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550 Nylon Mil-Spec Type III Paracord - 10 metre

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550 Nylon Mil-Spec Type III Paracord - 10 metre


Weight: 60 g         3 reviews
The 550 Nylon Mil-Spec Type III Paracord is 100% compliant with the Military Specification Mil-C-5040H. Mil-Spec indicates that a product has been designed to meet the essential technical requirements of the US Department of Defense. It describes the manufacturing process and raw materials that are used to produce Military-Grade Paracord. Mil-Spec Paracord must go through rigorous testing, from raw materials to the final product, in order for it to be certified for U.S. Military use.

When you have a critical application and only the best will do, choose this Mil-C-5040H Military-grade Paracord instead of our standard commercial-grade Paracord. The main difference between “Mil-Spec” and regular “Commercial” Paracord is in the quality control and type of internal yarns used.

Mil-C-5040H Specifications:
  • Approximate Diameter: 3.8 mm
  • Weight: 6.6 g per metre
  • Certified Minimum Tensile Strength: 250 kg (550 lbs)
  • 100% High Quality Nylon Yarns
  • Sheath structure: 32 Strands
  • 7 core strands each made up of 3 twisted strands
  • Rope Construction: Kernmantle
  • Manufacturer ID Marker: Yellow/Black
Nylon Specifications:
  • Density: 1.14 g/cm³ (does not float)
  • Approximate Melting point: 265° C
  • Approximately Elongation at break (stretch): 30%
  • Mildew & Rot Resistant: Excellent
  • UV Resistant score (0-5 rating scale): 4
  • When wet Nylon does lose 10-15% of its breaking load
  • Approximate Water Absorption: 5-10%
  • Washable at 30 °C (Vivid colors more prone to bleed)
  • Made by a Certified U.S. Government Contractor
  • Sold in a single length of 10 metres
  • Colour: Camo Green
  • IMPORTANT: Not suitable as a climbing rope.


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

550 Nylon Mil-Spec Type III Paracord - 10 metre is rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 3

  Extremely strong and perfect colour for the English bush. So well camouflaged I walked into it. Compulsory item for any journey in the wild.  

21st June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 3

  Really good quality and nice to not have to buy a whole reel. I'm using it as a tarp line and it is nice to know it’s not going to break. Great value for price!  

  Mark Ward
25th June, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 3

  Military grade paracord. For heavy duty use. Tough, durable and reliable. High recommended!  

  Filimon Undang
10th April, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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