Velo Orange designed this tape for riders that go over varied surfaces during tours and mixed terrain brevets: fire roads, double track, washboard roads, crushed limestone, and gravel. Compared to the Foamy Tape, this tape features a Diamond texture and increased grip.
It's plush. It's 3.5mm thick. It has a very nice hand feel, wraps easily, and is long - which is nice for today's wide bars.
The edges feature a taper so when you wrap your bars it can line-up mostly flat, or have a bit more overlap for a chunkier grip.
Additionally, the included aluminum alloy bar plugs are actually really nice quality. You won't be chucking them into the bin like the cheap-o, plastic push in ones.