Now that the “Basics of Paracord” has been introduced, I'd like to introduce a paracord manufacturer that has clearly demonstrated consistency and quality in their products.
|E.L. Wood is known for their color selection.
These are just some of the colors they offer.
E.L. Wood prides itself in being at the fore-front of developing and manufacturing new and custom products to meet the ever-growing, ever-changing demands of the market. They are able to do this by continuously updating their technology to support higher quality materials, equaling higher quality products. Their facilities are run 24/7, with employees working around the clock to ensure that timelines are met and orders are fulfilled, with excellence being key. (These people just don’t sleep!)
Their products can be found around the globe in industries such as marine/boating, fishing, hunting, defense, military, apparel, camping, pet/equine, police and aerospace. The materials that they use in their products are incredibly diverse. Their fibers include Nylon, Polyester, Poly Propylene, Kevlar, Spectra, Dyneema, Vectra, Technora, Teflon, and few other secrets in their stash.
They manufacture twine, over braiding, double braids, solid braids, diamond
braids, flat braids, Kernmantle braids, shock cord, 325 Nylon Paraline, 650
Nylon Paraline, accessory cord, Mil-C-5040 Type III 550 Military-Spec Paracord,
Type III 550 Commercial-Spec “Survival” Paracord, or any other braid that you
could possibly request. The braid diameters can range between products, all
being packaged in various lengths and forms.
|E.L. Wood also has a great selection of patterns, |
with new patterns coming out every few months!
Not only does E.L. Wood make REAL Type III 550 Commercial Paracord, they are the largest supplier in the
! They have over 150
colors and patterns, with an ever growing list thanks to their development team
and customers’ custom requests. They're kind of a big deal. You can find a
bunch of their colors here, including reflective and
glow-in-the-dark! United States
To be quite honest, out of all of the brands that I have worked with, touched and seen, I have a bit of a crush on E.L. Wood. The quality of their 550 Paracord is unmatched when it comes to consistency and vividness. Whatever color they may dye their cord, all of their colors have the same texture, flexibility, and brightness as the last batch that they made a month or eight months ago. They seem to have a certain zeal for matching their dyes from batch to batch, which makes me wonder if they have a factory full of Oompa-Loompas each assigned to their own color. They’d be like the Willy Wonka of Paracord (the Gene Wilder one, not the creepy Johnny Depp one).
E.L. Wood’s 550 Paracord is great for all sorts of applications. I’m fairly confident that the list goes beyond a bazillion uses. The most popular use as of late seems to be “Survival Bracelets”, followed by several other crafts. In regards to E.L. Wood’s performance, they stand out among the rest based on the softness and flexibility of their cord. When working the cord into a bracelet or lanyard (or anything else for that matter), the pliability aids in the progress and final look of the product. The softness results in a less abrasive feel against the skin. Like a baby’s bottom, only not.
So, in conclusion, E.L. Wood is like Willy Wonka.