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  • Six Colors - Reflective Shock Cord
  • Reflective Shines Light Back
  • Three Sizes - Reflective Shock Cord
  • Three Sizes - Non-Reflective Shock Cord
  • Three Sizes - Reflective Shock Cord

Shock Cord

Sold by the foot in one continuous piece. Enter the length in feet for quantity.
Maximum Purchase:
100 unit(s)
    • Three sizes, six colors
    • Reflective tracers shine light back at night
    • Perfect for packs, tent/tarps, hammock underquilts, and more


    Our high-grade shock cord is available with reflective tracers that shine light back at night helping you find stray items and avoid running into the line.

    We offer three sizes – 1/16 in. (1.6 mm), 5/64 in. (2 mm), and 3/32 in. (2.4 mm) diameter. Shock cord stretch increases with diameter. The 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) shock cord is best for light-duty applications such as elastic draw cords and small straps. The 5/64 in. (2 mm) and 3/32 in. (2.4 mm) shock cord are good for backpacks, straps, tents/tarps, and hammock underquilts. For Reflective Shock Cord, choose from six colors – neon yellow, neon orange, neon green, blue, red, or black. Standard Shock Cord is only available in black.

    Shock Cord is sold by the foot in one continuous piece. Just enter the length in feet you want for the quantity.



    Length: Sold by the foot in one continuous piece


       Reflective Shock Cord: Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Blue, Red, or Black

       Standard Shock Cord: Black only

    Diameter Compatible Cord Lock Reflective Standard
    1 Line 2 Lines Weight / ft Weight / m Weight / ft Weight / m
    1/16 in. (1.6 mm) Micro or Mini Mini 0.027 oz (0.77 g) 0.089 oz (2.53 g) 0.023 oz (0.66 g) 0.075 oz (2.17 g)
    5/64 in. (2 mm) Micro or Mini Mini 0.038 oz (1.07 g)  0.125 oz (3.51 g) 0.038 oz (1.09 g)  0.125 oz (3.58 g)
    3/32 in. (2.4 mm) Micro or Mini Mini 0.054 oz (1.53 g) 0.177 oz (5.02 g) 0.056 oz (1.59 g)  0.184 oz (5.22 g) 



    • Inspect before each use. DO NOT use if damage is found to the cord.
    • This product is elastic and will snap back. To avoid injury, be careful of recoil.

    In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

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    1. Good, quality cord…  star rating

      Posted by Petet on 8th Jun 2021

      Nice, consistent and tightly woven sheathing around elastic that seems to have no memory and good snap back. Can’t speak to how it will hold up over time but, based on past experience, it feels like will do well over the long haul. Will definitely buy again.

    2. re-cord old cord  star rating

      Posted by Keith on 2nd Jun 2021

      used this to fix a couple of sagging poles

    3. Seems good!  star rating

      Posted by Anne on 1st Dec 2020

      Used this shock cord to re-string some old tent poles. Worked well, and the cord seems to be of good quality. Only time will tell really.

    4. 1/16 for all the little stuff  star rating

      Posted by John Riddle on 28th Sep 2020

      As described. Makes for great bivy tieouts or silnylon shelter tensioners so there's no sag overnight. Takes a flame well to keep the ends from fraying.

    5. Great for tent pole repair  star rating

      Posted by SRD on 9th Sep 2020

      I ordered this to fix the overstretched, worn out cord in my REI backpacking tent poles. It shipped fast and it was easy to replace the worn out cord with this new cord.

    6. Just what I wanted  star rating

      Posted by Brian Edward Keenan on 21st Aug 2020

      Awesome that Litesmith will sell this to you by the foot so I don't have to buy a whole butt-load of this stuff if all I wanted was a couple feet!

      I already had a Nitecore NU25. I fashioned my own ultralight band out of a couple feet of this stuff and a mini cordlock. Like $2 worth of materials!

    7. awesome shock cord.  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2020

      Great shock cord. Fast service.

    8. Purdy!  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2020

      Redid the cord for my tent poles with a couple colors, this worked great. Stoked on getting a change from the boring white/black standard options!

    9. Great shock cord  star rating

      Posted by Norma on 6th Jun 2020

      I bought this cord to use as elastic continuous loop for covid masks. It is perfect. The customer service was wonderful, I made a mistake and ordered the wrong size, but Litesmith caught it and called me!
      My package arrived in just a few days.

    10. Fantastic!  star rating

      Posted by Jen on 5th Jun 2020

      This is great shock cord. Product as expected , lightweight and sturdy. Yellow is my favorite. My go-to for all shock cord needs!

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