Lawson Equipment Reflective Glowire

Reviews

8

This guy line has all the qualities you want: strong,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: about $13 for 50'

Summary

This guy line has all the qualities you want: strong, ultra lightweight, highly reflective to prevent tripping over it at night, little to no stretch, holds adjustable knots like a taut line hitch well, low tangle factor, UV resistant, and made in the USA by a cottage gear manufacturer.

Pros

  • Strong
  • Ultralight
  • Highly reflective
  • Little/no stretch
  • Holds knots well
  • Low tangle factor
  • UV resistant
  • Made in USA...and...free shipping (no minimums)

Cons

  • None

This is the best guy line I’ve ever used. It has all the qualities you want in a guy line: strong, ultra lightweight, highly reflective to prevent tripping over it at night, little to no stretch, holds adjustable knots like a taut line hitch well, low tangle factor, UV resistant, and made in the USA by a cottage gear manufacturer (and I am not associated with them in any way).

The Scotchlite tracers are super reflective so you don’t trip over the cord at night, and I find the orange color I selected to be very visible during daylight as well.

There’s not much more to say about guy line, just that this is a great choice because it checks all the boxes at a nice weight and price. Oh, and free shipping on all orders (no minimum).

Available in two diameters:

2mm weighs 1.75oz per 50' with a 225lb break strength (this is what I use — ultralight and plenty strong)

3mm weighs 3.75oz per 50’ with a 400lb break strength

Comes in 6 colors and lengths of 50’, 100’, and 500’

Lawson’s Outdoor Gear is a small cottage shop that specializes in cordage for backpacking and similar uses. Besides the Glowire they also make spectra cord, tensioners, shoelaces, and a thinner line with a glide coating for bear hangs. Lawson Kline braids all his cordage in-house. They used to also make a variety of titanium stakes and other hardware but have turned that business over to Dutchware Gear, another fine cottage gear shop.


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Holds a taut line hitch well:
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Really pops when light hits it:
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Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for taking the time to review this new-to-us product, JR.


2 years ago
DonP

I use his cordage too and absolutely love it! Every bit as bright at night when lit as NiteIze line. But you can see it easier in the daylight. I use both yellow and orange on a couple of different tarps along with his tensioners. Good stuff.


2 years ago
G00SE MODERATOR

I LOVE reviews that highlight cottage manufacturers. They make the best stuff out there. Thanks for the review!


2 years ago
JRinGeorgia

Thanks for all the comments!


2 years ago
SanJuanHiker

I've used Lawson's Glowire for the last two seasons and totally agree with your review! I use Glowire for the ridgeline ties on my RayWay tarp and Kelty's Triptease for corner pulls. The Glowire seems to retain its color better and is more reflective. I'd add that Lawson is great at helping and informing his customers!


2 years ago
JRinGeorgia

I agree SJH, Lawson is great to deal with. He has sales a few times a year -- not big, maybe 10% off, but typically that's off anything he sells. And the free shipping with no minimum is a nice rarity these days.


2 years ago

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