Shock cords are popular tools used by manufacturers, individuals, and businesses. These cords offer many benefits, which is why they can easily be found in many common applications. A shock cord, or a bungee cord, is used for more than securing equipment and luggage.
A shock cord is made from a series of stands that are sheathed in an elastic material. Often the inside of the cord is rubber, and a fabric covering covers it. The materials used and their thickness determine the characteristics of the shock cord.
Below, we want to highlight some of the most used applications for bungee and shock cords.
Building Outdoor Furniture – shock cords are durable, and they withstand UV rays and elemental corrosion better than many other materials. Cords are used for lawn and beach chairs. Shock cords are also lightweight, which means that it is easy to transport and rearrange this furniture.
Military Gear- the US armed forces rely on shock cords because they are reliable in the field. The cords are used to make equipment and to help transport essential Gear.
Camping/Athletic Gear – most climbers have an array of cords they use to keep themselves and their climbing partners safe. When they are done climbing for the day, they will use shock cords again when setting up their tents and campsites.