Self-Reliance

Duct Tape Dispenser Patch by Superesse Straps: Hands-On Review

One of my favorite items to pack in any survival kit is duct tape. For me, it truly is one of those items that has a million and one uses. Okay, so that number may be on the high end and I have not kept track, but it certainly has a lot of uses. 

Because I think that it is so useful I do not mind stowing an entire roll of tape in my pack or vehicle. But for some people, an entire roll of duct tape is heavy, bulky, and takes up space. 

Duct Tape Dispenser Patch Review

Too bad there isn’t an alternative way to carry duct tape…or is there? In this article, I will be taking a look at and reviewing the Duct Tape Dispenser Patch by Superesse Straps. If you like duct tape but do not want the hassle of an entire roll this dispenser may be right up your alley. Let’s see what this patch has to offer.

Tape

Can hold 4ft to 10ft of standard duct tape. But any tape that has a width of 2” or less will fit on the dispenser. 

Convenient to Carry 

The dispenser comes with two heavy-duty Velcro strips on the back. This allows for the dispenser to be easily carried on a ball cap, pack or stored in a vehicle. 

Not Just Tape

While this is designed as a tape dispenser it works as a handy way of organizing different types of cordages as well. From Kevlar cord, paracord, to fishing line, this patch is a convenient way of transporting tape or cordage.

Field Test

I have to be honest when I removed the dispenser from the box I was a little taken back because it is a very simple looking product.

It is a piece of rubber with two Velcro strips on the back. However, it wasn’t until I started using the dispenser that I realized simplicity and function go hand in hand. 

As I mentioned earlier, duct tape can be tricky to carry but it is so useful that in my opinion it should be carried. This dispenser splits the difference between carrying a full roll versus tape wrapped around other pieces of gear.

I grabbed my roll of duct tape and cut off roughly five feet of it. I then rewrapped it around the patch. The base of the Velcro sections acts like walls, keeping the tape centered and making it easier to wrap around the patch. 

After the tape was on I decided to add some cordage as well. I took roughly thirty feet of braided fishing line and wrapped it around the patch keeping it along the edge of the tape.

Depending on how much tape you use and its size, a lot of small-diameter cordage can be added. Being able to carry tape as well as cordage or fishing line makes the patch more versatile.    

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