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Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord

Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
From Rothco

List Price: $9.99
Price: $3.99 - $9.88
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Average customer review: 4.5 stars 4.5 stars
(400 customer reviews

Product Description

Rothco's Type III 550 lb. Paracord is 100% nylon, 5/32" in diameter and has a 7 strand core. It made by a certified US Government contractor and has a 550 lb test strength.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #22089 in Sports & Outdoors
  • Brand:
  • Model: 138
  • Released on: 2011-11-11


  • Commercial paracord ideal for utility use
  • 7-strand core made to 550-pound test
  • 100-percent nylon construction
  • Made by certified US Government contractor
  • Measures 5/32 inches in diameter

Editorial Reviews

An ideal all-around utility cord in the field, the Rothco Type III commercial paracord is tough and long lasting. The cord is made of 550-pound test nylon and features a seven-strand core for maximum strength. Measuring 5/32 inches in diameter, the paracord is manufactured in the United States by a certified US Government contractor. The paracord is available in several lengths and colors.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

765 of 832 people found the following review helpful.
3Not The Real Deal, Still OK
By G. Urrutia
I'll keep this short, but if you want the real military grade stuff, the nomenclature is MIL-C-5040H. MIL-C-5040 is different! Unfortunately I learned too late that many companies stock two different versions of Type III paracord. This stuff is ok, but please know it isn't the same stuff we use in the military. Real paracord has two colored strands in addition to the standard white to designate the manufacturer. The strands are also much tighter. If you receive paracord that has all white strands, then it isn't the same stuff. It's still paracord, and fine for normal use.

992 of 1104 people found the following review helpful.
5Strong. Light. Rope.
By Ben Moon
If you find yourself stuck in a place high up because zombies or some other form of danger is beneath you, you could lower yourself down with this paracord once the danger had passed or was eliminated. That is unless of course you weigh more than 550lbs. In which case you're probably awesome enough without the paracord considering you climbed to a high place in the first place.

60 of 64 people found the following review helpful.
5A very good general purpose rope. Do your research before you buy though.
By D. Blankenship
One of my favorite literary works is J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. If read carefully, the three books (four if you include The Hobbit), a person can pick up a great amount of wisdom. These books are simply filled with wise advice. In the first book of the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, just as Fellowship is about to depart Rivendell, Sam is taking mental inventory of what he has back for their journey and contemplating what he may have forgotten:

"Rope!" he muttered. "No rope! And only last night you said to yourself: `Sam, what about a bit of rope?' You'll want it, if you haven't got it.' Well, I'll want it. I can't get it now."

I cannot tell you how many times these words of good Sam have come back to haunt me!

Well here I found part of the solution (I am still working of the ability to remember things part) with this 550lb Type III Parachord by Rothco! This is good stuff folks and the price here is extremely attractive.

This is not the cheap sort of crap you find at a lot of the dollar store places, and establishments such as that. No, this is quality rope at a very good price.

The uses of this stuff are endless and are limited only my direct necessity and imagination. I keep a package in all of our cards, some in our barns and out-buildings, in my work shop, office and it is one of the first thing that goes into my pack when hiking for camping (actually, depending upon the length of the stay, both my wife and I pack this stuff with us.

I have no way of testing whether or not this stuff actually holds up 550 pounds, but I do know I have been unable to break the stuff. Recently I was able to triple up on this stuff (twisted three strands and looped them) and actually use it to pull a car out of a snow bank (Now I grant you it was a small car...but never the less, a car it was).

Now keep in mind that this stuff is not an answer to all of a person's rope needs. There is rope and there is rope. Quite often there are specialized jobs or activities that require specialized rope. I don't recommend this stuff in you plan to do any mountain or rock climbing in the near future; caving or working stock, water skiing, sailing, etc. Also, remember your high school physics class. Rope, like everything else in the universe is subject to certain physical laws. To try to get a rope to do things that go against these laws is unwise. Also, don't forget your common sense.

This is a very good general purpose rope which is selling for a nice price. It is handy to have around and performs the jobs I pay it to perform.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks

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