U.S. Tape’s Ultimate ProTape looks like somebody put it in a hydraulic press. The 1-1/2″W x 2″T x 4-3/4″L case houses a 25′ long, 1″ wide tape — but because of its oblong shape, it fits in your hand like a much smaller tape measure. To make the Ultimate ProTape even more comfortable, rubber grips cover the top and bottom of the case, and you can easily reach the locking button with your thumb.
To realize the oblong shape, US Tape uses inline gears to connect the separate tape and spring spools. This configuration also allows the tape to retract very smoothly.
The tape itself features easy to read 1/16″ divisions on the upper scale. As for the lower scale, you can choose from two versions: one with 1/32″ divisions and fractions every 1/8″, or a metric scale.