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This guy line has all the qualities you want: strong,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: about $13 for 50'
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.
- Highly reflective
- Little/no stretch
- Holds knots well
- Low tangle factor
- UV resistant
- Made in USA...and...free shipping (no minimums)
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.