All of our tape comes in tins! Why? Over the years, we have lost way too many rolls of tape to the elements. We were tired of losing whole rolls of tape due to them drying out and getting too dirty for proper use, so we needed to come up with a way to protect our tape when it is not in use in the bottom of our climbing bags. This is where our tins come into play. The last bit of tape you use will be as sticky and clean as the first bit you pulled from the roll.