Clara Premium 6mm x 8m sets

£16.95 - £148.75
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Clara Premium has been two years in development and testing. Without a doubt, this is the best rope we have ever had. It is destined to set a new standard being superior to any Japanese rope we have used so far.

This is a true 6mm, so you might take it to be less as most rope is about 10% over the nominal size to allow for stretch and so as not to be under specification. After use, it is likely to settle down at around 5.5mm, which I regard as the ideal diameter (The photo showing two hanks compares our well-used 2-year-old samples ropes with new). The weight is 15.8g per meter.

Each of the three strands has 7 sub-plies/strands, each of 5 yarns twisted together. The reason for this construction is to create a super flexible, smooth, loose-laid rope that is also durable and forgiving of rough handling. With this rope, you'll get the best of both worlds, long life and optimum feel and handling.

It's sweet-smelling due to eco-friendly production methods and wet treating is entirely pointless as it is perfect right off the reel.

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  • 5

    Posted by Yen on 9th Jan 2021

    The first thing I thought when I picked this up was "is it made of thin air?". It's *that* light.
    It bought untreated as I like to treat my own rope and it was very fluffy and hairy. A quick oil and burn (I used NeWax, which is amazing for both rope and rope-mauled fingers) and voilà - I had a beautiful, ultralight and incredibly low friction rope in minutes. As it is already quite thin (as advertised, it settled at around 5.5mm) and was already super soft, I did not run it through a carabiner, but gave it another round of oil and very careful burn after a couple of uses once the NeWax had worked its way deeper into the fabric and a few more hairs appeared.
    The result? I have a beautiful golden-brown rope that gives me compact knots (the difference in size between an X or U friction done with this vs an overspecced 6mm is HUGE) and glides through my fingers while pulling through with incredibly low friction compared to a more tightly-laid rope.
    I know it's advertised as being as resilient as a double-yarn rope, but unlike my Tossa and EcoNawa I haven't mustered the courage to abuse it yet because it's soo nice. Also because I only have 2 which I got as a trial, but once my new set arrives I'll feel less bad testing how much punishment they can take.