• Large selection of In-Stock Items

  • Experts in Quick Shipping

  • Custom Fabrication Available

  • Dependable and Friendly Customer Service

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15% Clear PVC Tarps - Ideal for Porch Enclosures

Stock Sizes Only - Use Code CLEAR19

Sale excludes: Bulk Items -Freight -Tax - Custom Sizes & Custom Fabrication
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Utility Rope & Paracord

Utility Rope & Paracord

Chicago Canvas & Supply’s Paracords, Tactical Cords (Ropes), and Braided Utility Ropes are synthetic, general utility ropes manufactured in the USA. Their construction provides strength, elasticity, and a smooth surface. They are also UV and mildew-resistant. These features make Paracords, Tactical Ropes, and Braided Utility Ropes ideal for a variety of uses, including:

  • climbing rope and camping
  • survival bracelet and belts
  • parachute suspension
  • lanyards and other craft projects
  • tarp tie-downs

Deciding Between Paracord, Tactical Cord, and Braided Poly Rope

550 Paracord is a kernmantle nylon cord with a break strength of 550 lbs. and an outer nylon sheath with a 7 strand core. This makes Chicago Canvas & Supply’s 550 Cord a true type-III paracord.

275 Tactical Cord has a break strength of 275 lbs and an outer nylon sheath constructed with a 4 strand core.

Braided Utility Rope is constructed of multifilament polypropylene with a break strength of 300 lbs.  Polypropylene ropes are lightweight and will float on water.


Whether you are looking for a sturdy or light cordage, Chicago Canvas & Supply’s large inventory of colors and bundles are stock and ready to ship.

Types of Rope Products:

    • Break strength 275 lbs.
    • 3/32″ diameter
    • Will not rot or mildew
    • UV Resistant
    • Comes in 100′ Hanks
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    • Break strength 550 lbs
    • 3/16″ diameter
    • Will not rot or mildew
    • UV Resistant
    • Comes in 100′ Hanks
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    • Polyester #4.5
    • Break strength 300 lbs
    • Will not rot or mildew
    • UV Resistant
    • 1000′ per roll
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Chicago Canvas & Supply

3719 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60625
Toll Free 1-866-389-2218
(773) 478-5700
(773) 588-3139 [FAX]
Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

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