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Reflective Glowire

 
 
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Stop tripping over your guylines and start using our highly reflective Glowire cord.  It is specifically designed to be used as a guyline for low stretch applications such as guying out tents, tarps and shelters. The cord is constructed with a High Tenacity UV Resistant Polyester Jacket, two super reflective 3M Scotlite tracers, and an Extra High Tenacity Polyester Parallel Fiber Core. This results in a finished product that is strong, low stretch, uv resistant, and very tangle resistant.  The reflective tracers work like a road sign, when you hit it with a light, the reflective tracers reflect the light and it shines right back at you.  Review after review says its the best reflective cord made. Period.  This cord is proudly designed, developed, and manufactured by us, right here in the USA.  Available in 2mm and 3mm. Black, Orange, and Yellow.  50', 100', and 200' hanks.  Please contact us for pricing and availability if interested in a 600'- 5000' spool.

 

Diameters:

2mm (5/64"), 2oz per 50', 250lbs break strength

3mm (1/8") 4oz per 50', 500lbs break strength

 

 

-Glowire Review on Sticks Blog

-Glowire Review On Brian's Backpacking Blog

-Glowire Review on HikeLighter.com

-Glowire Review on Trailspace

-Glowire Review on Jnunniv

 

Product FAQ

 

How can I melt the ends of the Glowire?

If you have a hot knife cutter or a solidering iron with a blade thats the best.   If not, its no big deal at all.  You can cut the line with a pair of scissors or a knife and melt the ends with a lighter, match, candle, campfire, blow torch or even a flame thrower.  

 

Why is your Glowire cord so reflective compared to other reflective cords on the market?

We designed our Glowire to be very reflective.  In order to do this we use actual 3M Scotchlite reflctive tracers and we braid twice as much of this yarn into the jacket.  Our competetors designed their cords to be very profitable.   So to keep costs cheap they have their cords made in China where they use knock off 3M Scotchlite which is half as relflective. Then to make matters worse they braid half as much of this yarn into the jacket.  The result is a cord that is more expensive then ours but about 1/4 as reflective. Its a difference thats very easy to see in the dark. 

 

What line tensioners work the best with your Glowire?

Our Bar Tensioners are the best line tensioners made for any cord.  They far exceed anything else made for ease of use and they do not slip ever.   They also work really good when wearing gloves in the winter.  

 

Will your 2mm Glowire work with Lineloc 3's?

Short answer is yes!  But its complicated...  First and foremost the Lineloc 3's were designed to work with 3mm cords. As such 3mm cords work the best with them.  This is the only diameter that will break a lineloc 3 at the webbing cross bar at roughly 120lbs of tension before slipping without backing it up with a knot.  If you use 3mm line, you don't have to do anything special, just pull your line tight and your good to go.  Anything less than 3mm will eventually slip with enough tension.   But for alot of conditions you don't have to have a 3mm line for the Lineloc 3's to work without slipping. The larger in size/more core/stiffer/fuller felling the line the better it will work. Like Kelty Triptease slips at around 35lbs of tension. My 2mm Glowire slips around 60lbs.  They are the same diameter but due to the difference in construction, they work differently.  This is due to the more solid/fuller core of my line vs the Kelty line.  That said, an easy fix for ANY smaller diameter line is to use a slippery half hitch after you tension your shelter. This allows you to use any diameter cord you want from fishing line all the way up to 3mm lines. And they will not slip either. BUT eventually with enough tension they will cut the cord crossbar.  The thinner the line, the lower the tension.  For instance my 2mm Glowire cuts the cross bar at a hair over 110lbs backed up with a slippery half hitch. So there is not a huge difference between my 2mm line with a slippery half hitch and my 3mm line with nothing. The buckle is the weak point in both cases. The 3mm line breaks the buckle at the webbing cross bar and the 2mm line cuts the buckle at the cord cross bar. So either way you go they are both destroyed if you pull them to destruction. That said, I don't think there are many shelters out there (especially lightweight ones) that have anchor points that can handle these kind of loads anyway.  So if your a lightweight hiker and you have a lightweight shelter and your primarly going to be using it in mild conditions then the 2mm Glowire will work just fine.  On the other hand if your going to be using your shelter in 4 season conditions or you don't want to fuss with slippery half hitches then the 3mm line is the best choice for you.