time. They are:
- Heavy duty - 7 inner strands with a woven outer sleeve
- 550 lbs break strength Type III Commercial Cord
- All-Nylon construction is fairly elastic for all day hiking comfort
- 9/64" (3.5mm) tip diameter means these laces have a universal fit.
- 100's of uses for backcountry survivial
- Made in USA
- Clear Lace tips