You have no items in your shopping cart.
This is a 1000 Foot Roll of Genuine MIL-C-5040 Type III Parachute Cord. It is NOT commercial grade, military style, military spec or a simulated version in any way. All of these terms should not be confused with Genuine Military Issue! This is the Genuine Issue Military and Government Issued MIL-C-5040 Type III Parachute Cord. Don't confuse this our 550 Parachute Cord - MIL-C-5040 Type III Utility Cord with the numerous copies on the market today. This is the official para-cord 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 genuine version, is offered here in multiple colors, all authentic MIL-C-5040 Type III Parachute Cord, in 1000 foot rolls. We also offer Genuine USGI Parachute Core in 100 foot and 50 foot lengths. For retail packaging, we also offer OD Green Parachute Cord in a handy Adventurer Series 25 Foot Length.
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.
The Genuine MIL-C-5040 Type III Parachute Cord is offered here in a 1000 foot roll. Be sure to choose your color. It is also offered in a 100 foot and 50 foot length for those who don't need a whole lot of it.
The current available colors are listed above. Please check back often as colors are added frequently, as our stock is resupplied by the manufacturer. The colors we normally have in stock are: Natural (white), Tan, Foliage Green, Coyote Brown, OD Green, Orange and Black. If any colors are missing from the above drop down list, it means that a shipment is on its way to us as we have standing orders with the manufacturer at all times.
We also recommend
Starting at: $69.95