Friday, July 17, 2009

Survival Java Jacket

The Survival Java Jacket is a much better looking solution than that crappy, tree wasting, cardboard band which keeps your fingers from getting burned by your paper coffee cup. You know what I'm talking about. The Survival Java Jacket is made from a single 19½ foot piece of gutted paracord (which has a working strength of 300 lbs.). [You can also special order them with ungutted 450 or 550 paracord if you want more insulation (or load strength) but the look and feel is slightly less nice.] When slid onto a small or large Smegabucks or Dinky Donuts paper coffee cup, it is about 2" tall and 11" circumference and snugly embraces the cup.

Between uses, it is completely flexible and takes up virtually no room in your pocket, briefcase, backpack, or purse; so you can always have it with you when you start jonesing for some hot, black, caffeine. You could even wear it on your wrist between fixes. (I hear the chicks dig that.) And before I forget to mention it, you'll love the way it feels in your hand. If you think you know what paracord feels like - fuggetaboudit. Bracelets made from paracord tend to feel a bit coarse because the knots are tightly tied and rather bumpy. Because this knot is looser, this feels much smoother and softer - but still provides a good grip. It feels even better off the cup.

Technically speaking the Survival Java Jacket is a 21 part, 20 bight Turks Head knot with a Gaucho weave (over two, under two). Math geeks will appreciate that the paracord crosses over or under itself 20 times (n+1 = # of parts) from the bottom to the top and makes the trip from the bottom to the top 20 times (# of bights = # of times cord changes direction). The two ends are heat sealed together for a permanent connection.

I can provide Survival Java Jackets in the following paracord colors:



Olive Drab





Silver Grey

Charcoal Grey


Chocolate Brown

Royal Blue

Kelly Green


Neon Pink

Neon Turquoise

Neon Yellow

Dark Green

Colonial Blue

Navy Blue




Neon Orange

Rose Pink


Neon Teal

Imperial Red

Neon Electric Blue

Emerald Green

Neon Green


Foliage Green

Coyote Brown

Desert Digital (Camo)

ACU Army Digital (Camo)

Multicam (Camo)

Woodland (Camo)

Red White & Blue

Dark OD

Dark Brown


I can also custom make Survival Java Jackets in any two of the above colors to show your support your favorite sports team, college, corporation, fraternity, etc. (see the above photos for examples of the black/orange, blue/white, or black/white custom Survival Java Jackets.)

I have a feeling you'll really like the Survival Java Jacket.

Price: Single color - $20 each. Custom 2 color - $22. Quantity discount for 12 or more. Contact me privately

Shipping: Priority mail is preferred, but (domestic) first class is available too.

USA: Priority Mail: $5.50 (Preferred) [up to Qty 12]; $12 for Qty 13-80
USA: First Class Shipping available by request, rates vary. (Usually $2-$4 for up to Qty 4)
International: $14 for Priority International Flat Rate.

Once you've decided what you'd like, send me a PM with:
  • The quantity and the color you want
or, if it's a custom 2 color model:
  • The quantity and the two colors you want
I have Survival Java Jackets in many of the above colors in stock but I am low or temporarily out of a few of the above colors - especially the camo colors - but I can get a new shipment of paracord delivered quickly. Double check with me about color availability and delivery times. Custom orders usually only take a few days. I do this in my spare time, so expect at least a few days before your order ships. If I don't have the parts or the time, expect at least a week.

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