Liftgear has you covered! Rope is divided into two categories: natural and synthetic (manmade) rope. Natural ropes include cotton and manila. They are generally softer, absorbent, and good for uses where rope is handled. Synthetic rope is stronger and more durable. They are generally the most cost-effective since they have a longer life than natural ropes. Synthetic ropes are lightweight and strong so they’re great for towing and rigging.