Jute is one of the most commonly used materials in bondage. It is available in many diameters and lays (loose and tight), but barely thicker than 6mm.
- Lighter than most other materials
- Loved for its itchiness/ruffness
- Weakest material
Hemp is very common and especially valued for its superior strength over jute. However, the often unpleasant smells keeps many people from using it in bondage. Often hemp is washed to get rid of the typical smell.
- Loved for its is smooth surface
- Stronger than Jute
Linen hemp is often referred to as a superior hemp product or premium (linen) hemp. However, strictly it's not hemp but linen, which has a different fibre structure. Its surface is very smooth and therefore close to cotton.
- Very smooth surface
- No smell in comparison to hemp
POSH is a non-natural fiber and originally used in sailing. Due to its original purpose it is very strong and therefore suitable for hanging bamboo or as an upline replacement.
- Very strong
- Might cause skin burn