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  • Not for climbing use
  • 2mm diameter
  • Please note: full spool length is 656 ft. and the spool may not contain 1 continuous piece of cord; REI cannot guarantee that large orders will be 1 continuous piece

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Sold by the foot. When ordering, please indicate the number of feet you would like in the ''Choose quantity'' box.

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Best Use Camping
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and handy, great zipper pulls! I buy this stuff by the skein it seems! I use it as bear bag line, carry it as a replacement for the ubiquitous coil of parachute line when camping/backpacking, form hand/haul loops out of it on tool etc handles, and my FAVORITE USE: I replace nearly EVERY zipper pull on nearly everything I get with this! Yes the hot/bright pink clashes with just about everything, HOWEVER, it is high vis and therefore very easy to find at a glance and also makes it easy to tell at a glance whether zippers are secured (closed) or not. At the same time it is not nearly as expensive nor abrasive as the reflective (guy) line cordage.
Date published: 2011-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to cord A very versatile cord for hiking. I know there is a 550 para-cord craze going on, but i like this stuff much better. It's lighter, doesn't tangle at all and is crazy strong. I use it for bear bagging, guy lines, tarps, repairs ... basically everything. I never go on any hike without 50 feet of the stuff.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not pink I braid leashes out of this stuff, performs well, and isn't pink. The cord I received seems to be yellow and purple. Very supple cord, easy to work with. I ordered over 100 yards of the stuff and it didn't come on a spool, instead it was wound up and taped. took me 3 hours to undo it and put on a spool.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cord Just use this cord everywhere, makes a good cat toy, small enough to slide trough that tiny hole on the camera, quick and easy key chain, quick loop for my REI Ti spork, grab hoops for zippers, tying stuff off to my bag… the list is endless… and just keep running out the stuff. It’s also super soft and supple yet holds it shape to a knot but will go back to smooth and supple after a few minutes. Have fun
Date published: 2008-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money This is just a nice cord. It is very thin yet it is quite strong. I use it for tying a loop for a hand hold on all of my tools. I bought 50 feet and and am using the extra in my survival kit. -(P.S. This isn't for climbing.)
Date published: 2009-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great zipper pulls I have used this cord multiple times now to replace broken or worn out zipper pulls on my packs. Seems about the right diameter for any zipper you might have and should be small enough to use on jackets too.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great light cord I love this cord, it's small and lightweight and can still hold some weight. I use it for my bear bags while backpacking and some random things around camp.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multi-purpose cordage! From clotheslines, to bear bags, to replacing zipper pulls, this is truly a multi purpose cordage. It is purple and yellow and not pink.
Date published: 2016-07-12
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Is this a nylon or polyester sheath? I'm looking for something that won't soak up water. 

Asked by: windblownmonkey
The Utility Cord - 2mm is made of 100% nylon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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