Best Ropes in 2020



T.W Evans Cordage 23-410 3/8-Inch by 100-Feet Twisted Sisal Rope Review:


Rope itself is fantastic. Purchased to redo a cat scratching post since they demolished the one from PetSmart within a year. They love it the rope itself, and have resumed using the scratching post instead of chairs!

However, the product I received included an... 'accessory'. A cicada had managed to get itself inside of the packaging of the product itself and was rotting away in the rope. It wasn't a big deal to me- the rotting remains were able to be carefully brushed into the trash can, but it might be a big deal to someone else. I would have hoped an issue like this would be caught at the distribution center, most likely not before then due to the nature of the product's most-likely production.

See included photos for cicada concerns. Also see attached for how much one cat in particular liked it immediately!



Attwood Braided Polypropylene General Purpose Rope Color may vary (Assorted color) Review:


as an add on item buying this was easy! perfect for utility rope to have on hand. assorted colors so it makes it special to get a color that surprises you! I got orange perfect length and good condition. this will do nicely to anyone's shed or basement or even supply kit. very lightweight and can withhold 195 lbs. *UPDATE* 5/19/15 i recently built a small tree swing with the entire rope. i weigh about 145 pounds or so and i have climbed on this rope stood on my swing swung on it etc. this rope is super strong and may or may not surpass its work load limit by a couple pounds under pressure and static. this is a great cord like ive said ive been sitting on it and climbing up trees with it. i may be just lucky because im 15-20 pounds lighter but none the less i put it to its limits and it stands the test. highly recommend. i could honestly care less what color i received the rope just does what its supposed to and i have no complaints.



Pull Line for Light Duty Cable or Rope Pulling, 210 lb Average Breaking Strength 500-Foot Klein Tools 56108 Review:


Not bad, but does seem to tangle more than other versions of similar stuff. I do think if they made the container a bit bigger or wider that there would not be such as issue, when pulling I do not want the line to wrap circles around the wire as I like to leave the pull wire in the more annoying runs for pulling new or extra network cable, as low voltage stuff gets tangled easy with this stuff, but if you pull it first by itself then you can at least pull a few wires in first before the tangling happens.



RAM-PRO 80 ft. Diamond Braid Polypropylene All Purpose Flagline Rope, High Strength, UV Resistant and Excellent Shock Absorption, Thickness ¼ inch | Good for Tie, Pull, Swing, Climb and Knot Review:


Not bad, but does seem to tangle more than other versions of similar stuff. I do think if they made the container a bit bigger or wider that there would not be such as issue, when pulling I do not want the line to wrap circles around the wire as I like to leave the pull wire in the more annoying runs for pulling new or extra network cable, as low voltage stuff gets tangled easy with this stuff, but if you pull it first by itself then you can at least pull a few wires in first before the tangling happens.



KINGLAKE 100% Natural Thick Strong Jute Rope 65 Feet 5mm 3 Ply Hemp Rope Cord for Arts Crafts DIY Decoration Gift Wrapping Review:


It's rope. There's not much to say beyond that. I used it for craft purposes, and it worked well. I turned my cheapy plastic garbage can and my toilet brush holder into accents for a shabby chic beach themed bathroom. It worked just fine and served its purpose.



Rutland Products Rutland 99N-6 Grapho-Glas Gasket Replacement Rope Kit, 7/8" by 7' Review:


Let me first say, I never give 5-star reviews unless I am ecstatic about the product. Here is the best way to make this work. It worked for me.

1) Make sure the surface is clear of any old glue or gasket. I used a very heavy wire brush to remove the old gasket and glue.
2) Then grind down to the surface with a Dremel or rotary tool with a stone disc. If that's not available use some 80-grit sandpaper and work in layers.
3) Vacuum up any old dust or debris/metal shavings.
4) The metal should be roughed up but not shiny in any way.
5) Use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe the channel where the new gasket will go.
6) Put on disposable gloves (plastic or rubber). Have a few extra pairs ready too.
7) Open the package of the gasket and dry fit the rope around the channel. This helps you get the positioning down right. Leave an extra 3 inches or so for error.
8) Knead the tube of cement very well and then cut a fairly large bead opening in the end.
9) Work in sections of about 12" and pick up the portion you wish to tack down next (you should have left the gasket in the dry fit position). Put down a generous bead of the cement in the channel and wipe the side of the gasket with the same cement too and work it into the fibers. Then lightly smooth the bead in the channel. This cement is very loose and not tacky so it's easy to do.
10) Slowly work the rope into the channel without too much pressure but make sure it is a bit snug.
11) Work your way around the door completely and then finish up on the end. I had the start and finish just where the latch is to close the door. Seemed like a decent location to pick.
12) Clean any spillover that may have gotten onto the rest of the door with a damp cloth.
13) Remove and replace your gloves with new ones.
14) Pick up the door and put it on the hinges of the stove and close the door for about 10 minutes.
15) Open the door and let sit for 1 hour to dry a bit.
16) Close the door and leave shut for 24 hours.

You're done. It's a fairly easy thing to do with the right tools and took me about an hour. Have fun and post a comment on your experience.



T.W Evans Cordage 26-011 1/4-Inch by 100-Feet 5 Star Manila Rope Review:


It's good enough as long as you're definitely going for a real rustic look. There are a lot of loose frayed strings. I trimmed a lot of them off when I was done. There was a little bit of an odor, but nothing overpowering. It seemed a little oily at first coming out of the packaging. You definitely need good scissors for this stuff. I wound up using a knife. I used this to wrap some coffee cans and jars for storage in my kitchen. I wrapped 3 and I have enough left for maybe 2 more. It's fine for around the house after I trimmed it up, but I wouldn't use it for anything like a wedding where you want better quality.



Lehigh NML48X 1/8-Inch by 48-Feet Diamond Braid Nylon Rope, White Review:


My cat loves this string, got the idea to use it because he was always jumping up at the curtain pulls. Very durable and contains enough to create a dozen or so cat toys. Also best price on Amazon



1/4-inch Premium Sisal Rope - 100 Feet - Pet Friendly Review:


I ordered this product to refurb a scratching post. I had read the many reviews about the kerosene smell, but there were so many who said there was no smell that I decided to give it a try. When we received our package, I could smell the chemicals before even opening the plastic. It wasn't horribly overwhelming, but it was definitely present. I have placed the product outside for a few days to dissipate the smell before using it. I suspect the product will be just fine after a few days outside.... Otherwise I have no complaints.