When the military needs small cord to help secure their gear, they use this 3/32" Tether Cord. This U.S. made tether cord is also called "Sensitive Item Securing System". It's used throughout the military to secure things like strobe lights, compasses and knives to the operator.
Fisherman Knot Static Breaking strength of tether cord 244lbs. ( Tested by Rescue17 )
300 Foot Spools
I'm not using it in a particularly utilitarian fashion but the cord has served my purposes perfectly. It's thinner than 550 paracord and only has 2 strands inside so gutting it doesn't make it sit super flat. The smaller diameter is nice for making zipper pulls and smaller lanyards for keychains. I always felt paracord lanyards were a bit big but you can make the exact same things with this smaller cord. Accenting paracord lanyards with micro cord like this seems to be a thing too. It's still nylon so ends melt and hold well. I've wrapped almost every pencil I own with this stuff. The best part is that it's less than 1/3 the cost of paracord so you can afford to waste it.
I was looking for small diameter cord for miscellaneous uses that was easy to see. Haven't tested it under heavy load, but I've used it to lash some small things. Holds a good knot. The cut ends fuse nicely. I'd buy it again when I use this roll up.
Good diameter for dummy cord. Holds knots well, and even a double or triple fisherman isn't too bulky. The green color is very bright, maybe a hair short of neon, and will stand out in most environments. I have the gray for low-profile stuff, and the green for things I want to stand out.
I have a lot of 550 cord but tether cord has many mor uses and packs smaller. Have used on many military applications.
I hope coyote brown is in the works soon as it seems to be the newest military color.
ACU tether cord no longer looks appropriate with my gear.
Exactly what I was hoping for, a strong but thin cord. 300 feet gives you a lot of practical uses. Will buy again!
I use this mainly for handle wrapping, lashing, and dummy cords. Love the strength and texture, now if they had all the colors in stock....
Perfect for EDC, and many uses, including tying the medium grappling hook from CC and pulling antenna into tree, pulling climbing rope again using Tether cord to pull the heavy nylon climbing cord up and over limb, and also binding for traps and even heavy fishing line
This small diameter cord is the same as we used to keep in the parachute loft in a parallel universe on another planet long ago and far away. Basic issue was 20m to aircrew personnel for tethering essential life-safety gear to your SV2 survival vest and PK2 para-raft kit (dating myself). I combine with the small flatgate snap links to improvise pistol lanyards, attach utility pocket knife, signal mirror, whistle and blinker signal to man-overboard /bailout bags, etc. Any piece of gear you cannot afford to lose when in "Indian Country" needs to be clipped to some of this which is securely tied into your survival vest, ruck flight suit, etc.