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Ok, so my experience goes with buying paracord from my local military surplus. Super cheap. However, since I moved to Chicago, that's a no go.

I was perusing the internet and I saw "reflective" paracord.

Anyone have experience with this? I see it's value, but do you think the chemical used to make it reflective, or the threads are as strong and resistant to wear as generic paracord?
 

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I've bought reflective cord from Supply Captain and its pretty good. The reflective strands are made from different material and can fray. Looks really cool though
Have any pictures of it you can post? The fraying is exactly what I was afraid of with this stuff. I think, maybe, it's more of a novelty than for heavy use.
 

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At work right now, will post later when at home. Its not too bad but yes would definitely not recommend for any task where safety would be compromised. It is rated round 350 pounds of weight. So the description is accurate as to its capability.
 

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At work right now, will post later when at home. Its not too bad but yes would definitely not recommend for any task where safety would be compromised. It is rated round 350 pounds of weight. So the description is accurate as to its capability.
Hey ARA,

Did you ever get those pics? I am looking forward to seeing it.
 

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It is strange that your reflective paracord is only rated for 350lbs, do you know what brand of cord that is? The Reflective cord I have is standard 550 Paracord. I have seen the reflective strip of the cord frayed before, but only as part of a manufacturing defect, the same type of defect that can and does occur in regular paracord as well. As far as being made with a chemical, I cannot say with 100% certainty, but it seems like the only thing that makes it reflective is having a strip of reflective material braided onto the normal cord.

I will attach two pictures, the neon pink reflective is manufactured by gladding,


the black reflective is manufactured by Atwood


Here is hoping I did the pictures properly! : )
 

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So does the reflective paracord last as long and is as durable as regular paracord?
 

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It is the same as normal paracord, just with a reflective strand. The reflective strand holds up quite well to normal wear, pretty much the same as normal paracord.

I can send you a sample in the mail if you want to check it out!
 

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I might just order some. Thanks for offering to send me some.
 
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