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550 Nylon Type III Paracord - 30 metre

Ray Mears Bushcraft

550 Nylon Type III Paracord - 30 metre


Weight: 182 g         20 reviews
The 550 Para Cord is an essential piece of kit which no outdoor enthusiast should be without. Tough and non-rotting, this cord is capable of supporting up to 550 lbs, hence the name. If you've ever used this stuff you'll know that it's great and has a million different uses.

It's an ideal product to use with your bow drill to create fire by friction, as part of a snare to catch food, or simply as a place to hang your clothes at camp. Cord usage is vast in Bushcraft and this product is included on many of Woodlore's Kit Lists.

  • 550 lb standard weight Nylon
  • 7 core strands
  • Approximately 1/8 inch diameter
  • Sold in a single length of 30 metres
  • Colour: OD Green


  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 14 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 Type III Paracord - 30 metre is rated 5/5 based on 20 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 20

  I have, over the years, bought many different paracords and can say 100% this is the best I have tried. Holds and releases knots well, wet or dry. Very durable. When cut to length, the ends seal well. Many others don't. I always keep a 15m length in my pack no matter what the activity. Highly recommended!  

  Paul Kenny
5th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 20

  These are perfect for the Job.  

  Steven Robinson
27th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 20

  Really high quality Paracord. I've tried all of the other online shops - eBay etc. And hands down this paracord wipes the floor with them all. I was actually shocked you can notice the quality simply from the touch. Cheap paracord and this FEEL completely different. You guys should sell it by the reel! I'd buy it!  

  Bradley Craigie-williams
27th March, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 20

  Only the best. Would you expect any less?  

  Ian Harmer
1st February, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 20

  Good stuff; very handy for general uses.  

  James Wicks
15th August, 2014

Rated: 4/5

  6 of 20

  Hey, it is what it is, good quality cord at a good price and as usual delivery and service is the best of any bushcraft store I've ever used.  

  Simon Turner
27th May, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 20

  First class product at a very good price, thank you.  

  Wilson Moore
28th February, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 20

  I thought I would buy some of this to see what the difference was between what Ray sells and other Para Cord I have bought from other woodland companies, now I know that all 550 Para cord is not the same, this is very smooth and tightly threaded as normal when it comes to Woodlore quality matters. Postage as normal with Woodlore is first rate, all my stuff arrives in 2-3 days after I put the order in.  

22nd January, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 20

  Very good high quality product and fast delivery.  

4th December, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 20

  Quick delivery as usual; para cord does not need any introduction. Good quality, strong product.  

  Walter Flanagan
29th November, 2013

Rated: 5/5

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