Don't like to wear a glove and needed a larger diameter grip surface to minimize hand fatigue. Does not install as easy as conventional wraps but after a couple of tries it works out. Definitely not recommended for anyone who has not installed wrap before.
I already had the 3.2 mm tape on my Cannondale road bike and liked it. After all my riding and doing the Seattle to Portland bike ride I pretty much wore that out. Thought I would try the 4.6 being I usually don't use gloves. The 4.6 is awesome for a no glove person like me.
I like Lizard Skins bar tape and have used it many times. I found this thick version difficult to work with and bulky around the bar ends and hoods. Will be using the thinner versions next time.
This stuff is as thick and comfortable as advertised. I put it on carbon bars on my gravel bike and itï¿½s a whole lot thicker and shock absorbent than your standard bar tape. I assume it will be great for bikepacking, especially if you like a girthy bar and/or ride the really rough stuff. In terms of aesthetics, the color and appearance of the tape are great but Iï¿½m not a pro mechanic and my wrapping skills are average, so because of the width and inability to stretch this lizard skins tape, itï¿½s not the cleanest wrap job. Iï¿½m sure some out there could do it better but it doesnï¿½t bother me (much). Still have to knock off a star though because, at over 4mm thick and unable to be stretched taught, I donï¿½t see this ever being perfect where water and sweat wonï¿½t be able to seep in on a gravel bike. Might be better off double wrapping a thinner tape.