Pro Manila is no ordinary tan rope. It is made from special polypropylene fibers that give it the look of a weathered natural Manila rope, but without some of the drawbacks of Manila rope.
Pro Manila rope has the following unique characteristics:
- It won't rot, it’s ideal for wet environments
- Pro Manila rope will not shrink if it gets wet
- The rope does not have the rough texture of Manila
- There is no odor
- The lifespan of Pro Manila is typically longer than Manila rope
Pro Manila was designed with landscape use in mind. It’s perfect if you want a great rope to use outside on decks or in other landscape applications. While it’s a popular choice for outside applications, it is perfectly acceptable to use indoor as well. In fact, it’s a great product for indoor use because the rope will not shed. Pro Manila rope is great for handrails and will look excellent with a Manrope Knot tied on the ends.
If Pro Manila has a downside, it is this...because this is a polypropylene product; ultraviolet light will break it down over time. This rope is made with UV stabilizers in the polypropylene, but if this rope is given enough time out in the sun, it will get a little fuzzy.
Special Considerations for Pro-Manila Rope:
Our smaller diameters (1⁄4", 3⁄8", 1⁄2") are sold only in 600 ft. spool lengths. We do this simply because un-spooling and handling short sections of this rope can create a bit of a mess, plus it really doesn't hank up that well. So rather than having frustrated customers receive a box of rope that is knotted and twisted up, we make it easy to handle by selling it on the spool.
The 5⁄8" Pro Manila rope is sold on a spool of 600 feet or per foot.
Just like the large sized Pro Manila that is a huge hit with the landscape and architectural applications, this rope won't shrink when it gets wet, and it won't rot.
11⁄16" Pro Manila - Yep, it’s a little weird to see a size like that, but this rope does not measure a perfect 3⁄4" size. It is a smidge smaller than 3⁄4", so please be aware of that.
Most people would never notice, but if you are the sort of person that will measure this rope with calipers then you will see what we mean. If you need a 3⁄4" size in the Pro Manila, then this is the closest you will get to it.
The 1”, 1 1⁄4", 1 1⁄2" and 2” Pro Manila ropes we carry are the ideal ropes to choose for use on your deck, dock or as a part of your overall landscape needs.
The 1” and 1 1⁄2" ropes look great when accompanied by our decorative hardware. We have brackets, ends and hooks that will fit these 2 sizes. Check out our entire selection in the Decorative Hardware section.
Larger diameter Pro Manila is great for:
- Hanging beds
- Backyard play sets
- Tree houses
- Landscape use
- Deck and porch railings
- Stair handrails, with or without Manrope Knots