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ProTapesPro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (128)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (111)
  • Good adhesion (101)
  • Long lasting (72)
  • Durable (12)
  • Attaches securely (9)

Cons

  • Poor adhesion (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (11)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Storage (6)
  • Transporting goods (6)
  • Indoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (88), Budget shopper (32), Experienced (11), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (85), Personal (36)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everyone needs Gaff tape!

It is what it is- A big roll of gaffers tape. If you've never seen it, it's like Duct tape but you can tear it easily and peel it off of surfaces without...Read complete review

It is what it is- A big roll of gaffers tape. If you've never seen it, it's like Duct tape but you can tear it easily and peel it off of surfaces without removing the paint or leaving behind a sticky mess. It also is a nice flat black that wont add any reflections in your photos.

I even use it to attach color gels to my flash head. It stays taped onto the flash for years at a time- if I want to remove it, presto it's gone and no goop to ruin an otherwise nice flash. I also use small pieces to cover the Nikon logos on my camera bodies. Comes right off when it's time to upgrade!

I did an outdoor shoot for this company that uses Duct tape for various purposes. We used a piece on a concrete sidewalk to mark the spot for our subject to stand on- well the next YEAR we came back to do the same shoot and the Duct tape was still there- it survived a whole Northwest winter!

Another time we did a shoot inside a brand new remodeled nightclub. Again the company used Duct tape to hold the floor of our set in place. When we left, the tape pulled the paint right off the floor. We didn't stick around but I'll bet the owner will not be inviting us back!

Lesson learned: don't be like this company. Use what I, and the other real pros use: Gaffer tape.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay, But not as sticky or thick

I thought I'd try a roll of the "cheaper" tape. It's probably okay for 95% of studio work to tape stuff. I had just finished up a roll of A&E's...Read complete review

I thought I'd try a roll of the "cheaper" tape. It's probably okay for 95% of studio work to tape stuff. I had just finished up a roll of A&E's P665 Shurtape. That is MUCH thicker (sometime hard to tear) and stickier.

So if you want a light duty gaffer tape that will handle most things, this is probably the tape. For me, I will buy the more expensive tape next time.

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5.0

Fantastic strong and long lasting

By Eddyvibe

from Easton, P

Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

Does what it does best.

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4.0

Essential Expendable in a Small package

By MKNOBIL

from Pittsburgh PA USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Essential

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

      Perfect for tucking into a Lowell Kit.
      If you can't do it with G Tape, Cloths Pins, Black Wrap, and cable ties, rethink your problem. ;-)

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      • No

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      4.0

      great product

      By ivi

      from San Francisco

      Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

      Definitely has the strength and durability needed to hold up any accessories when taking photos

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      4.0

      Quick, Simple, Clean

      By Tootise

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

        Make your clients and venue owners happy. I have seen to many angry customers, with photographers using duct tape. This leaves residue on the floors, and to everything you attach it too. Gaffer tape, is quick, simple, and clean. Leaves behind no marks on the floor.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Stuff

        By JIm C

        from Montgomery County, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

            As described, it does not leave a trace, has great adhesive and adheres to carpet and fabric. The matte finish also makes it less obvious.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Duct Tape Lookout

            By DC

            from NYC

            Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

            This tape rocked my socks off. Just as good as duct tape without leaving the sticky residue behind upon removal.

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            5.0

            Gotta' have Gaff!

            By Mike A.

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

              You will need this. add to cart.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best tape for your camera bag!

              By TPM

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                  This is the stuff you need when you need it. Nice small roll fits well into camera bag.

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                  5.0

                  Seamless

                  By Darrick

                  from Ottawa KS

                  Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                  Nothing better for seamless!

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                  5.0

                  Don't leave home without it

                  By twogiants

                  from Lexington, KY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                    Something every photographer should have in their bag. You never know when you will need to tape something down or hold things together. This is essential gear.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Simply perfect

                    By JD

                    from Maryville Missouri

                    Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                    The tape is a simple, perfect solution for our live performance cabling issues. Fast easy checkout and quick shipping. Nice.

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                    3.0

                    Great Tape - but beware of the small center hole!

                    By DJSteve

                    from Connecticut

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                        I brought this tape to tape down audio cables for at my DJ gigs, and the tape works great (once you get it off the role). I only gave it 3 stars because the center hole is too small to fit your hand through so it makes it hard to cut off a piece using just your hands. The center hole seems to be sized for mounting it on some kind of tube/shaft for dispensing - not very practical if you are on the road at a gig.

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                        5.0

                        Works well

                        By 14husker

                        from LaCrosse, WI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                        Seems a little thin but rips easily and stick to most things

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Gaffer Cloth tape

                        By Ricky Skaggs

                        from Colorado

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                            I utilize this in the field making archival audio recordings. This product lasts a long time, and is so much better for produciton than duct tape.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            high quality

                            By Erick

                            from Larchmont, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                              Only wish it were less expensive.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Small centre hole is a bonus

                              By Dave S

                              from Hamilton, ON

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                              The small centre hole is great when you need to carry around a small bit of gaff but don't want to have a honkin roll hanging off your belt.

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                              5.0

                              Great Gaff Tape

                              By Chris Pro Audio

                              from El Paso,TX

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                              Performs as you would expect from gaff tape. Sticks but is not sticky.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works as good as any other!

                              By Bluelunatique

                              from Minneapolis, MN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                                  Great stuff! Works as good as any other brand I've tried. (and costs less!)

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Must have!

                                  By Video

                                  from MN

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                                  Works on everything!

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                                  5.0

                                  EXCELLENT!!

                                  By AGNES

                                  from SAN JUAN, PR

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Pro Gaffer Tape - 2" x 30 yd (Black):

                                  EXCELLENT

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