50 Feet 2.0 mm Z-Line Slick Cord
Keep your delicious trail food out of the hands of those hungry bears. This cord is made of solid braided 100% UHMWPE fiber with no sheathe. It is smooth and slick which allows it to slide over branches easier, perfect for bear bagging. This diameter cord is easy to grab a hold of and tangle resistant.
The slick line is not as bright and doesn't grip as well as the sheathed Z-Line, but it is stronger by weight.
Breaking Strength: over 200 lbs
Weight: .1 ounces per yard (3 grams/meter)
Weight per 50ft: 1.7 ounces (48 grams)
- bag kit
I used the line to hang my bear bag on the AT, but sometimes the knots are too tight and you need a tent stake to wiggle it open. Otherwise a great, slick line.
The slickness of the line was super useful with the high, horizontal bear poles at backcountry sites in Yellowstone National Park. That same slickness, however, made lifting heavy loads difficult, as the line slips through one's hands as well. Great for light or medium loads.
Used the cord on a section hike on the AT for 5 days To hang my bear bag. Worked fantastically! Much better and lighter than my old parachute cord.
Bought to replace the line my dog chewed to death. It was part of the Bear bag kit. I tried one belonging to a friend on a recent trip and ordered it on the drive back. After scolding the pooch the kit is again complete. Numerous upcoming hunts where this will be used. Great product.
I have been using the same line for two years. It is still in great shape after dozens of bear hangs. I bought a second line for my son!