The Ultraglide bear line was specifically designed to be used as a bear bagging line. It is Ultra Strong, Ultra Slick, Ultra Light and Ultra Tough. Our cord is made using Spectra S1000 which is one of the slickest, strongest and lightest weight fibers ever created. Unlike other throw lines on the market that have vinyl or urethane coatings. Ours does not, as we wanted to maximize its slipperiness. Spectra Fibers Coefficient of Friction is comparable to that of Teflon, but the Spectra Fiber we use has much better abrasion resistance. 15 times more abrasion resistance than carbon steel. This is like having a non-stick coating on your throwline. Which means, that our UltraGlide effortlessly glides and slides over tree limbs and will not get hung up. Gear testers have commented that it feels like there is a pulley in the tree's. The cord features a double color fleck which adds a pop of color to the line and protects the reflective tracer from abrasion. After braiding, the line is pre-stretched and polished which makes the surface extra smooth. While its super slick, it holds knots well. But we recommend a little extra tail on your knots. The diameter is little larger than other throwlines, so its easier on your hands and tree limbs. This is the best bear bagging line out there. This cord is proudly manufactured by us on our braiding machines using the best quality yarns available. Diameter: 2.3mm (3/32"), Weight: 1.70oz per 50', 3.5mm (9/64"), Weight 3.6oz per 50'. Break Strength on both: Strong Enough to hang a Grizzly Bear! Made In USA
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Still love my 1st. generation (non reflective) Ultraglide Bearline, except that with my rather occasional use it might last an eternity and I may never have an excuse to replace it with the nicely reflective one I gave to a friend some Xmas ago...
Definitely get 100' (I use the 3.5mm) if you want to hang high between 2 trees. If I stay more than 1 night and there is a multi person, multi day food pack, I rig a cross-line that stays up and just pull the food bag up with another Ultraglide line running through a looped in small ring or biner in the horizontal line (well, more like 15 deg. or so each leg, like a too tight hammock, the line takes the load nicely. 30 deg. each leg and trees far apart would force you to throw that line maybe too high to manage).
If you're looking for an UL bear hang solution, you found it. This line is, in fact, ultralight, and is super strong to boot. Something to be aware of, though, the line is thin, so if you are going to use it for a heavy group hang, you'll want to use a pulley because it can become a saw that will damage trees or plastic carabiners. That's in no way a critique of the product, just a note for appropriate application. A fatter line would suit heavy loads (> ~10 lbs) better. For solo or duo UL use, this is the best line around. Teflon does wear a bit over time, depending on your use. Importantly, Lawson provides excellent costumer service, and is a rare example of a dedicated small business owner. Buy some!
Works great. The best bear line I've had. Another great product from a great company!
I bought this for my Appalachian Trail thru hike. I used it the whole way without any issues of fraying or getting snagged. It is still in as good a shape as when I bought it after 6 months of daily use. The reflective line is perfect for when I woke up in the morning and couldn't remember where I hung my bag. Just spin around with the head lamp on until it shows up. I would highly recommend.
This line is the best. Like the AT hiker above, I used it just about every day on my thru hike. I can't say anything bad about it. I'd give it more than five stars if I could. I sometimes do tree work in my job and have to use long throw lines so I do have experience with getting ropes up into trees. This line is easy to use, tangle free, glows in the dark like you won't believe. Just add a small rock/storage bag and you've got a great bear line. As crazy as it sounds this was one of my favorite pieces of gear on the trail. I actually looked forward to evening bear bagging. I used a fifty foot length which was good, I wouldn't have wanted shorter.
I'll just add that bear bagging, in my opinion is an important skill, so do yourself a favor and get the best line money can buy. Happy trails.
I bought the ultraglide bear line because other throw lines are a headache to use. I have tried them all.. Samson Zing it, New England Dynaglide, Zpacks Slickline, etc. They tangle and none are reflective. The ultraglide is superior in every way. I am glad I read about it on Reddit. Its slick, its reflective, and best of all it doesn't tangle. I highly recommend!
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