First Look Review

Titan Cord Review

Price:  $20 List | $19.95 at Amazon
Compare prices at 2 resellers
Pros:  Stong, light
Cons:  Expensive, must tie trible fisherman to connect two strands
Editors' Rating:   
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Manufacturer:   BlueWater Ropes


RELATED REVIEW: The Best Climbing Slings and Runners

Our Analysis

Review by:
Valentine Cullen

Last Updated:
Monday
March 10, 2014

Share:

The BlueWater ropes 5mm Titan Cord is constructed from Dyneema fiber and nylon which makes it strong and light. It is available in 6m (~20ft), 25m (82ft) and 50m (164ft) lengths. It should be noted that the true diameter is actually 5.5mm.

Keep in mind that thin cord like this has its limitations and concerns. A triple fishermans knot (required), it's very hard to cut even with a knife, and many people have concerns about spectra cords in general.

Valentine Cullen


You Might Also Like

OutdoorGearLab Member Reviews


Most recent review: March 11, 2014
Summary of All Ratings

OutdoorGearLab Editors' Rating:  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 (5.0)
Average Customer Rating:  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 (4.5)

100% of 1 reviewers recommend it
 
Rating Distribution
3 Total Ratings
5 star: 67%  (2)
4 star: 33%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 0%  (0)
Person Icon

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
   Mar 11, 2014 - 12:53pm
wivanoff
Outdoor Gearlab wrote:
Pros: Stong, easy to untie

Easy to untie? Bluewater recommends a TRIPLE fisherman's knot. That's easy to untie if you have a pair of pliers.

Outdoor Gearlab wrote:
Cons: A little bulky

It's 5.5 mm (.216") diameter. Not bulky at all

Outdoor Gearlab wrote:
Best Uses: Setting up anchors on multi-pitch climbs, top roping

Although some people may use this for a cordelette, it's best use is for slinging nuts and Gunks tie offs. It's not responsible to recommend this for a top rope anchor



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


Have you used this product?
Don't hold back. Share your viewpoint by posting a review with your thoughts...