Henkel Duck 1.88-Inch-by-15-Yard Colored Duck Tape, Chrome #00-03365
At our house we use a lot of duct tape. Or rather, my son and I use a lot of duct tape. And, admittedly, sometimes it's just me using a lot of duct tape. My brand of choice is the Henkel "Duck" brand. It comes off the roll smoothly, rips easily (if you prefer a rip) and is as strong or stronger than you would expect duct tape to be, even on regular duct-type jobs (it's not just another pretty face). Furthermore? It comes in a rather dizzying variety of bright colors, my favorite of which is Chrome (shown here), in part because you'd barely recognize it as duct tape unless you held it in your hand and pulled a strip off and taped the side panel of the microwave back on with it. We use it for crafts like making journals and camera cases and flip-flops, but we also use it for the everyday duct-taping tasks (did you know you can tape ducts with duct tape?... it's true!). Meanwhile, I'm pretty sure this is the stuff that is holding the internet together. If your connection is running slow lately, I recommend this stuff. It won't make it go any faster, but you'll have something to play with while you download season two of Robin Hood.