Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
|List Price:||$8.95 - $32.99|
|Price:||$2.79 - $1,000.00|
Average customer review: 4.5 stars
(1287 customer reviews)
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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #50 in Sports & Outdoors
- Size: 100
- Brand: Rothco
- Model: ROT112
- Released on: 2011-11-11
- Fabric type: nylon
- 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
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.
Most helpful customer reviews
618 of 675 people found the following review helpful.
Not 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.
168 of 183 people found the following review helpful.
By K. Ferriman
I don't like leaving a 5 star review, as no item is perfect. That said, I gave this item 5 stars as it is exactly what it was advertised to be. When I opened the paracord (which was shipped quickly by the way) I could see the 7 strands inside. The paracord holds my weight, 240 lbs, with not problem - which is what I was looking for. You shouldn't use this to clime mountains, there is better rope for that. But, it makes for great looking and long lasting shoelaces, camping line etc. I bought it for my knife, but I have found myself using it for everything. I highly recommend keeping some in your emergency kit, your car and anywhere else you may find yourself needing it at some future point. This stuff doesn't rot, so it will be there when you need it. It may not be military grade (I can't say if it is or isn't myself), but I'm not going to be storming Iraq any time soon, so if it's not, that's okay by me.
227 of 261 people found the following review helpful.
Real Deal....1001 uses
By A. Salys
Bought 300' so far.....indispensable. Keep some in wife's car, truck, work truck, make lanyards outta it....tie down ANYTHING....use as boot laces(laces that will never break)...hang antennas from trees...or to tease the cats with......love this stuff....and it's the real deal...not some Chinese ripoff stuff.