Tearable EAB goes by a number of names including tear light, lightweight elastic adhesive bandage and lite EAB among others. Some people also call it chicken skin, in reference to its wrinkled appearance. In structure and texture, the tape closely resembles cohesive bandage, and like cohesive bandage it is stretchy and strong while remaining easy to tear by hand. However, tearable EAB also has an adhesive backing, which means you can use it like a normal sports tape. These characteristics make it an extremely versatile tape, which you can easily use on the sidelines to provide compression, support, dressing and ice pack retention, or even as a blood tape or lifting tape.