There are several producers of hockey tape around the world. We have tested and compared as many as we could get our hands on. Howies Hockey Tape is manufactured to our specifications. It is the only tape of all those tested that meets all our - and your - requirements for quality, durability, flexibility and ease of use. 1) will last longer, 2) stronger adhesives than any other, 3) resists moisture better than any other and 4) applies smoother than any other tape.