I use this tape on my cross bike and I ride without gloves. Tape is very slick and does nothing to provide cushion. Please do not buy this. Junk!
I used the Elementi and the Mistral tape by Deda on vintage restoration projects. The Deda tape is easy to work with. It sretches and conforms well. Price is the key for using Elementi. I don't care for the embossing you have work around so I usually use Minstral. It has a leather look & feel.
I got this tape during the 2017 giro to put on my 2010 giant team rabobank giant , then dumlion lost the pink jersey, in support of him I put the orange tape on my bike, and his luck turns and wins!!
This tape is a little firmer than others you can find but it is durable and has a good feel once installed. I have used it before and it has lasted several years. I used it this time to double wrap the top part of my bars on my cyclocross bike to give it a little more cushion.
I put this on my green '76 Takara road bike. It was pretty easy to apply, this being my first time wrapping bars I did manage to botch it in a couple places. That was all user error. However if you have some experience I expect they will go on quite smoothly. They feel good, like suede underhand, with a slight cushion. All in all this was precisely what I needed for the price tag.
As others have said, when this tape gets wet, it's very slippery, especially out the saddle. When it's not wet, it's a good to very good tape, that's easy to wrap, has decent shock absorption, and looks smart. However again, this tape is slick when wet and bordering on somewhat dangerous in that type of condition. I put this tape on a track bike that isn't seeing the outdoors so I'm keeping it but if you cycle in varied climates, I'd consider something with a bit more tack to it.
When the weather is dry this is averageok bar tape. When it is wet outside (I live in Florida so you will get wet) this bar tape is very very slippery. Ask me how I know...Good thing I didn't lose my front teeth.
I ride a lot so I put some wear on handle bar tape. This tape last's and last's. I get the white and even white doesn't show any dirt, it doesn't stick for some reason. If it does it just wipes off.. I love this tape! It looks great, feels good, wears great!
Its hard to find purple bar tape and I wanted it to match the trim on my 1999 Colnago Dream. It looks good and feels good. I bet the reviewers who said this is easy to install have more upper body strength than I do. I got a workout stretching it to fit the 42mm deep drop bars. It stretched enough and I got an exercise benefit I didn't expect.