Twisted Manila Rope

Working Load Limit: 45 - 61 Lbs
Diameter: 1/4"
Length: 1200ft


Manila rope, often referred to as hemp, is a natural fiber product of a type which has been in use for thousands of years.  It is made from the ‘abaca’ or musa textilis plant, which is grown in the Phillipines and is related to the banana plant.  Over the last 50 years, synthetics have taken its place in a variety of applications, especially where safety is involved.

Manila tends to wear from the inside (it self-abrades), so it may be unsafe even though it appears to be in good shape.  And if it is stored wet, it will mildew and rot (on the inside first, so the damage isn’t visible).  Manila rope is weakened by chemicals and should be protected from exposure, so there are certain applications where ProManila is a better option.

Manila is a popular choice for tug-of-war because it won’t snap back as nylon rope has been known to do.  Manila’s good grip and ability to absorb sweat make it popular for obstacle courses and numerous strength building exercises.  Scouting projects using manila rope in monkey bridges, pontoon ferry's, and obstacle courses.

Landscaping contractors and designers, and fence contractors specify manila rope for fence rails and frames around gardens, decks, piers, and along pathways, usually in 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″ and, occasionally, 3″ diameters.  It has the advantage of decomposing over time, making it the ‘greenest’ of reasonably high strength ropes.
  • Available Diameters of  1/4",  5/16",  3/8",  1/2",  5/8",  3/4",  1",  1 1/4",  1 1/2",  2", and 3"
  • Available Lengths of  10ft, 25ft, 50ft, 100ft, 200ft, 300ft, 400ft, 500ft, 600ft, and 1200ft

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