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Prusik Cord

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$0.20–$132.00

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Use for various tie-down applications or brake lines on Z-drags. Prusik for brakes are generally 1/2 the diameter of the rope you are using.

7 mm (0.275 in.) Prusik Cord (2,788 lb. tensile strength)
6 mm (0.236 in.) Prusik Cord (1,978 lb. tensile strength)
5 mm (0.197 in.) Prusik Cord (1,169 lb. tensile strength)
4 mm (0.157in.) Accessory Cord (1,034 lb. tensile strength) Great for kayak deck lines
3 mm (0.118 in.) Canoe Flotation Lacing (585 lb. tensile strength)
2.75 mm (0.108 in.) Accessory Cord (270 lb. tensile strength)
2 mm (0.079 in.) Accessory Cord (225 lb. tensile strength))

Prusik sold by the foot, or:
2-5mm available in spools of 325'
6-7mm available in spools of 165'

Note: These cords come in assorted colors. The colors shown in the photo are just examples and are not indicative of what we have in current stock.

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Features:
  • 7-mm (0.275 in.) 2,788 lb. Prusik Cord
  • 6-mm (0.236 in.) 1,978 lb. Prusik Cord
  • 5-mm (0.197 in) 1,169 lb. Prusik Cord
  • 4-mm (0.157 in.) 1,034 lb. Prusik Cord
  • 3-mm (0.118 in.) 585 lb. Accessory Cord
  • 2.75-mm (0.108 in.) 270 lb. Accessory Cord
  • 2-mm (0.079 in.) 225 lb. Accessory Cord

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  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    Is it possible to get a few different colored segments of this cord instead of all one color?
    Asked on 11/20/2014 by Riley from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Riley, these cords come in assorted colors; we order them by size, not color. Typically, at any one time cord of a particular size will be available in only one color. You can give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we will check to see what colors are available in the sizes you're interested in.

      Answered on 11/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    Would this be a good safety line on a sea kayak in place of shock cord? Does it stretch when wet?
    Asked on 4/22/2014 by Jim from Sisters, Oregon

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      shock  cord  is not a good safety line.  All rope stretches a little wet or dry..   I use the heaver ropes for safety.

      Answered on 4/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jim, there are seven different sizes of the cord. You could certainly use it for deck rigging. There'll be very little stretch.

      Answered on 4/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Stretches very little -- I'm guessing dry or wet, but haven't messed with it wet yet. This stuff is like a climber would use only smaller-- so in the case of a person falling say 15 feet they are supposed to stretch a certain % ( and I don't think it's a "guidelines kind of thing") to absorb the impact. A kayak in sea waves would be too little mass and jerked around I'm guessing. Not sure of your use....................

      Answered on 4/22/2014 by Anonymous
  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    Would this product be ideal for making shoelaces if I cut them and add the plastic tips?
    Asked on 1/9/2014 by Matt

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Should work, Matt. The 2 mm size is slightly over 1/16" in diameter and the 2.75 mm is slightly less than 1/8". The cord is heat fusable so it won't unravel on you.

      Answered on 1/10/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The smaller diameter stuff should be great for them. Don't recall the diameter I bought, but it is too big for laces. kris

      Answered on 1/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the smaller sizes would work well for that purpose. I just cut and
      burn the ends to keep them from unravelling, but if you wanted to add
      plastic tips I suspect that would work fine too.

      Answered on 1/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, if you are using it as laces in something that has external eyelets (like a hiking boot).

      Answered on 1/10/2014 by Anonymous
  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    What is the quantity in a spool?
    Asked on 8/12/2013 by captainfargle from cincinnati, ohio

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The spool lengths are there in the Product Info text:
      2-5mm available in spools of 325'
      6-7mm available in spools of 165'
      Comes in assorted colors.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    Can you tell me which size the yellow rope in the picture is ?

    It is the 4th one down from the top.

    Thanks,

    Dennis Scott
    Asked on 5/16/2013 by Dennis from Brewster, NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dennis, the photo is just a representative shot of what the cords may look like. We don't get to pick colors for them; one time a size may be yellow, the next time red. You can always call us, 800.635.5202, and we can check what sizes and colors are in stock.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    I don't see a selection for which color. Is it possible to pick the colors?
    Asked on 9/7/2012 by Melodi from Oviedo, FL

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The colors are assorted. One shipment of a size will be one color and the next may be another. If you give us a call or drop us a line we'll be glad to check what's currently in stock.

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Clyde from NRS
  • Prusik Cord

    Q:

    Is there a recommended thickness for sea kayak deck lines?
    Asked on 9/5/2012 by Melodi from Oviedo, FL

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dear Melodi:
      I used 4 mm and 5 mm prusik cord to replace some deck lines on my Valley Avocet. I also used some 3/16 " bungee cord for lateral lines. Perhaps you could order some short lengths from NRS to compare them to your existing lines. If you're near a marine supply store like West Marine, they'll have cords and bungees on spools for you to take a look at. 
      Best-
      Wendell

      Answered on 9/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      At 1,034 lbs. tensile strength, the 4-mm is plenty strong enough. Also, many kayakers use bungee cord and we carry three diameters of that.

      Answered on 9/6/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Personally, I think that 5mm prussik cord is plenty. Not too thick. Not too
      thin.

      Answered on 9/9/2012 by Anonymous
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        5.0

        4 mm Prusik cord

        By sti

        from Cleveland, OH

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Delivery
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Canoeing

          Comments about Prusik Cord:

          I used this for securing floatation bags in an open canoe. Cut it with a very sharp knife, and sear the cut ends with a propane torch.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Cord

          By CobieJ

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good for Knots
          • Quality
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Low Angle Rescue

          Comments about Prusik Cord:

          Starting using the cord in my Rescue Technician Basic Course. Cord exceeds expectations. Good product!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Replacement prusik for too thick prusik

          By iztima

          from PA

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                Comments about Prusik Cord:

                It will be in my rope bag for use in unpinning boats with a z-drag.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good rope!

                By cookie

                from san jose, ca

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Prusik Cord:

                      I bought ten feet of this rope just to practice some basic firefighting/rescue knots. i use it everyday!

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Just What You'll Need

                      By burnor

                      from Duluth, MN

                      Verified Buyer

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                          • Rock Climbing Rescue
                          • Swift Water Rescue
                          • Z Drag

                          Comments about Prusik Cord:

                          Good as any prusik cord you'll need

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