Tribe One Jungle Cord Review
The Tribe One Jungle Cord is a unique new concept on bungee cords. Most bungee cords are quite limited in terms that users need to stretch the cord enough to create tension so that whatever one is attaching the bungee hook to is able to hold securely. This often results in user having to wrap the bungee around things or try to find a different length bungee to be able to use it at all. With the unique attributes of the Tribe One Jungle cord, these common problems in working with a bungee cord are essentially eliminated.
So, what makes the Jungle Cord so unique? The Jungle Cord is made of 3/8 inch military
grade abrasion resistant shock cord with a 300 lb tinsel strength per cord. Not necessarily so unique there right? Here’s where the uniqueness comes in. The jungle cord includes 3 of these shock cords braided to a specific tightness. This braid enables a few amazing qualities. The first, using the 3 cords together brings up the strength of the cord to 900 lbs. Second, the braid allows the Jungle Cord to be reattached to to itself anywhere along its entire 3 foot length. Third, you are not limited to attaching the Jungle Cord only via it’s end hooks. The braid enables a carabiner to hook into the bungee, again along any area for the 3 foot length, and of course, you can attach the carabiner to any other attachment point.
The Jungle cord also includes Tribe One’s unique patent pending Pack Tach clip which fits over the the hooks and can attach to a small carabiner. Why is this helpful? Well, another limitation of typical bungee cords is that you can only hook them to something if the thing you are attaching it to includes a grommet or some other spot on what you are attaching the bungee to. With the unique Pack Tach system, you can now attach the Jungle cord to any standard
grommet that you could with a standard bungee as well as any spot on fabric, tarp or similar material, even without the grommet type part. Simply place the Pack Tach behind the material anywhere you want and pushing the material back into the Pack Tach, slip the gap created by Pack Tach and presto…the bungee is secure without any harm to whatever you are attaching the bungee to. The end hooks themselves are reinforced with a steel core so there’s little chance of bending or breaking the hook itself!
I have been amazed with the versatility of the Jungle Cord. When securing numerous items of yard equipment to a truck or trailer, we had options to secure numerous types of equipment with a single jungle Cord bungee. Along any length we could wrap the cord around a handle or shaft, we could also simply attach a carabiner to one spot, wrap the bungee/carabiner around a handle or shaft, and re-hook the carabiner back onto the bungee.
There was no slipping of the carabiner along the length of the bungee because it was locked into place by the braid.
In using the Jungle Cord as a sort of cargo net for a pickup or trailer, we could connect the Jungle Cord like an “X” across the top of our tarp. Then using 2 additional Jungle Cord sections, we ran each single cord along the side and across the back or front of the bed of the truck. The cross sections of the cord help down the center. Then to avoid the tarp flapping in the wind and loosing stuff out the sides or ends of the load, we used carabiners and the Pack Tach system to attach the trap covering along the lengths of the Jungle Cord running along the sides and ends of the truck bed. There was noting that was going to get out of the covering and no more tarp flapping in the wind when driving down the road or freeway. In this situation, 2 sets of Jungle Cord did the job of numerous typical bungee’s and a cargo net combined. (Sorry, lost my picture for this example.)
Another use I found with the Jungle Cord was in winterizing my camper. Usually when I do this I cover my 20 foot trailer with a large tarp and have to use a lot of rope, numerous bungee cords or both. This year I was able to secure the entire tarp with 2 sets of Jungle Cord (4 total Jungle Cords) and the accompanying 4 Pack Tach system’s. This has never been more easy or convenient.
Finally, In our annual fishing trip to Yellowstone Park this past year, the tail lights of our truck went out in route along I-15. We explored a number of options to rig up a flashlight with
no trustworthy success. Fortunately, having some Jungle Cord handy, we were able to attach the ends of the jungle inside the bed of the truck, leaving a mid section hanging out and, because of the braid, we were able to securely attach a flashlight to the midsection and we were cleared for travel again.
Beyond versatility, you will likely continue to be amazed that the Jungle Cord comes in a set of 2 per package for an amazingly affordable price of $20. With this Jungle Cord, I rarely use regular bungee cords anymore. There’s just too much to fiddle with compared to the Jungle Cord. Steve West of Steve’s Outdoor Adventures on the Outdoor Channel posted about Jungle Cord on facebook a while ago and said, along with a video showing it’s use, if anyone wants his regular bungee cords, they were in his trash and feel free to take them, because he has completely switched to using only the Jungle Cord. While I haven’t thrown away my regular bungee cords yet, I haven’t used them either because the Jungle Cord has just taken care of everything I need so far. My guess is every outdoor guy or girl in the country is probably going to want at least 2 sets of the Jungle Cord in his or her gear arsenal! The only thing I can see that might improve upon this product is if it came with a few carabiners too, but those are purchased separately in Tribe One’s Pack Tach sets.
All the best in your outdoor adventures!
Full disclosure: I received the Jungle Cord as a sample gift from friends who work at Tribe One Outdoors.Share It!