550 Parachute Cord
MIL-C-5040H Type III - Camo Green
Don't confuse this 550
Parachute Cord with the numerous copies on the market
today. This is the official product used by the
U.S. Military. It's military designation is
MIL-C-5040 Type III and has a rated strength of 550 lbs.
Our version, the authentic version, is offered here
in camo green and Mil Spec International Orange.
The sturdy flexible
“rope” ,often referred to as “parachute cord” or “550
cord” ,is actually used in the construction of
parachutes. It is used to connect the canopy portion of
the parachute to the part that the parachutist
wears. There are a variety of colors and types of “550
cord” commonly sold. The genuine “550 cord” has a
flexible outer cover, which contains 7 white nylon cords
which when removed can be used for sewing or any other
purpose that requires a strong thread.
Our parachute cord is rated to
hold 550 lbs before breaking, hence the name “550 cord”.
The uses of this cord are limited only by the users
imagination, from wrapping knife handles to boot laces.
Here at Best Glide we sell only genuine 550lb rated
mil-spec cord. This is a must have for any survival kit.
Our Military Specification 550 Parachute Cord comes in
50 and 100 foot lengths.
Simply click below and choose your length and color. If you
would like longer, simply call or
email us and we will get you what you need.
550 Parachute Cord - Green (100ft)