Lightweight and strong, 550 paracord is a great sleeving option.
The cord we use to sleeve our cables is primarily U.S.-made 550 Paracord. The construction materials vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but typically they are made from nylon or polyester with a diameter of about 5/32" (4mm). They are the perfect size to sleeve our USB 2.0 Cable and Audio (AUX) Cable. Grab some extra pieces for your DIY project!
QTY 1 = 1 Foot
Paracord does have some stretch to it, and a 4-foot length of paracord (for example) won't cover a 4-foot length of bare cable. We recommend using a 1.15-to-1 paracord-to-cable ratio to estimate how much paracord you'll need. So, for 4' of bare cable (48"), you'd need approx. 4'7" (55") of paracord.