Every person who has ever camped outside in tents has likely run into the issue of tent ropes that seem to be attracted to any passerby’s legs like a magnet. You either end up wrecking your legs or the tent on impact and sometimes those snakey ropes manage to trip you over to get a fresh taste of the soil. Well, if these scenarios invoke a familiar feeling in your mind, then this handy gadget might be just the thing for you.
While this glow in the dark rope might not solve other camping issues like being eaten alive by mosquitos, it could definitely help with providing some visibility and warning when out and about at night. Besides, it looks really, really cool!
More info: Amazon
This glow-in-the-dark rope is a true life-hack for any camper
Its Amazon description does this rope a solid, advertising the product’s best qualities such as: reflective surface, sturdy polypropylene construction, and 50ft x 3/16 inch measurements. “Perfect for holding items, guying out tents, tarps and shelters when traveling, camping or biking.” Oh, and you can charge it in direct sunlight to make it extra glowing during the night.
Besides, the rope is versatile and can be used for more than just tents. “Designed for outdoor recreation, this line is great for emergency applications, hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting and traveling”. The material that the rope is made out of, polypropylene, is also the lightest all-purpose rope material and because of that, it floats.
The rope currently holds a 4.2 out of 5 rating on Amazon with 16 reviews from customers. The majority praised the glowing cord for providing visibility at night, making the camping experience fun and being strong. Negative reviews criticized it for not always glowing and not being sturdy enough for long-time use, although another reviewer stated they used the rope for about 3 years of camping.
To match the glow-in-the-dark rope and make your camping experience even easier and more fun, you can also get tent pegs with glow in the dark stoppers. Not only does it glow at night, but it also makes it easier to spot in the daylight as it’s no secret that tent pegs tend to go missing when packing up the tent.
Here’s how people reacted to the glowing ropes