Padding The tape is comfortable even though the padding is pretty stiff when new. The thicker tape also helps those with larger hands.
Color Hard to get an idea of the color until it's in front of you but the range seems very stylish. My hands and gloves turned metallic blue in the heat when I first started using it and still slightly do after a year/5k miles.
Durability At least a year/5k miles and it still looks and feels good. A fall and slide took a chunk out of an aluminum bar cap but only half a layer of the tape on the drops (quite a few layers off me as well), protecting the bar completely.
Texture As advertised, this is not a tacky tape. It can be pretty slick even when not wet.
I'm a minimalist and love how this seat bag has no straps, and nothing chafing against the seat tube. It simply snaps into the Fizik seat. I fit two tubes, two CO2 cartridges, tire iron, some allen wrenches and tire patch material inside.
I've owned a lot of road shoes over the years, but these Fizik R1B shoes are without a doubt my favorite. They're lightweight, breathable, comfortable, and absolutely gorgeous.