People have been using vinyl electrical tape for years to do various “tactical” things. If you have ever used it, you know why the world needs something better. Enter Vinyl Tape, Coyote Brown from Battle Systems LLC.
Vinyl Tape, Coyote Brown from Battle Systems LLC is made from flexible, slightly stretchy vinyl. It’s tape, and it is coyote brown in color. The name says it all. That is pretty much the general overview. It isn’t until you use it, that you start to really appreciate it.
Observations from Use
I have been using this tape for over a year now. The first thing that I did when I purchased my first roll is wrap 6 inches of it around an Inka pen that I keep on my keyring at all times. I wanted to test how well the tape adhered to itself and how well it would stand up to constant wear from being battered by keys while in my pocket all day. That same length of tape has been in place for over a year. It has never peeled, lifted, ripped, or unraveled. The same keys that will scratch the anodization from aluminum, couldn’t lift the tape. That is amazing to me.
If you are used to using electrical tape to do things like secure loose webbing and straps, you are going to love this tape. It doesn’t leave any residue behind – not even a little. It doesn’t turn into a slimy mess in the heat. It doesn’t melt as readily when exposed to extreme heat and flame. It doesn’t crack in the cold. It also doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb like black electrical tape. It just works.
I have found that it is an ideal solution for securing excess straps and webbing. It adheres to itself well and can even be peeled and reused at least a few times. I have also used it to mark my AR-15 and AK magazines. I use a double wrap at the base of the magazine to make them immediately recognizable as mine. As a bonus, the rubbery vinyl texture of the tape makes them easier to grip. I also like to use it to make small containers water-resistant. If you make Altoid tin survival kits, a few wraps of Vinyl Tape, Coyote Brown over the lip of the tin will keep the contents of the container dry during downpours or a quick dunk (prolonged submersion will bypass the tape). It also serves as another useful component of the kit. I keep a bit of it in my gear at all times for gear repairs. It’s tape. You are going to find a million uses for it.
It is easy to write off Vinyl Tape, Coyote Brown as brown electrical tape if you haven’t tried it and I guess it would work just fine as electrical tape. However, if you use it, the quality will be readily apparent. What makes this tape great is that it is like electrical tape in the right ways but without all the annoyances. It is just better.