The Scoop on Bungee Cord

Bungee Cord, Bungie Cord, Shock Cord or Elastic Cord? Yes to all of them - it’s like that crazy (but helpful) uncle that answers to any name you call him.

Here’s the scoop:
Bungee cord is the common name for a type of cord with an internal core composed of one or more elastic strands and covered by a woven sheath. Other common names include “shock cord”, “stretch cord” and “elastic cord”. Bungee is sometimes spelled “bungie”.

Material used for the elastic inner core may be natural rubber, synthetic rubber, a blend of both or even other material. The inner core material will vary by manufacturer based on the intended use of the cord.

Quality bungee cord is manufactured to achieve a specific amount of elongation or “stretchiness”. The amount of elongation is expressed as a percentage of the unstretched length. Bungee cord with a 100% elongation rating can be stretched to double its original length. For example a 12 inch length can be stretched to 24 inches. By comparison, a 12 inch length of bungee cord with a 50% elongation rating can only be stretched to 18 inches.

The woven outer sheath may be made of cotton, nylon, polypropylene or other materials. The outer sheath protects the elastic core and facilitates uniform stretch along the entire length of the bungee cord.

Things to consider when you’re ready to buy bungee cord:
  1. If you want the bungee cord to stretch a lot then buy bungee cord with a higher elongation rating.
  2. Generally speaking, larger diameter (thicker) bungee cord is stronger - but is also harder to stretch. Don’t buy bungee cord so big and thick that you can’t stretch it or work with it.
  3. The outer sheath material matters. Think about how and where you plan to use the bungee cord and buy bungee cord that matches those conditions. Do you need resistance to UV light, abrasion, water, mold, mildew and so forth.
  4. Bungee cord is made in a variety of colors and patterns. Don’t limit yourself to drab, industrial colors. ParacordGalaxy.com offers approximately 40 colors and patterns of bungee cord.

Everyday uses for bungee cord include the following:
  • securing objects or a load without having to tie knots
  • “no tie” shoelaces
  • external tie down cords on bags and packs
  • elastic drawstrings and cinch cords
  • camping and outdoor activities where a secure but shock absorbing anchor point is needed
  • replacement cord for backs and seating areas on bungee cord chairs
  • bounce-back netting for ball sports
  • crafting (especially small diameter bungee cord for bracelets as well as hair elastics and scrunchies)

Where to buy bungee cord:
Of course we hope you’ll choose ParacordGalaxy.com when you’re ready to buy bungee cord. We offer the highest quality USA made bungee cord. Our bungee cord is rated at 100% elongation. We have bungee cord for sale in a variety of diameters and lengths. Get bulk bungee cord or bungee cord by the foot (in lengths as short as 10 ft) and in diameters of 1/8", 3/16", 1/4”, 5/16” and 3/8”. We also offer bungee cord hooks and cord locks.

Para-Claw Buckle For Paracord Survival Bracelet

Have you seen the new Para-Claw buckle, which includes a 1.5” hawkbill knife blade made of high-quality stainless steel?

It is pretty amazing. A sharp knife available instantly, anywhere, anytime. It could literally save your life in an emergency situation.

On https://paracordgalaxy.com/other-plastic-buckles/3962-para-claw-knife-buckle.html, these are becoming a hot selling item. Here is their description:

The Para-Claw Knife Buckle features a 1.5” hawkbill stainless steel blade with a gunmetal black finish.  Handle grooves ensure a positive grip at all times. The buckle is actually a glass/nylon sheath system that locks the knife securely - and ready for immediate deployment in any situation. A steel T-post is incorporated into one end of the sheath. Tie your paracord bracelet by attaching one end to the ParaClaw knife and finishing the other end with a simple loop to attach to the steel T-post.

It is easy to use this innovative buckle with many different bracelet weaves. I'm definitely going to incorporate them into some of my products.


- Dave Webb

Mule Tape (Pull Tape) For Sale On ParacordGalaxy.com

We have a good supply of polyester pulling tapes (mule tape) for sale at discount prices.

Mule tape is similar to webbing. It is small, light and incredibly strong. It is easy to braid, weave and knot. Traditionally is us used in industry and construction but many people are now finding it very useful for outdoor recreation and crafts.

 We have good inventory of mule tape with strengths rated at 200 pounds, 1130 pounds, 1250 pounds, 1800 pounds and 2500 pounds.

This is high quality product that meets all specifications. In addition, we have some seconds that are sold at much lower prices. The seconds meet all strength ratings but are discounted because they do not have the strength stamped onto the tape.

We offer these products in 10, 25, 50 and 100 foot lengths.

https://paracordgalaxy.com/31-mule-tape-pull-tape

550 Paracord for Washington State Cougars Fans

550 Paracord Colors for fans of the Washington State Cougars.

Listed below are the 550 paracord colors we believe best match the colors of the Washington State Cougars.  We've included the product number for each paracord color and a direct link to it on paracordgalaxy.com. Using these colors you can make bracelets, lanyards, key chains and other paracord crafts to show your fan support for the Washington State Cougars.

550 Paracord Pack for Washington State Cougars Fans

ParacordGalaxy.com product #TP103














Red Crimson USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.com product #163-191














Charcoal Grey USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.com product #163-009





550 Paracord for Utah State Aggies Fans

550 Paracord Colors for fans of the Utah State Aggies.

Listed below are the 550 paracord colors we believe best match the colors of the Utah State Aggies.  We've included the product number for each paracord color and a direct link to it on paracordgalaxy.com. Using these colors you can make bracelets, lanyards, key chains and other paracord crafts to show your fan support for the Utah State Aggies.

Blue Navy USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.Com product #167-002












White Light USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.com product #163-116












Grey USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.com product #167-001


550 Paracord for Texas Tech Red Raiders Fans

550 Paracord Colors for fans of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Listed below are the 550 paracord colors we believe best match the colors of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.  We've included the product number for each paracord color and a direct link to it on paracordgalaxy.com. Using these colors you can make bracelets, lanyards, key chains and other paracord crafts to show your fan support for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

550 Paracord Pack for Texas Tech Red Raiders Fans

ParacordGalaxy.com product #TP100















Red USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.com product #168-711














Jet Black USA Made 550 Paracord
ParacordGalaxy.com product #163-034