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A leading supplier of high quality braided cord and rope

Need to stock up on paracord? You’re in the right place.

Paracords Direct is a premier online supplier of braided rope and paracord in the UK. We stock everything from nylon, polyethylene and double-braided polyester cords to starter cords, hollow braids and more. All manufactured to the highest quality and available for the best possible price.

When it comes to customer service, we’re pretty hard to beat. That’s why we receive consistently excellent reviews, and people return to us time and time again for their paracord supplies.

So why not take a look for yourself? Browse our full online paracord shop and – if you have any questions about the products available – please feel free to get in touch.

Latest Products

12mm Yellow Hollow Braid Polyethylene sold by the metre

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  • £1.15 Ex VAT
10mm Yellow Hollow Braid Polyethylene sold by the reel

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  • £79.00 Ex VAT
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10mm Yellow Hollow Braid Polyethylene sold by the metre

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  • £0.80 Ex VAT

A comprehensive range of paracord

Our product range is diverse and comprehensive, with something to suit all needs and requirements. You can choose from classic nylon paracord, shock (bungee) cord, dyneema cord, as well as cords that are made from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene and various natural fibres.

These come in a variety of colours, thicknesses and lengths and can either be bought by the metre or on pre-measured reels. Whatever use or application you have in mind – whether it be commercial or domestic – we’re bound to have the ideal paracord for you.  

Paracord sundries

We also stock a selection of tools and accessories. These are items that we use ourselves to sort and pack cord and include paracord handles, rope cutting knives, splicing needs and more. 

Online savings

Our ultimate goal is to supply the highest quality paracord, at the lowest possible price – and, as an exclusively online paracord shop, it’s much easier for us to do that. We save a lot of money on overheads and pass those savings on to you, our loyal customers

We guarantee you won’t find better prices anywhere else. Our braided cords offer exceptional value for money and, during our regular clearance offers, they’re often discounted further.


It’s fair to say, when it comes to paracord, we know what we’re talking about. Our team have detailed knowledge of the cords available – including their unique properties and intended uses – and we’re always happy to help. So, why not take advantage of our expertise? If you’re unsure which product is best for your needs, simply give us a call and we will identify the ideal cordfor you.

Fast deliveries

As a leading paracord shop, we strive to deliver orders as quickly as possible.

Place your order before 12 pm and – providing you live in mainland UK – it will be packed, despatched and at your front door the very next day (allow 1-2 days for busy periods). Thanks to our partnership with various global couriers, we’re also able to deliver our paracordworldwide. This service can take up to two weeks and a fair price will be calculated at the point of checkout.



Paracord FAQs

What is paracord?

Paracord is just a type of rope. Technically speaking, it’s known as a ‘kernmantle’ rope – which means it has an inner core protected by a woven outer sheath – and it’s this construction which gives it its unique properties (e.g. high strength-to-weight ratio, exceptional durability).

Although traditionally made from nylon, paracordis now available in a wide range of materials – including polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, dyneema, cotton and jute. As a result, it has become a popular option for many different commercial and domestic applications.

What can paracord be used for?

Thanks to its useful properties, paracordis suitable for a diverse range of applications. It was first created during WW2 and used as suspension lines for military parachutes. But since then, it has been adopted for many commercial and domestic uses. Some of the most popular include:

  • camping
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • crafts
  • jewellery making
  • bungee jumping

Cord rope is now available in a variety of different materials, thicknesses and lengths – and the right one for you will depend on how you intend to use it. Be sure to do a little research before you buy and, keep in mind, our team are happy to advise on the best cord for your specific requirements.

How strong is paracord?

Due to how they’re constructed, all paracords are inherently strong.

However, the exact weight they’re capable of holding will depend on the material from which they’re made (i.e. nylon, polypropylene, polyester, natural fibres etc.) and their thickness.

For example, a 5mm braided nylon cord has an overall strength of approximately 500kg, making it an ideal option for use around the home. By contrast, a 10mm 8-strand nylon rope has an approximate strength of 2000kg – and, as such, is suitable for use in a commercial setting.

Where can I buy paracord?

Paracords Direct is a one-stop-shop for all your paracord supplies. Whether you need classic nylon paracord or would like to stock up on braided ropes, you’re in the right place. We have a diverse online collection of cords for you to choose from, with something to suit all needs and applications. To use the cord to its full potential, we also stock a range of paracord tools and sundries.

Are your paracords of a good quality?

All of our paracordsare manufactured here in the UK – at our warehouse in Norfolk – or by one of our trusted European partners. As a result, they comply with all relevant ISO standards (wherever necessary) and are guaranteed to be of the highest possible quality. In fact, before they’re parcelled up and dispatched, each braided cord is checked for quality and consistency.

Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. We supply the best products, at the best price. And, when you shop with us, you’ll receive exceptional value for money.

Which type/thickness of paracord do I need?

Essentially, the right cord rope for you will depend on its intended use. Different cords have different properties and features – therefore, you should read the product descriptions carefully and select the one that best suits your requirements. It’s important to consider:

  • whether the rope will be used inside or outside
  • the specific conditions to which it will be exposed
  • how strong it needs to be
  • the desired texture and appearance
  • your personal budget

If you’re unsure – or would like tailored advice on the various types and sizes – remember, you’re always welcome to get in touch. Our team have excellent knowledge of the paracords available and will happily advise on the best cord for your needs. Just give us a call on 01692 668996.

How much do paracords cost?

This varies depending on the type of paracord chosen, its thickness and the quantity required.

But, rest assured – here at Paracords Direct – we strive to be as competitive as possible. Because our paracord shop is exclusively online, we’re able to cut back on overheads and offer products at the best price on the market. Cords can often be found heavily discounted in our clearance department, and in some cases, we offer a multi-buy discount (whereby the more products you buy, the cheaper they’ll be).

What’s more, orders can either be collected for free – from our warehouse – or delivered for a reasonable cost. If you spend over £100, we’ll even drop it off completely free-of-charge at your chosen address!

Why choose us for your paracord?

We’re one of the very best suppliers for paracord in the UK. Shop with us and, we guarantee, you’ll find everything you need, all in one place – with an extensive range of paracordand braided cordsto choose from. What’s more, these are all available for the best price on the market.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to provide an exceptional standard of service. Check-out is quick and easy. All UK orders are delivered the next day (if ordered before 12pm) and our staff members are knowledgeable and helpful. So why not browse our collections today? If you have any questions about the products available, give us a call on 01692 668996.