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A heavyweight non-tearable, semi-rigid adhesive bandage it's the go-to strapping for non-load bearing joints that need support. Discover more below.

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  • OUR EAB
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • FAQ'S
  • DELIVERY

EAB

One of the old-guard. EAB has been around since sports strapping began and has stood the test of time. A heavyweight non-tearable, semi-rigid adhesive bandage it's the go-to strapping for non-load bearing joints that need support

WHY EAB TAPE?

WHY USE IT - EAB (Elastic Adhesive Bandage) is used in sportto support joints, soft tissue strapping and immobilisation. It is a heavyweight, semi-rigid (150% stretch) cotton bandage with an adhesive backing

A firm favourite in rugby it is mainly used for shoulder strapping, as an over-wrap for Zinc Oxide taping applications or to hold lifting blocks in place.

OUR EAB TAPE - We've stuck to a winning formula; affordability + performance = trust. Once you've worn our EAB you won't want to switch. It offers the perfect blend of tensile strength, adhesion and conformability. Meaning it will stay on the pitch as long as you do 

OUR EAB TAPE

FABRIC - Unlike many others, we use a premium woven cotton cloth that is latex-free. This means greater tensile strength, improved comfort and increased breathability

ADHESION - A proven performer, we apply our ever dependable zinc oxide adhesive to provide unrivalled durability

CENTRAL LINE - Running through the roll our central line allows you to prevent excessive over-lapping and creating “hot spots"

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? - We would always recommend removal within 24hrs for hygiene and effectiveness. You certainly won't need to worry about reapplying at half-time!

THE FACTS

STRETCH - 150% stretch allows the fabric to offer support, fixation and compression

SIZE - Our rolls are 4.5M in length and available in 3 different widths: 2.5CM, 5CM & 7.5CM 

NON-TEARABLE - You will need to use scissors to cut EAB

SMOOTH UNWIND - All the way down to the core. Meaning minimal tape is wasted and application is made easy

FEATHERED EDGE - The EAB's edges are free from adhesive which prevents skin lesions when bandages are applied for long periods of time

INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED - It's the small things that make a big difference. Our rolls are flow-wrapped to keep them safe and dry until you're ready to use them

WATCH & LEARN

Our tape is only as good as the application. But don't worry, we've created easy-to-follow application videos to deliver simple, effective results.

WE KNOW TAPE

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. However, if you don't find the answer you're looking for please get in touch.  

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EAB & TEARABLE EAB?

Seems like a stupid question doesn't it?! However the difference is far greater than the names would suggest. Both are elasticated adhesive bandages that adhere to the skin but that's where the similarity ends.

EAB
  • It is made from 100% cotton cloth
  • EAB has a firmer bind, stretching less (110%) and can only be cut with a scissors
  • EAB is generally used to support Zinc Oxide (rigid tape) on the knee and shoulder area to provide stronger support
TEARABLE EAB
  • Is made from a woven cotton spandex
  • As the name suggests, Tearable EAB can be torn by hand
  • It has a 120% stretch
  • It is more versatile and used in many areas to provide support but with greater flexibility than EAB

WHAT WIDTH EAB TAPE SHOULD I USE?

Our Tearable EAB comes in 3 sizes; 2.5CM / 5CM / 7.5CM

  • 2.5CM - Use to protect ears, fingers and smaller joints
  • 5CM -  Ideal for Ankle, wrist and knee taping. Also used for thumb taping and the hook-grip in weightlifting
  • 7.5CM - Knees and shoulder taping. Securing lifting blocks for rugby

IS EAB TAPE WATERPROOF?

Neither EAB or TEARABLE EAB is waterproof. However they are both breathable and water resistant, meaning that it will survive a heavy down pour during a match but they can not be used for water sports.

CAN IT BE REUSED?

EAB can only be used for single use

SHOULD I SHAVE BEFORE APPLYING?

Shaving before applying is not necessary. The level of adhesion combined with adequate pressure will hold the EAB in place

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I APPLY INCORRECTLY?

Due to the nature of the tape if applied incorrectly you can inhibit blood flow. Therefore we would always recommend that you check circualtion post application and during activity.

CAN I APPLY THE TAPE MYSELF?

We would always recommend you seek the advice of a medical professional before applying. Once, checked out you can easily self-apply. There are areas of the body, which may require some help or an extra pair of hands, such as postural, lower back and shoulder, however we supply clear instructions to follow so anyone can do it.

SHOULD I BE AWARE OF ANY ALLERGENS?

All of our tapes are hypoallergenic and latex free. However, if you have a known Zinc Oxide allergy you should opt for a different tape. First time tapers should always apply a small test patch of tape before you begin

FREE DELIVERY OVER £25.00

We like to keep things affordable. That's why we offer low cost delivery on all orders and FREE delivery over £25.00. All orders placed before 2pm are dispatched on the same-day (Mon-Friday)

UK DELIVERY

  • 2ND CLASS - £1.99 (2-5 working days)
  • 1ST CLASS - £2.99 (1-3 working days)
  • FREE 2ND CLASS - ORDERS OVER £25.00
  • FREE NEXT WORKING DAY (Mon-Thurs) - ORDERS OVER £50.00
  • NEXT WORKING DAY - £5.99 (Mon-Thurs)
  • SATURDAY DELIVERY - £12.99

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

  • Royal Mail International Delivery - £4.99 /7-15 working days(untraceable)
  • Royal Mail AirSure - £9.99/ 3-7 working days (traceable)
  • FREE Royal Mail AirSure Delivery over £80.00 / 2-5 working days (traceable)
All orders placed before 2pm are dispatched on the same-day Mon-Friday. Orders after that may be shipped on the next working day. (We'll always try and get your order out on the same day, but can only guarantee it will if placed before 2pm due to our collection time).
 

Expected Delivery Times: Please note, these are expected delivery times based on the last 12 months. We can not be held responsible for delayed delivery caused by factors outside of our control so please consider this when ordering.

THE BORING STUFF: Whilst we will make every effort to deliver within the time stated on our website, we will not be liable for any loss caused to you by late delivery. Please notify us as soon as possible either by telephone or emailinfo@sporttape.co.uk if you do not receive your goods within a reasonable time. We will endeavor to get your goods to you as soon as possible or you may cancel your order and obtain a refund. We will attempt to deliver your order to your delivery address. If products are returned to us as undeliverable, we shall refund the price of the products less £5 to cover our postal and administrative costs. For security reasons, overseas orders will only be delivered to the cardholder’s billing address.

  • OUR EAB
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • FAQ'S

EAB

One of the old-guard. EAB has been around since sports strapping began and has stood the test of time. A heavyweight non-tearable, semi-rigid adhesive bandage it's the go-to strapping for non-load bearing joints that need support

WHY EAB TAPE?

WHY USE IT? - EAB (Elastic Adhesive Bandage) is used to support joints, provide soft tissue strapping and immobilisation. It is a heavyweight, semi-rigid (150% stretch) cotton bandage with an adhesive backing

A firm favourite in rugby it is mainly used for shoulder strapping, as an over-wrap for Zinc Oxide taping applications or to hold lifting blocks in place

OUR EAB TAPE - We've stuck to a winning formula; affordability + performance = trust. Once you've worn our EAB you won't want to switch. It offers the perfect blend of tensile strength, adhesion and conformability. Meaning it will stay on the pitch as long as you do 

OUR EAB TAPE

FABRIC - Unlike many others, we use a premium woven cotton cloth that is latex-free. This means greater tensile strength, improved comfort and increased breathability

ADHESION - A proven performer, we apply our ever dependable zinc oxide adhesive to provide unrivalled durability

CENTRAL LINE - Running through the roll our central line allows you to prevent excessive over-lapping and creating “hot spots"

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? - We would always recommend removal within 24hrs for hygiene and effectiveness. You certainly won't need to worry about reapplying at half-time!

THE FACTS

STRETCH - 150% stretch allows the fabric to offer support, fixation and compression

SIZE - Our rolls are 4.5M in length and available in 3 different widths: 2.5CM, 5CM & 7.5CM 

NON-TEARABLE - You will need to use scissors to cut EAB

SMOOTH UNWIND - All the way down to the core. Meaning minimal tape is wasted and application is made easy

FEATHERED EDGE - The EAB's edges are free from adhesive which prevents skin lesions when bandages are applied for long periods of time

INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED - It's the small things that make a big difference. Our rolls are flow-wrapped to keep them safe and dry until you're ready to use them

WATCH & LEARN

Our tape is only as good as the application. But don't worry, we've created easy-to-follow application videos to deliver simple, effective results.

WE KNOW TAPE

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. However, if you don't find the answer you're looking for please get in touch.  

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EAB & TEARABLE EAB?

Seems like a stupid question doesn't it?! However the difference is far greater than the names would suggest. Both are elasticated adhesive bandages that adhere to the skin but that's where the similarity ends.

EAB
  • It is made from 100% cotton cloth
  • EAB has a firmer bind, stretching less (110%) and can only be cut with a scissors
  • EAB is generally used to support Zinc Oxide (rigid tape) on the knee and shoulder area to provide stronger support
TEARABLE EAB
  • Is made from a woven cotton spandex
  • As the name suggests, Tearable EAB can be torn by hand
  • It has a 120% stretch
  • It is more versatile and used in many areas to provide support but with greater flexibility than EAB

WHAT WIDTH EAB TAPE SHOULD I USE?

Our Tearable EAB comes in 3 sizes; 2.5CM / 5CM / 7.5CM

  • 2.5CM - Use to protect ears, fingers and smaller joints
  • 5CM -  Ideal for Ankle, wrist and knee taping. Also used for thumb taping and the hook-grip in weightlifting
  • 7.5CM - Knees and shoulder taping. Securing lifting blocks for rugby

IS EAB TAPE WATERPROOF?

Neither EAB or TEARABLE EAB is waterproof. However they are both breathable and water resistant, meaning that it will survive a heavy down pour during a match but they can not be used for water sports.

CAN IT BE REUSED?

EAB can only be used for single use

SHOULD I SHAVE BEFORE APPLYING?

Shaving before applying is not necessary. The level of adhesion combined with adequate pressure will hold the EAB in place

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I APPLY INCORRECTLY?

Due to the nature of the tape if applied incorrectly you can inhibit blood flow. Therefore we would always recommend that you check circualtion post application and during activity.

CAN I APPLY THE TAPE MYSELF?

We would always recommend you seek the advice of a medical professional before applying. Once, checked out you can easily self-apply. There are areas of the body, which may require some help or an extra pair of hands, such as postural, lower back and shoulder, however we supply clear instructions to follow so anyone can do it.

SHOULD I BE AWARE OF ANY ALLERGENS?

All of our tapes are hypoallergenic and latex free. However, if you have a known Zinc Oxide allergy you should opt for a different tape. First time tapers should always apply a small test patch of tape before you begin

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K.
Best Finger Tape

I have been using Sporttape now for almost 2 years, I have a tendency to ripping my fingers and had been looking for a tape that isn't too stiff as most tape you cannot bend your fingers the start to reduce circulation into your fingers. Also, not too soft as some just fall off after doing one exercise. This tape is perfect.

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S.D.
Nice one

good Product