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Cord Size Comparison Chart

Type

Diameter

# of Strands

Strength

Nano Cord

0.03" (0.75mm) 0 36 Pounds

Micro Cord

0.05" (1.18mm) 0 100 Pounds

Micro 90 Cord

0.05" (1.2mm) 0 100 Pounds

95 Paracord

0.07" (1.75mm) 1 95 Pounds

275 Paracord

0.09" (2.38mm) 5 275 Pounds

325 Paracord

0.12" (3mm) 3 325 Pounds

425 Paracord

0.12" (3mm) 3 425 Pounds

Cali Cord

0.12" (3mm) 7 550 Pounds

550 Paracord

0.16" (4mm) 7 550 Pounds

650 Coreless Paracord

0.20" (5mm) 0 650 Pounds

750 Paracord

0.16" (4mm) 11 750 Pounds

850 Paracord

0.18" (4.5mm) 8 850 Pounds

Dyna-X Cord

0.16" (4mm) 3 1,250 Pounds

Battle Cord

0.22" (5.6mm) 3 2,650 Pounds

1/4" Para-Max

0.25" (6.35mm) 3 1,200 Pounds

5/16" Para-Max

0.31" (7.94mm) 3 1,200 Pounds

1/32" Elastic Cord

0.03" (0.79mm) 3 50% Elongation

1/16" Elastic Cord

0.06" (1.59mm) 6 50% Elongation

1/8" Shock Cord

0.13" (3.18mm) 20 100% Elongation

3/16" Shock Cord

0.19" (4.76mm) 48 100% Elongation

1/4" Shock Cord

0.25" (6.35mm) 80 100% Elongation

5/16" Shock Cord

0.31" (7.94mm) 80 100% Elongation

3/8" Shock Cord

0.38" (9.53mm) 105 100% Elongation

1/2" Shock Cord

0.50" (12.7mm) 90 100% Elongation

5/8" Shock Cord

0.63" (15.88mm) 195 100% Elongation

1/4" Cotton Rope

0.25" (6.35mm) 3 3 Pounds

3/8" Cotton Rope

0.38" (9.53mm) 3 5 Pounds

1/2" Cotton Rope

0.50" (12.7mm) 3 6 Pounds

5/8" Cotton Rope

0.63" (15.88mm) 3 10 Pounds

3/4" Cotton Rope

0.75" (19.05mm) 3 15 Pounds

1" Cotton Rope

1" (25.4mm) 3 18 Pounds

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