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Type III 550 Paracord
Type III 550 Paracord
Type III 550 Paracord

Type III 550 Paracord

£5.7917 Inc VAT
(Approx $7.4573)
Was £8.2917
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Colourful 550 Paracord is rarely made to the genuine and strength-tested specifications, but here to break the mould, we at Forest School Shop have sourced the very best quality 550 Paracord in lots of colourful and natural options.

550 Paracord is an abbreviated term for 'parachute cord' a material that was first constructed for the US air division during WWII, providing a reliable and super-strong cord for military use. Sadly, today the vast majority of 'Paracord' is not actual paracord, and although often visually identical, the materials made to contrast it are often cheap and unreliable, and certainly not load tested.

550 Paracord is ideal for outdoor play, survival and bushcraft courses and the perfect material for making outdoor shelters - kids love it! Bright coloured paracord is ideal for making paracord survival bracelets and other survival products, such as lanyards.

Colourful Paracord with 550lb Breaking Strain

Forest School Shop offers several types of high-quality 550 paracord. If you require a good selection of different colours, then look no further than our Commercial Type III 550 Paracord. This 4mm paracord comes in a huge range of colours, from olive green paracord through to neon green, pink, orange and even camo paracord. Commercial Type III is a genuine 550 US-Made Paracord with 7 inner braids, and differs only to our other cord (MIL-C-540) in that there is no tracer cord inside, a feature that unless you are purchasing on behalf of the US Government really won't matter as its sole purpose is to identify that it is of Military Issue and is traceable back to source. Our paracord is ROT-PROOF, UV resistant and colour fast - so it won't fade and breakdown overtime outside.

Why Buy 550 Paracord From Forest School Shop?

Here at the Forest School Shop we understand how important it is to have the right outdoor kit when teaching. As well as our utility paracord being genuine, it's usually much cheaper than 'fake' paracord too. The reason for this is that we buy the genuine stuff in huge bulk from the only UK wholesale and Distributor of the genuine article - Orinco Distribution who distribute 'Boonies Outdoor' - an official supplier to the US Military.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 550 cord is now sold as standard in 50-FOOT (15.2m) bundles. For example, order 1 unit and you will be sent 50-feet of cord. Order two units, you will be sent TWO lots of 50-feet, and so on. We also offer 250ft reels and 1000ft reels which you may find on the drop down. Other colours are available upon request, including wholesale options. Other colours will be added soon. 


"Very pleased with the quality of the product. Despatched quickly. Would certainly recommend it."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Rosemary Owen

"Excellent product, good value,fast delivery Would recommend for future clients"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By John Blackman

"Excellent paracord, very good choice of colours, arrived quick. Very pleased."

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