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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)

$9.95


 

550 Para Cord

 

550 Parachute Cord

MIL-C-5040H TYPE 3
Camo Green

Parachute Cord Certification

Government Issue!

Click image for

certification information.

 

550 Parachute Cord
MIL-C-5040H Type III - International Orange

Like the above (Green) Mil Spec 5040H (550 Parachute Cord), the International Orange Version is strictly Military Specification and was manufactured specifically at the request of the United States Military. The coloring of this parachute cord is the only difference from the above and was specifically requested by the U.S. Government and produced per their specifications. Because of this, the orange color is not be as bright as other international orange products.

The sturdy flexible “rope” ,often referred to as “parachute cord” or “550 cord” ,is actually used in the construction of parachutes. Its military designation is MIL-C-5040 Revision H, Type III International Orange and is used to connect the canopy portion of the parachute to the part that the parachutist wears. The Military needed something strong, light and durable for this purpose. The solution was this MIL SPEC Parachute Cord.

Many claim to sell Mil Spec Parachute Cord, but be careful when purchasing from other companies. Always ask to see a "Certification". Ours in included for both versions below the products image. This is the genuine article.

550 Parachute Cord - International Orange (100ft)

$10.95


parachute cord

550 Parachute Cord

MIL-C-5040H TYPE 3
International Orange

paracord

Government Issue!

Click image for

certification information.

The below 550 Parachute Cord colors are also available. As above, these are the genuine item manufactured by a parachute cord manufacturer for the United States Military. Certifications are as above except for the color.

 
   
MIL-C-5040H Type III - Natural (White)

550 Paracord

click and select color

MIL-C-5040H Type III - Black
MIL-C-5040H Type III - Foliage Green
MIL-C-5040H Type III - Coyote Brown  
MIL-C-5040H Type III - Tan  
550 Parachute Cord Colors
Black
Foliage Green
Camo Green
Coyote Brown
Tan
Neutral (White)
Orange

note:  manufacture dates and lot numbers frequently change on above certifications

550 Parachute Cord MIL-C-5040 TYPE 3

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