Paracord 550

The original use for Parachute Cord is not surprisingly, yes you guessed it, well done, in parachutes!

Our Parachute Cord is manufactured in the USA and comes with a fancy name. 550 Paracord Type III Commercial Grade. It’s manufactured to the same high specification as military paracord. Infact our US manufacturer supplies all US military departments and NASA. The only difference is commercial cord is available in a wide spectrum of colours well outside the small specific colour requirements of the military. The cord features seven inner strands and has a breaking strength in excess of 550lb.

With television featuring many bushcraft and survival series, it’s little surprise that 550 paracord has gained massive exposure over the last few years. All the survival experts carry a hank or two of cord in their pack. It’s an invaluable piece of kit.

The list of uses is endless, take it camping with you, keep a hank in the car, at home or at work. We guarantee that sooner or later you’ll be glad you have some.

 

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ACU Digital - 550 Paracord

ACU Digital - 550 Paracord

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The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) is the current uniform worn by the United States Army.

Arctic White - 550 Paracord

Arctic White - 550 Paracord

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White is the extreme end of the visual spectrum and since white objects - such as clouds, snow and flowers - appear o…

Badger - 550 Paracord

Badger - 550 Paracord

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Did you know? A male badger is a boar, a female is a sow and a young badger is a cub.

Black Hawk - 550 Paracord

Black Hawk - 550 Paracord

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One of our best sellers, a famous helicopter and also a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe. Durin…

Black Reflective - 550 Paracord

Black Reflective - 550 Paracord

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Clever this one is. There’re three strands of 3M Scotchlite braided through this cord, reflecting light back to…

Blood Red - 550 Paracord

Blood Red - 550 Paracord

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The colour red is associated with lust, passion, love, beauty, and danger. It also represents wrath, one of the Seven…

Blue Snake 550 Paracord

Blue Snake 550 Paracord

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Bluebird - 550 Paracord

Bluebird - 550 Paracord

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Famous name this one. Did you know? Between them, Donald Campbell and his father had set eleven speed records on wate…

Burgundy - 550 Paracord

Burgundy - 550 Paracord

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A red colour associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name. The first recorded use of "burgundy" as a …

Chanterelle - 550 Paracord

Chanterelle - 550 Paracord

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The gold of the forest this one. The Swedish Right of Public Access, or Allmansrätten, provides wonderful freedo…

Dark Stripes 550 Paracord

Dark Stripes 550 Paracord

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Delta Green - 550 Paracord

Delta Green - 550 Paracord

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A rich dark green. In many folklores and literatures, green has traditionally been used to symbolize nature and its e…

Desert Camo - 550 Paracord

Desert Camo - 550 Paracord

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Or chocolate chip cookie dough. You decide. Either way this camouflage has been used by combat troops for decades. …

Digital Multi Camo - 550 Paracord

Digital Multi Camo - 550 Paracord

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MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to help hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light …

Estonium - 550 Paracord

Estonium - 550 Paracord

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Hands up we struggled with this one. It did remind us of the Estonia flag though . Taxi!!

Exocet Teal - 550 Paracord

Exocet Teal - 550 Paracord

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As a colour, Teal is believed to have been taken from the small freshwater Common Teal, a member of the duck family w…

Gecko - 550 Paracord

Gecko - 550 Paracord

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Geckos are the second most species rich group of lizards (after skinks), with close to 1,500 different species worldw…

Goldfinger - 550 Paracord

Goldfinger - 550 Paracord

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Where’s Shirley Bassey when we need her..?!!

Hero Green - 550 Paracord

Hero Green - 550 Paracord

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Ireland is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Isle due to its lush greenery. Seattle is sometimes referred to as th…

HMS Grey - 550 Paracord

HMS Grey - 550 Paracord

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Nailing the colours to the mast is a traditional sign of defiance, indicating that the colours will never be struck, …

Ice Blue - 550 Paracord

Ice Blue - 550 Paracord

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Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed, and becomes part of a glacier that winds its way toward …

Javelin Blue - 550 Paracord

Javelin Blue - 550 Paracord

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The word javeline comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javelin, a diminutive of javelot which mea…

Khaki - 550 Paracord

Khaki - 550 Paracord

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Khaki is a loanword incorporated from Hindustani and Urdu (both meaning "soil-coloured") which came to Engl…

Lynx - 550 Paracord

Lynx - 550 Paracord

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The lynx hunts by stalking and jumping its prey, helped by the rugged, forested country in which it resides.

Mud Patrol - 550 Paracord

Mud Patrol - 550 Paracord

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The word adobe has existed for around 4,000 years and can be traced to Egypt. It means “mud brick” …

Multi Camo - 550 Paracord

Multi Camo - 550 Paracord

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I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any. - Tommy Cooper …

Neon Green - 550 Paracord

Neon Green - 550 Paracord

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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on; that cuckold …

Neon Orange - 550 Paracord

Neon Orange - 550 Paracord

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What's bright orange and sounds like a parrot?
- A carrot
 

Neon Pink - 550 Paracord

Neon Pink - 550 Paracord

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The opening title sequence of the original 1963 The Pink Panther film was such a success with the United Artists exec…

Neon Yellow - 550 Paracord

Neon Yellow - 550 Paracord

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Bulgarian, Belgian, Czech, Estonian, French, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Austrian, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovakian, S…

OD Reflective - 550 Paracord

OD Reflective - 550 Paracord

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OD Reflective - Olive drab was the colour of the standard fighting uniform for US GIs and military vehicles during …

Olive Drab Green - 550 Paracord

Olive Drab Green - 550 Paracord

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Over 5,000 years ago oil was being extracted from olives in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Paratrooper Green - 550 Paracord

Paratrooper Green - 550 Paracord

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The modern parachute was invented in the late 18th century by Louis-Sébastien Lenormand in France who made the…

Patriot - 550 Paracord

Patriot - 550 Paracord

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Patriots were the colonists of the British Thirteen United Colonies who rebelled against British control during the A…

Purple Haze - 550 Paracord

Purple Haze - 550 Paracord

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"There was the red sun, on the low level of the shore, in a purple haze, fast deepening into black..." …

Reflective Neon Orange - 550 Paracord

Reflective Neon Orange - 550 Paracord

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Here’s one for the pub quiz. The inventor of cat's eyes was Percy Shaw of Halifax, West Yorkshire. In 1934,…

Royal Marine - 550 Paracord

Royal Marine - 550 Paracord

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The Mary Rose is based in Portsmouth. Built between 1509 and 1511 she was one of the first ships to be able to fire a…

Sandstorm - 550 Paracord

Sandstorm - 550 Paracord

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No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

Silver Blade - 550 Paracord

Silver Blade - 550 Paracord

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Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Sweeney Todd - 550 Paracord

Sweeney Todd - 550 Paracord

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The origin of the red and white barber pole is associated with the service of bloodletting and was historically a rep…

Woodland Camo - 550 Paracord

Woodland Camo - 550 Paracord

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Before the early 1800’s, armies tended to wear bright colours and bold, impressive designs to daunt the enemy a…

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