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Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord

Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
From Rothco

List Price: $8.95 - $17.79
Price: $3.15 - $329.39
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Average customer review: 4.5 stars 4.5 stars
(1410 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: #1962 in Sports & Outdoors
  • Size: 100
  • Brand:
  • Model: ROT112
  • 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

754 of 820 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.

209 of 231 people found the following review helpful.
5As advertized
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.

107 of 119 people found the following review helpful.
3Commercial Grade Type III Paracord
By Mark-Jason Ramesar
This is commercial grade type III paracord and works great with the suggested light duty tasks from lanyard making to tying down tents, securing light gear (no more than 150lbs) and making fishing line etc. The sheath of this commercial parachute cord is braided from 32 strands and the core made up of seven two-ply yarns.

Military grade paracord is marked with the code "MIL-C-5040H Type III" and is usually available only in bulk (not always) and costs more. Type III 550 cord for military use must have between 7-9 core strands and they must be 3-ply each. It MUST have one or more unique colored threads in one of the cores to identify the manufacturer.

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