Our Choice of the Best Athletic Football Tapes

By on September 10, 2015 in Best Football Gloves

In addition to your football gloves, you will need athletic tapes for various uses and applications. Below is our choice of the best football athletic tapes.

Mueller M-Tape Colored Athletic Tape
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Mueller White Athletic Tape
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Powerflex Stretch Athletic Tape
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Cramer Athletic Tape
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Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape
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ACE Sports Tape
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Jaybird and Mais EX25 Non-Elastic Athletic Tape.
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McDavid Zinc Oxide Athletic Tape
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Ringside Trainers Tape
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Zonas Porous Athletic Tape.
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Pros
  • This tape comes in a lot of differentcolors
  • These tapes are made out of the highest quality fiber
  • These tapes are medical grade
  • The M-Tape Colored Athletic Tape is made out of colorfast dyes that are not going to fade or run
  • They also have amazing comformability and excellent tackiness
Cons
  • Does not split down the middle as easily as some brands do so you have to use some scissors in order to split it
Summary

We start off our list of the best athletic tapes with a relatively well known brand, Muller. This brand is one of the most famous ones when it comes to athletic tape so you will be seeing them quite a number of times in this list. Their first entrant is an athletic tape that comes in a lot of colors. This is so that you are able to pick the one that suits you and/or your attire best. These tapes are made out of the highest quality fiber so that they are able to offer support and be used in almost all sport applications.

Each box of Mueller M-Tape Colored Athletic Tape comes with 12 tapes that are 1.5 inches by 12.5 yards. This means that these tapes can be used even by teams that have a lot of team members. Apart from that, these tapes are medical grade meaning that they are going to be usable for a number of medical applications. A few of these applications are support muscles, joints and any other body parts that need support. They are also excellent at holding hot and cold packs in place.

The M-Tape Colored Athletic Tape is made out of colorfast dyes that are not going to fade or run even when you sweat or wear the tapes during wet weather conditions. The high tensile strength of these tapes ensures that they offer excellent support. They also have amazing comformability and excellent tackiness. This is one athletic tapes brand that you are sure is going to stay in place once applied.

Users say that is is pretty sticky and does not split down the middle as easily as some brands do so you have to use some scissors in order to split it.

Price9.5
Stickiness10
Elasticity10
Length10
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Pros
  • This athletic tape is one of the stickiest
  • It is made out of medical-grade cotton
  • This tape has been seen to reduce the chances of injury while helping reduce fatigue
  • This athletic tape offers excellent support to different body parts and muscles in case of injury
  • its support and tensile strength should be enough for most applications
  • This athletic tape tears easily so it is easy to split with the hands
  • If you sweat a lot of play in wet conditions, this athletic tape is going to hold on
Cons
  • This athletic tape comes in only one color It is a bit shorter than some of the tapes in this list
Summary

At number two we have an athletic tape that has fought really hard to make it onto this list as a stand alone athletic tape, the Miller's white athletic tape. This athletic tape is one of the stickiest on this list. This means that once applied it is going to stay in place. Due to the fact that it is made out of medical-grade cotton, you can expect that it is going to be very comfortable one to have and it conforms very well with whatever body part that you use it one.

This athletic tape offers excellent support to different body parts and muscles in case of injury. Worn before a football game, this tape has been seen to reduce the chances of injury while helping reduce fatigue. It is an excellent tape to have especially if you would like to apply some ice packs or some heat applications on any muscles.

This athletic tape comes in only one color so that might be a disadvantage to a number of people. That said, its support and tensile strength should be enough to make up for that one. This athletic tape tears easily so it is easy to split with the hands. That said, it does not come off easily when applied meaning that even if you sweat a lot of play in wet conditions, this athletic tape is going to hold on.

This athletic tape is 1.5 inches by 10 yards. That is a bit shorter than some of the tapes in this list but is pretty decent for a team with a huge number of players. If you get this tape for yourself, you can be sure that you are going to be using it for a very long time to come.

Price9.5
Stickiness9
Elasticity9.5
Length9.5
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Pros
  • This tape is one of the most breathable on this list.
  • it is water and sweat resistant
  • It comes in a variety of colors and patterns
  • It is long enough for personal use
Cons
  • It is important to note that this tape does not stick to the body but to itself so you may need to use it in places where it will come around and stick onto itself
  • The Powerflex 2" Stretch Athletic Tape is relatively short for a team but should be enough for an individual
Summary

Closing out the top three best football athletic tapes is the Powerflex 2" Stretch Athletic Tape. This tape is one of the most breathable on this list. This makes it very comfortable to have on even for long periods of time. Apart from that, it is water and sweat resistant: you are not going to have problems with this tape staying on even in sweaty and wet conditions. In addition to all this, it is pretty sticky. This ensures that it offers amazing support to any body part that you apply it to as well as stays on for long periods of time. It is important to note that this tape does not stick to the body but to itself so you may need to use it in places where it will come around and stick onto itself. This makes the removal of this tape amazingly easy.

Since this tape is very flexible, it is one of the best tapes to use in areas of the body that need to keep moving. Such areas include the elbows, knees, ankles and any other areas that need to remain mobile even when the tape is used.

The tape is 2 inches by 6 yards when stretched meaning that it is going to be enough for your own use. The Powerflex 2" Stretch Athletic Tape is relatively short for a team but should be enough for an individual. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns to ensure that you are able to get one that you love. This tape cannot be reused: if you remove it, it cannot be applied back. That said, it can be re-positioned before a certain amount of time passes but that is it.

Price9
Stickiness9
Elasticity9
Length9
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Pros
  • The Cramer Athletic Tape is a professional grade athletic tape
  • It is hypoallergenic
  • The Cramer Athletic Tape offers amazing support to muscles and joints
  • The Cramer Athletic Tape is able to avert injury by helping prevent hyperflexion, instability and the hyperextension
  • This roll of tape is guaranteed to unroll perfectly without the stripping that often comes wit a lot of football tapes
Cons
  • Some users asserted that it peels off if you sweat a lot or play in wet conditions
Summary

At number four on our list of the best football athletic tapes is the Cramer Athletic Tape. This is a 1.5 inch by 10 yards tape that comes in a retail blister package. The Cramer Athletic Tape is a professional grade athletic tape whose performance is already assured. It is latex free and is made 100% out of cotton. If you look at this closely, you will find that it is hypoallergenic while at the same time offering the comfort and breathability that comes with the cotton material.

The Cramer Athletic Tape offers amazing support to muscles and joints and stays in place for long periods of time. Some of the places that its users said to have used it include the ankles, the elbows, the wrist and knees. When used before and during a football game, the Cramer Athletic Tape is able to avert injury by helping prevent hyperflexion, instability and the hyperextension that normally comes with intense play.

If you are looking for a tape that performs all round this is it. It is able to hold wound dressings in place and can be used to repair sports equipment too. This roll of tape is guaranteed to unroll perfectly without the stripping that often comes wit a lot of football tapes. The zinc oxide that is incorporated into its cotton cloth ensures that it is durable while at the same time offering amazing support and strength. The cotton backcloth offers superior comformability which makes this tape comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Apart from that, it is pretty flexible therefore does not limit movement.

Price8.5
Stickiness8.5
Elasticity8.5
Length9
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Pros
  • This is a high quality, breathable tape is is made out of 100% cotton
  • This athletic tape offers the durability, comfort and the flexibility that you need on the football field
  • The Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape is pretty sticky even in wet conditions
  • it is pretty elastic
Cons
  • It is important to note that this tape contains some latex so it is not 100% hypoallergenic.
Summary

Johnson and Johnson make an entrance into this list at number 5 with their Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape. This is a high quality, breathable tape is is made out of 100% cotton. This ensures durability, comfort and the flexibility that you need on the football field. The Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape is pretty sticky even in wet conditions. You can expect that it is going to stay in place even in long sessions of play.

The cotton backcloth ensures that the Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape is able to offer enough strength to support joints muscles and tissues during and after play. Apart from that, it is strong enough to hold ice packs and cold packs in place. This is a tape that every athlete should have in their bag. Since the Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape contains rubber, it is pretty elastic. This helps enhance performance without standing in your way. Ensure that you have it on especially if you are going out for games that call for your total devotion.

If you are looking for a tape that is going to offer excellent support while you heal, this is it. This tape offers support to areas such as joints, elbows, ankles and knees to aid in healing and recovery after injury. The Johnson & Johnson Coach Sports Tape comes in a pack of one that is 1.5 inches by 10 yards. That should be enough even for a few people using it at the same time. It is important to note that this tape contains some latex so it is not 100% hypoallergenic.

Price8.5
Stickiness9
Elasticity7.5
Length8.5
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Pros
  • It tears very easily
  • It is sticky enough to stay in place even when used for long sessions of play
  • It can be used to prevent injuries by helping prevent the strain that we put on our joints and muscles when we play
  • The ACE Sports Tape sticks really well to the skin and is easy to remove
Cons
  • Be careful if you want to use this tape in areas where you have hair, it might hurt to remove as it is very sticky
Summary

To be honest, we had the most fun with this tape. This is because it tears easily and stays in place when you use it. You will not need scissors in order to get it to the right size. Apart from that, it is just the right thickness which ensures that you can cut it and go without trying to resize it. Apart from that, it is sticky enough to stay in place even when used for long sessions of play. It stayed on even when I was sweating a lot and in wet weather conditions.

It holds on really well and can help prevent injuries as well as offer the support that is needed in case of one. It is a good helper when it comes to holding sprains in place and immobilizing the affected areas. The ACE Sports Tape holds ice packs and hot packs in place really well, another way in which it is of paramount importance when it comes to injury.

The ACE Sports Tape is not just for use when you are injured. It can be used to prevent injuries by helping prevent the strain that we put on our joints and muscles when we play. This is by helping eliminate overflexing and overextension of said muscles. The ACE Sports Tape sticks really well to the skin and is easy to remove, no problems there. It comes in only one color and that might be a disappointment for a few people. It is 1.5 inches by 10 yards making it ideal for long term use and enough for use by a few people.

Price8.5
Stickiness8
Elasticity7.5
Length8
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Pros
  • It offers amazing adhession that allows it to stick and stay on the skin for long periods of time
  • It offers high tensile strengths which can be useful if you are using the tape to support injured areas
  • It is pretty easy to cut in whatever direction you choose to cut it
  • The Jaybird and Mais EX25 Non-Elastic Athletic Tape is soft, supple and hypo-allergenic
Cons
  • Due to its elasticity, you have to be really carefull not to tie it too tightly
Summary

The one thing that stands out about our number 7 athletic tape is that it is non elastic. Despite this, it offers amazing adhession that allows it to stick and stay on the skin for long periods of time. Despite this athletic tape being non-elastic, it offers high tensile strengths. This comes in handy when you would like to support injured areas as well as certain joints and muscles. The Jaybird and Mais EX25 Non-Elastic Athletic Tape is best used when you are looking for joint support in areas that you are not looking to reduce mobility. There include the knees, ankles and elbows.

The Jaybird and Mais EX25 Non-Elastic Athletic Tape comes either bleached or colored with a tan dye which leaves you with two color choices. Apart from that, it is pretty easy to cut in whatever direction you choose to cut it. It is not too thick that you cannot cut it and it is not too thin that it tears during play or anything like that.

It is made out of cotton as well as non-latex rubber. This makes the Jaybird and Mais EX25 Non-Elastic Athletic Tape soft, supple and hypo-allergenic. This synthetic rubber adhessive formulation is what gives this athletic tape the tensile strength that it needs to provide you the necessary support. This athletic tape can hold its own under sweat, water and heat so you can play even on the hottest afternoons without the fear of the tape coming off.

Use it to hold ice packs and hot packs in place to further help with your injuries before adding the proper support.

Price8
Stickiness7.5
Elasticity7.5
Length7.5
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Pros
  • It can help with help with faster recovery from injury
  • It is made out of cotton which make it not only comfortable and breathable, but strong enough that it does not tear during intense play
  • The McDavid Zinc Oxide Athletic Tape goes a long way to protect you from injury by helping prevent overstretching and overflexing
  • It is very easy to cut in all directions
Cons
  • This tapes comes in only one color, white
Summary

At numer 8 we have the McDavid Zinc Oxide Athletic Tape, This is a high quality, high tension athletic tape that promises to help with faster recovery from injury. Due to the stickiness of this tape and the amount of support that it offers, we are inclined to believe that this is true. Apart from the support that it offers, it is made out of cotton. This not only make it comfortable and breathable, it makes it strong enough that it does not tear during intense play.

The McDavid Zinc Oxide Athletic Tape supports your return to the game and to health by offering the support that you need when injured. It also offers amazing joint and muscle support during play. By helping prevent the overstretching and overflexing that is often associated with football, the McDavid Zinc Oxide Athletic Tape goes a long way to protect you from injury. It has enough adhesive to stay in place during play and it is very easy to cut in all directions. So feel free to create your own custom tape sizes from this tape.

This tapes comes in only one color, white. It is also 10 yards in length making it deal for use by a number of people at the same time. Let the McDavid Zinc Oxide Athletic Tape take care of your performance and injuries while you focus on what is important, getting better, performing your best and crushing some records.

Price7.5
Stickiness7
Elasticity8
Length6.5
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Pros
  • This tape is hypoallergenic
  • The Ringside Trainers Tape offers amazing support to muscles and joints of the elbow, ankles and knees
  • it is not only easy to unwrap, it is also very easy to cut in both directions
Cons
  • The Ringside Trainers Tape only comes in one color, white
Summary

At number 9, we have the Ringside Trainers Tape. This is a 1 inch by 10 yards, cotton atheletic tape. It is strong, comfortable and does not have any latex. This makes this tape hypoallergenic for those who are concerned about allergic reactions to latex. As mentioned, the Ringside Trainers Tape is made out of cotton. This ensures that it offers you maximum support while helping prevent injuries. The Ringside Trainers Tape is for use when you need to restrict mobility while still have the flexibility to move as much as possible.

The Ringside Trainers Tape offers amazing support to muscles and joints of the elbow, ankles and knees. It offers high tensile strength and good tackiness. While it is not specified whether or not this tape is elastic, a lot of users attest to the fact that it stretches quite a bit and therefore supports your movement the best way an athletic tape can.

The Ringside Trainers Tape is made with ease of use in mind. This is because it is not only easy to unwrap, it is also very easy to cut in both directions. It is sticky enough to remain in place under humid and hot conditions. This makes it excellent for holding hot and ice packs in place in case of injuries. It comes in a clinical, non retail packing for you convenience.

One of the things that might disappoint a lot of people is that the Ringside Trainers Tape only comes in one color. That said, the color is white so it will blend with your football uniform.

Price7.5
Stickiness7
Elasticity6.5
Length6.5
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Pros
  • It is one of the best tapes when it comes to containing injuries
  • This tape is going to perform very well in almost all weather conditions
  • This tape is very easy to unroll
  • The Zonas Porous Athletic Tape is made out of cotton. This not only makes it comfortable, it is also comfortable and offers excellent breathability
Cons
  • Although this tape does a really good job of containing injuries, it cannot be used for medical uses such as holding bandages in place
Summary

We end this list of the best football athletic tape with another product from Johnson and Johnson, the Zonas Porous Athletic Tape. This tape is meant exclusively for rigid support. This makes it one of the best tapes when it comes to containing injuries. You can rely on the quality of Johnson and Johnson to deliver a tape that is going to perform in almost all weather conditions.

The Zonas Porous Athletic Tape is white in color and is latex free: meaning that it is hypoallergenic for those who may be concerned about that. It is also just 0.5 by 10 yards. This means that there will be no need to cut it in half in order to use it, just unroll it and use. Speaking of unrolling, Johnson and Johnson have ensured that this tape is very easy to unroll. There is no weird cutting or parts of the tape remaining behind when you unroll the tape.

The Zonas Porous Athletic Tape is made out of cotton. This not only makes it comfortable, it is also comfortable and offers excellent breathability. You will have not problem having this tape on for long periods of time,something that will be enhanced by the adhesive used on the Zonas Porous Athletic Tape. This tape is able to hold on even under intense play making it a reliable partner.

Use it to prevent the hyperextension of muscles that is usually the main cause of strain, fatigue and injuries. The best use for the Zonas Porous Athletic Tape is using it for sprains, restraining muscles and joints, injured or not, and positioning of muscles and joints.

Price7
Stickiness7
Elasticity6
Length6
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About the Author

About the Author: My name is Nicholas Young. I am a twenty-five year old freelancer living in Johnson City of Tennessee. As you might have guessed by now, I find meaning to my life from American football. .

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