Gear: 550 Cord


550 Cord

US Government
Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Tactical Equipment
Price: depends on length
Average Rating:
(16 Votes)

The always useful 550 cord (parachute cord) has many uses and will continue to have more. It's been around for many years (since WW2) and continues to be an important and useful tool. 550 cord is a Kernmantle rope which is a rope constructed with its interior core (the kern) protected with a woven exterior sheath (mantle) This design provides strength, durability, and flexibility.

Member Reviews

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    skygirl, Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:50:18 UTC.
    1st review

    I swear my life to this stuff !! It is so versatile for everything !! I especially like to use 550 cord for my duty boot shoe laces....The laces last longer than the boots !!! No lie.....I have picture proof !!!!

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    DeputyDogMP, Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:01:37 UTC.

    This is probably the best thing u can ever have. The amount of things you can use this for is uncountable. If your military and out on a mission, someone better have it.

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    jasonrose, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 09:30:39 UTC.

    can be used for anything.

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    Uncon214, Wed, 30 Dec 2009 05:05:37 UTC.

    Rating.... Welll... there ain't enough stars for me to give this stuff... Use it for everything

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    pete610, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 03:30:51 UTC.

    550 Cord + Duct Tape = Anything is possible

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    Coppertop87, Wed, 07 Apr 2010 09:02:45 UTC.

    saved my life.

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    realspecialagent, Sat, 29 May 2010 20:27:34 UTC.

    I've carried some of this since I was in the Army 20 years ago.

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    ViolationReport, Fri, 13 Aug 2010 18:38:05 UTC.

    Great stuff. There is so many uses for 550 cord!

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    RogueSailor, Thu, 19 Aug 2010 01:44:08 UTC.

    Good Stuff

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    TRPD758, Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:00:39 UTC.

    550 Cord is simply awesome. In the Army we use all the time for practical uses. You can use it when putting tents in or if you want to tie your buddy's stuff up in a tree as a prank.I love how durable it is. You can find it at any PX for few bucks or you can check out a surplus store.

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    gardenanightrider, Mon, 23 May 2011 18:06:18 UTC.

    Great stuff, all purpose.

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    Saintsuperfan25, Sat, 04 Jun 2011 01:38:31 UTC.

    This is the military duc tape. Its great for pretty much everything from tying things down to creating handles for knives and broomsticks for the rifle. IT does it all.

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    G8torFan, Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:46:38 UTC.

    Can never have enough 550 cord. The best thing since sliced bread!

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    CAZ, Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:50:56 UTC.

    I used this stuff when I served in the US Army and I use this stuff now. I own a large roll of it and continue to find different uses for it. This should be in any home or patrol unit.

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    Punisher81, Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:13:30 UTC.

    great product

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    Desbo, Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:22:47 UTC.

    Just the strength of this rope makes it worth while to have in your vehicule.

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