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Where Can I Find 2mm Black Reflective Cord?
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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Where Can I Find 2mm Black Reflective Cord? on 05/05/2012 19:11:03 MDT Print View

I have 1/8" black cord with white tracer embedded that glows in the dark when hit with a light. It comes from Seattle Fabrics. I'm using it with LineLocks that look like this -

...but it to tight. It works, but it is a struggle.

So now I'm looking for some 2mm or 2.5mm, Black, with white tracers.

Any sources?

Randy Smith
(PapaSmurf) - F

Locale: Dream Hammock
Black Reflective Cord on 05/05/2012 19:36:36 MDT Print View

The smallest I have been able to locate is the 2.75 mm GLOcord from Sterling Ropes.

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Black Reflective Cord on 05/05/2012 19:51:00 MDT Print View


Good source. Thanks for the link.


If you go to Randy's Sterling Ropes link and look for "packaged cord" you'll find some 1.5mm stuff. It's kind of ironic that they have something larger and smaller than you want......but not what you want.


Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Black Reflective Cord on 05/05/2012 19:58:16 MDT Print View

In theory 1/8" is 3.175 mm, which should work in the typical LineLock. I suspect that it is just a little bit fat, or that the tracer hangs up. I have had black with tracer that worked well from Big Agnes. But, alas, they no longer sell it.

So anything spec'ed less than 3mm will probably work.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Black Reflective Cord on 05/16/2012 08:25:22 MDT Print View

I ordered and received the Sterling 2.75 Black Reflective cord.

It appears and behaves the same as the line I got from Seattle Fabrics - very stiff through a LineLok.

So the hunt continues.

Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
Lawson's Glowire? on 05/16/2012 08:29:25 MDT Print View

How about this: ?

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't notice that you asked for black. If you could live with orange this seems to meet your other criteria.

Edited by ChemE on 05/16/2012 08:30:40 MDT.

Mike D.
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Lawson's Glowire? on 05/16/2012 09:48:48 MDT Print View

You could dye the cord black if the outside is nylon with basic RIT dye. I don't know what that would do to the tracers though. I don't know if it is dyneema with a dacron shell, which would not take RIT (though maybe another dye), or if the core is just a blend. Just an option though.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Black Reflective Cord on 05/16/2012 12:27:57 MDT Print View

I dyed my Ohm pack. The compression cord took the dye well and the reflective coating on the velcro absorbed no dye. I think it could work.

Ray Klahne

Locale: South Florida
2mm Black Reflective Cord on 11/08/2012 11:29:42 MST Print View

Exped Reflective Dyneema Cord 2mm is available at several locations. Search Google and take your pick.

David Schwaiger

Locale: Good Hope
2mm Black Reflective Cord on Amazon on 11/10/2012 18:15:49 MST Print View

Here is a link for 2mm reflective on Amazon.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Black Reflective Cord on 06/13/2013 14:20:04 MDT Print View

Came across this forum. I know its old, but I wanted to say I am now making black reflective cord for all those of you who are still looking.. It comes in 50' and 100' hanks.