Shock Cords & Bungee Cords UK for Sale - Paracords Direct


Shock (Bungee) Cord

Need to stock up on bungee cord? Check out our range – here at Paracords Direct. As a leading UK supplier, we have a variety of sizes and colours to choose from. Whether it’s required for commercial or domestic use, we guarantee we have the ideal shock bungee cord for you.

    A complete collection of bungee cords

    Within our online product store, we currently stock two main types of bungee cord. These include:

    1. High UV shock cord

    This has a natural rubber core and a braided polyester cover. As such, it benefits from high UV resistance and is an ideal option for prolonged outdoor use. A variety of thicknesses are available ranging from 3mm-10mm, and you can choose from a black, white or neon yellow design.

    1. Multicoloured shock cord

    A slightly cheaper alternative – this has a multi-strand rubber core and a multifilament polypropylene cover. Just as the name suggests, it comes in many different colours (blue, fawn, grey, khaki, navy, orange, pink, purple, red, white and yellow) and 3-6mm thicknesses are available.

    Both of these bungee cords can be bought by the metre, to meet your exact needs, or on 100 metre reels. They’re manufactured to the highest quality and boast a 100% stretch elongation rating. Yet, despite this, they’re available for a highly competitive price and are guaranteed to last.

    If you have any questions about the products available, please feel free to get in touch. Our team are on hand to answer your questions and will happily advise on the best elastic cords for your needs. Simply give us a call on 01692 668996 or send an email to [email protected].

    (N.B. for safety reasons, you should never use our cords at their maximum stretch).


    What is a bungee cord?

    A bungee cord is, essentially, a type of rope – constructed from elasticated strands of rubber and a braided outer sheath. They’re also sometimes referred to as shock cords, shock bungee cords, or elasticated cords.

    Thanks to their unique construction, they’re incredibly tough and durable. But they’re also very stretchy. In fact, all bungee cords are manufactured to achieve a certain level of stretchiness. This is known as the ‘elongation rating’ and it’s expressed as a percentage of the cords unstretched length.

    For example, a 10 inch bungee cord – with a 100% elongation rating – would stretch to 20 inches during use. But a 10 inch cord with a 50% elongation rating would only stretch to 15 inches.

    What can a bungee cord be used for?

    Bungee cords have a wide range of commercial and domestic applications. Generally speaking, they’re used to secure objects into place – without having to tie a knot – and are commonly employed to hold down:

    • sailing boats
    • canoes and kayaks
    • caravans and camping tents
    • car, boat and trailer covers
    • roof-racks and curtain-sides
    • tarpaulins and trampolines

    They also have a number of day-to-day uses around the home. For example, many people use them as cost-effective exercise ropes, for child-proofing drawers and cupboards, organising their tangled cables and wires, and more.

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