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)
- bear bag
- section hike
- bag kit
Seeking to reduce the weight (and size) of my old 300g food rope system, I bought this strong and ultra-light rope, and combined it with a smooth, relatively heavy carabiner (50g +). The result is a food rope system that is tiny in size, light-weight (90 g) and super-easy to toss and slide over a tree branch. (We use a paddling glove for the hoist, since the rope is quite slim). I love this rope and have recently purchased more to make food-hanging systems for my friends!
Love the bear line package! Just what I needed.
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.