Stanley 33-725 25-Foot FatMax Tape Measure
You'll probably find more Stanley 25 foot tape measures on a construction site than all other brands put together. The FatMax line from Stanley is 1-1/4 inches wide, rather than the standard one inch, meaning it has some extra rigidity when you need it. In fact, you can extend this tape measure 11 feet in the air, two feet longer than a one inch tape will go. The first six feet of the blade (which is the part that usually breaks) is protected with BladeArmor coating for extra durability.