Friday, April 8, 2016
(Product Review) Braided Paracord Survival Bracelet American Flag or Atlanta Falcons
I own a couple of other paracord survival bracelets, and recently purchased this Braided Paracord Survival Bracelet American Flag or Atlanta Falcons. I chose the American Flag version which is made of red, white and blue variegated 550 parachute cord 7 strand core, and has an American flag on it. Not being a big sports fan, I was a bit disappointed to find that I instead of the American Flag that I ordered, I was shipped the Atlanta Falcons bracelet instead. Because of this, my review is of the other option which was what was shipped to me.
Most of the other survival bracelets have had some sort of extras included, but this one is a simple paracord bracelet with no bells and whistles. In a survival situation, you could unravel this bracelet and use the paracord for a variety of purposes including just about anywhere you would need a strong, sturdy rope. This bracelet could come in handy while out camping, fishing, hiking, climbing or more. I haven't unraveled it and hope that I would never have to in an emergency situation, but judging by my other bracelets, I would guess that the unraveled rope would be approximately 3-4 meters long, and I know from my other similar bracelets that this 550 paracord that this is made from is rated to hold up to 350 pounds. I found no information other than the statement that it is "made with nough paracord that in an emergency situation you can actually unravel them and deploy the paracord for use." There was no further information fond on these sizes or ratings on this particular bracelet, so the included estimates are based solely on the other bracelets I own.
This paracord bracelet has a different style of buckle from any of the other ones I have purchased. It adjusts in any of 3 positions to adjust the size of the bracelet larger or smaller as needed. Instead of the plastic clip style that most paracord bracelets seem to have, this one is has a stainless steel bow shackle for a clasp. Don't get me wrong, this buckle is sturdy and holds the bracelet on securely, but I really prefer the other style over this one because it is much easier to get on and off of my wrist without help. In an emergency or survival situation, I would hate to not be able to remove the survival bracelet in order to make use of it.
It came with a cute little burlap pouch to store it in when not in use. I thought this was a nice touch. The bracelet looks nice enough, if I were a fan of this particular sports team, but I am not. I do like the overall look of the paracord bracelet, and the ability to unravel it in a survival, emergency situation. It would work to toss this into a bugout bag or just keep it in your car, backpack, purse or wherever for emergency use, but I don't think I would want to be stranded somewhere and unable to get it off my wrist in order to save myself.
Although I got this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes.