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  • Exposure to any bright light for just 10 min. causes the phosphorescent yarn within the sheath to glow for hours
  • Cord is sold by the foot
  • 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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Specs

Best Use Camping
Rated 3 out of 5 by from glow cannot list so long overall is good, but it only grow for few minutes after exposure in high power flashlight. Kelty Triptease Guyline does reflective better then this and lighter weight then this.
Date published: 2007-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cool idea, however... The retro-reflective thread works well provided your illumination source is more or less in-line with your eyes (e.g. a headlamp), though I believe this limitation is pretty typical of these materials. The phosphorescent glow is undeniably cool: even a short exposure to high-intensity LED illumination will cause the line to glow for several minutes, easily visible in the dark. Presumably an hour or more of direct sunlight would yield a nice long-lasting glow. It would be great to see this feature in other line/cord products. But...don't buy this line expecting paracord. Beyond guylines, my initial thought was to use this line to make lanyards for items I might need to easily find in the dark. Unfortunately, the line is perhaps a bit too stiff for this application...it doesn't drape particularly well or tie neatly the way paracord does. The line does have a fairly thick core which can be removed if you want a little more flexibility, but it's still not quite as supple as you might expect. The line is also quite a bit thicker than Kelty Triptease reflective line, so may be less well-suited for use marking small items like zipper pulls. Overall, a nice product, but you may want to check out a small length for your application before investing in 50 feet.
Date published: 2010-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect DIY Dog Leash I do sport climb but bought this rope to make a dog leash for a new puppy. Cheaper to buy cord lengths and make your own then buy a pre-made leash. Great durability. Make pup chewed right through a store bought webbing leashing but has not dented this cord.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice one-two punch of glow and reflective This is an all-around nice cord for lots of different applications. Tent-cord is what I've used it for the most and it's nice to easily see the lines at night.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever idea to have a glowing line Glow-in-the-dark cord is awesome for use with your tents rainfly lines. Also good for use as lanyards, and zipper pull cords. Strong, all-around great line.
Date published: 2007-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glow in the dark accessory hanger I bought it to daisy chain and use to hang stuff on while sleeping aloft in a hammock
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Tripping Used this to guy out my tent. Now I don't trip over the tie-outs in the dark!
Date published: 2007-09-18
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What is the breaking strength of this cord?

Asked by: scraben
This cord has a strength waiting of 2.7 kilonewtons (606 pounds of falling force).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-24

What is the length of this cord? I can't find any reference to length in specs or comments.

Asked by: Kay Aker
​The cord is sold by the foot. When ordering, the "quantity" is the number of feet you would like to order.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20
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