3/32" Shock Cord
3/32” shock cord is a good size for lashing gear to backpacks, or for thicker clothing draw cords. It can also be used to replace broken elastic on tent poles.
Our Mini Cord Locks fit well.
Sold in 15 feet (5 yards) / (4.57 meters) hanks.
Weight: .15 oz/yard (4.2 g/m)
- Shock Cord
- cord locks
- sewing stuff
I purchased the 3/32 Shock Cord along with the Mini Cord Locks. The two items can be used in a lot of configurations and different ways together or separately. Basically the only limitations are the persons imagination on how to use them. One simple use ( Using a tarp as an example ) as a adjustable shock cord to keep the tarps corners nice and tight while allowing the tarp to move with rain or wind. It keeps from having the tarp tear by using a static line. Run the ends of the shock cord threw the cord locks and tie a single knot in the end of each line. Now you can adjust the size of the loop ( what ever size you made the loop ) without the cord puling out by adjusting the cords distance ( loop size ) with the cord locks. It can be run threw the tarps grommet before attaching the cord lock or at ground level with the stakes. I hammock camp so there are a lot of uses for me and I like to keep some Shock cord & cord locks in my backpack.
I did some hard searching to find this “narrow gauge” cord for my Kelty poles. 1/8” is much more common. Comparing this cord to the original Kelty product this is definitely higher grade.
I had a Big Agnes tent poles that needed to be redone and this shock cord was the right size. Should last many years.
Once again Zpacks provides an excellent buying experience
I didn’t use it because when I got the broken cord out it was much thinner in diameter that what you sent. I happened to have a new piece of what had been on the pole in my sewing stuff so I used that. The directions from Joe helped a lot, and I was successful at restoring my tent pole to full functionality! And everyone I communicated with was kind, patient and helpful, except for sending me much heavier cord than I needed. Thank you