Natural Manila Rope

Our Grade 1 Manila rope is visually impactful and frequently used in decorative and landscaping applications such as garden rope, decking, handrails and in children’s play areas. 

Durable and flexible, with low stretch, Manila also makes for an effective gym battle rope, tug of war rope, and is used in ship rigging, canal boats and to make boat fenders.

Key properties at a glance: 

  • Grade 1 Manila
  • Natural, biodegradable, twisted 3-strand
  • Good natural UV resistance
  • Poor abrasion and rot resistance
  • Does not float, shrinks in length, widens in girth when wet
  • Good knot stability
  • Made in Manila

Related: Sisal, Hemp, JuteSynthetic Hemp, Gym Battle Rope, Tug of War

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  • £84.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 10mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 794 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £0.53 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 10mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 794 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £140.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 12mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 1132 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £0.84 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 12mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 1132 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £179.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 14mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 1519 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £265.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 16mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 1968 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £1.52 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 16mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 1968 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £442.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 22mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 3660 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £678.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 28mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 5833 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £4.18 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 28mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 5833 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £847.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 32mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 7556 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £5.65 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 32mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 7556 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £1,085.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 36mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 9494 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £6.84 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 36mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 9494 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £1,300.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 40mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 11625 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £8.89 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 40mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 11625 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £951.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 48mm
    Length : 110m Coil
    Break load : 16519 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £1,501.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 60mm
    Length : 110m Coil
    Break load : 25493 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £20.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 60mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 25493 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £36.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 6mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 295 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £0.23 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 6mm
    Length : Custom
    Breakload : 295 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004
  • £67.99 inc. VAT
    Diameter : 8mm
    Length : 220m Coil
    Break load : 515 KG
    Material : Manila
    Construction : Twisted 3 strand
    Colour : Natural
    Stretch : Low elasticity
    Abrasion resistance : Poor
    UV Resistance : Good
    Charring Point : 177C
    Rot Resistant : No
    Density : 1.38
    Quality Standard : EN ISO 1181 - 2004

Manila Rope Technical Details

Ordering the right amount of rope

As a natural fibre rope, Manila will shrink when wet and lengthen once dry. When calculating the length you need, factor in an additional 10% to your order.

Note: The diameter of the rope is measured during manufacture whilst the rope is under tension. Natural ropes may therefore have a slightly larger diameter than stated.

Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg) Break load (kg)*
6mm 6 295
8mm 12 515
10mm 15 794
12mm 23 1,132
14mm 31 1,520
16mm 42 1,969
18mm 48 2,478
20mm 61 3,040
22mm 73 3,662
24mm 88 4,334
28mm 117 5,834
32mm 154 7,556
36mm 169 9,494
40mm 242 11,625

*Break load for indication purposes only. Not test certified. Break loads will also lower as a result of splicing and knotting.

Resistance 

Resistance  Description
UV resistance  Good
Abrasion resistance  Poor
Rot and mould No
Chemical Poor resistance to acids. Good resistance to alkalis

Properties 

Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3-strand, natural fibre rope made from the leaves of the Abacá, relative of the banana plant, native to the Philippines
Material 100% natural Grade 1 Manila
Quality certified  EN ISO 1181 – 2004
Appearance  Rich golden dark brown. Textured with course, stiff hairs
Feel Hard, course & hairy. Not soft or smooth 
Handling  Good flexibility. Rougher on the hands than Jute. Sheds hairs. May have some odour
Density 1.38
Strength (dry)

Good. Stronger than Sisal. Half strength of comparable size synthetics

Shock absorbency Poor
Elongation at break load Low
Stretch (elasticity) Low
Performance in water Sinks, will shrink in length and expand in girth when wet. Good natural resistance to salt water damage
Charring Point

177°C 

Shrinkage 

Will be greater the first time it is wet.

Consider immersing in water, then drying rope out before first use so shrinkage is less than it would be if it had never been wet

Electrical conductivity High
Biodegradable  Yes
Storage Dry only
Knot retention Very good. Note – knots become harder and more difficult to untie when wet
Can be spliced? Yes – easily
Treatment Has been treated with mineral oil
 

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