in addition to shockCording for tentPoles, it can used to replace guyRopes, shoeLaces & drawStrings.
I purchased this item to replace the shock cord on a wind jacket. This works really good.
A year ago I bought cord at the store, and it was at least half as than as this and easy to use and a match for the original cord. But I didn't buy enough. I bought some of this online assuming it was the same size. I cannot manage to tie a knot small enough to fit back into the pole. And the stores no longer sell the correct size. So I'm forced to find another store to buy materials to repair my REI branded tent poles.
Clearly a quality product, but I was unable to thread it through the poles on a Eureka brand tent. I'm fairly sure that the knot would have been too large, had I been able to make it fit.
My 20 year old tent poles are like new (maybe better)
Worked great and accomplished the goal. Used it to redneck a camp chair carrying case.