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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 piece. Enter the length in feet for quantity.
  • 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 piece. Just enter the length in feet you want for the quantity.



Length: Sold by the foot


   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. Worked Great!  star rating

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2019

    Placed an order for a few myog projects (1.6 and 2 mm diameters) - they worked great! The cord is firm and durable, a little bit stretchy as you expect from shock cord, but it doesn't deform or stretch out permanently. Also, both diameters were compatible with the mini cord locks sold on this site, which was convenient.

  2. Great shockcord  star rating

    Posted by Billy Gray on 14th Sep 2017

    I bought this shockcord for a daypack I made for my wife. She wanted a Bahama blue X-Pac pack which I put daisy chains on. I used the blue reflective shockcord in the daisy chains to give her some bling, but also from a practical perspective to have additional capacity for raingear, hiking poles, etc., and visibility at night. The shockcord is essentially shockcord, same functionality. The difference is the tracers which light up very well from a headlamp. So plenty of pack applications for this shockcord.

    I'd say it would also work very well for an underquilt suspension and making your hammock camp more visible/easy to locate at night.

  3. awesome !  star rating

    Posted by chris on 27th Oct 2016

    exactly what i wanted great product and super fast shipping ! great job..

  4. Excellent  star rating

    Posted by Shannon C on 22nd Aug 2016

    I really like this shock cord. The colors and reflectivity make the cord usable for a variety of projects. A great alternative to the plain black that I have on several tents. I'm using this cord primarily to make a bunch of bungee straps for cables, camping gear, etc.

  5. High quality with style!  star rating

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Jul 2016

    This is good stuff. I got the 3/32" which is perfect for re-stringing most tent poles and is sometimes hard to find. Nobody really needs color or reflective strips for tent poles, but I got the red instead of plain black...looks great and really is high quality shock cord. Definitely very reflective, too. Will reorder for the next set of poles and get some of the 1/16" for use on the ground sheet and net tent I sometimes add under my tarp.

  6. Black is out Color is in!!  star rating

    Posted by Don Amundson (Still Lookin') on 12th Mar 2016

    I use shock cord for many things and needless to say I'm pleased to find this stuff. What an improvement over the basic black. Easy to see, hard to lose. Thanks for "reinventing the wheel."

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