Skip to content Skip to navigation menu
Live Chat

SAMSON ROPE
XLS Extra-T Double Braid

Low stretch performance in a lightweight line

Created for performance-oriented cruisers and for casual racers wanting higher strength and lighter weight than that found in polyester double braid. Like Samson’s competition-grade line, XLS Extra-T offers the smooth flexibility of a 24-strand braided polyester cover with a braided core made from a blend of MFP and SK-75 Dyneema. The blended core offers the strength and light weight of Dyneema fiber for performance without the high price of a 100% Dyneema core. Sold by the foot.

  • Best Use: Performance cruiser/club racer
  • Construction: Double-braid
  • Cover Fiber/Construction: 24-strand polyester
  • Core Fiber/Construction: MFP/Dyneema braid
  • Stretch: 1.0% at 20% of breaking strength
  • Not Recommended: High-load high tech racers
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
5/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 3500lb. Breaking Strength, White 5359575 438020005030
In stock online.

$1.35

Add to My List
5/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 3500lb. Breaking Strength, Red 5359559 438020405030
In stock online.

$1.35

Add to My List
5/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 3500lb. Breaking Strength, Green 5359567 438020505030
In stock online.

$1.35

Add to My List
5/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 3500lb. Breaking Strength, Blue 5359542 438020805030
In stock online.

$1.35

Add to My List
3/8" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 4600lb. Breaking Strength, White 5359617 438024005030
In stock online.

$1.66

Add to My List
3/8" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 4600lb. Breaking Strength, Red 5359591 438024405030
In stock online.

$1.66

Add to My List
3/8" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 4600lb. Breaking Strength, Green 5359609 438024505030
In stock online.

$1.66

Add to My List
3/8" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 4600lb. Breaking Strength, Blue 5359583 438024805030
In stock online.

$1.66

Add to My List
7/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 6100lb. Breaking Strength, White 5359658 438028005030
In stock online.

$2.87

Add to My List
7/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 6100lb. Breaking Strength, Red 5359633 438028405030
In stock online.

$2.87

Add to My List
7/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 6100lb. Breaking Strength, Green 5359641 438028505030
In stock online.

$2.87

Add to My List
7/16" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 6100lb. Breaking Strength, Blue 5359625 438028805030
In stock online.

$2.87

Add to My List
1/2" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 8700lb. Breaking Strength, White 5359690 438032005030
In stock online.

$3.46

Add to My List
1/2" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 8700lb. Breaking Strength, Red 5359674 438032405030
In stock online.

$3.46

Add to My List
1/2" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 8700lb. Breaking Strength, Green 5359682 438032505030
In stock online.

$3.46

Add to My List
1/2" XLS Extra-T Double Braid, 8700lb. Breaking Strength, Blue 5359666 438032805030
In stock online.

$3.46

Add to My List

Product Description

Low stretch performance in a lightweight line

Created for performance-oriented cruisers and for casual racers wanting higher strength and lighter weight than that found in polyester double braid. Like Samson’s competition-grade line, XLS Extra-T offers the smooth flexibility of a 24-strand braided polyester cover with a braided core made from a blend of MFP and SK-75 Dyneema. The blended core offers the strength and light weight of Dyneema fiber for performance without the high price of a 100% Dyneema core. Sold by the foot.

  • Best Use: Performance cruiser/club racer
  • Construction: Double-braid
  • Cover Fiber/Construction: 24-strand polyester
  • Core Fiber/Construction: MFP/Dyneema braid
  • Stretch: 1.0% at 20% of breaking strength
  • Not Recommended: High-load high tech racers

Specs

West Advisor

The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Samson RopeXLS Extra-T Double Braid
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4)

Reviewed by 6 customers

Displaying reviews 1-6

Back to top

 
5.0

Great Service again from the Lewisville crew.

By Yoda

from Lewisville, TX

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sailing

    Comments about XLS Extra-T Double Braid:

    This is for racing a J24

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Helpful Service

    By Dave

    from Miami, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

      Comments about XLS Extra-T Double Braid:

      The service at West Marine Pinecrest was great, knowledgeable and curteous.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Nice Line, But Oversize

      By Len

      from FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sailing

        Comments about XLS Extra-T Double Braid:

        Actual diameter is just under 7/16" -- it's larger than the advertised 3/8"

        Service and delivery comments:

        Bought this line on sale via WM website and did not try to install it until I could get to my boat some weeks later at which time I found it was oversize and measured with calipers to be sure. Had the actual size been in WM's ad I would not have made the purchase. My subsequent experience with WM Customer Service left much to be desired, although they did make an exchange, the original sale discount was refused on the replacement line which was another brand.

         
        4.0

        Nice Line, But Oversize

        By Len

        from FL

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Advertised Size Incorrect

        Best Uses

        • Sailing

        Comments about XLS Extra-T Double Braid:

        A good quality xls line at good price, but its diameter is not 3/8" -- it's oversize at just under 7/16" -- an unwelcome discovery for me, but in other situations it's unlikely to present a problem.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Bought this line on sale via WM website and did not try to install it until I could get to my boat some weeks later at which time I found it was oversize and measured with calipers to be sure. Had the actual size been in WM's ad I would not have made the purchase. My subsequent experience with WM Customer Service left much to be desired, although they did make an exchange, the original sale discount was refused on the replacement line which was another brand.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Line Available

        By Bill

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Personal Watercraft
          • Pontoon Boats
          • Sailing
          • Small Boats

          Comments about XLS Extra-T Double Braid:

          I have been using Samson lines for over 40 years on the three different sailboats I have owned. I like to race and their line in terms of performance, cost, and longevity is second to none. They offer a wide range of products for cruisers and racers. The XLS line is one of their most popular lines.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great handling and abrasion resistance

          By Al

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Sailing

            Comments about XLS Extra-T Double Braid:

            Using for main and jib halyards. Has a great feel and very low stretch under normal conditions.

            Displaying reviews 1-6

            Back to top