Hemp Rope

Natural Hemp Rope (per metre)

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Genuine natural-fibre hemp rope manufactured by world-renowned Langman Ropes in Holland.  Hemp rope was traditionally used on classic sailing boats however modern synthetic products, such as polyester, which can be made to look like hemp, are often preferred by today's mariners due to the strength and long-life of man-made fibres.

Natural hemp is still sought after by some nautical purists in the yachting industry for the rigging of classic ships.  It is also used by landscape architects, artists and those requiring a fully 100% natural product.

Hemp rope is often used for climbing ropes in gymnasiums, pull ropes, gymnastic swing ropes, bannister ropes, theatre ropes, skirting ropes & twines.  The larger diameters are also ideal for tug-o-war, as battling ropes and bootcamp/fitness training due to their weight.  Because of its natural look hemp is often used in interior design applications, particularly for nautical or beach-side themes.

Langman's hemp rope is of the highest quality and is shipped to Classic Boat Supplies in spools of 220 metres.  We sell hemp rope by the metre in diameters from 6mm through to 36mm.  This hemp rope is twisted from 3-strands, or 4-strands for the 36mm.

View quantity discounts for purchases of 50m or more.

If you are looking for a hemp-like rope that will last longer outdoors than natural hemp, then check out Hempex® - a natural-looking polypropylene rope ideal as landscaping rope, outdoor hand rails and other applications where weather and sun will degrade a natural hemp. See Hempex® Rope.


Breaking Load
6mm 3/4" 285 3.4
8mm 1" 510 5.0
10mm 1-1/4" 795 7.5
12mm 1-1/2" 1,185 11.4
14mm 1-3/4" 1,150 15.0
16mm 2" 1,995 20.0
18mm 2-1/4" 2,470 24.1
20mm 2-1/2" 3,060 30.0
22mm 2-3/4" 3,675 35.9
24mm 3" 4,355 41.8
26mm   3-1/4"  5,050 49.1 
28mm  3-1/2"  5,935  56.8
30mm  3-3/4"  6,815  65.9
32mm  4"  7,770  75.0
36mm (4-strand)  4-1/2"  9,380  95.5

20 Reviews

  • 5
    Langman Ropes natural Hemp rope

    Posted by Gareth Gunn on 17th Sep 2019

    An absolutely great product. I love working with this rope. I have found that the nominal rope diameter is a little more than advertised, perhaps it 'bulks up' in storage. If sizing is close on smallish blocks this may be an issue. If I think this may be the case I will go down one diameter size and put the rope on the stretch for a couple of weeks. Otherwise, I do not know were I would be without this product!

  • 5
    Hemp Rope

    Posted by Stuart Boucher on 5th Sep 2019

    Absolutely amazing rope and fantastic service.

  • 5
    Great quality and service

    Posted by Anna on 28th Aug 2019

    This rope is fabulous, and the service from Classic Boats second to none

  • 5
    beautiful rope

    Posted by Dave Monson on 2nd Jul 2019

    super fast delivery thanks. looks awesome as balustrade for kids loft, up close has a wonderful earthy smell, reminiscent of horse stables

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Michael Radny on 11th Jun 2019

    The quality of the rope seems to be of the highest quality and will work fantastically for what I have planned for it.

  • 5
    Suitable for rope play ;)

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2019

    I bought 50m of 6mm hemp to use for shibari.
    I cut it into 6 pieces, and then washed, stretched, singed, and waxed it with beeswax and jojoba oil.
    I have had lots of fun using this rope.
    I was suprised, but not disappointed, with the farmy smell. Smells very natural!
    10/10 would recommend/have already recommended to friends.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Coutta on 12th Feb 2019

    Although not used for standard purposes this rope was perfect for the finishing touch to our mosaic fire pit rising up through our wooden deck.

  • 5
    Great from shop to delivery

    Posted by PETER CLEARY on 10th May 2018

    I used the 6mm and 12mm hemp rope to give a nautical theme to glass jars to be used as vases. A great natural product as nature intended and just what I needed. Classic Boat Supplies gives an excellent, professional service while Fastway couriers have super fast delivery. I will definitely be ordering from them again and will recommend them to others. Bewdy!

  • 4
    Will see how it goes

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Oct 2017

    This is my first time to use Natural hemp rope so I can not say as feedback. However, I have been using marine grade synthetic rope for lacing drumheads and it has certain life span and also get powdery when exposed to UV.

    Natural products have sound textures and not cause effects to marine animals. I prefer to use old and ancient technologies.